Glitter Tiny TOMS

Little Audrey loved trying them on during our Birthday Celebration!

Bliss is Turning 10!

And you're invited...

Lately, we've been in party-planning mode. Why, you may ask? Because our 10th birthday celebration is just one week away! Come celebrate with us all weekend long on April 27th - 29th (in both store locations!). Here's a little preview of what you have to look forward to:

Gelato Fiasco's gelato cart will be in our Portland store on Friday & in our Portsmouth store on Sunday! (My mouth is watering just thinking about it!) As well as other sweet treats & refreshments...

Adorable Bliss bags are free with any $50 purchase! Oh, and I probably should mention that they're full of awesome swag too.

Do you love David Aubrey jewelry? We will have an even larger selection of the designer's beautiful earrings & necklaces the weekend of our birthday... and all of it will be on sale!

Mark your calendars - this is one birthday celebration you don't want to miss! And we couldn't imagine the party without you. See you soon!

{P.S. We'll be sending out an email next week with more exciting party details!}

♥ Keriann

Q&A with Shana Aldrich Ready

Designer of The ROPES

Colorful, eye-catching and unique to our way of life here on the coast of Maine - it's The ROPES bracelets! Available in 4 trendy styles (The Portland, The Kennebunk, The Scarborough and The Cape Elizabeth) these items are on high demand in both of our stores - and for good reason!

The talent behind these highly sought-after bracelets is local Portland designer, Shana Aldrich Ready. She's a mom, wife and designer with some serious style up her sleeve (literally!). And she's giving Dish readers a closer look into her booming business.

First of all, congratulations on all your success thus far with The ROPES. We absolutely love all your designs - and our customers do too! How did The ROPES get started?
I started making The ROPES by accident actually! It was about a year and a half ago; we were in the middle of winter and I was playing around with some rope, twine, and string (basically whatever I could get my hands on around the house!). As many of my close friends know, I've always had a love & talent for making friendship bracelets - dating back to my Maine summer camp days! So I made my first two bracelets and began wearing them all the time. It didn't take long before my friends noticed the brightly colored bracelets on my wrists. My sister-in-law (Tyler Karu Ready) started to REALLY push and encourage me to go around to local stores with my bracelets, and to my surprise, they were a hit! I still can't believe how popular they've become... and so quickly!

What part of the design process do you like most?
Definitely coming up with new designs & different color combinations! When something stays the same it does not evolve. I am constantly searching for 'the next' bracelet, colors and/ or ways to improve my designs.

Summer DRESSing

Warm-weather frocks hand picked for you!

With the promise of sunny days ahead, it's time to start thinking about that one great dress (or two or three!) that will accompany you all summer long. Maybe it's going to be a summer packed full of weddings, or multiple family vacations, or just hanging out with friends at the beach - whatever it may be, we're confident we have the dress for you!

It's hard to ever overlook Susana Monaco dresses. If it isn't her chic designs that stop you while you're browsing our racks, then her top-quality supplex fabrics will surely leave a lasting impression. With all the new styles we've received lately, it's the gathered tank dress that has really stolen the show. It's versatile - simple enough to wear to a summer barbecue, but dressy enough to wear for date night. (It's simple cross-back will really show off all the hard work you've been putting in at yoga too!) This dress gives you options - and with 5 saturated shades to choose from, you may find yourself wanting (or needing) one of each color!

If there's one thing you embrace this spring/summer, let it be stripes! They will never go out of style, especially here on the East Coast. With that said, this nautical striped waldo ruffle cami dress from Ella Moss will be one you'll wear this year... as well as many more summers to come! It's ultra soft fabric (50% tencel, 42% cotton, 8% lycra) and sweet ruffle detail will quickly become your best friend once the warm weather hits.

A classic white dress and summertime - it's as if you can't have one without the other. They just go together (maybe because it showcases a summer tan so well). But with an abundance of strappy white dresses to choose from everywhere you look, it puts pressure on finding just the right one. Lucky for you, we've done the work for you and found the perfect white dress for summer - Bella Dahl's asymmetrical hem tank dress. With a high/low hem (a trend I‘m crazy about right now), this dress is a little rock n' roll, a little sweet seduction, and will score you some serious style points. And it's only $120!

We've got a case of dress fever - hopefully, you've caught it too!

♥ Keriann