Lovely Gifts For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show some extra love- to a significant other, a friend, a mother or sister, or even yourself! We've put together a guide of luxurious and lovely gifts to brighten someone's holiday!

Exclusively at Bliss

We collaborated with Shaina Ready of The ROPES to create this exclusive bracelet just for Bliss! Made from authentic nautical ropes and hardware, this bracelet is our little piece of Maine. Shop The ROPES Bliss Exclusive here & in our Portland, ME & Portsmouth, NH stores.

♥ Bliss

Meet The Designer:

Shana Ready of The ROPES MAINE

Meet Shana - the designer of the original rope bracelet. We're super proud to carry a large selection of her bracelets at Bliss, and we love seeing local artists get the recognition they deserve.

Watch L.L.Bean Signature's feature to get a glimpse into Shana's passion & inspiration behind her popular jewelry line. Then be sure to shop her new Fall Collection - in our stores and online!

Congratulation Shana!

Spotted:

The ROPES on the Atlantic-Pacific Blog

With over 20K followers, Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific wows us with her impeccable style and strong fashion sense. She is also a loyal fan of The ROPES bracelets - she includes the bright arm candy in many of her looks and even visited Maine this past fall. So, needless to say, we were thrilled to see that her first post of the new year included The ROPES Cape Elizabeth bracelet! Pair it with a preppy anchor sweater like Blair did, or add it to your otherwise neutral winter wardrobe. Either way, it just works. Get this bracelet here... and be sure to browse our large collection of ROPES bracelets too!

♥ Keriann

A Few of our Favorite Things!

Prairie Underground, Frye & The ROPES Bracelets

We're making a list (and checking it twice!) of all our favorite items at Bliss. Today's items are all available on our Pop-Up Shop - Prairie Underground cloak hoodies, Frye boots and colorful Maine-inspired bracelets by The ROPES. Shop them today to take advantage of our Cyber Monday special - 10% OFF your entire order (excluding sale items!). Be sure to use the code "Cyber Monday" at checkout. Hurry, this exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight!

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop

featuring The ROPES

Good news: We're making it even easier to shop at Bliss!

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop launches today! We couldn't be more excited (& hope you are too!). Every two weeks, we'll launch a new shop - full of hand-picked items from some of our favorite collections. We're talkin' Spiewak (the best-ever coats for fall & winter!), The Portland Collection by Pendleton, Prairie Underground and other hard-to-find brands. Now thru the end of the year, we're giving you exclusive access to these special (& very exciting!) online events.

Our very first shop is a collection of Maine-inspired bracelets from The ROPES! We wanted to launch our series of online Pop-Up Shops with a local brand (& show our love to the talent here in Portland, Maine!). Plus, we've had such a wonderful response to local artist Shana Ready's accessory line in our stores that it only made sense to share her designs online too.

With 4 different collections, The ROPES uses authentic marine rope and unique color combinations that are eye-catching & cheerful. And with features in Lucky Magazine, Elle.com, and popular blogs Refinery 29 and Atlantic-Pacific, we're not the only ones crushing on her colorful bracelets!

Shop these hand-made bracelets on our limited-time-only Pop-Up Shop featuring The ROPES: http://shop.blissboutiques.com

Every gal needs one in her jewelry box... or better yet, on her wrist! Don't wait, these won't last long & we'll be launching a new shop in just a couple short weeks.

♥ Keriann

It's Here Again!

AG Trunkshow!

Memorial Day weekend is one of the most-anticipated weekends of the summer for us. Not only is it a time of remembrance, family gatherings, barbecues, beach trips and shopping, it's also our annual AG Trunkshow! And this year promises to be bigger (and better!)than ever.

Jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses & knits - we'll have a super large selection of all your AG favorites (including many new styles coming just for the trunkshow!). Take your pick from over 75 different styles of denim & let our AG rep, Jenny, help you find the perfect pair for summer (she'll be in our Portland store all day on Thursday!). There will also be a discount on all AG & a free gift with purchase! You won't want to miss this.

In addition to the stacks upon stacks of denim, we're adding a new element to our weekend of fun - The Ropes will be part of our trunkshow! Local designer, Shana Ready will be in our Portland store with TONS of her highly-sought after bracelets & necklaces. Now's your chance to get that bright, Maine-inspired bracelet at an unbeatable price - just in time for summer.

And like always, we'll have plenty of sweets & Prosecco to ring in the unofficial start to summer. Yes, that means gelato (The Gelato Fiasco will be here on Thursday!) and Holy Donuts. So, so good.

Stop by Thursday thru Monday - we look forward to seeing you soon!

♥ 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.

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