This month’s featured artist in our Fort Collins store is Dominique Montano. We are captivated by her realistic yet conceptualized depictions of large safari animals. So we thought we would sit down and get to know a little more about Dominique and where her inspiration comes from. Continue Reading
At the beginning of this year we started sponsoring the Squatch team who has been training for their first Ironman! They related to our Find Your Wings motto and we love supporting people who are out there making life happen. Gabriella Auer is a team member and this is her story of how she ‘found her wings’. Continue Reading
Meet Logan Rowley! Logan is our weekend shop gal and also makes knitted beanies for the store. She’s a Fort Collins local, high school student, softball player and artist! We thought we’d continue with our birthday theme as Logan just celebrated a birthday too!
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.
The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. “What’s happened to me? ” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. Continue Reading
First, if you don’t know about Akinz new Find Your Wings Foundation, here’s the gist from Akinz founder Suzanne Akin:
“When I started Akinz, the company motto I created, ‘Find Your Wings’ was supposed to be about finding something to motivate you in life, to help you spread your wings and reach for the extraordinary, because life is too short to settle for the ordinary. I’ve tried to use Akinz to inspire others thru our partnerships, charitable outreach and sponsored athletes, but this foundation has been a dream of mine for some time. The biggest dreams take more than inspiration, hard work and planning, they also unfortunately cost money. I hope to be able to provide that money for ordinary people trying to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Suzanne Akin, owner/designer of Akinz –
Shaley Scott, the new Foundation’s second beneficiary, is a Fort Collins local with a sound that can be described as piano pop-rock, acoustic, and blues all rolled up into one–with memorable melodies and hooks that are hard to forget. Her use of piano with guitar, paints a melodic picture that is unique, yet recognizable. She likes to call it piano/soul…or, piano FOR the soul. The goal of her partnership with our foundation was to raise money to produce her new album, “Radiate”.
Well, this fast-rising electro-pop-rock star from Colorado now has all nine of her original songs in production in L.A. with top producers! The album, “RADIATE,” is sponsored by Akinz and will be released in July of 2016! PLEASE HELP US RELEASE THIS ALBUM! Your support through purchases made on akinz.com help support our partnership and 40% of sales of the Fly Back Home Lyrics shirts both online and in our flagship store go directly to Shaley’s album production costs.
We were approached about participating in the St Patricks Day Parade here in Fort Collins this year so we teamed up with Tadpole Pedicabs, put on our best green Akinz gear and passed out candy & stickers to kids like it was our job!
Overall it was a ton of fun, although we’ll have to stock up on more candy before next year. The amount of outstretched hands encountered was a little above our estimations.
All photos courtesy Brianne Janae Photography
Have a gal on your list who lives the mountain life? Get her some gear to keep her warm and cozy on the slopes. Our cowl neck hoodie dress is super warm, comfy, perfect for layering and long enough to cover your backside while you’re strapping in. Give her a handful of headbands to match her various ski jackets and a bright handmade beanie!
What to get for the guy or gal who loves beer, beer and more beer? Beer-related clothing of course!
SHOP the guide:
Tis the Season Beer Sweater – NOW ON SALE!
Fortlandia pint glass – In Store Only, but shop these other Fortlandia items online!
I Just Wanna Ride Bikes, Drink Beer & Cuddle Series – Available in unisex raglan, triblend tee, and 2 women’s muscle tanks.
Colorado Flag Koozies – 4 colors available
Handmade Beanies (for drinking by the fire)
Tis the Season Holiday Card
Check out all the beer tees!
Shopping for someone who loves a good adventure? Get them something to take with them on their next trip.
What to buy the person who loves all things Colorado? We’ve got you covered. Shop the below items and more in our Colorado Gear section.
SHOP the guide:
Handmade Colorado Flag Headband
Live Free Stay Wild Print – Available in store only
Colorado Flag Koozie
Colorado Flag Eco-Fleece Hoodie
Colorado Flag Pom Beanie
Elevation Mountain Flask
Colorado: Live Free Stay Wild Tee