Canoodling with the California Collection: Acanthus Veronica

I find myself missing the days of receiving a new wrap and going through the ritual of taking it out of its packaging, noting the feel in hand, doing a quick wrap job (the horror!) and then tossing it in the washing machine, ironing it just so (yes—I love ironing) and then putting it through its paces. 

But as I sit here with the samples from our California collection, I feel the old pull of my routine calling to me. So here we go: Notes from an Aged Wrapper. 

Design Name: Acanthus

Colorway: Veronica

Fiber: 100% Extra Long Staple Egyptian cotton

Weight: 320 G/M^2. This wrap is densely woven and thick with Bethanne Knudson's (of the Oriole Mill) unique contour binding. There is a cushiness on the shoulders that feels quite lovely; wrapping my five year old and carrying him for any length of time is a workout, but Acanthus Veronica made my shoulders and lower back incredibly happy! 

Similar hand feel brand new: Sparkleberry, Trillium, Parterre. 

Similar hand feel after wash: Mostly Sparkleberry to me. 

Fiber Memory: Excellent stretch along the bias, lending to a definite feel of modabililty when pulling a chest pass tight. 

Drape: Medium. This is a thicker wrap. I suspect the more it breaks in, the softer it will become. Acanthus Veronica is not a hard wrap to break in, but it requires a bit of patience. 

Touch: Acanthus Veronica is smooth on the warp dominant side and is more textured on the fill side, offering different wrapping experiences. 

Now to try and convince my five year old to go up again! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Berkeley this weekend :)

 

The Sunshine State

Erin and I are both so excited that our first trunk show of the year will be in Florida! What could be better than the warm sun, sand between our toes and meeting our lovely, Florida Pavotees? We know everyone has questions, so here we go!

When and where will the Florida trunk show be held?

Don CeSar 3400 Gulf Blvd St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 

20 February 2016

2 to 5:00 o'clock

VIP entry will be at 2:00

General Admission will be at 3:00

 

 

Confetti Sunshine State, Pavo Presents Florida VIPavotee wrap  

Confetti Sunshine State, Pavo Presents Florida VIPavotee wrap 

Guild offerings, Pavo Presents Florida

Guild offerings, Pavo Presents Florida

When and where will tickets be available? 

Tickets will be listed on January 22 at noon EST from our website.  

Will tickets be transferable? 

No. Please email us to cancel your ticket if you cannot attend the event. 

May I purchase more than one VIP ticket if stalking for myself and a friend?

If you are stalking for a friend, you will need to put your friend's name and email address on the ticket during checkout. 

I need to cancel my ticket at the last minute. What do I do?

Please email us at contact@pavotextiles.com so that we may refund your ticket. 

Will names be printed on the tickets and cross checked with I.D. for entry?

It's all in the details, Pavo Presents Florida

It's all in the details, Pavo Presents Florida

Everyone is checked against our master list at the entrance to the venue. Those not on the list will not be admitted. We might have tickets available for purchase at the door, but they are not guaranteed. We will let everyone know ahead of time if tickets will be available at the door.

What time will the event start? 

For those with VIP tickets, the event will open at 2:00 o'clock

For those with General Admission tickets, the event will open at 3:00 o'clock

Will there be an after party/evening of celebration?

If Pavotees would like to have an after party / evening of celebration, they are welcome to do so! Unfortunately, we may be unable to attend as we are obligated to close out the event, take care of inventory, accounting and other routine chores, but we do our best to make time for our Pavotees after the event. 

Will I need to stalk for tickets? Will they sell out? 

Unfortunately, we do not know the answer to this question. Our tickets for Pavo Presents Texas did not sell out, but our tickets for Pavo Presents Seattle sold out quite quickly, which was quite unexpected. 

What will be the exclusive VIP wrap for the Pavo Presents Florida? 

We thought it fitting that the Confetti Sunshine be the VIP wrap for the Sunshine state. 

What other wraps will be available? 

We will see the return of classic Form in beachy colorways for Florida as well as some lovely Guilds. 

 

Is the space baby proofed/ mobile baby safe?

No. Please be aware of your children and keep a close eye on them at all times as you would do in any public space.  Please note that the trunk show will be held within walking distance of the beach. 

Should we bring snacks?  

The event will be catered by the lovely staff at the Don CeSar.  Please note that neither the food nor the space are allergen-free. 

Does your wrappee have to be worn or can they come on the loose?

The ticket price allows entry for the purchaser of the ticket and one wrappee, three years old and younger. You can either wear your wrappee or your child may be mobile. Please be aware of your child's location at all times. The venue at the Don CeSar is not child proofed and cannot be fully childproofed in any reasonable manner.  There are bodies of water in close proximity to the venue.

Any child over three years of age will need a general admissions ticket for the trunk show. 

I would like to bring my husband, wife, grandmother, aunt, friend. Will they need a ticket? 

Yes. Any additional guests you bring will need their own ticket. 

I bought a VIP ticket and I bought my husband a General Admission ticket. How will that work? 

If you bought a VIP ticket, you will enter the event at 2:00. If you brought a guest who has a General Admission ticket, she will enter the event at 3:00. 

Will I have to pay sales tax?  

Yes. We are required to charge sales tax on all purchases made at Pavo Presents Florida. Florida sales tax is 6%. 

I am flying from out of state to attend the trunk show. I’m worried that tickets will sell out. What do I do? 

If you are flying in from out of state and tickets are sold out, please contact us at contact@pavotextiles.com so that we can help you out. 

I’m nervous about attending the trunk show. What can I expect? 

Historically, trunk shows have been small intimate events that allow a designer to meet and talk with their customers. Our last trunk show was a bit larger, but Erin and I work very hard to make sure that they still retain the intimate feel. There will be food and drink, mingling, most likely waiting in line to purchase wraps (we implemented a new system at the holiday party such that people would not have to wait in line, but would still have the opportunity to buy the wraps they wanted, but found people still wanted to wait in line which was quite social all the same), a lovely beach view and many fellow Pavotees who can geek out with you about babywearing and Pavo. We look forward to meeting everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavo Presents FAQ

What is Pavo Presents? 

Pavo Presents is a series of trunk shows where Pavo travels to cities across the United States to meet with Pavotees. 

What exactly is a Pavo Trunk Show? 

A trunk show is a small intimate event designed to share special offerings with our customers. It is a chance for the Pavotees and the Pavo Team to meet and be merry. There will be wraps, accessories, accoutrements and other goodies that will only be available at that specific trunk show. 

How do I find about Pavo Presents? 

Head on over to Pavo Presents.

We have the dates and locations of our upcoming trunk shows on the above events page. In addition, we do try to send out emails informing our customers of upcoming trunk shows in their state, we post updates on the Pavo Textiles Facebook page, and we post information about upcoming trunk shows here, on our blog. 

You can also join Pavo Customer Appreciation and The Pavo Society for more details. 

Do I need a ticket or reservation to attend Pavo Presents? 

Yes! We have two types of tickets available: 

VIP Tickets
General Admission tickets.

What are VIP and GA tickets and do I need to buy one to attend? 

You must buy a ticket to attend. We need to have an accurate number of who will be attending the trunk show so we can plan accordingly. 

VIP tickets are limited in quantity and allow the purchaser early entry into the trunk show. The VIP ticket also includes a special VIP wrap and a VIP Schwag bag, which includes Pavo goodies and treats. 

General Admission tickets allow the purchaser access to the trunk show at the designated time.

All ticket holders are entered into a drawing for a select wrap and accoutrements give away. 

How do I buy tickets? 

Tickets will go on sale at a predesignated time on a predesignated date from pavotextiles.com/pavo-presents

How much will tickets cost? 

VIP tickets will range in price from $240-$380. You will buy your VIP ticket according to which size wrap you would like and which trunk show you plan to attend. Please choose carefully. 

General Admission tickets will generally cost $40, but could cost up to $80. We will work hard to keep general admission tickets at $40. 

Do I need to stalk for a ticket? 

Honestly, we just don't know. Some cities sell out and others do not. We really do not have a good way of telling which cities will sell out and which will not. 

Does each trunk show have an exclusive wrap? 

Yes! VIPavotee tickets for each trunk show will come with a VIP wrap that is only available to those who buy the VIPavotee ticket. At each trunk show, we will have a carefully curated collection of wraps that will be available to trunk show attendees

I would like to bring my husband, partner, mother, sister, child. Do I need to a ticket for them? 
 

One ticket is good for one adult and one wrapee, three years of age or younger. You will need to buy an additional ticket for anyone else who plans to attend with you. We must do this to ensure that we are in compliance with fire code and occupancy limits. 

I want to buy a VIP ticket, but I will not be attending the trunk show. Can you ship the VIP wrap to me?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate this request. The VIP tickets and trunk show wraps are intended for the trunk show attendees.  

I am worried I will not be able to get a ticket and am having a friend stalk for me. What happens if we both buy a ticket? 

The extra tickets will be refunded upon request and relisted so that others may attend. 

I will not be online to buy my ticket and I am having a friend stalk for me. Will she able to transfer the ticket to me? 

Technically, tickets are not transferable; however, if you are having a friend stalk for you, please have her input your name when checking out. 

I am buying a General Admission ticket. Will I be able to buy the VIP wrap? 

No. The VIP wraps will only be available to those who buy VIP tickets. Don’t worry though! We will have a specially curated collection of wraps available for those who attend the trunk shows. 

What form of payment will Pavo take at the trunk show? 

Credit card and cash. No personal checks, please. 

Will the amount of wraps people buy be limited?

No. The number of wraps a person purchases will not be limited. 

I have a General Admission ticket and am worried that no wraps will be available for purchase since VIPs will have early entry. 

There will be wraps available to purchase for those with General Admission tickets. 

I am buying a VIP ticket, but will be bringing my partner, husband, mother, brother, etc? Do they need a VIP ticket too? 

They will need a VIP ticket in order to enter the event at the same time as you. You could buy them a General Admission ticket, but they will enter one hour after you.

I am buying a ticket for your trunk show in City A, but will not be able to attend. Can I use my ticket to attend your trunk show in City B? 

Unfortunately, tickets are not transferable between trunk shows or people. If you cannot attend the trunk show for which you have a ticket, please email us at contact@pavotextiles.com so that we may refund your ticket and make it available to another Pavotee.  

I bought a ticket and am now unable to go. May I transfer the ticket to my friend? 

Tickets are not transferable. If you are unable to attend the trunk show, please email us so that we may cancel your ticket. 

You are having both a Saturday and Sunday event for the trunk show in my city. Which one should I go to? Will there be different wraps at each event? Should I buy tickets for both events? 

If we are holding two events in your city, please be assured that one event will not be better than the other event. We will do our best to ensure that there is an equal amount of wraps at each event. We will not favor one event over another.  

You are welcome to buy tickets to both events. 

May I stop by early to help with setup? 

We really appreciate all the offers of help. It is incredibly thoughtful and so generous and we are deeply appreciative. Our venues have restricted access before event start, so, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for early entry. 

How long with the trunk show last? When should I show up? 

Those who purchased VIPavotee tickets will have a designated entry time the day of the event. Those who have General Admission tickets will have a later entry, usually an hour later, on the day of the event. Trunk shows will close at a designated time. 

Will there be food? Should I eat dinner beforehand? 

There will be light refreshments and drinks. Please note that the food served will not be allergen free. If you or your children have allergies, please be aware of this and take necessary precautionary measures. 

Is the venue child proofed? 

Our venues are not child proofed, so please look after your children as you would at any other event or time. 

Will names be printed on the tickets and cross checked with I.D. for entry?

Everyone is checked against our master list at the entrance to the venue. Those not on the list will not be admitted. Sometimes our venue space is limited and we are unable to sell tickets at the door. Sometimes we might have a large space and will be able to sell tickets at the door. We will let everyone know if we can accommodate at the door sales of tickets. 

I bought a ticket and ending up not being able to attend. What do I do? 

Please send us an email at contact@pavotextiles.com so we can assist you with your refund. 

I am so stressed out about this. I am flying from far away to attend a trunk show. What if tickets sell out? 

This should be fun, so please don't stress. If you are flying in to attend the trunk show and you somehow did not manage to purchase a ticket or bought a ticket and have concerns, please contact us at contact@pavotextiles.com so we may help you. Please allow us time to process your request; it might take up to 3-5 business days to work out your specific situation. 

I saw that Pavo is coming to my city! I am so excited. Is there anything our local babywearing group can do to help out? 

If we are coming to your city and would like your babywearing group to help out, have your group's leaders email us at contact@pavotextiles.com. 

 

 

 

Yee-Haw!

We are headed out to Texas tomorrow and are so excited to meet with our Texan Pavotees during International Babywearing week!  

 The trunk shows are shaping up to be two wonderful events.

San Antonio is going to be intimate and cozy: champagne, cheeses, chocolates and warm comfy sofas. It will give us a chance to sit down and talk with our San Antonio Pavotees, sort of like a girls night out. There will be time discuss development and future projects with attendees. We both love these types of events because it really give us a chance to connect with Pavotees.

Due to the enormous response to the Austin event, we have had to reserve an additional room in order to accommodate the number attendees. We will have light fare and drinks while we mingle and chat with Pavotees. We are looking forward to seeing new faces and visiting with old friends. 

Would you like to join in on the fun? Grab your ticket here.

We have wraps that will only be available to San Antonio and Austin attendees, VIPavotee mugs, and great company! 

Gotham Charm

Gotham Charm

Fable Wild Blueberry

Fable Wild Blueberry

Otomí Trinity

Otomí Trinity

Unicornio Fondant

Unicornio Fondant

Fable Bay

Fable Bay