Monday, December 10, 2012

First Trail Race

I came in 21 out of 83!  The 5th female in!  It was so much fun and an amazing day.  I am hooked.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

R & R Surplus Arrives at Bunky

Welcome R & R Surplus to Bunky!
We are in love with this new line.  

Designed in Scottsdale and manufactured in LA, this 

line boasts super soft quality fabrics that 
take you from morning yoga to afternoon errands.  
All while remaining effortless chic.

Founders Steve and Andi Rosenstein, former owners
of Fitigues clothing and current owners of
The Duce (located in the downtown warehouse district), have created a collection of garments that have an amazing fit and are incredibly wearable and stylish.  “You just want to live in them,” Andi said of the casual cool garments.

"R & R is meant for working out and hanging out" - perfect for the best parts of the day in their opinion (and ours)!
These pieces are also perfect for travel.  After you wash,dry and travel with them, they still look the same.  They’re not going to shrink or lose their quality.
When asked why he was excited about Bunky partnering with R & R Surplus, Steve commented "We feel like Bunky is an authentic Phoenix home grown treasure that caters to a cool city clientele who always seem to buck the mainstream trend.  Bunky sets the trends and lets others follow!"  

 R & R Surplus fits perfectly on the rack at Bunky next to labels such as Splendid and LAmade

Welcome to Bunky Boutique, R & R, we look forward to resting and relaxing with you for many seasons to come!

Friday, November 30, 2012

November Contest Winners

This November in the spirit of giving we had two contest giveaways at Bunky for our customers.  Our  winners were so amazing that we had to share a 
little about their Bunky wins!

Written by Ceylan (Bunky team member):
It was an honor to present Cecily with our Shawl Dawl Giveaway last Month. 
Cecily wearing her new shawl
I personally have the same shawl myself and I love how versatile this shawl is and it has become a wardrobe staple for me.  
Cecily was the perfect person to win this Shawl, she’s young, fun and stylish, the shawl fit her like a glove, and I know she will get tons of compliments on it!
She mentioned she never wins anything. 
Well Cecily, never say never! ;)

Written by Lauren (Bunky team member):
One of my favorite things about working at Bunky Boutique is the amazing people I get to meet and talk with.  One of those amazing people is Sandra Michaels.  
She is a lovely and beautiful woman and it was so special to be able to present her the necklace she won from our November contest. 
Sandra wearing her necklace
Sandra said winning the necklace was one of the best things that could of happened to her.  She has never won anything in her life and winning the necklace meant the world to her.  Sandra is battling cancer and is winning that battle.  Every time she visits Bunky she is so gracious and thoughtful.  I am suddenly feel strength and empowered to be thankful of everything around me whenever I get to see Sandra.   
Thank you Sandra for being such an amazing person!
Come sign up in store to win 
Psst...Our current giveaway is this blue and aqua ceramic statement necklace...come into Bunky to sign up to win!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New adventure

So one business is never enough, right??  
I am excited to share that I am starting a new business.  I am one of the co-founders of a company called Loyal to the Soil.  My husband Jim, myself and our third business partner Chris are starting the company together.  We were accepted into an incubator program called Seed Spot back in September. 
SEED SPOT supports early stage social entrepreneurs who are launching ventures that
create a positive impact in the lives of people and communities on a local, national, or global scale.
Selected ventures will participate in a rigorous 18-week program and on May 17th we pitch our business to a crowd of potential investors!  Click here to check out the list of ventures participating!
It's very exciting and I am learning so much.  So if you don't see me at Bunky, I'm at my Loyal to the Soil offices at the Levine Building.  I would love to give anyone interested a tour of our collaborative office space.  See some photos below from our first week at Seed Spot as well as the launch party event last Thursday evening.  Details on the business and lots more info to come....stay tuned!  
A totally magical night!
My 90 second speech!
Scott Case, founder of was the featured speaker.  He announced a partnership with Startup America and Seed Spot!  Read more here.
Jim and Mayor Stanton
Myself and Mayor Stanton

sparkles bring confidence!
Bill Reichert from Garage Technologies, our first speaker
Jim and Derrick of Boo Good Bicycles

Read this Biz Journal article on Seed Spot

Courtney Klein and Chris Petroff, the amazing founders of Seed Spot
Chris and Jim, my business partners

Monday, November 5, 2012

My new meditation

I was recently in Montana (my home state) visiting family and friends.  Every morning I was able to get up and throw on a hoody and go for a run on a nearby trail.  
I found that I have a deep love for trail running.  
I have always enjoyed running or hiking, but I haven't done much combining of the two.  When I'm just plain hiking I am a total scaredy cat about going downhill.  Going up is fine, doesn't bother me a bit, but I'm super slow and a total baby going down the mountain.  I would actually rather have to walk uphill both ways like our parents always said they did walking to school!  

But what I realized is that if I'm running and going downhill I'm not scared.  Instead I'm focused and feel confident.  Trail running never gets boring because of the constant change in terrain and it's truly meditative because you cannot think of anything else except where to put your foot next.  No to-do lists, no thinking about the grocery store, or emails to send...just focusing on the feel of the land, the breeze against your skin, and the fresh air in your lungs. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guilty Pleasure

I am totally into this show.  I never watched American Idol, or Dancing with the Stars, or any of these types of shows...but I am totally into The Voice.  I should say that I don't watch TV because I have other way more intellectually stimulating things to do.  But I like TV.  Mostly I at least watch hip TV ...HBO, showtime, fx, netflix documentaries...blah blah.  But I also need my mindless HGTV and now - The Voice.
I find the show enjoyable because everyone is supportive and nice to each other, the judges offer advice instead of criticism.  It's cool to listen to good singing, especially songs that we all know the words to.  And I like Carson Daly.  He's gotten thin and fit since his TRL days and he seems like a  genuinely decent guy. 
Blake Shelton makes me laugh.  Like I actually laugh out loud.   How often can you say you do that while watching a network show?  But he's sarcastic and dry and that country twang is endearing.
And Adam that is one good looking man.  Honestly it's not really fair because any man, woman, child...basically any being with a pulse...would have an extremely difficult time not picking him as their coach.  The mere notion that you may get the chance to be within a few feet of that level of attractive is enough to throw any logic out the window and pick him.  But then I wonder if maybe looking at him is similar to looking at the sun?  Brilliant, but edgy.  Yet a risk worth taking.  
So there you have it.  A little intro to The Voice.  I highly recommend allowing yourself to get sucked in to the show.  DVR it though because the constant recap can be brutal and since it's an hour long show you have to be able to skip through commercials.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

We are 5!

What an amazing 5 year anniversary party! 
Thank you to everyone that celebrated with us.  
We went through 29 bottles of champagne and 2 cakes...our customers know how to party!
And thank you to our wonderful Bunky staff:  
Ceylan, Jessie, & Meagan. 
It's been quite the ride...5 years of ups, downs, lessons, connections, and always an adventure!
We are humbled, grateful, proud, and happy.