2016 was a crazy year with a hell of a lot of lows; Brexit, Trump and death of icons to name but a few! However there was one highlight (drumroll please...) The much anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls, with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and so in the spirit of things we've decided to make our own!
While we do wish we had a video compilation of our best bits done to a tear jerker/motivational/reminiscent banger of a tune we unfortunately don't so these pic collages of our best bits, some tougher than others, will have to do! Enjoy!!
THE YEAR OF SIOPAEDIT...
THE YEAR OF THE MOROCCO TRIP...
THE YEAR OF THE AWARDS...
THE YEAR OF THE FOURTH SHOP...
THE YEAR OF FAB EVENTS...
THE YEAR OF OUR EVENTS...
THE YEAR OF PHOTOSHOOTS...
THE YEAR OF TV APPEARANCES...
It's that time of the year again (you'll be surprised that I'm not talking about Christmas) no no I'm talking about the XFA awards with the lovely people from Xpose and FA Finder.
The nominations have opened and we would LOVE if you guys could nominate us for "Best Vintage" or "Best Accessories".
For those of you who don't know our Crow Street store houses our Vintage collection which includes printed vintage shirts, sequin bedazzlers and printed dresses from every era (so long as our Miss Tanya hasn't bought them all)! We also carry vintage jewellery from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Gucci!!
In terms of accessories, well we have something for everyone, doggies included! Our Sioapedit collection contains sunglasses, funky earrings and handmade collars while our website and Wicklow/Cecilia Street store houses buckets of designer accessories including Hermes silk scarves, wallets and not only jewellery from the big name houses like Chanel and Louis Vuitton but also Irish brands such as Lennon Courtney, Danielle Romeril and Joanne Hynes!
Nominating is easy... Just click HERE and away you go...
If you follow us on Instagram (and if you don't, you can check us out here!) you might've noticed us getting very excited about the JCI Dublin Friendly Business Awards. Not just because of the gorgeous venue and delicious cupcakes, but because we won Best Customer Care 2016!
JCI (Junior Chamber International) are the world's biggest network for young entrepreneurs. Their awards celebrate small businesses in the local community (in this case, Dublin) and we were so delighted to be nominated for Best Customer Care, one of six categories in the awards.
The ceremony itself took place at Mansion House with the after party at Sam's Bar on Dawson Street. Myself, Steve, Tanya, Aoife and Anna all headed to the awards with no expectations - to be honest, we were just thrilled to be nominated and to be there.
We honestly can't thank our customers enough for the nomination. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who has ever supported us, shopped with us, liked our Facebook posts or even just popped in to say hello! This award has made us want to work harder and to keep providing our customers with all the care they need. And to our amazing team - without you guys, we would not be here. We are so lucky to have the best team here at Siopaella and this award is really because of you guys caring so much so thank you!
A big congrats to all the other winners on the night;
Gino' Icecream- Best Shop Layout and Design
Bodyfirst Nutrition- Best Digital Experience
Counter Culture Dublin- Overall Winner
Three Q PERMS & TEMPS- Community Impact
Musashi IFSC- Excellence in Disability Access
Recycle IT- Eco Friendliness
We'll be off to Galway for the National awards soon.. wish us all the luck in the world!
Lots of Love, the Siopaella team xx