Friday, May 27, 2011

Wildflower Organics: "Green" Retail Pioneers


Have you ever wished that your entire bedroom could be filled with luxurious, natural products from around the world? Wildflower Organics, a retailer of Yala bamboo and silk bedding, guarantees you can walk out of their store with everything you can imagine to complete your bedroom and your children’s room too!


Owners Cori and Gunnar Headman the self-proclaimed "Green Retail Pioneers", take global responsibility to heart as part of their buying philosophy and it show's! The store's distinct style includes healthy, quality, natural products for every room in the house, including a large collection of natural mattresses and beautiful, natural products for babies and children. We at Yala were happy to partner with Wildflower in 2001, and have them add our bamboo and silk bedding to their selection.

Wildflower Organics is a well-known, much-loved Austin shopping destination. Located in the heart of this vibrant city, the store offers high-end furniture, gorgeous accessories, unique gifts and a full line of natural bedding products.
A visit to Wildflower is a sensual feast, with an abundance of texture, color and shape moving seamlessly from one display to the next. A talented team of design professionals are at hand to guide your search or simply stay out of your way while you wander the store with its intoxicating smells and vast selection of products.


Team Yala

Friday, May 20, 2011

How do you Yala in your Charlotte Tunic?

Yala presents our very first fashion video! We decided it was time to film a video of real people, in real life to show off our in house eco-flare. All of the models in this video are employees here at Yala. We chose one of our favorites - the Charlotte Tunic - to belt, boot, and accessorize in every color. Tell us what you think and we hope this gives you some ideas for your Charlotte Tunic!

weekend use coupon code: tunic20
Ends midnight, May 22!


Team Yala

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hangzhou – beautiful city, quick visit

Hello high-speed train!  We had a few extra hours and wanted to show Tif one of our favorite Chinese cities, Hangzhou.  We jumped at the chance to ride the high-speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou, astounded as we reached speeds of 415 kilometers per hour, that’s 258 mph! The rice paddies, farmhouses, and scenery of rural China were blurs as we zoomed past at remarkable speed.  We arrived in Hangzhou in less than 45 minutes, usually a three-hour trip. The tickets were easy to purchase, the seats were comfortable, and the bathrooms were clean.  

Eager for a walk,  we went directly to West Lake, Hangzhou's most famous attraction.  The scenery was quintessential China with willow trees, pagodas, bamboo groves, temples, morning tai chi and plenty of Chinese tourists. 

We enjoyed a picturesque lunch overlooking the lake with our friend Lydia and our new lunch pals from Finland at Hangzhou’s most famous restaurant Lou Wai Lou. We were served Hangzhou’s specialty, West Lake Dragon Well Tea, as the proud waiter pointed to the hillside covered in the tea plants, ready to be harvested.

Chelsea, Lydia and Tif

Fully refreshed, off we went to shop.  Hangzhou has a special silk market filled with elegant silks and brocades.  We visited many shops looking for inspiration and gifts.  We hit the jackpot at a small corner shop.

It was a full day of beautiful Hangzhou scenery, delicious Chinese food, and delightful company. 

Thank you high-speed train!

~ Nancy