Friday, December 30, 2011

New Years Sale! 50% OFF All Silk Bedding!!

Our gift to you in honor of Yala's 1st birthday!

We hope you have a safe and happy new years!

Until next time,

Lauren of Team Yala

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yala Partners with The Shops at Swedish in the Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center

The Shops at Swedish are located in Issaquah Washington within the Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center Campus. We found this medical center particularly interesting to learn about because of their 'green' approach to creating the most energy-efficient medical complex in the region.

The planning team used computer simulation models to assist in creating an efficient building envelope, setting insulation requirements for walls and ceilings, and selecting highly efficient heating/cooling equipment and lighting systems to maximize energy performance. Patients and employees of Swedish/Issaquah enjoy the benefits of a vibrant medical campus grounded in sustainable, environmentally friendly values and practices.

The Shops at Swedish were incorporated into the medical center to enhance the patient experience. This distinctive retail destination is unmatched in the Northwest. Located in the heart of the Swedish/Issaquah campus, the Shops at Swedish bring together exceptional health and wellness products, unique gifts and personalized services in a refined setting.


Yala is proud to be carried in their Be Well shop, a wellness boutique designed to support healthy lifestyles. If you have the opportunity to visit the shop you will find Yala favorites such as...


Other shops in the complex include: 
  1. Perfect Fit: A fine lingerie boutique offering luxurious sleepwear, fashion-forward intimate apparel and comfortable basics.  
  2. Comfort & Joy: A warm and welcoming boutique focused on the needs of pregnant women, new moms and babies.  
  3. Lily and Pearl: A distinctly elegant departure from the traditional hospital gift shop. 
  4. Flex Space: A multi-use space to gather, learn and stay strong in both mind and body.  
  5. Café 1910: Named for the year that Swedish Hospital was founded, Café 1910 features a diverse menu with healthy eating the priority — there are no fryers or soda machines.
  6. Adventure Kids Playcare: A unique drop-in childcare and entertainment center for kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.
  7. Starbucks: Swedish/Issaquah will have a full-service Starbucks coffee shop opening in the new facility.
We are very excited to continue working with The Shops at Swedish in the future and commend them for all of the wonderful work they are doing to help people while being environmentally conscious.

Check them out on Facebook by clicking here!

Until next time,

Lauren of Team Yala

Friday, December 23, 2011

Yala's Best of 2011 Blooper Video!

2011 marked many new beginnings for Yala: a new name, new fabric lines, new faces in the company and our first ever employee-cast fashion videos. Things weren't always as smooth as they appeared in the final cut, but they sure were funny! May we present to you a behind the scenes peek at OUR best blooper moments of 2011!

Take a look at other team Yala First and Best Of videos...

Yala's First Fashion Video: 
How do you Yala in your Charlotte Tunic

Yala's First Nightwear Video:
How do you Yala in your Izzy Pajama Set?

Yala's Most Viewed Video: 
How do you Yala in your Elite Airline Set?

Yala's Most Viewed How to Style Scarf Video:
How many ways can you Yala in your Cashmere Scarf?

Until next time, Happy Holidays from Yala - we love you!

Lauren of Team Yala

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yala's Holiday Dinner at the
Ashland Springs Hotel

Yala's holiday party is something everyone looks forward to all year long! Founder Nancy always picks a beautiful venue with delicious food and amazing wine. This year we were fortunate to gather in the Crystal Room at the Ashland Springs Hotel. The chef at the hotel won the local Food and Wine competition that took place in November, and the food was AMAZING!
Erica, Chelsea, Amanda and Rachel

Bran, Nancy and Naomi

Rachel and Tif
 Grant and Erin

The holiday party is a good excuse for us to get all dressed up and bring that special person in our lives to meet and mingle with each other. Everyone is close both in and out of work, and the holiday party is a welcome occasion to relax and enjoy ourselves!
Wolfgang and Kristen

Linda and Glen 
 Caitlin and Jeff
Justin and Lauren
Nancy gives a heartfelt toast thanking all of Yala's employees for another amazing year full of exciting changes and hard work. 2011 marked the beginning of transitioning our brand from DreamSacks to Yala.

I'm sure you are dying to see what was on the menu...

Oven Roasted Filet of Salmon with Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc 
and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

 Panko Breaded Chicken Cordon Bleu with Herb Cream Sauce 
Stuffed with House made Tasso Ham and Gruyere with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes 
Acorn Squash stuffed with Fresh Herb Vinagrette and Jasmine Rice

It is also tradition at our annual holiday dinner to present Nancy, Larry and Chelsea with a little something from the Yala staff to show OUR appreciation for them. This year we all contributed in donating to Habitat for Humanity in their name. A special thanks to our founders for another wonderful holiday party and cheers to what's ahead in 2012!

Yala Founders Larry and Nancy

 Ben and Yala Founder Chelsea

Until next time,

Lauren of Team Yala

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Facebook Giveaway Extended!
Help us Surpass 2012 'Likes' by the New Year and we'll Pick a SECOND Sheet Set Winner!

 What amazing Yala fans we have! 

Because we had so many people enter in round one of our sheet set giveaway, we decided to pick a SECOND sheet set winner. Help us exceed 2012 ‘likes’ by the new year and we will give away another sheet set - BambooDreams or Silk - your choice!

Already entered? Share the news with your friends and you'll have another chance to win! 

Congratulations again to our first grand prize sheet set winner, Brandi Hayden, and our stocking stuffer winners, Alli, Katy, Nancy, Hillary, Holly, Gretchen, Allison and Issa!

Happy Yaladays!
Lauren of Team Yala

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hot Toddy vs Hot Cocoa, Bamboo vs Silk...

With two more days to go of our Yaladay Sheet Set Giveaway, Bamboo Sheets and Hot Cocoa are winning by a long shot! I think it's safe to say that Yala customers LOVE their BambooDreams Sheets and Hot Cocoa!

Facebook Giveaway!

Have you entered the giveaway? 
Post on our Facebook wall if you prefer Hot Cocoa or Hot Toddy and Bamboo Sheets or Silk Sheets. The winner will pick his/her sheets of choice on Friday!

Some things just get better with wear and age. Our sheets made of 100% Viscose from Bamboo are no exception. The more you use them and wash them, the softer they become. We don’t add anti-wrinkling agents or chemicals, either. As in life, a few wrinkles are just part of the experience. Once you’ve had our Bamboo Dreams sheets, you’ll never go back. Machine wash and dry. That’s all the care they need.

Pure luxury -- there’s a reason silk was the Emperor’s fabric. Sleep like royalty in our pure Silk Habotai Sheets. Silk thread surpasses the highest cotton thread count, so our Silk Habotai Sheets will keep you both cool and warm in heavenly comfort. Not that the Emperor had to worry about this, but they are durable and machine washable too, with a texture closer to suede than slippery. These Silk Habotai Sheets make the ultimate gift – but don’t forget to indulge yourself too. At the end of the day, you deserve it!

Until next time,

Lauren of Team Yala

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Yaladays! Check in Next Week for a 'Yaladay' Special Every Day!

Yala fans love their Yala and we love our fans! To celebrate all of our awesome customers we have decided to offer you five special 'Yaladay' deals starting today with our Silk Crinkle Scarf!

Happy Yaladays!
Special 24-Hour Sales

Find out what's on sale next week...
Monday December 12th (begins at 9am)
$46 - SALE $19

 Tuesday December 13th (begins at 9am) 
$55 - SALE $29

 Wednesday December 14th (begins at 9am) 
50% OFF

 Thursday December 15th (begins at 9am) 

 $26 - SALE $15

Next Weekend:
25% OFF Yala's Free Soul Collection 
Friday, December 16th - Sunday 18th

Until next time, happy shopping!

Lauren of Team Yala

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Did You Know About Yala's Deal of the Week?

Are you a bargain shopper? Every Wednesday at about 5pm, make sure to check your email for a special notice from Yala. The subject line will read, "Deal of the Week" open it up and you will find an amazing Yala deal! It'll look something like this week's deal of the week...

Truth be told, Yala customers love their Yala and we love our fans! Which is why we started offering this special deal every week. We hope that you have been able to take advantage of these special offers : )  

Yala's Top 10 Most Popular Deals of the Week
(Items below are not currently on sale)

Want to hear about these sales? Make sure to sign up on our email list and you'll be the first to know...

Until next time, make sure to take advantage of this week's deal of the week -
Bamboo Dreams® Short Sleeve Men's Tee, the perfect winter layer, for only $19!

Lauren of Team Yala

Monday, December 5, 2011

Yala's Facebook Holiday Giveaway!
Happy "Yaladays"!


Ahhh, there's nothing better than being snuggled up indoors while the frost nips at the windows!

Like us on facebook and tell us which beverage you'd prefer for a chance to win your dream sheets, bamboo or silk. We'll take care of the sheets, you’ll have to get your favorite barista to whip up the hot beverage : )

Need stocking stuffers? Check out Yala's 8 perfect stocking stuffers. We'll be giving away one of each over the next 12 days!

To Enter:

Post on our facebook wall:

  1. Hot Toddy or Hot Chocolate? 
  2. Bamboo Dreams Sheets (value $238) or Silk Habotai Sheets (value $350)?
And you'll automatically be entered to win your choice of
BambooDreams® Sheets or Silk Habotai Sheet Sets!


Win Yala Stocking Stuffers!
Check out these 8 perfect stocking stuffers.
We'll be giving away one of each over the next 12 days!
WINNER: Alli Novak

WINNER: Katy Crasto

WINNER: Hilary Evonuk Anderson
WINNER: Holly Howe Cotton

WINNER: Gretchen Addison

Good Luck - and just for the record, I'd pick the hot toddy ; )

Happy Yaladays!

Lauren of Team Yala