Stel’s x Warby Parker Party
September 25, 2011, 2:11 pm
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Last Thursday night was the launch party for our collaboration with Warby Parker. We are proud to be the only shop in Boston carrying the eco conscious, feel good brand. For those of you who don’t know, Warby Parker is a revolutionary company who scoff in the face of overpriced and frankly, bland eye wear collections by creating stylish, well made frames for only 95 bucks a pop. To top it off, WP donates a pair of glasses to those in need for every pair sold.  We feel that Warby Parker and Stel’s are a match made in retail heaven. Our sartorial sensibilities are very similar and like Stel’s, Warby Parker is a close knit, friendly company that prides themselves on their customer service. Be sure to stop in and check out some of their prescription and sun wear frames.

We want to thank all of you for coming out and making the night a success, Harpoon for providing the drinks, Leonard Greco for manning the photobooth and snapping pics, and the entire Warby Parker team for all their hard work!

Full house!

Jon, Justin, and Liz Natola having fun in the photobooth.

Center is Holly of Covetous Creatures

DJ Dan Ritti tries on a pair.

All photos taken by Michael Savant. More pictures coming soon from Leonard Greco!


Stels X Drink Party
September 22, 2011, 2:41 pm
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Last week we held a private event here at our shop with the lovely people from drink who brought over a full bar and mixed up some delicious cocktails. As you can see above, they were fully enjoyed… maybe a bit too much.

A local spot, located on Congress Street, Drink is more about the art and experience of enjoying an after work cocktail than just “grabbing” a drink. They are infamous for not having a menu but tailoring each beverage to the customer. At drink you will be probed with questions about what alcohol base you like, do you prefer sweet or bitter? Then create your own customized libation just for you. To top it off the quality of every ingredient is top notch. The bitters, extracts, ect. are all homemade. Glasses are kept chilled, at room temperature, or warmed for your liking. Drink has a great speakeasy, prohibition kind of vibe that we dig. It’s a great spot so be sure to check it out. You can hit up their site HERE.

When the chance at bringing in Drink for a party at Stel’s was presented, it was a no brainer. We jumped at the opportunity and the results were fantastic. Everyone has had a great time and it was surely a night to remember. We kept it small and intimate with good friends and colleagues, amazing food, good drinks, and intriguing conversation. Our friend, Mike Russos, made a great playlist of mainly old soul music mixed in with some of our favorite contemporary artists. Misty and John from Drink served up the spirits. My favorite was the Buck, an intoxicating mix of Bourbon, honey, ginger, lemon, and a bit of soda water. At the end of the night the remaining Buck was poured into a silver bowl and we were all handed straws (as you can see from our pictures, we all got into the fun). Our friends pictured are Paul Grant, Liz Natola, Justin Molina, and myself.

Jackie Jenks (above) is pictured with the food table. By the end of the night, that table was empty.

I want to thank John, Misty, and the whole Drink team for extending their hospitality to us here at Stel’s The party was a complete success and they were so accommodating and kind!

Thanks guys!


Warby Parker x Stel’s
September 19, 2011, 11:42 am
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Come hand out with us as we celebrate the launch of Warby Parker here at Stels. We will have drinks courtesy of Harpoon Brewery and will be showing off the entire line including sunwear! The more the merrier so bring your friends.

For more info head to our facebook event HERE.

September 17, 2011, 2:21 pm
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Photo by Two Inch Cuffs

Welcome to our new and improved blog, the future epicenter of the Stels world and older, more mature sibling than our tumblr.  The team felt we had outgrown tumblr  and decided we needed a change. Blogging has become a virtual art form and with so many inspiring and beautiful sites at our fingertips, we couldn’t help but feel drawn to this world and driven to share. The goal is to show you what inspires us in art, fashion, and design, coupled with a steady stream of product, insider information, and sneak peaks. We are excited to dive into this project with a goal of  sharing with you the things we find inspiring and happenings within our shop.

Fall is a time of change which brings transformation and this is what we felt we needed here at Stel’s. We are very lucky to get to do what we love for a living and can’t wait to share the inner workings of our lives, our motivations, and our inspirations with you.


Thanks for following along,

Jon, Tina & Dave