DIY Spotlight: Painted Flower Mocs

Looking for the perfect summer moc? You’re in the right spot!  Today Courtney from A Little Craft In Your Day will be teaching you how to paint your White Smooth Leather Mocs with nail polish. These floral guys are the perfect DIY shoe for any occasion from fancy country club events and polo matches to a family barbecue or a casual day in town.

Check out the tutorial below on how to give your smooth leather mocs a makeover with nail polish and be sure to visit A Little Craft In Your Day for more fun DIY inspiration.

Supplies:
Minnetonka White Smooth Leather Mocs 
nail polish in a variety of bright colors
adhesive flower stencils

Step One: Pick a place on the shoe to start the pattern. Place the first stencil there. The rest of the design will stem off of your first flower.

Step Two: Using the nail polish, paint in the stencil. Let it dry before removing. These adhesive stencils are reusable which is very helpful.

Step Three: Going off of your first flower, create a pattern with the different shaped flower stencils. Try to alternate colors to get the best effect on your pattern. I try not to have two of the same color flowers right next to each other, but sometimes it is inevitable. Cover the entire top section.

Now, go enjoy your new floral mocs!

Minnetonka Mocs & Music Giveaway Winners List

Congrats to all the winners of our Mocs & Music Giveaway!  Each person listed below wins a pair of Thunderbird II Mocs and an autographed vinyl copy of Nikki Lane’s new album All or Nothin’.

See your name?  Then check your email for further details from Minnetonka!

Madeline S. of Forest Lake
Michelle S. of McClure
Kayleigh W. of Lutz
Jackie M. of Port Arthur
Kristin S. of Harrisonburg
Alex D. of Hudsonville
Christopher H. of Elk Grove
CeCe B. of Knoxville
Janel W. of Cameron
Kay N. of Newburgh
Patricia R. of Orange
Kristen M. of Woodbridge
Yvette M. of Pueblo
Matt L. of Walker
Laura O. of Montezuma
Jennie S. of San Luis Obispo
Hakeem F. of Kapolei
Joan W. of Sparta
Mari S. of Torrance
Natasha G. of Oceanside
Sara T. of Northwood
Grace C. of Kents Store
Ramona G. of Las Vegas
Matt B. of Benbrook
Kate S. of Bloomington

Congrats to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the Mocs & Music Giveaway!

Store Spotlight: Lucy’s Clothing & Shoes

Minnetonka Store Spotlight: Lucy’s Clothing & Shoes  5715 Cowrie  Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada

Lucy’s Clothing & Shoes is located on the Sunshine Coast peninsula in beautiful Sechelt, British Columbia. Meet store owner Nancy Palmer-Moore in our Q&A along with sales staff Allie Amberg, Amber Higgins, Nicole Lumley, Lindyn Williams and Jessica Hemingway.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Lucy’s Clothing and Shoes has proudly carried Minnetonka since 2010. We live in a small, locally driven community, set against lush West Coast surroundings. The natural bohemian nature of Minnetonka is a perfect fit for our lifestyle.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
Our most popular style remains the classic Kilty moc. Its effortless vibe can’t be beat!

Along with being the first choice for our customers, the Kilty moc remains the staff favourite as well. The supple rubber bottom and soft suede are great for wearing before, during, after work and any place in between.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs?
Minnetonka mocs are incredibly versatile. We love them styled with a great pair of lived in boyfriend jeans and your softest white tee, or cozied up with a flirty floral dress and your best oversized knit sweater.

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
During the warmer months, the Sunshine Coast transforms into an outdoor playground. Whether it be paddle boarding our coastline, or hiking through any of our well loved trails (Smuggler’s Cove, Skookumchuck Narrows, Mt. Daniel to name a few) you’re sure to find your own little piece of paradise.  And your Minnetonka mocs will be right there with you, along for the ride!

Craftsmanship + Color: Limited Edition Thunderbird II Moc

Our iconic Thunderbird II moccasins have been infused with a fresh, citrus hue. These limited edition nectarine mocs are the must-have accessory for every summer adventure. They feature the same quality and hand construction everyone’s come to love.

A few weeks ago we got the chance to see how these handcrafted beauties begin.

It all starts with the best materials around. Quality, suede leather is cut with steel dies.

Each piece will become part of our iconic moccasin. The only way these reach our feet is by hand, which makes each pair totally unique.

Here the collar is expertly stitched. Hand sewing ensures an attention to detail unlike any other.

Next it’s time to sew the sporty sole to the moc. These rubber bottoms are key to comfort. They bend and flex with every step.

Hand lacing closes the moccasin around its round toe, which features our iconic hand-beaded Thunderbird detail.

Handcraftsmanship and a distinctive style meets a fun, new color. Pair these limited edition nectarine mocs with skinny jeans, skirts or shorts for a stylish, summer look.

 

Georgia Pellegrini’s Adventure Getaway

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my close girlfriends and how important those relationships are to me. When I look back over the years I realize I met so many of them during those unforgettable bonding experiences that life brings your way.


There is a lot that I love about the Adventure Getaways for women that I’ve been doing over the last two years, but my hands down favorite thing is watching women come together from across the country, meet each other for the first time and leave at the end of the experience as lifelong friends.


This April I had the honor of taking a group of lovely ladies up to Destination Kohler in Kohler, WI for one of my Adventure Getaways. These women came from near and far to ditch their regular day to day and challenge themselves to be more fearless, step outside their comfort zone and try new things that they had in some cases never done before.

We got up close with nature as I taught them all about hunting, fishing and clay shooting; and then taught them about all the parts of our food that we normally discard but that are actually delicious. The next step was to put it all in context and have a cooking class together.

Destination Kohler is a playground for outdoor adventure. One of my favorite moments was our mystical hike on the trails that took us through the entire property.

And after the outdoor adventure, the delicious meals that fueled us onward, from parfaits, to venison roasts, to the most delectable desserts.  Because after all, a girl’s gotta have a French macaroon bar before she hunts!

But ultimately it was the down time, the moments in the conservatory and around the fire while roasting s’mores that fueled the great conversations that bonded us forever.

I had a wonderful time showing these brave women the ropes of the wild.  Sometimes we just need a break from our normal routine to get back in touch with nature and ourselves. I know I always have great experiences on the Getaways, and know my fearless guests left with some stories to tell and friendships that will last a lifetime.

If you’re feeling a need to step out of the hustle and bustle and get some dirt under your fingernails, join me on my next Adventure Getaway. This October, we’re taking Montana by storm!

About Georgia Pellegrini:
Georgia’s taste for simple food and outdoor adventure evolved as she grew up in the Hudson Valley. She followed her passion to the French Culinary Institute and then to Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and La Chassagnette in France. Georgia is the author of “Food Heroes,” “Girl Hunter,” and the new book “Modern Pioneering.” She has appeared on Today, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Iron Chef, and much more, and her outdoor Adventure Getaways have been featured everywhere from the New York Times, to the Wall Street Journal, to HBO. She lives in Austin, Texas and chronicles her adventures on her wildly popular website GeorgiaPellegrini.com and her Facebook fan page.