The 49th annual Springtime Tallahassee Festival kicks off this Friday with a music festival at Kleman Plaza!
The festivities continue all day Saturday with Jubilee in the Park starting at 9 a.m. and the Grand Parade starting at 10:30 a.m.
We will be set up at Jubilee in the Park from 9-4.
For those of you who haven't heard about Springtime Tallahassee here's a video Leon High put together of last year's parade!
A weekend full of music, parades, and great local vendors..sign me up!
If you want to find out more about Springtime Tallahassee you can find them on Facebook:
Im sure by now you have all noticed the slight change in the air in Tally.
I came back from spring break and I no longer felt like I was living in Alaska every morning walking to my ( am.
The flowers all seemed a little brighter, and when passing Landis I noticed all the new puppies frolicking on the fresh green lawn.
This beautiful sunny and 75 might not be here for long but I intend to soak it all up before the treacherous summer sun comes and forces me back into my cave with my AC cranking.
At Olde Fields we have decided to embrace this beautiful spring time were having with tons of cute new arrivals!
We just received a HUGE jewelry haul from the lovely Amy over at Fox and Fields featuring so many pretty crystals and sweet pastel colors perfect for spring time.
These vegan leather coin bags and wallets are also from Fox and Fields and I can't get over how lightweight and soft they are.
These new joggers are be far my new favorite in the store right now. The acid wash makes them cute enough to pull off for class especially paired with a cute cropped tee and some new jewelry like the denim choker I paired mine with. Did I mention they're also the softest joggers ever. So win win, look trendy to all your classmates while you know you low-key just rolled out of bed.
These new cotton long sleeves are a little bit of old mixed with a little bit of new. We used some of our most loved prints to use not these new cotton tees. They're just light enough to be able to wear all day and just enough that you won't be chilly when the sun goes down( because let's be real the temperature changes Tally goes through every day are insane).
These embroidered high waisted shorts pair perfectly with one of our blank American Apparel crops and this turquoise necklace also from Fox and Fields!
And last but not least we have this adorable custom fringe halter.These are available in so many prints and colors so come in and find one that perfect for you! Also don't forget we do custom orders on all tees and we will acid wash and cut your tee up however you like!!
Thats all for now folks! Come on down to Gaines Street and hang with us and check out all these new goodies. ( the weathers so nice you might even want to walk)
The idea behind cash mob is essentially "Spend a little do a lot".
Local businesses are "mobbed" by shoppers who come I to spend around 20$ each. Mobbers are also encouraged to speak to three people they have never met before.
Typically the money made at these events is put towards bettering the business and surrounding community in some way.
The event is basically a really fun way to network and to shop at some great local businesses.
Here is a link to Tallahassee Cash Mob events including the upcoming Olde Fields Cash Mob:
Hi guys, it's Sunday no longer Friday my favorite day of the week. But that doesn't mean all hope is lost for your day. Come down to Gaines and hang out with us at the Souk and turn your Sunday into a Sunday Sunday. We have all the essentials for a perfect Sunday: brunch,shopping, and live music!
Since I'm at work I could only partake in one of those three activities.But that just means someone has to bring me brunch!
I did get a chance to walk around and check out some of the vendors here today! They are amazing just as I suspected.
Just look at all this vintage wonderful-ness!
Just take all my money okay.
This guy asked that I caption this pic "Someone bring him sunblock please"
So come on down to Gaines street and hang out with us until 6 tonight and get your Sunday Funday on. It's a beautiful day don't waste it binge watching Netflix ( thats what Mondays are for).
Hi Friends, it's Friday. The best day ever invented.
Kevin Hart agrees.
Kevin Hart also agrees that you should come down to First Friday at Railroad Square.
If you don't know what First Friday is you have been missing out.
First Friday at Railroad Square is a gallery hop that happens on the first friday of every month ( hence the name )
There's much more to do at First Friday than just hop around to all the amazing galleries in Railroad square. There's live music, amazing food trucks, and local vendors selling their goods.
First Friday is basically everything that makes Gaines Street and Railroad Square so unique and amazing jammed into one night.
Admission is free, just be sure to get there around 7 if you don't want to fight someone in the parking lot for a spot. ( It's almost as bad as parking on campus)
I hope to see you all tonight as we kick off this First Friday!!
You know what I hate? Being hungry. You want to know what I hate even more? Being towed. The worst possible situation is a combination of the two, which would result in me turning into a hangry food monster.
Fear no more my hangry friends, Tallahassee has come up with the solution to all your problems! (okay just two of them)
I give you The Trolley:
This wonderful free trolley will transport you to all the best lunch locations Tally has to offer. The Trolley does a loop hitting Midtown, Cascades, and Collegetown. A free ride to lunch...and not being towed for forgetting to refill that darn parking meter. Sounds great to me.
But wait it gets better guys, the Trolley also has a night-time route!
The Trolley will run Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30 p.m. till 1:00 a.m.
Go to Talgov.com/Trolley to see the Trolley's full schedule.
This week we interviewed the fabulous and sweet Amy the owner of Fox and Fields, one of the jewelry artists currently featured in the store! Keep scrolling and check her out!
Tell us a little about yourself Amy, how long have you been here in Tallahassee?
I have lived in Tallahassee for almost 25 years. My parents moved here when I was almost two and it has been home since. I graduated from Florida State back in 2013 and took some time off to travel. I am now a student at Savannah College of Art and Design studying graphic design (taking classes online right now). Many people think I am crazy for being here for so long – I probably will explore new “homes” eventually, but Tallahassee will always be home to me.
What are some of your hobbies besides your jewelry business?
I have a few hobbies that I enjoy to fill my time with: I love traveling, dabbling in photography, painting, drawing, crafting in general, reading a good book, eating delicious food, and spending time with good company.
Where did the name “Fox and Fields” come from?
Foxes are my favorite wild animal. I love their fire-y spirit and cleverness. They really are gentle creatures, but know how to pack a punch if they need to! I consider them my spirit animal so the “Fox” part was easy to come up with. The “Fields” part took a little longer. I knew I wanted the name to incorporate something from nature/landscape since I love the outdoors. I played around with words involving mountains, forests, and rivers but couldn’t think of a good name. One day, I was driving down the highway and passing all the beautiful fields and it hit me, “Fields. Fox & Fields”.
What inspired you to start Fox and Fields?
Fox & Fields was an idea I came up with January 2016. I wanted to pursue a creative path of work and since I am back in school I thought it would be fun to dabble in creating my own business so I could control my hours better [based on my class schedule] and still work while taking classes. I brainstormed on the idea all last summer and put all the pieces together to begin selling at my first market in August 2016. The website came a few months later and it is progressing from there! I can’t believe it has only been 6 months since Fox & Fields was born!
Where do you get your inspiration for the pieces you create?
Much of my inspiration comes from geometric designs and shapes – I love triangles and hexagons so a lot of my designs incorporate those shapes. Sometimes I will be working on one design and as I am piecing it together think of a totally new design and then change from there. I like to draw inspiration from nature as well and so a lot of my pieces are accented with natural beads, gemstones, and crystals which I love.
What do you see in the future for Fox and Fields and you?
I would love to see Fox & Fields continue to grow physically and creatively. I would love to begin working more with metalsmithing my own pieces (I am dabbling in that now) as well as making Fox & Fields a more recognized brand. I hope to have it featured in more stores in the area as well as travel to other states and markets as well.
Finally what is your favorite piece of jewelry you create?
Wow, that is a tough question! I love each piece I create for different reasons, but I would say right now my favorite pieces are my newer ones: the Calista and the Asteria since they are my first pieces created while experimenting with metal cutting. Another favorite piece is the Wander & Wonder necklace
( featured above) I love how boho chic it is!
Thank you Amy for spending the time to do this interview and for creating such wonderful jewelry !
Don't forget to come stop by and check out some of Amy's pieces we have for sale in the store!
It's February third, and here on Gaines Street that means first Friday!
I've decided to make this first Friday a casual one in honor of all the adorable new t-shirts we have in stock!
Nothing beats Friday's except casual Fridays people!
PSA: It's the year of the rooster in the Chinese zodiac so these new rooster prints are a must have.
We also have the amazing geometric wolf back in stock in this new sweet baby blue color.
Our oak tree logo is also back in stock in this super soft new green tank.
Last but certainly not least we have finally printed these amazing sweatshirts!!
So there you have it folks, it's Friday, the best day, come spend it down here on Gaines street and hang with us until 7!
Here at Olde Fields it takes a whole team of people with completely different backgrounds to bring the store together and make it the unique creative space it is.
This week I interviewed one of those individuals, Javan Richardson one of our photographers.
Keep reading to hear his story and see some of his amazing work!
Javan Richardson: Photographer
Tell us a little bit about yourself, what are some of your other hobbies besides photography?
Not a lot people know this but I love to write lyrics. I feel like it could be another passion besides photography that I can express myself easily. I want to make music sometime in the future and put it out there but it wouldn’t be too serious because I feel like photography is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Are you originally from Tallahassee? And are you currently going to school?
Yes, I am from Tallahassee and I am currently enrolled at Godby High School where I’m also dual enrolled at TCC.
How did you initially get into photography?
It was back in 8th grade and some of my friends were doing shoots just for fun and the pictures they take would honestly just take my breath away and that kinda sparked something in me. I started following photography accounts of kids my age from California, like Patrick Gray, Fiona O’Hanlan, Jack Newport and Luke Raymond. That’s what prompted me to buy my first camera and I’ve been taking pictures ever since.
What is your favorite camera to shoot with? Do you prefer film or digital?
My favorite camera to shoot with is the Canon 70d with the 50mm 1.8 lens. If I had to choose, I would pick film because it’s more spontaneous and you never know what you have until it develops so it makes me better at posing models and waiting for the right time to capture a moment.
What would you consider to be the aesthetic of most of your photo-shoots?
My aesthetic always changes and I think that makes the photographer I am today because I am able to express different stuff but make it my own. Lately I have been loving vintage looks and soon I’ll probably would want to go with a modern and moody aesthetic.
When shooting what do you look for in your shots? How do you get your models to pose so well?
When I am shooting, I always consider what’s the best lighting mostly. Also it depends on what I am shooting for so if it’s for a clothing company like Olde Fields, I would want to get the outfit mostly. I always get my inspiration to pose from other images on Instagram and magazines or what comes though my head at that very moment.
What have been some of your favorite shoots you have done?
One of my favorite shoots I have ever done was actually with Olde Fields back in September. Amanda Smith and I really clicked and the photos turned out better than I expected. Still some of my favorite are from that set. Also back early in 2016 for Valentine’s Day, I did a shoot with Sarah and Josh and couple photos are honestly so great to capture. I love it when I can feel the love just by looking at the photos.
Where are you hoping photography will take you in the future?
Hopefully I will be shooting for more clothing and brand companies while on the side shooting for some of my favorite artists like Blackbear, Pvris and Drumaq. Additionally, I want to travel more for my work. I’m planning on going to college but who knows, I would hope that I can make a steady income so I can travel as much as I want doing what I love. But “Dreams don’t work unless you do” as one of my favorite photographers Ron Dadon says all the time.
Stay tuned for the next entry of People Behind the Scenes as we reveal another one of the individuals that make our store so amazing.
Something big is happening on Gaines Street guys.
Something that will change Sundays as you know it.
What could this wonderful event be you ask?
The Gaines Street community has come together to create the most radical Sunday Fiesta to ever hit Tallahassee.
The first Souk will happen on January 29th at 11AM and run till 5PM!!
It will basically be a combination of all the things that make Sundays and Gaines Street awesome.
First of all....there will be
(unfortunately I cannot guarantee Ryan Goslings attendance.)
But as a close second there will be twelve local dining establishments serving brunch within the two block radius of Gaines Street.
Along with the most important meal of the week there be local vendors selling jewelry,clothes, and other crafts.
Lets face it guys shopping is always more fun after a few brunch mimosas.
To top it all of there will be LIVE MUSIC!
Like seriously forget Saturday nights I'm pumped for Sunday mornings. (okay afternoons who am I kidding)
The music will start off at the Wilbury at 2PM!
So prepare your best brunch outfits ladies and gentlemen.
And if you're in need of a brunch outfit come check us out at Olde Fields!
Hi everyone! Im Talia a Senior at Florida State studying English and Communications! I come here to ramble about all the awesome things going on in our awesome store and the surrounding Gaines street community! Stop by every week to see whats going on in the neighborhood!