Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Florida


Happy Holidays everyone! David and I are spending Christmas this year in Florida with his father. Our first Christmas as a married couple! Peace and love, Holly

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Smittens-Upcoming show Jan.8th!


The Smittens have a great show coming up on Friday January 8th at The Monkey House. We'll be rocking the night with Swale. Followed by a dance party with deejays Chickadeejay and Ted Dancin. So come on out for a fun night! p.s. All five Smittens will be in attendance!
I love to dance! I danced for many years regularly performing and collaborating with others. Over the last five years I've only performed here and there with dance. I've also taken dance classes and held a few dance parties to remind myself how happy dancing makes me and what a big part of my life it is. I wanted share a little video from a local showing of a work in progress at the Flynn Space that I was unable to attend. I wanted to go but had a schedule conflict but this video made me happy to see others dancing here in VT and that people came out to support. Enjoy!\

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

More Local Artists to Buy From


Speaking of buying local here is another event I was just tipped off about from my friend Kacey of Subsix Studios.
Date:Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location:39 Front Street
Support your local artists and craftspeople this season!Recycled ceramic plates and sandblasted glass from big girl company.Felt goodies, paintings and cards from Sarah Ryan Studios.Graphic mugs, vases and other ceramics from Danmade.Fiber necklaces, accessories and jewelry from Subsix Studios. Stained glass Art from Found Glass Studios.

The Bobbin's Annual Holiday Extravaganza

The holiday season often comes with the hidden price tags of over consumption. You can make a difference when you pledge to buy local + buy handmade! The Bobbin is having their Annual Holiday Extravaganza this Saturday the 5th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to do some shopping. There will also be music food and a sustainable crafting ornament bar! The Bobbin is located at 299 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington, VT.
Here is a video from last years Holiday Extravaganza!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgivng


Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all enjoying food, family and friends today. David and I will be going to my mother's shortly. I'm excited that my brother and his wife are here from Cape Cod. Later this evening we are doing a second dinner at my best friend Alison's house with with a few other friends. Then per our tradition we'll meet up with more friends at the Old Northender bar for some drinks. I'm thankful for so much. Have a great holiday everyone!
xo, Holly

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wedding Photos

Our amazing friend Sam Simon was our photographer for the wedding. His photos have always impressed me and he didn't let us down when I saw the album online from our wedding. He rocked at the wedding taking photos all night. Check out the rehearsal pictures and wedding pictures here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love Birds


David and I got married on Saturday 09/19/09. We couldn't be more happy with how wonderful of a wedding it was. So many thanks to our families and friends. We could not have done it without you!
This lovely photo was taken by our photographer and friend Sam Simon.He did an amazing job.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's Our Wedding Day!


So today David and I get married today! My how a year of planning has just flown by. All that matters is that in the end its just us. I'm so happy to share our lives together. Cheers to us!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dana and Katie Wedding Video


Watch this video of Dana and Katie's wedding shot by Eva Sollberger of Stuck in VT. You will be moved! I love you Dana and Katie!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

video
I couldn't resist posting a video of Dana and Katie's first dance. Enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

This Will Be Our Day, Took a Long Time to Come.


Hi there!
Yes I am alive. I have been neglecting this blog since we got back from tour but I have a good excuse. I was in the final months of my wedding planning and now I am in the final week. That's right it's this Saturday! Speaking of weddings we went to Dana (follow Smitten) and Katie's wedding this past weekend and it couldn't of been more beautiful and special. I am so happy for them. Pictures to come in a future post. David and I get married this Saturday and can't wait! I will do a big wedding update after as well as more regular post again. Thanks for your patience. Wish us luck on our big day.
xoxo, Holly

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Three Shows Down

Hi all,
Tour is going strong and great. Glasgow and Birmingham where great shows. Glasgow was an amazing turn out for a Monday and the line up was just fantastic. Our split with The Just Joans looks amazing! Today we head to London to play at the Wilmington Arms tonight. I am so excited.Below are pictures from Glasgow with the exception of the last one which is from last night in Birmingham. A picture of our friend One Happy Island whom we are playing with on tour. More stories to come! Cheers!









Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tour Day One

David and I made it safe and sound to England today. We had time to kill before catching the train to Leeds where Max lives so we went and got a yummy English brunch. Afterwards we walked over to the British Library. I have been a fan of Alice In Wonderland for some time and to be able to see the original book there in the library amongst other great literary works was such a treat. I left with a big smile on my face.Then we caught the two hour train ride to Leeds and I took a much needed nap most of the way. It is so great to be here at Max's flat...Smittens united! We had band practice for a bit after getting a beer at a local pub and are now making a late dinner. More updates to come. Tomorrow is our first show in Newcastle.
xo, Holly

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Champlain 400 Parade

The lovely Eva Sollberger of Stuck in Vermont shot this video. I took place in The Champlain 400 Parade which was part of the Burlington International Waterfront celebrations. Despite the rain I had great time dancing in the rain!Check out the video!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Smittens / The Just Joans SPLIT



WeePOP! records announces our split with The Just Joans! It's official! Read all about it on WeePOP! records. The split is going to be available on 7" vinyl next week (available to pre-order now) and on Wee POP!'s traditional 3" cds later in the month.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Today is my sweeties Birthday! I love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him. He is my glitter and twang....my sunshine in a jar. Happy Birthday Love!

The Smittens Go Away on Summer Holiday!

Hi there Friends! The Smittens are making the final preparations for yet another amazing Summer Adventure (tour dates at the end of this message)! This year will see us overseas in The UK (with our good pals One Happy Island) and in Sweden, playing at two awesome festivals and a bunch of other awesome gigs...

We're also releasing a new split 7” single with Glaswegian pop geniuses The Just Joans on WeePOP! It’s gonna be a mega yow!
Details for the pre-order are here: http://www.weepop.net/

The single is coming out in a limited run of 500 on colored vinyl and will also have a short run on 3” cdr for those who don’t do the vinyl thing.

In addition, Happy Happy Birthday To Me declared last week “Smittens Week” over at their blog and posted a bunch of videos and our tour dates – see it all over here: http://www.happyhappybirthdaytome.blogspot.com/

As an added bonus, just before Smittens tour kicks off, you can catch a Colin solo show (with Brad from One Happy Island’s Secret Charisma, Ich Bin Finn, and The Sunny Street) and a Let’s Whisper show (with the always amazing Allo, Darlin’ and Sweet Baboo) in London this week!

We are all very excited to see so many of you can so many bands in the coming weeks – and can you believe the unbelieveable line-up for this year’s Indietracks? check it: http://www.indietracks.co.uk/

Wow!

Our final stop on tour will be in Stockholm! We are still amazed that we’ve gone from wishing to play Sweden to actually heading over so soon! Here’s the poster for our show at Lasse i Parken at the Cosy Den 5 Years anniversary fest! You can find more details about that whole fest here: www.smallstepforward.com/cosy

We’ll be having an unbelieveably awesome shindig in Glasgow on Monday, July 20th! with our old friends from Brooklyn, The Specific Heats and more
(and it’s a Half My Heart Beats event! – yow!) http://www.halfmyheartbeats.blogspot.com/


UK:

7/15 – Colin Clary, The Secret Charisma, Ich Bin Finn, The Sunny Street @Buffalo Bar, London

7/17 – Let’s Whisper, Sweet Baboo, Allo, Darlin’ @The Betsey Trotwood, London

7/19 – the Smittens, One Happy Island, Pale Man Made, Frankie and the Heartstrings @ The Head of Steam, Newcastle

7/20 – The Smittens, The Just Joans, The Specific Heats, Maple Leaves, One Happy Island @ the Flying Duck, Glasgow
(7” split ep release show!)

7/21 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, Pete Green @ the Victoria, Birmingham

7/22 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, Standard Fare, The Melting Ice Caps @ the Wilmington Arms, London

7/23 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, The Wednesday Club, The Seven Inches @ Packhorse, Leeds

7/25 – Let’s Whisper @ Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire

7/26 – the Smittens @ Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire (lot more info here: http://www.indietracks.co.uk/ )
Other bands playing Indietracks include Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Stereo Total, Art Brut, Au Revoire Simone, Manhattan Love Suicides, Tender Trap, BMX Bandits, Northern Portrait, Pocketbooks, Butcher Boy, One Happy Island and a bunch more!

Sweden:

7/28 – The Smittens and Komon in Gothenburg (details here: http://www.snap-tight.se/)

7/29 – The Smittens, Nils Folke Valdemar @ Insikten, Jönköpings Kulturhus, Jönköping

7/30 – Let’s Whisper, Johan Hedberg (from SKWBN), MJ Hibbett @ The Southside Cavern, Stockholm

7/31 – The Smittens, Would-Be-Goods, Burning Hearts, Strawberry Fair @ Lasse i Parken, Stockholm

Anyhow, we so look forward to seeing as many of you as we can this month!

xoxo,
The Littlest Smitten aka Holly

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Parade and later tonight a Smittens show!


Today is a busy day for The Littlest Smitten. I am dancing in the parade at 5pm which is part of the Burlington International Waterfront Festival activities. I think it will be allot fun. We are second in the parade lineup. Come downtown to watch the parade travel down Main Street. Later tonight The Smittens are playing at Skinny Pancake. We expect to start between 9pm and 9:30. Fingers crossed it doesn't rain because we are planning to play outside this time on the patio! So come on down to eat some good food, drink some good drinks and see us rock out.
xo, Holly

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

My Millie Girl


I met my lovely friend Laura years ago while working at a locally owned clothing store here in VT. They carried mostly all natural fiber clothing and most of our shoppers there were 30 years plus. I like to think that Laura and I added a touch of youth and fun to the store. When I was hired I had pink hair which now is so funny looking back as it was kind of an "earthy" style store if you know what I mean. Anyhow the owners were great and if I hadn't been hired I might not have met Laura and been friends all these years later even after she moved back to Massachusetts. Sometimes it's rare to find such special friendships and I feel truly blessed to have her in my life. She is inspiring, thoughtful, wise, fashionable and full of beauty.Laura works now at Modern Millie in Salem, MA and created the blog Millie Girl. In her on words,"Millie is inspiring creativity in fashionable living in Salem,MA and beyond. Here you will find her daily musing on vintage and modern fashion, art, and lifestyle that step outside the path of the mainstream world." The other day she did two post on me and my blog saying the most lovely things. Thank you Laura. I adore you. Now go check out Millie Girl and be inspired!

The Fall Movie (2006)

I posted the other night about watching Pushing Daisies and what a great show it is, was. I was reminded too that Lee Pace who is also on Pushing Daisies was in the movie The Fall. Back when it was in the theater and I went to The Fall I knew very little about it. Leaving the theater I was blown away by what a beautiful movie it was. If you haven't seen it please do so as soon as possible and I promise you won't be disappointed.

WeePOP! Records


WeePOP! records announced our new split with The Just Joans today. Check it out here! To the left is a picture from last year at Indie Tracks. We can't wait to be there again in just couple of weeks!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Pushing Daisies


I knew Pushing Daisies was a good show but for some reason I never fully committed to it. I saw the first two episodes on tv and then lost track. In part it's because I rarely ever watch anything on tv these days when it's actually on air and end up later on just watching a show on the computer where I can watch episodes back to back. Well tonight David and I watched several episodes and of course I love it. How could you not love Chuck's style. So rather then post a bunch of pictures I thought I would post just one and lead you here for a great blog post by The Tell-Tale Blog about the show and Chuck's great style.

WHAT I WORE


Here is what I wore yesterday.
Vintage Dress Thrifted
Vintage Purse Thrifted
Shoes Modern
Sunglasses from Old Gold here in Burlington
Vintage 80's bracelet from yard sale

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Holly Fashion

Today I was going through pictures from the last year or so and decided to post some outfit pictures. Unfortunately most of them are from the waist up but I promise to do more full body outfit post soon. I hope you enjoy the twelve outfit posts below. Happy Sunday!

 
 
 
 
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Friday, June 26, 2009


Hello All!
Last weekend The Smittens were very lucky to be a part of Bernie Fest 2009. What is Bernie Fest you might ask? Well Bernie is Dana's uncle and the whole family threw him a surprise 60th Birthday Party on Father's Day. It was such a treat being part of such a special family event. Family skits were performed, stories were told and testimonials we spoken of Uncle Bernie. The Smittens were asked to played a set and we even did a cover of one of Bernie's songs. Bernie joined us up on stage and sung along. It was a blast! I think though one of the biggest surprises for Uncle Bernie perhaps was legendary Richie Havens walking into the party to perform following The Smittens. It was definitely a first for us to announce Richie Havens during our set! What an amazing performer he is and Uncle Bernie couldn't of been more happier to see one of his idols play his surprise party! Afterwords we got to hear some of Bernie's own songs. The Smittens had a great time and want to thank Dana's family for asking us to play and be a part of such a special day. Below are a few pictures from the party.


Richie Havens with Dylan, Dana's niece and Dana.

Uncle Bernie, Richie Havens and The Smittens.

Zoe! A new fan is born!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Keiko Lynn Giveaway

Keiko Lynn is giving away this lovely necklace...

Monday, June 08, 2009

Two New Releases



The Smittens are on two new releases on Make Do and Mend independent record label out of London,UK.We are so very excited and honored to be playing at Indie Tracks again this year!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

ModLife Interviews Rhiannon Leifheit of Liebemarlene Vintage

One of my favorite fashion blogs to follow is Liebemarlene Vintage. Modcloth did a great interview with Rhiannon Leifheit yesterday. Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Three Imaginary Girls Review of Saturday Nights Show at San Francisco Popfest 2009



The review of the Saturday night San Francisco Popfest 2009 show by The Imaginary Girls is up here. Above are some of the pictures they posted. Photo credit Steve Louie.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Three Imaginary Girls Debuts Two New Smittens Videos Today!

Three Imaginary Girls debuts two new Smittens videos today. You can check out the post here or simply read below.

Debut of two brand new Smittens videos
Submitted by keenan dowers on June 1, 2009.

I am pleased to announce the debut of The Smittens new video for "One Hundred Roses" off their HHBTM album The Coolest Thing About Love. This song has been ruling my world since I got the record last summer, with its perfectly Magnetic Fields-y chorus "It doesn't mean that I love you any less/It only means that I'm a mess".

Not only that, but we also have the debut of another video from The Coolest Thing..., "Magpies and Eccles Cake", which is a collection of live videos.

Here's what they have to say about it:

The two videos, both made by Rob Koier with "One Hundred Roses" filmed at the VCAM studio and incorporating a lot of David Zacharis’ artwork – drawings and felt dolls – and "Magpies and Eccles Cake" using footage filmed at our last local VT show. One looks like a candy confection and the other looks more like a 70’s rock film in slow motion. Interesting contrast, and different sides of the visual representation of the band. We can’t wait to share them with you!




Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tullycraft and The Smittens

Here is another video from San Francisco Popfest 2009 featuring The Smittens and Tullycraft!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Smittens show tonight!!!

Hey kids!
Last minute news but we've got a show tonight at Monkey House in Winooski with Lady Bright and Torpedo Rodeo. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. The cover is $5.00. Come on out for a great night of music!
xo, Holly
p.s. San Francisco Popfest was a blast. We'll post more about that later but here is a video to hold you over.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lyell


I am fantasizing about having everything in this Spring collection.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where I Live


The lovely home and product design website Design*Sponge has done a piece on my very own town Burlington, VT. Check it out online here.

San Francisco Popfest 2009 and Smittens Updates

The Smittens will by flying over to the west coast to play at the San Francisco popfest this week– (www.sfpopfest.com) playing at the Rickshaw shop on Saturday, may 23rd! That fest runs from Thursday-Sunday May 21-24 and the tix are available along with all details and lineup and locations at the festival website. Let’s Whisper will be also playing a set during the free Sunday picnic show in the park, too!

We are sad and honored to be playing at what is reported to be Tullycraft’s last ever live show – holy molee! – and excited to finally make good on our promise to come to the West Coast – obviously, one show isn’t going to satisfy all our friends out there, so we promise (again) to make another effort soon to play some more shows out there – all apologies to our pals in Portland and Oly and Seattle and Joshua Tree, and San Diego, and everybody else on that coast. If you can make to the the SF fest, well, that would be awesome – apparently much of the fest is being filmed, so hopefuly you can still feel like you were there at a later date!

In other Smittens and Smittens-related happenings, here are some cool things we’ve been involved in lately:

- Colin, Dana, David, and Holly spent a wildly amusing night in the studio here last week taking part in backing vocal sessions for our friend James Kochalka’s new gameboy music album, Digital Elf! Not sure when that will be coming out, but we had tons of fun with James and a couple of the Jazz Guys, plus a handful of other wonderful singers both tall and small!

We’ll let you know when it’s coming out!

- Max and Colin and Dana had a short visit to London to rock out at the London Popfest at the end of February – delivering an inspired trio performance and being inspired by the other fab acts on the bills! Let’s Whisper even kicked off the whole thing on the first night of the festival and a good time was had by all.

- Dana and Colin had a new Let’s Whisper song come out as part of the latest compilation set from the Eardrums label – and all 4 volumes are available for free download here: www.eardrumspop.com ! The Whisper track, titled “All Happy Endings,” is in very good company with loads of good indiepop from all over the globe. The comp is titled Birdsongs, Beesongs and we recommend it highly. There’s also a Colin solo song on there, “I Miss the Bubblegum,” which is about a time that Colin missed Smittens practice because he was in Portugal with his friend Isaac – a new recording of an old fave.

- Our good friend Steve Williams, who mixed our first two albums and whom you may know as a Magog or even more recently as the bass player for Rough Francis, just completed a new video for his awesome MFDOJ song “Count Me in, I’m Good to Go,” which was filmed by Rob Koier and which also features brief cameos from Colin and David and a handful of our friends here in town! It’s inspired by Goddard’s classic film Breathless and incorporates text from the film and new footage shot in homage to the original – very nice!

- And Colin has a new mini album out on the Weepop! label, too! His latest is titled “Every Little Thing Counts” and features 10 songs in just about 22 minutes with some cute handmade artwork and you can order it here: www.weepop.net – word is it’s selling briskly and could be sold out soon. Alas, the Let’s Whisper ep, “Make Me Smile” is already all gone! So please hurry up if you don’t wanna miss out!

-and this just in - Max and his friend Gillian are also now moving folks on dance floors in the UK! Keep an eye out for dj sets from GMAX! Early reports are in, and yes, the kids do just love it!

Check back here soon for dates and details of our summer adventure plans, too! This year we will be returning to the UK for a short tour (with our friends One Happy Island) which will find the Smittens playing in London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and making a return trip (this time to the main stage) to the Indietracks festival July 24-26 at the Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire – one of the hottest and nicest summer tickets in the UK this summer. Full line-up, details and a festival blog with links, interviews and mp3s can be found if you start here: www.indietracks.co.uk – it was the highlight of our summer last year – and this time Let’s Whisper will be playing a set on a train, too!

Friday, April 17, 2009

MONDO The Smittens Tonight in NYC


MONDO returns to Don Hill's on TONIGHT!

Come join us!

DJs Miss Modular, Kevington, and Dr Maz spin all your favorite indie, britpop, twee, post-punk, girl groups, and more!

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We're giddy to welcome The Smittens, a self-described DIY twee pop explosion, to the Mondo stage. The five-piece, hailing from Vermont and the UK, create catchy indie pop overflowing with sunny melodies and clever lyrics. The group's boy-girl vocals and smart vs. cute approach harkens back to classic bands like Beat Happening and Tullycraft.


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@ Don Hill's
511 Greenwich Street (at Spring St.)
11:00 pm - 4 am
$5 Cover / $ 3 with Flyer or Invite


more info @

http://www.mondo-nyc.com
http://www.myspace.com/mondonyc