Tag Archives: Florida

Wish you were here

White sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters, plenty of sunshine and nothing but blue skies … we’ve found it! We found summer! The official start of summer is still weeks away (sigh), but our new Summer colors and styles arrive in just a few days. To celebrate, we thought we’d bring you a much-deserved sneak peek […]

Strike a pose

Every year, Vera Bradley partners with The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to welcome the COA Ultimate National Championship Cheer and Dance Competition. On April 6 – 8, hundreds of cheerleaders filed in from around the country to compete and dazzle with their best routines and, as has become tradition, to […]

That’s the spirit!

Every year, Vera Bradley partners with The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to welcome the COA Ultimate National Championship Cheer and Dance Competition. On April 21 – 24, hundreds of cheerleaders filed in from around the country to compete and dazzle with their best routines and, as has become tradition, to […]

Success in Seaside

Despite brief rain showers and less-than-ideal temperatures, the 9th annual Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Run and after party were a tremendous success, thanks to the participants, sponsors and volunteers who came out in support of Seaside Neighborhood School. Proceeds from the event are used to pay for staff and equipment used for elective […]

Bringing color to their communities

In August 2010, Vera Bradley partnered with O The Oprah Magazine to hold a contest, featured in the In The KnOw promotional section of the publication, inviting readers to nominate an inspiring individual or organization who helps bring color to their community. To enter, readers were asked to submit an “I am colorful because …” essay, […]

We’ve been blogged!

In late December, the blog Style Me Pretty Bridal Inspirations featured breathtaking snapshots of a wedding ceremony held at The Inn by the Sea, a Seaside, Florida, oceanfront cottage designed by Vera Bradley Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. See the complete wedding photo album from photographer Claire Ryser of Visionaire Studios. Congratulations to the happy couple!

A Colorful Day

October 6-7 we hosted A Colorful Day: The Ultimate Vera Bradley Experience, an event which included a shopping extravaganza, exclusive gifts and a special question and answer session with Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. Guests stayed at the beautiful Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida, a hotel inspired by and designed with an Italian city in mind. […]

Runway ready

On October 7, a smile was the best accessory for the more than 300 friends who showed up for our first-ever Vera Bradley Model Casting Call in sunny Orlando, Florida. After preliminary photos, 50 lucky participants made it to the final round, and earned the opportunity to walk the runway! Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and InStyle […]

The naming of a blog

When deciding on a handle for the official Vera Bradley company blog, one particular story resonated above the many, many you hear throughout these halls. Some time ago, before there were four buildings worth of employees … before the Outlet Sale that now notoriously draws fans from around the world … even before the idea of […]