KREWE Tiny House Residency Celebration in Alys Beach
KREWE Tiny House Residency Launch Celebration takes place on Friday June 23 5-8pm at the Alys Shoppe on 30 Mark Twain Lane in Alys Beach, Florida. Kickoff the KREWE Tiny House Residency in Alys Beach! Explore KREWE's newest mobile shopping experience and preview the latest sun + optical frame styles. Enjoy New Orleans inspired bites and spirits. Open to the public! KREWE will be open for business in Alys Beach next to Alys Shopped through July 22 (open Mon-Sat, 10am til 7pm and Sun 12pm til 5pm).
KREWE, a New Orleans-based independent eyewear company, is taking to the road in 2017 with its newly-crafted Tiny House, making an official Alys Beach debut on June 23, 2017, as part of a month-long residency at The Alys Shoppe in Alys Beach, Florida.
With a wide selection of colorful, beach-ready frames, KREWE will celebrate this unique community partnership with an intimate cocktail reception on June 23, open to local Alys Beach homeowners and the general public.
The Tiny House, a small showroom of 154.8 square feet, was designed as an exact replica of the iconic shotgun home— a symbol of New Orleans’ architecture and Afro-Caribbean lineage. While its outer design harkens to the city of New Orleans itself, its interior feels entirely KREWE— a mini-store that sells premium, handcrafted eyewear with the same welcoming hospitality of the brand’s standalone storefronts in New Orleans and Savannah, Georgia.
“Our goal at KREWE is to take the simple things we love, and do them better. The Tiny House movement encourages the idea of living simply and through experiences that enrich our quality of life. KREWE has interpreted this into a non-traditional mobile retail experience, and we’re excited to reach our customers in a new way, wherever they may be.” — Founder and Creative Director, Stirling Barrett
This idea of a unique way to shop eyewear isn’t entirely new to KREWE; in August of 2013, KREWE debuted the custom-built KREWE Cart. Featuring a fully-functioning bicycle attached to a lightbox, Stirling and the Cart were quickly seen as a staple at New Orleans festivals. Later, the brand opened a glass-cube— known as the Sunroom— that acted as part-showroom and by-appointment-only store.
Four years later, KREWE is eager to share their retail evolution with customers while working closely with the community- centric neighborhood of Alys Beach. The KREWE Tiny House will be open for business at 30 Mark Twain Lane, Alys Beach, FL 32461 through July 22. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10AM-7PM and Sunday 12PM-5PM. Follow #KREWETinyHouse on social media for additional updates.
In the heart of Alys Beach is the town's inaugural retail building – the Alys Shoppe. The new urban town is known for its unique architecture, clean lines, and sophisticated style, and the Alys Shoppe embodies the town. Every square inch of the elegant boutique boasts carefully chosen designers from around the world. Alys Shoppe is stocked with flowy, comfy dresses and beach ready tunics and covers. Men’s Italian linen, hats, and swimsuits, also line the shelves of the Alys Shoppe. The Alys Shoppe also carries jewelry, hats, accessories, clothing, and home décor.
The classic Alys Beach tee-shirt collection is also available at the Alys Shoppe. The colors of the shirts will change every year making colors the annual thing people look for to remember that year’s vacation by.
The well trained, knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you. Private shopping appointments are also available. Follow Alys Shoppe on Instagram - @alysshoppe and Facebook. Alys Shoppe is open from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Offering an unrivaled sense of escape, Alys Beach is an emerging community nestled along Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. Drawing inspiration from Bermuda and Antigua, Guatemala, Alys Beach’s stark white walls and private courtyard homes create a harmonious, urban environment characterized by calmness and simplicity. When complete, a short walk through town will take one from the gorgeous white sand along the Gulf coast, through a thriving town center filled with a variety of shops and restaurants, along pathways lined with neighborhood parks, pools, and event spaces, culminating on a 20-acre nature preserve to the north with trails and boardwalks winding through cypress wetlands. For more information, please visit alysbeach.com.
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