We love being a part of initiatives that mean something and make a difference…

Which is why we are proud to partner with Bud Foster (Virginia Tech Football’s Defensive Coordinator) and his Lunch Pail Defense Foundation.

The LPD is a scholarship program; the recipient embodies the characteristics symbolized by the Lunch Pail in terms of spirit, character, work ethic and determination to succeed in all areas of life.

Our new licensed Collegiate Collection does more than show your school pride! Through partnerships like this one and the licensing of our original designs, each purchase you make is supporting your school.

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“W-I-N” – (What’s Important Now) To make change; to influence; to use this moment to be better than the last; to achieve greatness in all aspects of your life; win at home. Win at school. Win at business. Win at life. (LPD Foundation, 2015.)

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We were happy to donate 20% of sales to the foundation for scholarships!

Ginny (Radford Class of 2001) and Rachel (Virginia Tech Class of 2011) loved being back in the beautiful New River Valley for this special event.

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The winner of the live auction got her VT pillow signed by Bud! Truly one-of-a-kind.

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Do you think you’re the biggest Hokie fan in all the land?

Then this is for you: a completely hand-embroidered Virginia Tech pillow measuring over 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall – Take your Hokie pride off the field and into your home!

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The Lunch Pail Defense Foundation is a non-profit corporation (per IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)) whose purpose is to fund an academic college/university scholarship (or scholarships) for an eligible high school student (or students) from the New River Valley area. 

  

Carleston

We love the south and were jazzed to be a part of this year’s Explore Charleston Insiders’ Weekend. Here are some of our favorite pics!

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Rachel and Ginny kicked off Saturday night with Southern Living “Biscuits & Jam” – a Lowcountry Boil, Pig Roast and Outdoor Concert with a live performance by Houndmouth.

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Each guest received a catstudio glass as their ticket into the event. Local breweries and distilleries were set up onsite for beverages and samplings.

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Ginny & Sid Evans (Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living)

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Rustic touches, from casual rocking chairs to sunflower centerpieces, set the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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Sunday Brunch with Chef Kevin Johnson and Deputy Editor of Southern Living Jennifer Cole at The Grocery.

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Rachel, Emily, Jennifer, Ginny, and Holly at The Grocery

We had a wonderful time and were thrilled to be a part of such an exciting weekend-long event with the Charleston Area Visitor’s Bureau and Time, Inc. Magazines.

To follow more of our exciting adventures, join us on Instagram and search #catstudioroadtrip. We’ll see you on the road!