Summer Editorial

New Arrivals from Laura Lombardi


Tephra Ring
Cortona Necklace    
Trestle Bracelet
We are happy to present Laura Lombardi's new styles in our shop.I'm loving her stunning architectural necklaces from her fall collection that are perfect adornment for any outfit. And we're now carrying her bracelets and rings. There are also gorgeous pieces that are currently on sale.

Images courtesy of Laura Lombardi.

Italian Love


So there has been a few fashion posts lately, but when combined with images that bring back nostalgia of  "la dolce vita", I just had to share it. There's no hiding it, Italy is one of my fave places in the world. The energy, people, architecture, food, vino, the unexpected.... it's just all part of the experience. So I was very excited to see the post at Miss Moss blog where Diana combined the gorgeous designs by Dolce & Gabbana with colorful vintage posters. It is brilliant and a feast for the eye!

Enjoy more images via Miss Moss with D&G images courtesy of Vogue and Vintage Posters courtesy of Boston Public Library.

San Diego Pop-up Shop


Here are some images from our pop-up shop at the Vixen Pop-up Boutique and Fashion show last Thursday. It was great to hang out and showcase some of our product specials: homewares from Vitrified Studio ceramics, Rina Ono, Studio Patro tea towels along with bags from Ellen Truijen, Nancybird, Erin Templeton and Manufacture des Rigoles. We also presented some of our beautiful jewelry including new arrivals from Victoria Bekerman with her lovely bracelets now available in our shop. Thank you to those in San Diego who came out and supported us!

Trois Petits Points Lockets


Trois Petits Points treasured enameled lockets are back in stock with new colors added. Now available in: lapiz-lazuli, lichen, vermillion, caramel and petroleum. We've also restocked her popular Ellipse 1 bracelet. And of course, we also carry Emilie's classic pretty earrings and rings.

Classic Wearable Pieces: Bellrose


I'm loving the Autumn/Winter collection by Belgian brand, Bellerose.  From the classic cuts to the rich layered textures, these are comfy wearable pieces that I can wear all season long. Just waiting for it to get cooler here in Southern Cal. 

San Diego Pop-up Shop Event


If you're in the San Diego area, we are participating in the Vixen Pop Up Boutique and Fashion Show this Thursday Sept. 20th from 6-9pm at the Spa of La Jolla. I will be showcasing a selection of gorgeous bags, lovely jewelry and some of our home goods. There will be some art, music and fashion show. Check out Vixen's site to purchase tickets in advance. Hope to see you there!

Color and Pattern Play: Ferm Living


I love everything about the home and lifestyle products by Ferm Living-from the design function,aesthetic, colors, patterns of their textiles, wall stickers, ceramics and wood products. And their children's collection brings out the kid in all of us.

I  appreciate their story...sharing an affinity for birds and the theme of "flying" in discovery, exploration and finding one's path. Check out the bird of the day images as well on their blog. I love the background on how their company and logo came to be: "Ferm LIVING originates from a graphic design agency in Aarhus, Denmark, founded by Trine Andersen in 2005. The company came to life after Trine, mostly for fun, decided to visit a clairvoyant. Trine was quite astonished when the clairvoyand saw a little bird sitting confused on a branch, not knowing which way to fly. This sight was essential for Trine’s decision to follow her dream of starting her own business. When she then founded ferm, the little bird found knew exactly where to go and now sits on top of the company logo." 


California Road Trip:Beyond Sonoma County


There's no doubt California is a beautiful state. We are blessed with such varied topography and vegetation from the beautiful coastline, Sierra Nevada range and desert.When we think Northern Cal, San Francisco first comes to mind. But this travelogue is dedicated to the typically unexplored region at the edge of Northern Cal, the last third of our great state...beyond Sonoma County. {more after images}

Sonoma County
making our way to the coast on Hwy 101
where the land meets the sea at Humboldt County
amazing redwoods
Jedediah Smith State Park
 Ok, I admit my tolerance for a long road trip was diminished after an attempt to drive across the country last summer. But the adventure of driving up the length of our home state to the Pacific Northwest was calling me this summer. Plus I've always been curious about exploring the rest of California like the city of Eureka...maybe it was the allure of the days gone by during the California gold rush. And who can resist the redwoods, the tallest trees in the world?  Following a stop at Santa Rosa,a gateway city to the wine country in Sonoma County, we continued our trek to the north on Highway 101, also known as historic El Camino Real.

The drive on this part of Hwy 101 is so beautiful with vineyards blanketing the valleys, rolling hills dotted with oak trees and the road lined with pine trees and redwoods. No traffic jams on this part of the 101 my fellow Angelenos! The atmosphere with the warm inland air meeting the cold ocean temperature created the most beautiful effect, as we transitioned from extremely hot weather to cold and foggy along the coast. I couldn't help but scream "Eureka!" when I arrived in this small town, a Greek word meaning "I've found it!"  It was inspiring to be surrounded by the redwoods along with seeing the so called "Ewok Forest" (for any Star Wars fans) filmed at Jedediah Smith State Park.

Another great side trip would be along Mendocino Bay when driving up north along the coast- that will be next time!

Textile Love:Imogen Heath



I love discovering new textile designers. Discovered via Bloesem, my love for textiles integrated into home accessories continues with Imogen Heath, who created her textile design studio in 2011. She blends colors, modern shapes and nature in her prints to create playful and pretty patterns that perfectly accent any home.

Art by Andrew Taylor


 Hello!Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Although we've transitioned into fall season, it feels like "endless summer" over here, as it's only getting hotter at home in Southern Cal. Well, hope the colors in these paintings by Australian artist Andrew Taylor get you in the mood for fall. You can view more of his works at Tim Olsen Gallery.

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