I’d give an Ocean of Diamonds, a world filled with flowers
To hold you closely for just a few hours
Hear you whisper softly that you love me true
Would change all the dark clouds to the bluest of blue
fall in! there’s finally a crisp chill in the air. on the east coast, it’s sweater wearing, apple picking, leaf peeping season in full affect. time for some seasonal news.
Meanwhile, production is churning along, so place your orders soon for holiday deliveries; for instant gratification, the website has been recently updated for your online shopping convenience.
happy fall season!
to ALL my New York, tri-state, New England friends,
4 days! count down to another fun weekend at the Basilica Farm & Flea in Hudson, NY.
Farm & Flea is a great event, wonderful vendors, the Basilica is a beautiful space and Hudson, a gorgeous area.
Come thru. Make a day or weekend of it.
I’ll be there selling a range of sacs, cross bodies, key cases and carryalls.
Tell your friends and look forward to seeing you there!
and to my West Coast peeps, SAVE THE DATE: May 13 + 14; I’ll be at the Echo Park Craft Fair, the following weekend, in Los Angeles, with more of the above mentioned and some surprises too!
come celebrate the season, support local, independent makers, find treats for yourself and others while having a wonderful time doing so! this will be my last ‘event’ of the season; i will have everyw’air sprays and a nice assortment of sacs too. look forward to seeing you at the ojai rancho inn holiday market, this saturday, december 17, 2016, 12 – 7 pm.
another season, another fantastic line-up. check here to buy tickets, here for more information about the participants, artist interviews, new vendors, new added fair features, etc. hope to see you there!
a special thank you to domino magazine for this beautiful shot of sac 1 canvas/natural hanging on a rack with rachel craven dresses – a familiar scene from nature. #likewedo. I will definitely have some canvas combination sac 1 and sac 2 and rachel will definitely have some dresses and textiles at the EPCF.
everywair sprays are back! in preparation for the season of traveling, gifting, stuffing stockings, housewarming, I spent 3 super delightful and productive days deep in everywair spray production mode at the le feu de l’eau candle factory. when taking care of business with jo and wendy, working hard felt like hardly working. thanks ladies! see them at the EPCF this weekend, too!
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I am pleased to announce that I will be selling at the Farm & Flea Holiday Market, this weekend November 25, 26 and 27th at the Basilica, in Hudson, NY. (more about the Basilica, here.) As a way to introduce a few participating makers, my dear friend Kate Orne wrote and photographed a portrait series in her journal, Upstate Diary, including yours truly!
Farm & Flea Holiday Market at Basilica Hudson will be my first (and only) east coast craft fair this season before I head back to Los Angeles for the Echo Park Craft Fair. So, do make the adventure to scenic Hudson, NY this holiday weekend. The location is perfect for a day trip as it is literally across the road from the train station. I am so looking forward being there and seeing all of you!
BASILICA FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET 2016
FRIDAY Nov. 25, 2-5 pm: Early Bird Kick-Off + sales
FRIDAY Nov. 25, 5-9 pm: Black Friday Soirée with cocktails + sales
SATURDAY Nov. 28, 10 am-6 pm: Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market
SUNDAY Nov. 29, 10 am-5 pm: Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market
$5 for the whole weekend // children under 12 FREE!
110 South Front Street
Hudson NY 12534
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One particularly glorious day, before the official start of spring, a group of us, old friends and new, gathered at one of the most spectacular locations, to shoot some photos for my lookbook (more on that, later). Located way high in a Malibu Canyon, Windcliff Ranch boasts varied terrain, with sweeping canyon, valley, mountain and ocean views. Awesome, is an understatement. Breathtaking comes close. See for yourself.
Our hostess was my dear friend Valerie Lefranc and was luck would have it, her daughter Adele, was back home for a spell, so that was an extra added treat! Born in the south of France, Valerie lived in few other right places at the right time -we met in NYC in the late 1900’s! This canyon has been home for the better part of 20+ years. She is a great steward of this vast landscape, nurturing every square inch, every blade of grass, every rock and rubble, highlighting views and secret nooks, sharing all it’s beauty with all who have the honor of visiting.
A model, then stylist, Valerie has turned her creative hands to jewelry-making. While supplies last, look for her choice coveted pieces at In The Field, in Ojai.
To be continued…oh, and did I mention, you too can have your own Windcliff Ranch get away experience?
so looking forward to the Echo park Craft Fair this weekend!
as always, another wonderful variety of makers and offerings and food treats too. be sure to pick up this and many other gorgeous posters by claire neheim of plant planet. for some pre-game background and to whet your appetite, check out some artist interviews here and click on the names here, to learn more about who makes what.
get tickets here.
fyi: some of things i’ll have
sure hope to see you there! xoShare
chris darrow is (in my circles) the emperor of the inland empire; an axis of the claremont folk music community and prolific member of one of it’s most renowned artistic families. no documentary about the late 60’s -70’s so-cal music scene (20 feet from stardom, pbs’ troubadour, bbc’s laurel canyon, and more) is complete with out some choice chris commentary. generous and inspiring, chris is a multi-hyphenate: multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, session musician, member of several seminal southern california bands (kaleidoscope, nitty gritty dirt band to name just 2) and photographer.
this weekend i went to a reception to celebrate his show, Vanishing West, a selection of his photographs of signage and facades, the kind we take for granted until we look out our car window and see less and less of them, of these days. there are tons more photos in his archive that he intends to compile into a book.
cd, looking forward to that!
(excuse the glare, enjoy the pix!)
Monday – Friday December 7th – 11th – 9am – 1pm or by appointment
Friday December 11th – 6 – 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday December 12th & 13th – 12noon – 3pm
Monday – Friday December 14th – 18th – 9am – 1pm or by appointment
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. (office)
Claremont, CA 91711
T (909) 621-0848
here are just a few my fav darrow tracks, a soundtrack, if you will, for your own vanishing west road trip. check out and enjoy more here
thank you yo and danielle king for a wonderful, creative and meditative afternoon.
sac 1 sac 2 finishing touches, then on their way for shipping out online orders! patience pays.
thank you ladies! xo
a lovely sunday afternoon in topanga. first stop, a visit to danielle king at canyon gourmet where I met up with heather taylor (and family); there, we restocked our wares. i dropped off sac 1, sac 2 in canvas and natural leather, plus the small carry-all market tote. i love the table with heathertaylorhome linens, tea towels and pillows set with the latest candle offering, citrus, from le feu de l’eau . very enticing.
next, a quick drive up the hill, danielle treated us to the most delicious impromptu luncheon chez elle; featuring her favorite bounty from canyon gourmet, the farmer’s market, and a few choice delicacies from gjusta. yum and thank you very much! lovely ladies takin’ care o’ business and having a grand time doing it. so easy. i love california living.