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October 28, 2010

Tres Mariposas in El Paso, TX

I absolutely love visiting Tres Mariposas in El Paso, TX. They are one of my first customers (my 5th to be exact) and have been buying my line since 1998! We have a trunk show going on there today and tomorrow from 10am - 6pm each day. I am so sad to miss this show personally, but when I do attend one of my favorite parts of my trip is staying with my good friend Irene Oppenheimer. She was one of the original buyers that brought my jewelry to the store, and although no longer with Tres, she has become one of my dearest friends. In honor of the season I had to post this fun picture of Irene and I attending a Halloween party a year ago when I was in town for a trunk show with Tres Mariposas. I had such a good time with her at this party!
Tres Mariposas has been known as El Paso's finest specialty boutique for almost four decades! Nan Napier, the store's owner, has the best sales staff and loyal customers. Every time I am there it feels like family. To learn a little more about Nan and her favorite things I asked her a few questions about herself, her work, and El Paso.
If you are in El Paso I hope you can make it by Tres Mariposas for our trunk show featuring my 18kt gold and sterling silver collections!
October 28th-29th 10am - 6pm

Meet Alison Gross

I am thrilled to introduce you to Alison Gross— she has worked for us for over a year now, and is moving on to work for Neiman Marcus! We adore her and will miss her. She has a fabulous blog named Luella & June— we interviewed her recently, and here’s the post…Add Image

October 21, 2010

Interview with Luella & June

Thanks Luella & June for featuring us on your blog!

October 18, 2010

Meet Duncan and Boyd's Andrew and Chandler Ware

We are having a trunk show this Thursday, October 21st from 10am - 6pm at Duncan & Boyd in Austin, Texas. Duncan & Boyd is a family business that originated out of Amarillo 40 years ago, and have opened a location in Austin at 3663 Bee Cave Road, 4-H.

I interviewed the fun husband-and-wife duo and owners of the Austin store, Andrew and Chandler Boyd, about some of their favorite things including recommendations about the city.

Duncan and Boyd

Showroom Open for Partners Card

I am looking forward to supporting the Family Place as well as getting to meet with my customers! We will also be welcoming my friend Alexa Pulitzer from New Orleans into the showroom on November 2nd & 3rd. Please see details below about her fine writing papers and setting up a time to meet with her while she is here.

During Partner's Card, enjoy 20% off my beautiful fall/holiday 18kt gold and silver collections.

Showroom hours:
Friday, October 29th

Monday - Friday, November 1st - 5th

10am - 5pm

Extended hours Tuesday, November 2nd until 6:30pm

Alexa Pulitzer's hours:

Tuesday, November 2nd 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 3rd 10am - 3:30pm

Appointments are highly recommended with Alexa Pulitzer.
Call 504.945.4843 or email
to schedule an appointment to work exclusively with Alexa.

Partners cards and gift certificates will also be available in the showroom.

October 12, 2010

Meet Julian Gold Midland's Cheryl Ernst

Please come see me and my silver and 18kt gold jewels at the Julian Gold Midland store this Wednesday, October 13th from 10-5 and Thursday, October 14th from 10-3.

In preparation for my trip, I interviewed the buyer for all Julian Gold stores, Cheryl Ernst. If you keep up with my blog, you might recall my last interview with her the week of our show in their San Antonio location (September 1st). Cheryl has been working with Julian Gold for 30+ years and knows Midland well...she told us about some of her favorite things to see and do in Midland.

Visit their site here: Julian Gold

October 11, 2010

St. Louis DMA Trip

I took a Dallas Museum of Art group trip to St. Louis and visited incredible art in several museums, galleries and homes. Deborah and John Scott previously lived in St. Louis, so between them and Charlie Wyly (The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA), and of course the DMA’s Amanda Telford, we were in great hands.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was:

-- Richard Artschwager: Hair Exhibit at The Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis...I loved this specific exhibit and the museum—very simple, clean and open space—and we were led through the museum by its great director, Paul Ha

While I admire Artschwager’s work, there is probably only one piece that I would want in my home, and that’s the orange exclamation point that suspends from the ceiling, and looks as if it’s standing on the floor in the center of the room. I relate to this piece with all of the emails and texts with exclamation points that we as a society send. Usually they act as an expression of great excitement and sometimes anger, but can often lead to confusion as we lose our visual and verbal communication cues. I know I am guilty of this as I sometimes get carried away with exclamation points!