January 9, 2014 § 2 Comments
Dear friend and longtime client, Maggie, was married last summer in Tennessee. The wedding was right-out-of-a-movie beautiful and Maggie was nice enough to share her wedding pictures with us. We are also especially proud of how well everything turned out because we helped order and select the bridesmaid dresses (don’t mind if we give ourselves a little pat on the back).
For all of us with friends and family getting married this coming summer, these pictures make for great inspiration!
The setting: a Tennessee farmhouse.
How gorgeous are the bridesmaids’ pale pink Peter Cohen dresses!
The young and the beautiful.
Awesome dress on the M.O.B.
Looking good Mr. & Mrs.
We dig the refined rustic.
October 10, 2013 § 1 Comment
For those of us who swear by Harwood’s easy-chic tunics in a myriad of fab fabrics, the new duster is just a common sense must!
Harwood dusters in camel cashmere and black and white wool bouclé are just the thing for the San Francisco gal. Lightweight and minimal. Pretty and effortless – it’s too good.
September 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
September 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Eli Halili is the latest fine jewelry collection to grace 843 Montgomery. First we fell in love with Halili’s minimalist and luxe handbags and now we are besotted by the jewelry that made the designer a favorite with celebrities and women of good taste.
Eli Halili is the creative director and the man behind this exquisite collection of necklaces, bracelets, and more. He is an explorer who searches far and wide for pieces of antiquity: ancient elements, rare coins, precious and semi precious stones. The coins in his designs date back to ancient Jewish, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, or Mesopotamian times creating a studied elegance that is eye catching but never extravagant. Strings of precious stones shimmer stealthily. These treasures are thoughtfully incorporated into beautiful handmade jewelry.
“To read, to travel, to explore, and find adventure in every day is a lifestyle! To choose meaningful and unique jewelry is part of this exhilarating journey,” says Eli Halili. Well…sign us up this kind of adventure!
August 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
July 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
This week we received a special delivery from artist and leather artisan T Smith Knowles. Inside the package were 5 of Knowles’ latest creations. Each handbag is a one-of-a-kind piece numbered and signed by T Smith Knowles herself. SEE the pictures BELOW.
Born and raised in California, Knowles is a sculptor and fine artist. Her paintings, photographs, sculptures, and handbags have a timeless and heirloom quality that often make reference to the natural beauty of the western landscape.
As a result of experimenting with new mediums Knowles became fascinated with the versatility and beauty of leather. The handbags are the product of all her favorite mediums – painting, photography, sculpture – and finished with the same creative force for the purpose of being worn.
The bags are light without typical hardware. The details are culled from authentic vintage indigenous weaves, semi-precious stones or antique beads. Only T. Smith Knowles had been involved in the cutting, stitching, lacing and adorning of these bags. They cannot be duplicated and that is a great part of what makes them so very special. Each one is a work of art.
Please drop by to visit and see these pieces for yourself.
July 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
As you may know we have been carrying the skin care line Kahina Giving Beauty – Morocco – New York and loving it. Kahina Giving Beauty takes its name from a famed Berber queen and prophet. Founded in 2008 by Katherine L’Heureux, who personally traveled to Moroco learning the beauty secrets of the Berber women, this company offers a holistic line of organic skin care and also donates a percentage of profits to support programs that improve the lives of the Berber women, who help harvest the natural ingredients used in the products.
The latest in beneficent beauty from Kahina is the lively Pouf Necklace! This accessory is a local favorite from Marrakesh. Berber women mold these necklaces by hand from virgin sheep’s wool then embroider them – the result is a one-of-a-kind artisanal piece. Part of the profits go to Education for All Morocco, an organization that assists girls from rural Morocco to continue their education beyond 3rd grade.
Be sure to snag a few samples of Kahina skin care next time you are in Carrots.