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It’s a Weekend

Pretty new Bon Bon Soaps from Mireio. Just $5 for a set of 3, they make a perfect little gift!


Where did the week go? I know I’ve been busy in the studio and my much neglected yard and attempting to slim down for a late summer wedding. And, that sums up my weekend plans as well!

Before I dash off to dig up flower beds, there are a few new items in Mireio. I hope you’ll take a peek. It’s the perfect time to be thinking about Mother’s Day and, of course, Wedding Season is upon us. Mireio is a great place to shop for all those beautiful women in your life—and if you need something specific, don’t hesitate to ask. I love custom orders and as always, every Mireio order ships promptly and beautifully wrapped. Like these soaps!

New Press

The photo didn’t run. But the article is amazing!


I was recently contacted by Sheila of for an interview. I had no idea when I responded that such a lovely article would run in my local (albeit the online version) paper. We’re crossing our fingers that it will also run in the hardcopy later, but I have to say, either way I was really pleased with the outcome. I think Sheila did an amazing job translating my answers into an interesting article—and I was personally overjoyed with the title. I am a mom, foremost. And part of what I love about Mireio, is that it allows me to live into my calling as a mom.  So, a very big thank you to StylishHome and all of you who have been so supportive of my adventures with Mireio.

For those of you who don’t know SylishHome, it’s a terrific resource for home decor and decorating ideas. You can even log in and keep track of your decorating ideas–and they feature handmade artists as well. I hope you’ll take a look!



I’m smitten with the new cuff bracelets at Anthropologie. Smitten until I consider the price tag, gulp! There is something about the beaten metal, almost abstract beauty that puts an edge to this spring’s fascination with lace. Who doesn’t love lace? But it helps to ground all that froth with something earthy. If the price tag of the real thing puts you off, Etsy is a treasure trove of economical finds. And your local thrift might just surprise you!

A: (In photo) Four Corners Cuff: Anthropologie. $198

B: Modern Masterpiece Cuff. Anthropologie. $138

C:  Vintage Brass Cuff: Make It on Etsy. $15

D: Found at a local thrift store: not quite a cuff, but you can’t argue with $3

Gold Leaf and Cashmere: Acorn Sachets

Give the gift of Luxury this Valentine’s Day!

New! Gold leafed Acorns made in luxurious Cashmere. As always, generously filled with lavender from Provence. These gorgeous sachets are made to order, and feature hand leafed gold tops and vintage gold seed beads. They’re stunning! Gift wrapped in a white box with either red or gold glitter ribbon.  More information and photos at Mireio.

Holiday 2010 — Ruby Red Tulip Candles

Ruby Red Tulip — Available in Custom Pour in any of Mireio’s Signature Fragrances.

New for Holiday 2010: Ruby Red Tulip Glasses. As always, made from eco-friendly recycled glass and always soy wax! Custom order in any of Mireio’s signature fragrances. I highly recommend “Winter Wonderland”