Two words: natural fibers. I’m such a fan of luxurious textiles and natural fibers—it’s a bit of an obsession! But when you pair that with amazing detail and exquisite workmanship you have something utterly divine. You have Awkward! Lovely hand-crafted accessories that are beautifully constructed from luxurious natural fibers like silk and merino and alpaca, Oh my! It’s a feast for all your senses. Feminine yet completely modern—accessories you can both wear and cherish! It’s why I love Awkward!
Need a little inspiration? Need a BIG inspiration? Yeah, I do too! And when I’m in need of something to inspire me, I head over to A Peace of Cake to find a muse. This bright and cheery store is the work of the amazing Kerri Jones (also of Ten Things, another Mireio favorite!). And I find her work the perfect antidote to the perma gray I face out here on the Oregon Coast. I have two of Kerri’s photographs and they always seem to make my world feel more colorful. And that’s why I love A Peace of Cake. (and who doesn’t love a witty store name too!)
I’m inspired by Spontaneous Generosity! What inspires you?
Recently, while drooling over someone’s link to very yummy yarn I tweeted, “Ok, somebody needs to buy that and make me scarf already.” I don’t knit or crochet, but I admire those who do—and all that gorgeous fiber they get to use in their creations. It’s all so utterly gorgeous.
I had NO idea at the time, that my little joke would actually inspire a bit of Spontaneous Generosity embodied by the lovely, lovely Rachel Ballard. Having seen my tweet (boy am I going to be more careful about what I say!) she set to work on making me this amazing skinny scarf in the most luxurious fiber: bamboo. And while it’s so wonderful and lovely (there’s a photo of me wearing it below the fold), what inspires me most is her act of generosity. We are “Twitter friends” but have not known each other all that long, and it’s such a risk to make something in those circumstances. She completely nailed it—both in color and intent!
Fresh Meyer Lemons from Horticopia
As some of you may know, I’m a Californian living in what I like to call “the edge of the world.” In reality, it’s the north coast of Oregon—a windy, grey, blustery, and more-often-than-not raining kind of place. It’s beautiful, in that wind-swept kind of way. But, I miss my sunny roots and the horticulture that defines Cali. Palm trees and lemons, jasmine and bougainvillea, and lots and lots of gorgeous succulents to boot! I mean, come one, what’s not to love about Agave?
So, enter Horticopia. A fabulous store that offers a little taste of all those things I’m missing. I recently ordered some Meyer Lemons and was completely transported south! They arrived quickly, fresh from the field, completely organic, and ready to be devoured! A tiny taste treat for my sun starved senses: a taste of HOME. And that’s why I love Horticopia!
Make sure you check out her other listings. Horticopia sells a large selection of wonderful plants just perfect for your indoor garden or terrarium.
Gogovivi makes the most amazing handbags. Kiley is one of those artists who just has the touch. Her work is stylish, timeless, and always elegant. And who wouldn’t want a status bag that’s completely handmade? So, forget the Birkin or the Louis Vuitton. . . Make mine Gogovivi. It’s affordable luxury with the handmade touch; which is reason enough to love Gogovivi.