I have my fair share of vices. Jewelry shopping is firmly planted in the top five. So when I found a website that sells piles and piles of gems for much better prices than some of my favorite go to's (I'm looking at you and your $150 bubble necklace j.crew!), I quickly memorized my credit card number and became a loyal supporter. BaubleBar is an online shop dedicated to overwhelming the senses with sparkly, beautiful pieces. I could spend HOURS (and have!) clicking from page to page. They sell jewels in every shape, size and color, from giant, ornate statement necklaces (that's me!) to dainty, delicate monogrammed treats. They partner with well-known designers like Gorjana on limited edition designs and ask popular bloggers like Honestly...WTF to curate shops. They add new pieces all the time, and every one is equally lust worthy. Delivery is fast and treasures come wrapped in velvety little bags for safekeeping and easy storage. I highly recommend creating an account, because you collect points as you shop that you can use for discounts on future orders. Whenever I wear a BaubleBar gem, I inveitably find myself in a conversation about where I got it. Take a look. I'm positive you'll find yourself a treasure.
Well Arizona, summer is upon us. Like it or not! We can pout and spend the next five months catching up on Bravo or we can embrace it, get outside and celebrate our lovely city! My friends at frances, an epic boutique with locations in central Phoenix and now Union at the Biltmore, welcomed summer with a weekend celebrating their 7th anniversary. And man, do they know how to throw a party. Bands played. Food trucks poured in serving pizza and pie and amazing hot dogs. Each day hosted new trunk shows, artists and giveaways. The Shine Project shared their story and sold their gems. Mr. Softee was there with summer's favorite treat. And they launched an adorable seasonal magazine (that featured one of my instagram pics!). It was the perfect way to spend the weekend. Congrats on 7 years, frances! Can't wait to see what has happened after 7 more!
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Okay, I know. Marfa's weird. It's not a place for everybody. Or even MOST people. But this dusty town nestled away in the WIDE OPEN desert of West Texas has a special place in my heart.
A quick flight and a three hour drive will transport you to another world. A world where there are fewer residents than there were kids at my high school. A world where artists and cowboys cheerfully coexist and even depend on each other. A world where things close at 9, there's one stop light and everything you need can be found at The Get Go. A world where a food shark is king.
It sounds strange. People wonder what the draw is. My mom is STILL confused about why I went once, let alone a second (and maybe third?) time.