Frida Kahlo’s House – La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo’s House – La Casa Azul
No trip to Mexico City would be complete without a visit to Frida Kahlo’s house.  About a hour an hour outside of the city, La Casa Azul is located in a residential neighborhood with a popular outdoor market.  This was Frida’s childhood home, which she expanded later when she returned as an adult.  You can ...

Indie Beauty Expo – Dallas

Indie Beauty Expo – Dallas
I attended Indie Beauty Expo’s inaugural event in Dallas a couple weeks ago.  https://indiebeautyexpo.com is a trade show devoted to promoting independent brands and the entrepreneurs behind them.  Indie brands have moved firmly to the forefront of trend, particularly in the natural landscape.  Retailers, influencers and even larger brands have begun looking at their development to ...

Indie Fashion Mall in Buenos Aires – Galeria Patio del Liceo

Indie Fashion Mall in Buenos Aires – Galeria Patio del Liceo
Galeria Patio del Liceo, galeriapatiodelliceo.com, exemplifies an awesome movement in retail.  Located in a heavily trafficked shopping district of Buenos Aires, this small shopping mall off the main drag features all independent designers.  Artists and entrepreneurs joined together to revitalized this three story complex with 30 to 40 spaces situated around an atrium patio. Businesses ranged ...

www.plantmakeup.com – Esty Open Call

www.plantmakeup.com – Esty Open Call
I discovered this brand a couple years ago at an Etsy Open Call.  “Open Call” is a wholesale event where select Etsy brands present to buyers from retailers big and small, brick/mortar and online.  This event is one of my favorite shows because the mix is curated, the community is supportive and the vibe is ...

FoxLark Crystal Jewelry

FoxLark Crystal Jewelry
FoxLark, by Tara Youngquist, is an Etsy find and one of most unique crystal jewelry lines I’ve come across.  Equal parts Alchemy and Artisan, her pieces all have a modern and grounded feel.  My favorite piece is the smooth, tear drop Rose Quartz ring below.  A “positivity” statement piece with a gold/bronze color that pairs ...

Carla Fernandez

Carla Fernandez
My favorite find in Mexico City was local fashion designer, Carla Fernandez.  Her designs are known for their unisex and universally flattering silhouettes, and her company is devoted to preserving the centuries old design techniques across indigenous Mexican communities. Several different materials are featured by season and traditional skills in embellishments are then layered on in ...

A Farm Store|Some Goats|and a Dog Named Aldo

A Farm Store|Some Goats|and a Dog Named Aldo
Tucked away in the hills just outside of Ashland, Oregon, there is a 440 acre paradise with rolling mountain tops, golden meadows, free roaming goats, and a farm dog named Aldo. Jeanne and I are very into not only growing our own food but also looking for sustainable local providers. We are always working our ...