The beautiful Marmalade Boutique on Union Street in San Francisco hosted a trunk show with sweet & spark a couple of weeks ago and I was thrilled to go as I have always wanted to check out their jewelry. First of all, Marmalade Boutique is such a charming, well-curated store with fashion at affordable prices. From tops and dresses to pillows and jewelry, the lovely owner, Hope Schaffer-Colling, carefully selects each piece from her travels around the world. Hope and her husband Pete also own The Mason Jar, another boutique with great interior design pieces. If you are in the neighborhood, you must stop by.
I really liked a lot of the pieces from sweet & spark, which consists mostly of curated vintage jewelry. The jewelry is unique and they have great collections that fit your specific style needs. Check out their Fall Trends; I am especially loving the Boho Chic. I love their story, too, being a father-daughter team that started this from spending their time together out and about at local flea markets (that included stops at the donut shop). 🙂
It was a great event filled with fabulous company and delicious champagne (why not when you are shopping?!)
I’ve been a busy bee! From spending two weeks on the East Coast in New York City and The Pocono’s to a trip to Las Vegas and a busy time at work in-between, time has flown by!! And I have loved every minute of it. I love reading RACKED and this recent story caught my attention – Bergdorf Goodman Loves Flea Markets So Much, It’s Hosting One. The words ‘Bergdorf Goodman’ and ‘flea market’ don’t seem like they should be in the same sentence! But it IS true – last week Bergdorf hosted the 5F Flea with vintage from What Goes Around Comes Around and a preview of Dannijo’s holiday collection and there are other 5F Flea’s planned! This may be a good excuse to go to NYC, Bergdorf and another flea market!
During our trip to NYC, one of the things on my list was to visit the Brooklyn Flea. The Flea features hundreds of top vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. We went to the Flea that takes place every Sunday (rain or shine!) on the Williamsburg waterfront – a little area of Brooklyn. I would highly recommend visiting Brooklyn Flea if you are out in NY – it’s also a good excuse to head out of Manhattan for the day! We wandered around for about an hour, admiring all of the vintage goods – from wool suits, fur and boots to beautiful furniture (I wish we weren’t thousands of miles of way from home or else I would haven’t wanted to take home a few pieces!) From gorgeous wooden furniture, to mirrors and trunks….we had to bring something home with us! I LOVE owls and found these two cute vintage owls – one big one and one small and Nigel bought a belt buckle (to add to his collection!)
Stay tuned for a post this weekend on ‘What I Wore in NYC’!
Photos: My photo – Brooklyn Trunk; My photo – Brooklyn Flea Orange Chairs; The Shophound;
Today I was inspired by summer and denim. Summer because we finally saw the sun here in San Francisco and because I’m craving to travel somewhere exotic – summertime always reminds me of roadtrips and getaways. We spend the first 22 years of our life in school with a ‘summer break’ that consists of trips to Disneyland when you’re little, roadtrips to Lake Tahoe, special occassion trips to Hawaii and other getaways in which you create many memories. And denim – well, that’s a bit more random 😉 but I love denim – from very dark denim to vintage-washed denim. Pair denim with a t-shirt and a fabulous accessory (it’s all about the accessories!) from your favorite Michael Kors watch or Marc Jacobs bag to your Chanel sunglasses and out the door you go!
It’s been a busy week!!
Photos: The Coveteur.