September 19, 2012

weekend highlights - carmel/san fran

After a whirlwind of activities over a long weekend, I'm safely back on Texas soil (many thanks to the US Airways team that fixed the oil leak on one of the engines or I might have been a crispy critter).

*side note alert* - I am baffled why people complain about delays due to airplane maintenance. I know some planes are super beat up and should probably be retired but don't complain about the time it takes to make a repair that could save your life. I'm like... take alllll the time you need my friends (as I watched The Hunger Games for the first time on my iPad while sitting on the tar). Plus, I don't think I would have enough survival skills as Matthew Fox and company on Lost. The typewriter smoke monster thing and I would not be besties.

Some of you might have seen some highlights from my trip on my Instagram (follow MerrickJewels) but here's a little bit of everything in high res.

everything grows in Cali, succulents the size of my face - wish my backyard looked like this

wearing a new Merrick Jewels mixed chain/rock crystal necklace and reflective sunnies as seen in this post... this was right around the corner from where we had lunch at La Bicyclette (think fresh French bistro with lavender creme brulee as the finale)

pattern play on the streets of Carmel

enjoyed a morning jog along this beach

Merrick Jewels burgundy statement necklace for the art show preview

stopped at a produce stand on the side of the road and had the best strawberries I've ever had

solo bike ride to the Golden Gate bridge

Love me some California!

September 13, 2012

hotel california

I am uber excited about the upcoming long weekend that I will be spending with mi madre in Cali-for-nia (said all Arnold-like). This will be the third trip I will take as the official "artist's assistant/moral support/travel planner/stylist/diet coke retriever". The last two trips have been to the Coors Stock Show and Rodeo art preview in Denver, CO which is always a good ole time. Now for a change of pace we are adding Carmel/San Francisco to our repertoire. Not too shabby. What's interesting is the last time I visited the city by the sea was 20 years and one month ago when I was in second grade.



Monterey, CA - old fisherman's warf

San Fran via trolly - no I will not be packing the visor

Dad and I in San Fran

I checked the weather and we're talking mid 50's to low 70's everyday with sunshine. Perfection. I might not come back. I'm excited about wearing some new pieces that I have picked up for fall including these black boots and new jewelry pieces that I have been posting on my Instagram {MerrickJewels}.  With some loot in tow I hope to visit some stores in the area to see about spreading some Merrick Jewels to the west coast. 

Finish this sentence...

If you're going to San Francisco ____________

September 05, 2012

merrick jewels newsies

Ahhh, so much has been going on lately. With the start of field hockey season and October market coming up things seem to be piling up. But that's ok, that's what coffee is for. 

Welcome to One Posh Place - our new vendor in Grapevine, Texas!

yes, I'll take the lamp please

love this chair 

new Merrick Jewels goodies - loving the fall neutrals, burgundy, and black/gold combo

:: As I mentioned on my Facebook a couple of weeks ago Merrick Jewels can now be found at One Posh Place in Grapevine, Texas! I have been scoping out places to land in Grapevine for a while now because I think it's such a charming place to shop (not to mention *ahem* wineries) and while driving down Main Street I saw the coming soon signage for One Posh Place and had to check it out. 

With a sneak peak a couple of days before their opening I can tell you this is going to be a must-have shopping spot on your list. From chic air diffusers to animal hide french chairs to handsome wine accessories and of course a dynamic collection of accessories (mostly from artists in the area, like myself, which I love) this shop has everything to accessorize. The owners Kimber and Valorie really know what they're doing and I'm so excited to be a part of their boutique!

:: Gallery night is this Saturday, September 8th) from 12 - 10pm in Fort Worth. I have been showing my pieces at Artspace 111, Fort Worth's premier art gallery along side the stunning paintings of Jo LeMay Rutledge (mi madre), Nancy Lamb, the Blagg brothers and more of Fort Worth's finest artists. The event usually boasts big crowds with tasty noshes and of course artistic banter. It's a must. 

:: I finally made it over to Prim & Proper's new location on West 7th street and I am loving the new space. Melanie has show cased her fashionable paper products including beautiful letterpress cards coupled with lingo like OMG/BFF/TTYL, stationary, custom gift wrapping, pet props, and trendy baubles so perfectly in this fresh space. Talk about gifties made easy. I dropped off some new Merrick Jewels items on Friday including a regal cobalt blue bib necklace and jaw dropping amethyst collar that will please any TCU fan. Feel free to browse and tell Melanie HI. 

:: F.I.G. market is around the corner in late October (25-27th) in Dallas. Merrick Jewels will be adorning our space with some must have pieces for Spring 2013. My mouth is watering thinking about the yummy sorbet they serve in hollowed out fruit of your choice. Is it normal to look forward to a market because you don't have to cook?? Mark your calendars.

Happy Wednesday!