Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed fourth of july! We hope you are enjoying good food, family and all of your favorite traditions. Don’t forget we are closed through the 17th of this month. Looking forward to seeing you back at the shop the 18th with lots of new treasure! Happy summer!

here in phoenix, our summers can be just a bit too much heat and therefor getting away for a weekend can be just the right thing to refresh. we are indeed fortunate enough to have many gorgeous places just and hour or two away where the heat drops significantly. fresh mountain air, cool creeks, lakes and camp sites can be just the thing. i recently spent the weekend up north enjoying cooler temps with family for father’s day and two of my grandchildren’s birthdays. we had a blast creating a whimsical cake, going on walks, playing games and sipping on summer cocktails. do you have any favorite day trips or weekend getaways here in arizona? do share with us at the shop!

we hate to brag but we do have some great summer pieces just for you and your upcoming vacation, party or get together. lots of pretty blues, indigos, whites and some perfect summer bags and jewelry to compliment your outfit with just the right touch. and not to forget our summer sale going on right now…20% off custom bedding and furniture through Saturday! And also 50-75% off select already reduced items. we’ll see you soon!

a wild movement of restaurants, new housing and shops has been occurring for a while here in phoenix, and we are not complaining. more places to shop local, eat fresh, creative, delicious food and live in style. one of the new hot spots on the up and up is the colony located on 7th St. and Missouri. a stylish mix of new restaurants and clever shops booming with a refreshing outlook on fashion that phoenix is ready to tackle. we are delighted to see these new developments and look forward to trying out the new eats…we hear they are not to be missed.

its that time of year for all of the most delicious stone fruit….peaches, plums, apricots, and then of course berries and cherries too. its a great time to make yummy treats, refreshing fruit infused sangria, or jams and preserves. we’ve recently realized our sweet and lovely plum tree was rather abundant so some of the grandkids helped me pick and snack on a quite a loot of sweet plums. they are a perfect tiny snack for all the littles. we would love to try out something new with all these plums like this olive oil ricotta cake. it sounds like a nice delicate summer dessert; perfect with some buttermilk vanilla ice cream perhaps? take the work out of deseeding and this plum wine will reap its rewards come fall. we also love the idea of grilling them for a salad, making a fruit salsa, or mixing them with other summer fruit for a tasty crostada. hope this inspires you to use that summer fruit in a new adventurous way!

sometimes its nice to freshen and lighten up your home for those summer days. we love to use our bella notte linens for just that…be it new summer sheets, pillows, or a throw. we love feeling swept away by creating that beachy look in your home, with just the right candle; you can practically feel the sand and smell the sea! come in and let us know if we can help you achieve a nice fresh look in your home. check out some of our favorite cisco swivel chairs in linen as well. cheers to summer looks and vacation plans!