Hand Knit, Felted + FABULOUS
The Remodelista Holiday Market at the Heath Center yesterday in San Francisco was awesome. Amazing artisans selling all means of hand made, artisanal goodies that included candles, jewelry, rough linen napkins, hand knit children's sweaters and the HBG BFF Bags. Might be bias but all the uber, chic stylish women either came in with one of the HBG BFF bags or fell in love + bought one on the spot. I am so grateful. To check out more Fab woman with their HBG BFF's
Erica Tanov's POP-UP Perfection....
For two magical days talented, creative, LA based designers were part of Erica Tanov's Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Larkspur Landing. A refreshing bevy of beautiful ladies passionate about their craft were there with their wares. The group included 2 jewelry designers, a knitter, 2 potters + a charming candle maker. I was smitten by all.
Jon Carin, a dear friend touring with Roger Waters in the WALL, came up for a quick visit to the Napa Valley a day before the concert in San Francisco. Accompanied by the drummer Graham they visited a winery or two, we opened some awesome wine and caught up. Jon somehow got us last minute tickets to the very sold out concert. Beyond touched I arrived at the concert with a Hudson Bay BFF Bag for his new love Brie. Little did I know what a lovely pair the two would become.
Literally days later breathtaking shots of Brie with her bag...started appearing on Jon's FB page...
He would post pictures of the endlessly photogenic Brie in different cities on the tour with her BFF Bag. To my delight it truly was the gift that keeps on giving...part Where is Waldo, part the Sisterhood of the Traveling Jeans.
As the journey unfolds I have become the beneficiary of the most awesome gift...
Living vicariously...through the images as they appear one day at a time.
The Hudson Bay Point Blanket
I know I have been going on ad nauseum about stripes in this blog but I would be remiss if I did not share my love of the Hudson Bay Iconic Stripe not only on the blanket but on all things wearable + not.
In the North American fur trade, point blankets were one of the main European items sought by native peoples in exchange for beaver pelts, buffalo robes, pemmican, moccasins, and other trade goods. They were desired because of wool's ability to hold heat even when wet, and because they were easier to sew than bison or deer skins. Read more about them on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson%27s_Bay_point_blanket
A blanket as a coat.....
Blanket as BFF bag....I am unabashedly inspired by the Hudson Bay Stripes.
Blanket as upholstered chair....