The New “It Bag” – Bergen Bags

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.29.15 AMThe hottest bag out there right now isn’t a Birkin bag…it’s a Bergen bag. Yes, as in Candice.

It all started when Ms. Bergen’s daughter asked her to paint on her Louis Vuitton duffle. She posted the results on Instagram and the rest as they say….was history. Since last summer, Candice has been taking orders and painting up a storm. She loves that she is doing something new at age 70. And, I love that, too!

If you have a bag that you’ve had a while, why not send it to Candice and have her personalize it. Instant conversation piece and treasure! More info can be found at!Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.06.43 PM

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Mi Golondrina

brand-designerIt’s no surprise that I’m drawn to the designs and handmade quality of the clothing and soft goods from Mi Golondrina. As a girl, growing up in Texas, my grandparents lived just 5 miles from the Mexican border. Crossing over from Brownsville, TX to Matamoras to buy Mexican dresses and huaraches was a summer adventure. These styles remind me of those….only better!

Christina Lynch was inspired by her mother’s Mexican heritage to bring to life a stunning collection, handmade by Mexican women in small villages. Each piece is hand embroidered.

For the coming Spring/Summer season, this is at the top of my list. The off-the-shoulder tops paired with jeans or the dresses paired with sandals will be the perfect items to toss in your suitcase for a Spring Break vacation…and to enjoy into the summer. Available in both women’s and children’s sizes…the quality is amazing! brand-processScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.40.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.41.03 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.52.53 PMScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.52.31 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.53.14 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.55.09 PMScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.56.14 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.55.27 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 5.55.37 PMEasy, elegant, beautifully made clothing….I’m ready to pack my suitcase and head South!


Rare Gems of India

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-29-pmI first spied Heather Asbury’s jaw dropping jewelry on a trip to Dallas, TX. A favorite boutique had samples of her monogramed cuffs, and I have had them on the brain ever since. Heather imports her precious and semi-precious stones from all over the world and designs bespoke pieces that are truly heirloom.

With a background in couture fashion at Emanuel Ungaro and Neiman Marcus, and award winning interior designs with Asbury Designs, Heather simply has an eye and instinct for beautiful things. What began as a personal shopping expedition in India for rare gems has resulted in a passion for creating stunning jewelry through her company, Rare Gems of India.

I’m particularly drawn to her monogramed cuffs, dog tags and lockets, although she has rings, earrings and bangles that can be purchased without any personalization. These are special pieces, so the prices reflect that. I think her work speaks for itself.screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-36-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-42-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-07-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-18-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-26-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-35-44-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-35-55-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-36-17-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-36-30-pmTo have Heather design something just for you, contact her here.