Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pura Vida

January 31, 2012

Pura Vida Bracelets have taken off!

Come into frances to get yours and join the movement!

Pura Vida Bracelets: The Story Behind The String from Pura Vida Bracelets on Vimeo.


hello tel aviv

January 30, 2012

after the busy holiday season a vacation was needed.

frances’ crew, sara and julie, headed overseas to tel aviv, israel

to get some fresh air and ideas from the enchanting city.

sipping coffees at cafes, snapping shots of all the street art

and riding bikes along the sea were definitely on the to-do list,

but boutique shopping was a must in a city filled with local shops and artists.

some of our favorites…

Salon Berlin

Home Workshop











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color me pretty…

January 29, 2012

can you really ever have too much jewelry?

come in and shop the accessories in frances


January 29, 2012

we had a great time with short leash hot dogs

and all our great customers

listening to jon rauhouse trio in the frances parking lot!

keep your eyes posted for a video of the fun event!

dewars sweet treats

January 28, 2012


have you tried our dewars taffy?

it’s handmade in their ice cream parlor in california!

you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the delicious flavors.

stop by smeeks to enjoy dewars taffy.

my personal favorite… peanut butter



January 27, 2012

weekend festivities

January 27, 2012

frances loves fryes

January 26, 2012

we’ve always had a thing for our frye boots but these frye wedges are a must have in every woman’s closet!

snatch them up while they’re available in frances.

Also pictured… our amazing fredd+basha bags, free people clothing, and various frances’ accessories.

come check them all out in our store!

conversation hearts

January 26, 2012

10,000 women project

January 25, 2012

the 10,oo0 women project is an inspiring, life-changing program.  click the link below to learn more about it.

10,000 women

the u.s. department of state, goldman sachs and thunderbird school of global management have partnered to bring one of three international cohorts to arizona for two weeks of intensive business skill training.

these women have all started their own businesses and have been selected for this program to learn new skills and strategies to bring back to each country they represent.

this program is about collaboration, leadership, community, partnership, hard work and overall, making a difference and creating a better world.

we had the pleasure of attending the welcome reception.

28 women and 10 countries represented.

some of the goods we purchased at the reception.

beautiful hand-beaded jewelry, hand-woven bags and felted accessories