fun is playing tonight at mesa art center!
we can’t wait!
smeeks treats just got personal.
smeeks now has their very own chocolate bar,
and its scrumptiously delicious!
they make the perfect chocolate treat or addition to a smeeks gift card!
we loved layering this past winter,
so this is how we’re layering for summer.
try wearing a shirt over one of your favorite summer dresses,
and adding a long necklace.
if you missed the awesome ways free people
wears this slip, see more here.
here’s what we’re traveling with inside our will carry-all.
a good light-weight scarf, some smeeks snacks, a durable orla kiely wallet,
a re-usable water bottle, toms sunglasses, some chymia lotion and oils,
a nail kit, a feed bag filled with all of the touch-up essentials,
lippy gloss, pantone tooth brush, a notebook to never miss a thought,
and a good book (we’re reading the moment)!
all available at frances
did you see last month what i’m carrying in my purse?
see more here.
it’s memorial day,
which means no matter what your wardrobe philosophy says,
whites are back for summer!
all items found at frances!
frances studio shoppers have been asking us
what is a pie bird?
a pie bird, or pie vent, is a hollow ceramic funnel
placed in the center of a pie to allow steam to come through,
preventing pie filling from boiling over and leaking through the crust.
women have been using this baking trick since victorian times in europe.
check out frances studio’s pie birds and new united states of pie cookbook!
sing a song of sixpence
sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye.
four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie.
when the pie was opened the birds began to sing
wasn’t that a dainty dish, to set before the king?
we love our customers and get so much inspiration from their style!
frequent frances shopper, mandy abed,
was spotted sporting this stunning frances’ sheer top
and druzy stone ring when she came in to shop the summer store.
we loved how she paired it all with a bright bag,
colorful sandals, and lace shorts.
our favorite piece she donned was a vintage pocketwatch
from her great grandfather!
come into the shop showing us your awesome frances style
and we’ll snap you up to profile next month.
happy shopping (:
druzy (also spelled drusy) stones are tiny quartz crystals that form naturally on gemstones.
they form when ground water fills into a porous area of the stone, rapid cooling occurs and causes the formation of small crystals.
druzy stones have a striking, sparkly appearance and usually take the color of their host stone.
druzy quartz have been said to aid in balancing and increasing energy.
check out all of frances‘ amazing druzy jewelry
by artist dara ettinger.
dara ettinger was a new york based designer before she headed west for los angeles, where she is inspired by her surroundings and the beauty of nature. she applies a simplistic aesthetic to allow for the stones to shine through on their own.
jake shimabukuro is truly a talented musician.
we love the ukulele!
happy week to everyone!
after last sunday at the peach farm, we’re overloaded with peaches.
so this sunday we’re jamming.
we bought these cath kidston jam jar kits
(we wouldn’t want to hand out our jam in just any plain jar)
and we’re using their recipe to stir up some delicious homemade peach jam!
other recipes included in the kit:
Strawberry freezer jam
Raspberry-fig jam with port
Quick blackberry jam
Apricot or plum jam
Moroccan preserved lemons
find the jam jar kits at frances studio!
wish us luck on our jamming.
thanks for sharing annabelle!!
check out the blogs she loves:
who doesn’t love a themed party and what better theme than a
mad men cocktail party.
we’ll be dressing in true 1960s chic style
and bringing all the perfect goodies to complete the party,
we love how pizzazzerie put it together!
try some of these 1960s classic cocktails!
(drinks credit to the forgetful wife)
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