Monthly Archives: August 2012


August 31, 2012

with a long weekend ahead it seems like most of us are getting out of town.

so if you aren’t doing some labor day sale shopping

(check out frances’ sale!)

these are our top ten out-of-town recommendations.

flagstaff’s art in the park festival

lake pleasant full moon party paddle 

sweet corn festival, taylor

apple annie’s apple harvest, wilcox

fiesta de septiembre, wickenburg

moonlight madness street festival, sedona

jazz in the hills, fountain hills

brewery gultch daze, bisbee

faire on the square, presscott

labor day harvest festival, granite creek vineyards

share with us what’s happening in phoenix!




frances sale!

August 31, 2012

frances’ fall workshops

August 30, 2012

Register for workshops at frances. Hurry, limited spaces available and they fill up fast!  Call or come in to register and prepay to secure your spot.  Workshops will be from 6:30-8:30PM.  Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6pm to enjoy snacks and shopping before workshops begin (all attendees receive 20% off entire purchase the night of the workshop).

*(prepayment is required at time of registration)

see all events in detail by clicking read more 

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arrow and apple

August 30, 2012

frances/smeeks staff photo by sarah rhodes

we are very excited for our workshop this evening with photographer, sarah rhodes, of arrow and apple!

see what other workshops we have on our fall line-up, coming soon.

what’s in your school bag?

August 29, 2012

smeeks is stocked up on all the essentials for a creative day at school.

don’t forget a sweet treat to share and some mad lib fun!


August 28, 2012

phoenix jewelry designer keri mosier creates

beautiful bracelets, earrings and necklaces for her line mer•made.

she uses sterling silver, 14 karat gold-filled wire, and other natural materials

and makes everything herself, including her clasps, which gives her work

a glamorous-meets-earthy look.

mosier has been honing her one-of-a kind aesthetic for over 13 years

monday music

August 27, 2012
tallest man on earth is playing at crescent ballroom this saturday!

summer string dolls

August 26, 2012

the string doll gang wants to introduce their newest members!

culture pass

August 25, 2012

(lithograph by ed mell, hanging in the library)

yesterday afternoon i spent some time at the burton barr central library.

 i enjoyed getting lost in all the books, people watching, and catching some artwork.

 i also love picking up a culture pass!

the library offers two free admissions to museums all over the valley for “check out”!

see what’s available and take advantage of a day indoors.

what we’re doing weekender

August 24, 2012

dream photography studio

August 23, 2012

we love these photos, local photographer, stacey snapped at smeeks.

see the entire photoshoot of the sweet couple

and more from dream photography studio on her blog.

smeeks’ staff favorites!

August 22, 2012


August 21, 2012

 kai‘s shampoo and conditioner were profiled on rachel zoe’s the zoe report!

here at frances we agree with her report and absolutely love

this natural, yet exotic line of fragrances and beauty products.

“beauty lies in the simplest and purest of things.” – kai

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locket lovin’

August 20, 2012

love this modern style locket, now at frances.


project 1912

August 18, 2012

we have the latest project 1912 designs in frances!

read about the 1912 project here.

instagram ♥ : francesvintage


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