Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Start spreading the news.... In a little less than a month I will be packing my bags and heading to New York, New York for the entire summer.  Instead of laying out by the pool with friends and grilling out in the backyard with my family, I'll be working 9-5 in the city I fell in love with 4 years ago. It is a bit of a bitter sweet feeling to know my summer won't be spent with loved one and friends, but I am so thrilled for this opportunity to work with Artissano and I can hardly wait for my adventure begin!... If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere, It's up to you, New York, New York!

Here is a little bit about where I'll be working:

Artissano is a curated marketplace showcasing the work of fashion designers from around the world. We strive to provide our customers uniquely designed, high quality, artisan fashion goods.

Through traveling different parts of the globe, the Artissano team has discovered and continues to unearth tremendous fashion design talent. We come across and converse with fashion designers that are truly passionate and connected to their products. Their emphasis on their design process and the quality of their products is self-evident. Interestingly, they come from all walks of life and may have been designing from three to twenty years.

At Artissano, our vision is to be the premier conduit for consumers to access designers from all parts of the globe. We strive to bring our customers products but also the stories of each designer. We find their stories to be truly interesting and inspirational—we hope you do too! In this way, we hope that our consumers will build a deeper connection to the products on our site; one that cannot be obtained in a shopping mall or large department store. 

We invite you to join us in our journey to provide a portal into fashion designers from all over the world. From Mayag├╝ez to Accra; Bombay to Buenos Aires. Istanbul to Toronto. Paris to Hong Kong. 
We ask:

I can't wait to work with the Artissano team and share with all of you my journeys and adventures! 

Where it all began

Love was reaffirmed

In good faith, Tess

Rain Drops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

Monday, April 22, 2013

Not that this differs from many other days, but today I wanted to stay in my jammies, cuddle up with a good book, a cup of warm tea and listen to the rainfall. However, my ideal rainy didn't happen.
 I sometimes think rain is a time for us all to reflect and to take life a bit slower. I spent some time thinking about memories I’ve had in the rain and came up with a top five of my favorite things about the rain.

1.     Hunter Boots 
I will find any excuse to wear my beloved Hunter boots and splash through some puddles

2.     Floppy hat and warm socks 
The perfect accessories for a rainy day

3.     Snuggling up with a good book
4.    Watching the rain 
Growing up my dad and I would cuddle up in large blankets on our porch and watch the storm    

5.     Dancing in the rain

My favorite accessory these days are midi rings, which are also called knuckle rings. They add the perfect edge to your hand. 

In good faith, Tess

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