Monday, December 9, 2013

Final Holiday weekend! Dec 14 & 15, 12-5.

Open this weekend Dec 14 & 15, come say hello and pick up any last minute gifts- Happy Holidays!

San Miguel de Allende- coming soon!

Heading off to San Miguel de Allende, have wanted to visit for years, will rent out the amazing space of friend and Designer Lisa Kingsley- I carry her beautiful bags at the shop.

A private home in San Miguel.

El Escondido, thermal baths right outside of  the city.

A beautiful doorway- I am sure I will find many.

Will be shopping for the store, Leather goods, textiles, ceramics and of course old turquoise and silver.

Will take many photos and share later- above images from Travel and Leisure,  Remodelista and Tripadvisor.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Trunkshow at AP Thanksgiving weekend, Nov 30 - Dec 1, 12-6

Nancy Stella Soto wool dresses. Photo from Nancy Stella Soto.

Peruvian textiles and Ponchos,  Boucherouite, and pillows from Morocco.

Love this Mario Testino photo of a Peruvian Poncho, from Vogue.

Dyed necklaces from Jen Goff of Takara. Image from Takara.

natural dyes, again photo from Takara.

New necklaces and leather goods and Rebosas from Hacienda Montaecristo.

Beautiful bags made from Indian and Moroccan textiles.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Daniela Bustos Maya at AP Shop this S/S 14

Made of traditional weaving and crocheting techniques of Yucatan hamacas thread along with antique coins, so excited to carry these gorgeous pieces.

Will also carry macrame bikinis and tanks.

Love these belts/necklaces. All images from Daniela Bustos Mayas blog.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Meeting Tziporah

Chosen as a model for Lanvin, favorite of Bill Cunningham, when Tziporah  came through Chicago, I was excited to meet
This amazing woman.

We ended up having much in common, we both worked for Barneys, she in the early days, for 6 months, on 17th street

I joined Barneys later, in Chicago, but opened stores and did windows at Madison ave, and stayed on a bit longer, 8 years.
in the end, we exchanged stories, and mutual admiration, we both admire the sisters behind Anndra Neen- Phoebe and Annette stephens, if you haven't heard of Tziporah Salamon, please do look her up.
The image above from advanced style.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Milena Silvano at the shop for fall and S/S 14

Hand woven silk ponchos by Milena Silvano, at AP Shop for a Thanksgiving weekend trunkshow, Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st,  along with new pieces from Takara, and Hacienda Montaecristo.

Just stunning, and also will have her handwoven belts.

Beautiful trim from past collections. Such a smart and beautiful idea, this photo by Cat Stevens for Swanfield Boutique.

Beautiful silk dress, with printed trim.

From Milena's lookbook, gorgeous.

Love these hand sewn color block scarves, images courtesy of Milena Silvano.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Arsenic, by Farrow and ball.

This photo from a window I did for Jayson Home, circa 2008- love the color.

Wondering how I can use it in the shop, Arsenic by Farrow and Ball.

A sneak peek at the shop

Door in process of painting

Still need a proper counter.

Raffia espadrilles from Barcelona, rebosa from Hacienda Montaecristo, indigo tunic from Dosa

Painting the floors.

Hague blue, thanks Sharon and Amber from Farrow and Ball!

Antique brass anchor- I couldn't resist.

Planted English roses, and have a huge mock orange bush- thank you spring.

Hand woven raffia shoes from Marrakesh.

Another motivation for moving the shop- its proximity to the beach! When I am closed you will find me here.