Every other Wednesday we get a delivery of locally sourced, organic goods from our friends at the Venice Merchant. Be sure to check out their recipes on their site. Recently they teamed up with Pitfire Pizza and now you can get fresh pizza dough at home. We can be seen at Pitfire more often than we’d like to admit and get it delivered all the time. I could probably recite their entire menu if given the challenge. I am pretty obsessed with their Tuscan bean soup and kale salad (and pasta and pizza, naturally). Mia loves to be in the kitchen and we figured we saved about an hour having the dough already prepped. Mia, you are a champ! Dinner was delicious and Mom got to spend a little extra time at Firefly.
Find all of these in store or online at Firefly
We recently got in the most amazing goods from Cotton and Flax at Firefly. I cannot choose which I covet most, so I might just have to have one of everything. I have been a long time fan of designer, Erin Dollar. I first encountered Erin at the Renegade Craft Fair. It seems every time I bump into her, I pretty much gawked with envy at her overabundance of creativity. She used to make these beards out of yarn that of course, I HAD to own. I still get chuckles at this pic. I am so thrilled to have her be a part of Firefly.
Here’s to the cool moms that keep on rocking in the free world.
1. “Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith” by Michael Stipe | 2. New Mexico print scarf by Subtle Luxury | 3. Silvia soft bra by Cosabella | 4. Black Diamond Stud Earrings by Zoe Chicco | 5. Artisan Candle in Kashmir by Archipelago Botanicals | 6. Reclaimed Apothecary Matchstick Bottle by Jen Pearson Designs | Available at Firefly
Find all of these in store or online at Firefly
We are loving these for all you sweet Mamas out there! Happy Mother’s Day!
1. Raffia Floppy Hat by San Diego Hat Co. | 2. Mother’s Day greeting card by Smock | 3. Baby Prints On Canvas by Gift Republic | 4. Alta Flat Sandals by Matta | 5. Chayote Scarf by Matta | 6. I Love My Family Art Print by Gregory Beauchamp. All available in store or online at Firefly
A few things I am loving….
1. “Very Fond of Food: A Year in Recipes” by Sophie Dahl | 2. “Mama” hand screen printed greeting card by Beau Ideal Editions | 3. Bath Salts and Soak by Barr-Co. | 4. Tahiti beaded bracelet by Julie Rofman | 5. Margaret Solow necklaces | 6. India Retro Bralet and Low Rise Boythong by Eberjey | Available at Firefly.
So many Mother’s Day goodies in the shop right now. We are loving Gwyneth’s Carrot-Ginger salad dressing and swooning over the art direction of her latest gem. Coyuchi does make the best waffle robes and we’ve just gotten a new shipment of all sorts of goodies. So sweet these notes from Sugarboo. Seriously, I cannot spend too much time on the sales floor. I’ll end up with a new wardrobe, some new turkish bath towels (perfect for the beach!) and of course, a necklace I must have. Why? Well, ahem… I am a Mom. I deserve a treat.
1. “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good And Feel Great.” by Gwyneth Paltrow | 2. Rustic Waffle Robe by Coyuchi | 3. 100 Gathered Thoughts For My Beautiful Child by Sugarboo Designs | 4. Body Lotion, Perfume Oil, and Bath Bubbles by Kai | 5. I Love You Mom Sparkle Karma Necklace by Dogeared | 6. “You’re Awesome” greeting card by Sugar Paper | All items available at Firefly
We’ve been crafting fools at Firefly. Will you look at the amazing installation we just put in the window? I am truly so proud of this.
Ojo de Dios is Spanish for “Eye of God.” It is pronounced “oh-ho-day-dee-ohs” (which is really just fun to phonetically spell out if you ask me). God’s Eyes were discovered by Spaniards when they encountered the Huichol Indians in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico.
The Huichol Indians made these to be placed on altars so that their gods would protect and watch over those who prayed at the altars. The Ojo de Dios is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding unseen things. The four points of the crossed sticks represent earth, air, water, and fire. Oftentimes, God’s Eyes were made for children expressing that they would be watched over. Each year another layer of yarn would be added until they reached the age of five.
To me, they are just something magical I remember from my own childhood during Arts and Crafts in the summertime – my favorite.
Do come by to see it in all its glory!
We just received another lovely shipment from Mr. Boddington’s Studio. We got a ‘motherload’ of Mother’s Day cards, and I am pretty much in love each and every one of them. In fact, when I order this line in general, I tend to go a little overboard. Who is this Mr. Boddington? He sure seems clever.
You really must drop by to see them all.
Mr. Boddington owns a vintage Capri fishing yacht
and drinks Bombay gin and tonics while
eating bread with orange marmalade.
All cards by Mr. Boddington’s Studio | Available at Firefly