Oaxaca, Here We Come!

Yes, it's true!  We are headed down to Oaxaca for a belated honeymoon (yay!!).  It will be 2 weeks of eating, drinking, shopping and cooking!!  Thanks to some recommendations from many of you on Facebook and Oaxaca expert, Lola, we have a list a mile long of restaurants to visit, foods to try, Mezcal to sample and cooking classes to take. Follow along on Instagram  as we will be documenting the whole trip.  Well, not the whole trip. ;)  

Have any recommendations?  Requests?  I'd love to hear!! 
Images from my 2012 buying trip


Folk Project

Have you seen our new line of handbags and furniture by Folk Project? If you haven't, and you love textiles like I do, then you must see these beauties in person. You absolutely must. Each one is so amazing that it's hard to part with them when they sell. And they are selling!  Just ask Jason Mraz. ;)


Juntos Por Siempre

How amazing is this Day of the Dead cake topper?!  My tennis partner, and vendor of awesomeness, surprised me today with this little piece of art that will fit perfectly with our Mexa-themed wedding.  71 Days to go!  Eeek!
Look at the detail!!  Would you like one for yourself?  These beauties are available online and are made to order.  Choose between bride & groom, groom & groom and bride & bride. Leave them as is or bedazzle them with some glitter! 
Thank you to the talented Two Hermanas, Elizabeth and Beckri. 

Happy Weekend!!


Workshops and Wine Wednesdays

Check out our new series of art workshops at Casa Artelexia for adults 21 and over, Workshops & Wine Wednesdays!  Join us every Wednesday from 6-8pm for a Day of the Dead inspired art workshop.  Classes are $20 cash, all materials and instruction included.  Adults 21 and over can bring their own drinks and snacks!  Learn to make flower crowns, sugar skulls, nichos to honor a loved one, pumpkin decorating and so much more!!  Space is limited - RSVP 619.544.1011
Private parties available for the same cost.  You bring your friends and pick the date and we'll provide the fun!  12 person minimum and 40 person max.  Contact us for more info. 


Be Still My Heart

What is one to do when they can't sleep and it's 3:30 in the AM?  Pin, of course!  Especially right now as I gather ideas for the #dlpchairez wedding.  First up on my to do list, invitations.  I really wanted them done by last week and that clearly did not happen.  A DIY was the route I was hoping to take but they just weren't turning out quite as I'd hoped. There was some watercoloring going on, calligraphing and some doodling but nothing was looking like what I was invisioning in my head.  I know a DIY fail when I see one.
Well, anyways no DIY needed because I found these beauties on Etsy via Pinterest.  I am in LOVE.  This very morning I contacted JPstationery and they were super quick to respond.  Pamela has been oh-so-sweet and wonderfully helpful.  ind In 2 weeks we will have our wedding invitations.  Yay! I can't wait!!  Aren't they perfect?!   Invites - check!  Now I need to find some pretty stamps to go along with our lovely invites.  Any suggestions??  #82daystogo