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Snow!

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Snow!

One of the things I truly love about living out here is how excited people get when they read this: WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST FRIDAY ... Total snow accumulations of 8 to 18 inches with locally higher amounts above 9000 feet ...  Bring it on snow gods!  

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Two more days until the resort opens!

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12" in the last 24 hours! We are so excited for the ski resort to open this Thursday!  I never thought I would be the person that gets excited about snow storms and opening days at a ski resort... but I am! Its going to be a great season!   Take a look at downtown Telluride, courtesy of Telluride Ski Resorts webcam:    

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Golden Season Has Arrived!

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Golden Season Has Arrived!

September 23rd was the official first day of fall! I LOVE fall. Everything about it makes me happy. The leaves, the pumpkins, the sweaters... So in celebration of my favorite season- I decided to pull out this deliciously golden dress made by Co, a Los Angeles-based womenswear brand founded in 2011 by Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern. To top if off, I decked it out with one of my favorite necklaces designed by yours truly :) This hand-carved teak necklace belongs to a line I started in 2016 called Tala.   Tala offers lifestyle pieces that range from wonderful necklaces like these to...

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Hmong Hemp

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While in Thailand this past winter, I noticed the Hmong leading the hemp revolution with full steam.  In the highlands of Southeast Asia, hemp has long been produced for everyday clothing, household objects and ceremony. In fact, it is a key component of funeral rituals, where the deceased is fully dressed in hemp. Children even demonstrate respect for their elders by preparing such garments for them long before they die. Hemp is a rain-fed crop that does not rely on additional irrigation or pesticides to flourish, making them naturally friendly to the environment.  They can also be planted close together, making it...

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Scents of Aomori, Japan

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Scents of Aomori, Japan

The Japanese know what they are doing. I mean have you seen their public transportation system? Have you tried sushi? Have you experienced a Japanese zen garden?  So it's no surprise that Japan is where you find Hiba Wood-only found in 300 year old Aomori Hiba trees from Aomori, Japan.  Studies have shown the Hinokitiol, found only in Aomori Hiba wood, to have anitmicrobial, germicidal, insect repellent, and deodorizing properties. These properties make Aomori Hiba Trees unique to other Hiba trees grown in other parts of the world! So combine the Aomori Hiba oil with distilled water and you get...

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