one of our home office team members got this really sweet note in the mail and we thought it was so cute we wanted to share it on the blog.
snail mail is the best…thank you so much!
if you’re anything like me, the winter months can be a bit depressing…but did you know that wearing bright colors can actually improve your mood?
studies show that the brightness and purity of certain colors, and personal associations with them, can have specific effects on your mood. shades of red and purple are said to boost energy levels by causing your body to pump out more adrenaline. green and yellow are naturally associated with sunshine and the outdoors, and studies show that they can make you feel happy and upbeat. green also evokes feelings of hope and renewal, like the feeling you get on a sunny spring day. blue, which brings to mind the sky or the ocean, is a soothing, calming color that can make you feel less anxious. and if you really want to bring out your fun-loving spirit, wear attention-grabbing neon colors like hot pink and lime green, known for being flirty and fun.
check out more of our bright items in the color boutique!
of all of the jewelry designers we have featured, this one is my personal favorite…
the name love heals immediately brings to mind the notions of compassion, spirituality and family, which are the core elements behind this jewelry collection created by adriana goddard. the line is run in collaboration with her son gunnar and daughter elisa. adriana spent the earlier part of her life traveling around europe and supporting herself by selling jewelry at markets. more recently, she has studied healing and spiritual arts, the influence of which is very apparent not only in the name of the jewelry collection, but in the pieces themselves.
each symbol and charm holds an individual meaning, and the jewelry also represents greater social and environmental causes, such as tree planting, child slavery and child blindness organizations. for each piece of jewelry purchased from love heals, 10 trees are planted, a donation is made to abolishslavery.org (to fund the equivalent of one month of a child’s freedom), and a donation is made to keep a child from blindness for one year with vitamin angels, who provide critical nutrients to children on the verge of going blind in inner cities around the world. in just one year since starting the program, 250,000 trees have been planted in the u.s. and africa. in addition, all of the love heals jewelry is made by hand inside a 30-foot geodesic dome on the family’s organic farm in ojai, california. the results are very earthy, bohemian pieces with a feminine touch, and the greater meaning behind them makes them all the more irresistible.
check out our selection of necklaces by love heals here.
whenever the images are ready for an upcoming catalog, our team lines them up in the hallway for everyone to look at. we pick our favorite and mark it with a post it note, and this helps them decide which images to use and which one goes on the cover. it’s really fun…these photos are for our march catalog, and they look great!
good morning…hope everyone’s day is off to a great start!
for last week’s thursday poll i asked about our touched converse. there were several to choose from, and the most votes went to the hand drawn floral converse!
we’re loving tunics right now and we have quite a few different styles, so this week i thought i’d ask, which tunic is your fave?
the burbank tunic:
the pacific surf tunic:
or the sunshine coast tunic:
i grew up in the 80s and 90s so doc martens are definitely a flashback to my childhood years…but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still awesome…
hope everyone’s holiday shopping is going well…i thought i’d share some of our top sellers and top rated items to inspire some gift ideas!
check out all of our customer favorites here!
patch nyc is a collaboration of two talented artists and designers – don carney and jon ross. we here at fp instantly fell in love with their one-of-a-kind pieces and are excited to feature them as one of our favorite designers! the patch nyc collection is vintage inspired, but also maintains a strong contemporary look. to create their latest collection they experimented with a variety of metal finishing techniques to obtain a weathered quality that adds to their jewelry’s character by giving it a rough edge. the collection features a collage of vintage pieces mixed with newer findings, using charms, stones and beads to create something special that is both modern and old, and undeniably unique.
check out the jewelry by patch on our website!