Local lovely Maizie Clarke has a few delightful designs in StyleBlueprint's Derby Shop and the round-up includes one of my favorite hostess gifts of all time: her horse blanket tea towel.(above) Such a fun gift for a Kentucky friend...or to bring a little bit of the Bluegrass to any occasion.
With accolades from both Martha Stewart and Southern Living, clearly I'm not the only one who sees astounding beauty in any and every thing designer Jaclyn Journey orchestrates for weddings near and far. When we spied this photo from a recent nuptial celebration in Tennessee, I wanted to don a dress and crash the wedding just to experience it all in person. (Nevertheless, her Instagram feed will have to do...)
I passed by one of my favorite spots in town, the Crescent Hill branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, on my walk to the studio on a snowy spring day this week and had to stop and smile, admiring the beautiful building. I think libraries are among the most magical places on earth, and the fact that I can just borrow any book I choose FOR FREE and bring it home to read for weeks on end is nothing short of amazing.
The Tuesday Local is my attempt at a weekly round-up of cool things related to (living/happening/working in/coming from) the great state of Kentucky. More to come next time, friends. In the meantime, cheers to (and from) Kentucky!
It's officially Derby season in the Elva Fields studio, and we'd love for you to be part of the most wonderful time of year here in the Bluegrass! Whether you'd like the opportunity to shop our jewelry in person or you're more interested in collaborating on a design to complete your look for the track or upcoming gala, a visit to the studio is just the thing!
We've set up a series of studio appointments on our site, with designated hour-long slots that allow sips and shopping for up to 2 people in our Crescent Hill spot. You'll have the place to yourself/selves and time to browse the ready-to-wear looks we've created or to commission a custom jewel from our collections of beads and vintage finds.
If you don't see a time that works for you from our listed appointment offerings, choose our "Set A Date" option, and we'll be in touch to find an hour that's a fit for your schedule.
We can't wait to see you soon and share in the Derby fun this year!
Emily and the Elva Gals
Appointments available here, from April 10th through May 3rd.