Monthly Archives: July 2011

Inspirations

Years ago, when Ursula and I were in New York selling a modaspia collection, we walked into a teeny space in the lower east side; the retail store of Zero, designed by Maria Cornejo. Ursula was a fan, and we spent a few minutes looking at the interesting silhouettes and gorgeous fabrics. When Ursula mentioned her line again in a recent blog post, I looked up Maria’s website, and was completely blown away.  She’s definitely the expert in how to do the peplum skirt I’ve been playing around with lately. And the fabrics….drool!

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Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

Both stores are open again, with the summer favorites available in new fabrics, and great fall pieces like the Ellipse skirt restocked.

Another piece of news: because I sell directly to my customers I am able to keep my prices a little lower than standard retail. But I recently realized that in order to keep Judah Ross growing, I will need to sell my work to stores as well. It was a hard decision to make, but I will be raising some of my prices in September. I will continue to offer a few special pieces just for my online shops.

So to say a big fat “thank you!!” to all of you who support (and I hope will continue to support) my retail business, I am offering 15% off all ready to ship items in my shop.

Just enter the code HAPPYWEDNESDAY when checking out.

The sale does not apply to made to order items, and will end August 15th. So get crackin’!!

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Saturday Eats

We had plans with new friends for snacks and a few drinks Saturday night, so I headed to the farmers market.

I love shopping there in summer, when the abundance is such that you can almost hear the tables groaning with the weight of produce.

I found some beautiful yellow wax beans, and decided to make a quick pickle with them.

Other items on the menu: great cheese with green summer apples & black olives, hummus with cilantro and jalapenos from Trader Joe’s (I’m addicted to it), fresh cherries and melon.

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Listening to

Sometimes shuffle is the best. I had forgotten how much I love this song:

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Life with Stella

Stella and our new foster dog Dakota like each other.

He’s so petite he makes our tiny Stella look beefy.

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Popping up

Saturday morning I spotted this huge beauty outside our back door:

By 5:30 in the afternoon it was gone, and realizing that Stella had probably eaten it I rushed inside and after some googling tentatively identified it as Caesar’s Amanita (Amanita caesarea), which is apparently edible. It looks pretty similar to a family of mushrooms that is toxic though, so I held my breath for the 10 hour window before the toxin shows it’s effects, luckily without incident.

Less scary, these opened their blooms the same morning (they are part of my hubby’s random seeding campaign in our front bed):

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Listening to

Aminals by Will Wiesenfeld a.k.a. Baths , ’cause it makes me feel happy, and it’s a party weekend. Happy 4th everybody.

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