Stories from the Road

June 02, 2010

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The Collector

I spent Memorial weekend with a fellow traveler, collector and friend. Her house is an old arts and craft style with lush foliage, a pool and two great dogs, "the boys." We listened to music, laughed and she showed me her newest obsession, Phulkari.
These beauties are a textile junkies dream.
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Cascading roses
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Mary's Arts and Crafts Bungalow
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"The...

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May 31, 2010

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Mimi & Meg Loaded Trunk Give Away

I'm giving away a vintage Suzani pillow over at mimi&meg. Leave a comment by June 4th over at their blog and the winner will be announced June 5th. If you're not the lucky winner, don't worry, I have more at the shop. These fabulous pillows add a great Bohemian vibe to any home. Good luck!

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May 28, 2010

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the sweet spot

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...
We have no Trader Joe's in Kansas City. Can you hear us Trader Joe's? I opened my pantry this morning and saw that I was down to one large dark chocolate bar. Then, I turned on the radio and our local NPR station was doing a piece on the history of candy in Kansas City.

Who knew Kansas City had such a history of these wonderful indulgences! ValomilkChristopher...

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May 26, 2010

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Eastern Visit

I have lived all over the world and I travel continuously for The Loaded Trunk, my global boutique; yet every time I go to the east coast of the USA, I feel like I have arrived home. Perhaps because both NYC and Washington D.C. seem like I could be in one of those countries across the globe I often find myself in.

I am visually excited by the people, art and architecture. I get dizzy by the...

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May 19, 2010

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Crocodile

photo by Oh Joy!

Over at Oh Joy! today, Joy posted about some cupcakes she received via post for her birthday. But what caught my eye was the silver crocodile eating that cupcake. We have gorgeous pewter crocodile staplers in the shop, they'd probably love some yummy cupcakes too.



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May 19, 2010

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Decorum

How we enter a new place/ country often sets the tone for the entire trip!  A little decorum would be nice, wouldn't it?
Signage from Katch Valley, Gujarat. Photo by Ryan Jaco.
May 16, 2010

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The Art of Travel

Everything has a story. Every vessel, every painting, every rug, blanket and bead. Recycling art, keeping history alive and supporting new generations of artists globally is what keeps me off the tourist path to find the beauty in other cultures, their rituals, arts and celebrations. I love living out of a suitcase, exploring other cultures and collecting art and textiles that speak to me. 

Travel...

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