Wednesday, April 23, 2008

so much spring

I'm afraid that the beginning of this blog may be a compact expression of the past few months. I have so many ideas and things to share that have stock piled in my head, so bear with me as I release them to you, one by one as they come. At some point, I believe this blog will find it's natural rhythm, for now here goes...
My friend Manena, creative genius extraordinare (to whom I owe many thanks for all her brilliant ideas for the shop) hosted a lovely Easter brunch along with her husband Xico and their two daring babes, Imogen and Fabian. Äya and Imogen have known each other since birth as we lived for awhile in the same building, they pretty much grew up side by side. It is always beautiful to see children have an unspoken connection as they play along in their fantasy worlds. Luckily for us adults the day had the same effect on us as we lounged around and drank mimosas in the sunshine of their bright Bushwick loft. I couldn't resist sharing these photos with you.

Friday, April 11, 2008

It has been an exiting month since the opening of jan & äya and there are so many people to thank for their tremendous generosity and wealth of ideas. How do I even begin, you know who you are!

I want to extended a very big thank you to Jeralyn and Kat for their super thoughtful and warm article in Daily Candy on April 8th, 2008, as well as many other wonderful write-ups which I will list on my press page.