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Spring Market Recap (Part II)

Hey ladies!!

How's your holiday going? A Monday off work always comes in handy right?

Well, I wish I'd knew what that looks like! Holidays don't apply to me when it comes to designing my next collections, choosing the colors, drawing, creating new patterns, writing, making samples, and getting done everything that's on the everlasting to-do list tattooed in my head! 

But oh well, I'm so passionate about what I do (and designing has to be my favorite stage!), that I almost don't mind skipping the holiday this time...

I wanted to thank you all for your lovely comments on my booth at Market, besides creating something appealing and inspiring for the shops, I really have YOU gals in mind too when I think about the whole display... So it fills me with joy to know that you actually like it! 

But hey! The booth is not everything. This time around we decided to step it up a notch and go for the showroom! 

Now imagine this: you have a 10x10 feet white cubicle ready to be filled up with whatever you want and however you want it, with the challenge that it MUST make your fabrics look absolutely stunning. Sounds like quite a task, right? 

After days and days of thinking and raw-sketching (well, reaaaally raw I must confess), this is what we came up with, hope you like it!

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Voila! How do you like it so far? The entire showroom was like a tribute to my Paradise collection... the whole concept of it was to make a mirror image using the opposite colorways (those quilts are twins!), and I personally think we executed pretty well... What do you think?

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This is the "Sunrise" colorway...

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Aaaand, the Sunset...

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And last but not least, this is me looking picture-ready trying to match the prettiness of the showroom!

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What do you think? Your feedback to me is sooo important!

Oh and by the way, Paradise will be available in August (just in case you were wondering when you could put your super crafty hands on that fabric!) so be sure to check out your local quilt shop!

A bunch of exciting projects are coming up, so be prepared to see some interesting stuff going on here at Art Gallery...

Back to work now!

Love,

Pat.


   


25 years and counting...!

I think that everyone that's been married for 25 years deserves a weekend on a cruise.

Just kidding! I couldn't ask for the ONLY and better company than the two loves of my life: my husband Walter and my lovely son Alex.

The boat "Carnival Liberty" took us to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios, where I was stunned by its blue, blue skies and crystal clear, turquoise waters. 

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This was a cute little gift shop in Cozumel, I couldn't resist to take a picture of these amazing colors! 

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Other thing I could not resist: hand- painted pottery! I could not come back home without some gorgeous pieces.

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There was this irresistible spa that offered full body massages for couples... how could I say no? They gave us this fabulous massage (I can't tell you the exact name because I don't remember, but I do remember it was exquisite!), followed by a seaweed wrap, nothing ever felt so soothing!

Isn't every woman's dream to have his husband get a facial? You had to be there to believe it, the look on his face was priceless! Wish I had a picture!

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This is how 25 years of complete and utter happiness look like: 

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A heart-warming hug from my dear Alex is always more than welcome!

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I know, I know, I was on vacation... but with this gorgeous flowers, inspiration shots are a must! 

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A little secret about this picture: it's not "casual"! I actually put my producer skills into action and asked the bartender to make some drinks (virgin, that is) just for the shot! And then I arranged them to look all pretty.  He must have thought I was a bit crazy, but it was worth it, right?

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I had the most wonderful time, and I believe this picture says it all: 25 years of Paradise on Earth.

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Love,

Pat.
  
 
 



 

  


Paris (Part II)


More pictures of Paris……”The City of Lights”. Isn’t it breathtaking?

Paris had been my life-long dream. I’m so grateful of life for this opportunity!

 

The main focus of the trip, other than the obvious (The Eiffel Tower, the croissants, the French bread, and oh dear, I can keep on going and going like the Energizer bunny on things about the city), was basically to get inspired, and if there's one thing that's easy to find in Paris, is inspiration!

Here is a brief selection of my favorite pictures, I must confess selecting between the gorgeous stream of photos was quite a hard task to accomplish! Anyway, I invite you to look at the colors, the textures, the beauty of it all... are words really necessary? 



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 Oops! I just had a reality check moment... work is calling me, REALLY loud!

Paris... to be continued.

All my love,

Pat.   



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Paris

So, here are some of the pictures I promised you from my trip to Paris. Finally!!!! Did I tell you I had an amazing time already? OMG!!!!! Paris is my dream city.  I’m counting the days till next year when we go back (I know, I know….. many days to count).

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Here with my husband Walter 

I must admit I fell deeply in love with the city and its culture. And not to mention I fell in love with my husband all over again. Now I know where the phrase "Paris is for lovers" came from.  What a place!!!!!!!!!

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I found art in every single place I visited. From the bakery, to the flower shop, to the chanel boutique. Every where I went, you could see “Joie de Vivre”. 

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In so many ways the European traditions remind me of my own culture. I remember growing up and going to the market with my mom every single day to get fresh produces, bread and flowers. These are only some of the pictures, I will be sharing more in future posts...

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My mind was dazzling with new colors, new patterns and new textures. I couldn't keep up with my notes and sketches... Everything I saw inspired me so much that it will translate into my upcoming collections, I can't wait to show you!!! but I guess you'll have to wait until may... 

In my travels I found amazing colors, textures and combinations. My latest obsession... fuchsia. The color awakes my senses. Makes me feel happy and alive. It gives me passion and inspires me with ideas, every minute of the day. What’s your mood of color today? I’m getting my nails done tomorrow in fuchsia. 

Paris is definitely a "sense shaker," but do you have any suggestions where should we go next for inspiration? What do you think about Morocco?

Love,

Pat