SWOOP magazine Feb/March 2009 issue.
Products featured: Miel
NONI Holiday Gift Bazaar
You want your wedding to be beautiful. You want your wedding to be fun. You want it to be a day that your friends and family remember and you want your personal stamp on it. So you pick out beautiful flowers, the perfect dress and the location that fits you and your groom best. There are so many details and it can be overwhelming! But Verve has got your back. Maybe we can’t location scout for you or help you decide on the style of your dress… but we’ve got your bridesmaid’s gift!
I collects vintage buttons, mostly from the early 1900′s, and makes beautiful molds out of them to use in the PMC line. After making a mold of the button, I use a clay called PMC ( precious metal clay) to make the pendant. Precious metal clay contains microscopic particles of silver, which are suspended in a pliable organic matter. When the metal clay is fired at high temperatures in a kiln, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse into pure (0.999) silver. Because each piece is hand- crafted, slight variations occur. Making each piece unique and one of a kind. Making your bridesmaids gifts unique and one of a kind!!
Los Angeles boasts many cool Farmers Markets that allow its residences to shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables and the one on Larchmont Blvd. is one of them. It is relatively small compared to the other markets in town, but because of this it has a cozy feel and a neighborhood-y vibe. Even on non-market days Larchmont Village has a unique vibe different from other neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It has been changing a bit over the last couple of years, but parts of it still help to retain that village like essence. You can walk up and down the street, perusing stores and eating at some great restaurants. There is also an ice cream shop, frozen yogurt and a chocolate shop to get your sweet tooth on. Some of my favorite restaurants are Girasole ( a family owned Italian restaurant), Larchmont Cheese and Wine (amazing sandwiches) and Kiku and California Roll for sushi. Larchmont also has some great retail boutiques that rival any other street in Los Angeles. My favorite is Noni Boutique. Noni is a fabulous fashion forward store that is run by owners, Meghan Misaki and Elaine Lewis. Both women have fabulous eyes for fashion and the store is always full of great items. Noni has carried Verve for the last 3 years and every Sunday during the Farmers Market, I set up a table in front of Noni and offer Verve at a discount of 25% off retail prices. WOO HOO!!
So come on down to Larchmont on a Sunday (from 8:00-2:00 pm) and get your salad fixings for the night’s dinner, buy some fresh flowers to beautify your home, and eat some freshly made tamales and hummus from one of the many food vendors at the market. It will make you feel good.