Since we are focused on how to “Let Love Rule” for August, let’s talk about shopping, shall we? Sometimes there is nothing better than a little retail therapy after a hard day. These days, the easiest way to find the best goods is online. (If there were a mall with all my favorite artisans, I would shop there, but I haven’t found one yet.) I have a few go-to sites for my shopping fix and I often find some of the artists we feature here on those very sites. It is hard work, but I am more than happy to do it for you, dear readers! BRIKA (a contributor we have featured before) is a favorite for my shopping needs and they actually introduced me to today’s contributor! The internet is a wonderful world of curated beauty, my friends.
Mariele Ivy is the designer behind Young in the Mountains, a shop full of handcrafted goods that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The collections of Young in the Mountains fall into three categories: jewelry, ceramics, and bags. To be honest, these three categories sound like my trifecta of happy. This Salad Plate Set is beyond gorgeous and I’m pretty sure this Deer Skin Clutch is the answer to any question you might have about finding the perfect bag. This Apex Bracelet is everything, isn’t it? Yes. Yes, it is. Young in the Mountains is my new happy place. And now it is yours, too.