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Home to Chicago for the holidays AND my birthday!

Home to Chicago for the holidays AND my birthday!

I am so thrilled to be participating in the Holiday Show of Hands event on my birthday weekend!! Can I get a WOOOOOT?! Please mark your calendars and start your gift/wish list for Nov. 16-18th. More details to come as the date gets closer. xo
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Chasing the Pom

Chasing the Pom

Check it out! We are featured in a blog this week down under by Australian Soul & Rhapsody. Joan and I talked about our shared love of handmade textiles and working with artisan partners here in Peru. To read, please click here: Chasing the Pom

If you haven't come across Soul & Rhapsody yet, you are missing out! Fueled by curiosity, Joan started Soul & Rhapsody to push herself "to brave the creative wilderness, step into the arena and share creations to the world". Currently, it is home to her own super sassy handcrafted designs, artisan made limited edition pieces and the stories of other creatives around the world who she has generously shared her journey. Visit to shop AND learn!

 

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Peru is coming to Chicago in May!

Peru is coming to Chicago in May!

Next stop: Show of Hands Chicago!

I am so excited to bring PresentlyIn to my hometown, my sweet town... Chicago. I hope you will stop by to see us and the 100+ talented vendors of handmade goodness on May 4-6th.

What:

Show of Hands was created to be more than just another craft show. It's a real commitment to independent design. It's the presentation of high caliber work in a professional way. It's the understanding that craft can be couture and handmade can be high-end. 

When: 

Friday, May 4th: 5-9pm

(Get first dibs and a sneak peek preview of all the vendors and handmade love! For tickets to this special event, go to Show of Hands Chicago 

Saturday, May 5th: 10am-5pm (free admission)

Sunday, May 6th: 10am-5pm (free admission)

Where: 

Artifact Events, 4325 Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 

We will be located on the 2nd floor

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Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative

Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative

I was recently interviewed by VoyageChicago.com and am thrilled to be featured today in their new  "TrailBlazers: Rewriting the Narrative" series (Downtown Collection). Their super cool series began because Voyage Chicago and so many of us feel that the media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. With the Trailblazers series, they are celebrating female role models, encouraging more equal and just representation in the media, and helping foster a more tight-knit community and locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more. I am humbled to be included in this lovely piece. Go GIRL POWER!!! 
 
I hope you will check out the interview about my biz, PresentlyIn, in the Downtown Collection of their Trailblazers Collection. CLICK HERE TO READ the interview. Much love to you! Dana
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Next stop: Show of Hands Chicago in May!

Next stop: Show of Hands Chicago in May!

I am beyond excited to have been selected to participate as a vendor in the upcoming Show of Hands Chicago Event on May 4th - 6th at Artifact Events (aka Architectural Artifacts) in the Ravenswood neighborhood of my hometown, Chicago.  This is such a cool space to host an event: a super hip warehouse of upscale architectural salvage items as well as a sweet event space. It is truly a unique and special venue.  I also am so psyched about the mission of Show of Hands Chicago. It was created in 2013 to be more than just another craft show. In their words, "it's a commitment to independent design. It's the presentation of high-caliber work in a professional way. It's the understanding that craft can be couture and handmade can be high-end". How freakin awesome is that?! I just love them. And, not to mention, it's in my HOME TOWN which I miss dearly every day!

I sure hope you will come see me that first weekend in May and let me share with you our bohochic, colorful, hippie girl designs handmade in Peru. I will have plenty of fantastic gifts for mother's day and for yourself, of course!

what:

Show of Hands Chicago 

www.showofhandschicago.com

www.instagram.com/showofhandschicago

where:

Artifact Events aka Architectural Artifacts

4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, USA

when: 

Friday, May 4 from 5pm-  9pm

Saturday May 5 from 10am- 5pm

Sunday May 6 from 10am- 5pm

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