30 May 2013


I'm unbelievably excited to announce the launch of Topaz + Arrow, a new, monthly lifestyle workshop series presented by myself and my partner, Virginia ArrisueƱo!

A lifestyle resource for the art and design-driven community in the Washington, DC area, Topaz + Arrow will cover the DIY and how-to's of personal style, home decor, dinner parties, weddings, and more, while infusing the handmade into a curated and creative lifestyle. Topaz + Arrow's communal craft sessions and engaging workshops will be held monthly at the Ulysses Room, a loft space at the 52 O Street Studios. Our first event - a craft session - will be held Sunday, June 23, from 1-3PM; tickets will cover the cost of materials and are set to go on sale at the Topaz + Arrow website on Tuesday, June 4.

Virginia and I have worked on a veritable ton of projects together over the last decade that we've both been in DC; this new venture seemed such a logical extension of the realms in which we both already work - as you'd imagine from the designer/owner of knitwear line DeNada (and the head of DC Meet Market), she's got an incredible aesthetic, wicked biz + DIY skills, and an amazing bent for supporting the local creative community. With my DIY/art production background and the lifestyle focus that Panda Head has taken over the last few years, this has already been an incredibly exciting partnership, and I'm just so thrilled to kick things off June 23rd.

I'll be posting some photos from this week's Press Preview a little later today, until then you can catch Topaz + Arrow on FB, Twitter, and Instagram (and at #topazandarrow, too).

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