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Civana Carefree

Civana Carefree

I’m excited to finally be able to share a project I’ve been working on for the last few years with Civana, a stunning wellness resort and spa in Carefree, Arizona. Carefree–doesn’t that feel like the exact place we all have been dreaming of visiting (and maybe didn’t even realize it)?

Quite honestly, there’s been an incredible sense of kismet about the project so far. From meeting the owners through River Mint’s Atlanta store, to the magical time I’ve been spent at the resort, I’ve found myself continually inspired and amazed.

There is a stark, otherworldly quality to the Sonoran desert. I am forever drawn to the colors there: the gorgeous tones of the earth, the sky, the succulents and wildflowers. I realize that I seek out and return to these same hues season after season for River Mint.

The owners first approached me to create a signature scent for the resort. The scent they selected, Warm Earth, combines pine, violet and vetiver. After our experience working together on the scent, I was brought on as a consultant for the resort’s retail spaces. The aim has been to create spaces that reflect Civana’s Four Pillars–Nourishment, Spa, Movement, and Discovery–and which further enhance every visitor’s experience of the resort. In many ways, the work I’m doing with Civana echoes what I always strive to do at River Mint Finery. I want every person who walks through the door to have a chance to stumble upon an unexpected treasure, a new favorite dress, the perfect sunhat, or a great catchall tote, for each person to have the chance to have a moment away from the everyday. 

I can think of few places more lovely than Civana to give yourself the opportunity to slow down and reset, the reminder to take a long, slow, deep breath that so many of us need.

Photos Courtesy of Civana

 

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Fall Style & Our Founder's Season of Choice

Fall Style & Our Founder's Season of Choice

Fall is the season I long for. 

It's the season I was born, and it's the season of transition and change toward the longer, darker calm of winter. The feel of cooler temps after a long summer. The warm, earthy palate of burnt reds, oranges and browns. The smell of woodsmoke. It's sensory overload here in the Hudson Valley.

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Bali Dreaming

Bali Dreaming
I am assuming wanderlust led me to jewelry designer Anna Beck, and fashion design and textile guru Natalie Martin, two of my favorite newcomers to the store this season.  Continue reading

Sustainable Fashion Made in Spain: Meet Monica Cordera

Sustainable Fashion Made in Spain: Meet Monica Cordera
What does it take to build a fashion brand that is good for both people and our planet? Fashion isn’t necessarily the first business that comes to mind when one considers the harmful effects of industry on the environment, but making new clothes is not often an environmentally sustainable practice. At RMF, finding lines where mindfulness meets material has become more and more prevalent as we all want to consume less and feel good about who and what we are supporting.  Continue reading

Our Continued Commitment to Support Local

Our Continued Commitment to Support Local
As we continue to navigate the unchartered waters ahead, we are solidifying so many of the core tenets of our initial vision for River Mint Finery. Kat and I embarked on this journey to bring women beautiful product, affordable luxury, to support and celebrate independent designers and to immerse ourselves as creatives in the invigorating world of design and fashion. Continue reading

Fall Lookbook: What's Inspiring the Season Ahead

Fall Lookbook: What's Inspiring the Season Ahead
We are at the end of the supply chain. We are the space that hosts a myriad of designers and makers and showcases the creativity, hard work, and labor of many other people. From fabric houses and sewers, to bench jewelers and tanners, we support a long line of people that are doing what they do best. Continue reading

Our Team: Interview with Co-Founder and Jewelry Designer Cindy Joffe

Our Team: Interview with Co-Founder and Jewelry Designer Cindy Joffe

Along with being a co-founder of RMF, you are also part of the Mother/Daughter duo behind the jewelry line, Avindy. What are you working on now?

I am working on getting the new Avindy Spring/Summer collection live on our site. I am really drawn to the meaning of the gemstones this season and their healing powers. I am thinking about these gemstones as ‘glimmers of hope’ that we can gift or wear to remind us that brighter days are ahead. 

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Our Team: 10 Questions with Aubrey Wasilewsky

Our Team: 10 Questions with Aubrey Wasilewsky
When it comes to understanding our Southern customer, who they are, what they like and how they dress, we defer to our much loved Atlanta operations manager, Aubrey Wasilewsky. She’s spent half of the last decade creating outfits that make our customers look and feel their best. Continue reading