Travel Times: Miami

Miami in May with my fav gals will never be forgotten!  I've long had a fascination with the sorbet hues of South Beach and the Art Deco architecture to match. 

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Welcomed with a bottle of bubbly in our suites, our stay at the Mondrian South Beach was nicely tucked away and centrally located next to a Whole Foods ( a California girl must!).  With amazing views of Biscayne Bay, jet skiing, boating and all that were nicely in our backyard.  The pool scene was quite cool.  

SLS in South Beach was by far our favorite night spot.  At first entering Bar Centro, you feel as you are drinking in old world Cuba, with a modern twist.  Chef Andrรฉs plays with a variety of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables making your cocktail extra special.  Spilling outside, poolside making our way towards Hyde Beach we were ready to party til dawn with our Jendarling clutches in hand.  

Our fuchsia bag was such a summer hit, that we actually had a back order on our leather supply.  We owe that to its many nights out and referrals. 

Heading to the Raleigh Hotel by day, the drink of choice was the Mint Julep served in a steel cup! One of my favorite top 5 hotels in the world, little known fact, The Raleigh actually inspired my first collection back in 2008.  

Adios Miami, til next time!  
 

The Ever So Chic Gump's

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Two years ago, when I received the call that I was going to be meeting with Gump's to show my line, I was actually quite nervous mainly due to their legendary status, afterall Gump's is San Francisco's unique gifts and luxury home decor destination.  

A prominent fixture, the luxury American home furnishings and home dรฉcor retailer was founded in 1861 first as a mirror and frame shop by Solomon Gump and his brother, Gustav. 

In the 1960's Gump's housed fashion brands like Oscar de la Renta, Halston and the creme de la creme of fashion during that time.  Today, endless customers have wonderful stories about their first visit to Gump's.  Brides dream of registering for Hermes china, ladies purchase their latest jewels for their collection to gentlemen purchasing the latest art.  Gump's is no ordinary retailer, it's one with a vast past and has moved to iconic status.  As Jendarling approaches our two year anniversary with Gump's, we look forward to the years to come designing beautiful and luxurious bags for their clientele.  

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