Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saying Goodbye...

Very inspired today ... Realized it was the last day in MerGirl, undisturbed. If it doesn't snow tomorrow, moving begins. Had to design one last thing in this studio before I left. Glad I did, I love what came out of me ... I think it is the beginning of a fun collection ... see you in the new studio.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Visions of something dance in their heads

There is nothing left to do ... but sleep. We have had 3 wonderful days filled with family visits. Lots of food, conversation, and laughs were had by all. The girls, Fenway and Wrigley, are happy to be home all snuggled up ... with of course, the crazy cow bone.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Store For Rent Chester CT

Size: 600 sq ft
Location: 4 Water Street Chester CT
Parking: Yes
Utilities: Included
Available: Jan. 1, 2009
contact me: trish@smashingdarling.com

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dina Varano at RISD Sale Dec. 13, 2008

Open Petal long necks
Open Petal Necklaces
Sterling and Oxidized necklaces can be doubled or worn long.
Inspired by the drawn line.

Quick Links...
For details about the RISD Sale
For a viewing of RISD Alumni work
To see what's new in my Store
Any time you'd like to Shop online
Check out slide show of my Jewelry

Thank you and I wish all of you a GREAT holiday!
Stop by for a glass of Beaujoulais anytime in Chester, open
Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sunday 11-5 & Thursday evenings until 7
- Dina

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Getting Ready For The Move

Is Having

Starting Dec. 5 at 5:00 - Dec. 24th
Enjoy 50% 0ff Most Items in the MerGirl Line

Chester's Holiday Stroll
Friday Dec. 5
Stores and Galleries open 5 - 8

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Congratulations to my friend, Jonathan

For being featured in Business Week Magazine.

photo by Michelle Parr Paulson
photo by Michelle Parr Paulson

Jonathan in the kitchen of River Tavern.

Rapp uses this converted 1955 Ford fire truck for his series of outdoor dinners at local farms. Photo by Michelle Parr Paulson
Photo by Michelle Parr Paulson

The truck they cook on for Dinners at the Farm

an excerpt from the article:

'Revising the Recipe

I realized that I had had the equation backwards. I was making decisions based on what I wanted. I hadn't been willing to make the compromises (as I saw it) sometimes necessary to create a broad coalition of customers—something absolutely crucial in a town with fewer people than the number that walked by Etats-Unis in a day. In our own minds, we were the best restaurant around—but the fact was, we weren't connecting with our customers.'