Laura Elizabeth Jewelry featured in Austin Tidbits

You know how much I love Austin Tidbits! They just featured the work by Laura Elizabeth which we carry. Laura is gorgeous gal from Austin who now lives far far away in California. However, every time she is in town she pops by to see how the stores going and bring me new fun pieces.
Check out her article in Tidbits at

Tasty Jewelry arrives at Sanctuary... Yum!

My obsession with owls and birds has led me to pick up some tasty morsels from Tasty Jewelry!

Izzy and Ash join Sanctuary

They are in! Bringing the hip styles of the east and west coast to Austin, Izzy and Ash are debuting their mini-boutique in Sanctuary. The perfect partnership! The cute clothes are adorable and are from infant to 12 yrs.
Throughout the Thanksgiving weekend shoppers are getting 30 percent off all kiddo purchases and 20-40 percent off at Sanctuary.

Austin Tidbits Gift Guide Picks Jane Marvel!

From the lovely Amy of Austin Tidbits.... Thanks Amy!! Great Pick!
Santa’s Good Girls (and to those of you who slipped under the radar)…The Austin Tidbits Team happily spends the entire year scouting out things for you to do, see, wear, drink and eat, and now we want to give each of you a special gift idea for the holidays—along with a 20% discount if you order within the next two weeks. Happy shopping to all, and to all a good deal!
Amy’s Pick: For all of you who love to travel as much as I do, allow me to introduce you to the seriously stylish Jane Marvel line of bags. They cover all of the user-friendly bases (lightweight, virtually waterproof, appropriately priced) and look so good doing it. As a bonus, there’s a free gift in every bag; an FAA-approved clear zip pouch for all your travel needs. Tidbits subscribers receive a 20% discount if purchased at one of my favorite local boutiques, Sanctuary!

Junior LeaguevChristmas affair with LD Design.... Marie Antoinette eat your heart out!

All I can say is as as Rebecca and I were putting the final touches on our table for Christmas Affair we were literally jumping up and down like tiny children on Christmas Day!
Channeling an amazing hair-do of Kirsten Dunst in The Sofia Coppola version of Marie Antoinette and inspired by my friend Stephanie, who has been planning a Marie Antoinette 30th birthday for years our table evolved....
I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Domino and Apartment Therapy books in my stocking

I am not a hard person to shop for..... just pay attention to my current obsession and it will lead you in the right direction. Heres a hint for anyone out there... makin it easy on you Eddie.... as to what I want in my stocking this year.

Doodlbug the Clown Celebrates Baby Scoop

Miss Doodlebug celebrates Baby Scoop. and you thought your mom was a bit eccentric... Isnt she cute!

Amy Atlas

Nothing is as fresh and clean as pure white. I love this room.Amy. Atlas is an event planner in NYC who brings amazing fresh ideas to the table. Explore her website and soak up the inspiration !

Amy Butler Patterns

Amy Butler fabrics are inspiration all on their own... but I just found a great little surprise... you can download her free patterns. Yay mom! Guess what your next project is!

Austin Tidbits, LD Design and Me!

Image and Article from the fabulous ladies at Austin Tidbits!!!! Come and Join us for some fun!
We’ve all had that Jen Aniston Office Space moment when you feel like your day job is getting the best of you. When work’s got you down, sometimes the only thing adding pep to your step is a great outfit or new accessory. Add some zip-a-dee to your ‘do with a fabulous feather hair accessory from {LD} Design. Your mane will be anything but mundane with a bright blue peacock headband. Local designer, Lauren Dolinsky, hand crafts these pieces along with many other sustainable botanical couture designs. Be a head above the rest with these fine-feathered accessories, and if asked about your newfound fetish, simply say that you don’t want to talk about your flair. {LD} Design Don’t miss the preview of the sustainable beauty designs by {LD} Design at Sanctuary this Thursday, November 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy sips and nibbles, do a little early holiday shopping, and take advantage of the 10% discount on regular merchandise throughout the store.

Austin American Cancer Society Holiday Shopping Card

For a small 60 dollar donation to the American Cancer Society you can save 20 percent at Sanctuary and many other stores October 24-Nov 2. This is a deal too good to be true. Get your card at Sanctuary or many other boutiques around town.... and come here and use it!!!

Alenna Hennessy for cooler mornings!

Since I am addicted to Etsy and other design blogs I must have seen Alenna Hennessey designs a millions times before I finally ordered. What did it for me was the peacock feather.
It is not easy to even think about scarves when you wake up to 90 degrees but now... since it is at least pretending to cool down... I am ready for fall fashion. That means finally putting away the flip flops and wedges (or throwing them away, which is where most of them should go) and looking for cool weather accessories... PS. You can buy this on the stores new site!!!

I heart Jewell Magazine

Christy Butler, who has the most gorgeous red hair I always wanted, is the Publisher/ Editor of a local shopping mag called Jewell. First off I love this magazine because it is straight to the point all about shopping, showing off both established and new places... and although I am poor because I just opened a store, I love to see what is hip and now.
This month features a really cute bud vase we carry at the store! Christy and her boyfriend( who owns downstairs.. which has the cutest bamboo dress I have been coveting....) were so nice to not only come here looking for something, but brought me back the flowers from the shoot as well!
This issue is well worth mentioning alone for The Daily Dish section, which tells you where to get 2 for 1 or half price apps every day of the week. I have already cut mine out and posted it so I know where Eddie and I are eating when I don't want to cook ( which is pretty much everyday!)

DrikaB Handbags

[WHO'S DRIKAB].... Other than the most talented new bag designer around!
drikab loves the handmade life. She was “made in Brazil” where she grew up and studied design and architecture. Currently, she lives in California with an eccentric dog named Cierra and a very supportive husband. Her designs are inspired by unexpected color and texture combinations and her primary goal is to keep making things that are practical and fun.
When I opened the box today I was over come the wants.... I want them all!

All Things Austin Design: Sanctuary Grand Opening!

Pictures and press from Blogger and Designer Adrienne Breaux ! Check out her blog!! She will keep you up to date on the latest things happening around Austin. All Things Austin Design: Sanctuary Grand Opening! Sanctuary Grand Opening! I had a blast Thursday night at the Grand Opening of Sanctuary Home and Garden! Owner Hanna Curran have her store chock full of the most beautiful home, person and garden accessories that I've ever seen! And the refreshments were to die for! There were Bacardi mojitos and appetizers from Portabla. Peach Body Boutique was there offering massage and mini treatments. Guests were able to preview new fall lines and see the work of local designers from LD Design, Victrola Design, Rae Cosmetics, Rarefactions and Austin Outdoor Studio. It was a ton of fun! -adrienne

Rochelle Rae Cosmetics!

We have the lipsticks so come check out what all the fuss is about!!!

Suzy Said it again..... Thanks Suzy!

Save 10% at Sanctuary-Offer expires October 31st Monday, October 6th, 2008 Save 10% at Sanctuary!Offer expires October 31stNeed to get a gift to someone quick and have no time to take it? Sanctuary now offers local gift basket delivery to their list of services. You can pick items or give them a budget and they'll create a beautiful gift for you.With the holidays coming, let them take the stress out of shopping. Swing by the store, fill out a wish list, and drop a hint to that special something.... your own personal registry.Check out their blog for updates on new arrivals, what's buzzn' about them and their designers, and all the other fun happenings at the store. Suzy loves this store!!Sanctuary3663 Bee Caves Road ( Behind Breed and Co)Mon-Fri10-6 and Sat 10-5.512-329-0507Sanctuary

Austin Monthly Home Shot

Below is a picture shot for Austin Monthly Home Magazine, Featuring acouple of things from the store!!



hanna wanted to share this article with you

Vosges chocolates can be found all over the store. Chocolate tortilla chips, chocolate library, the never forgotten chocolate-bacon-bar....... which yes, is delicious.
Marie Claire recently did an article on the amazing woman, Katrina Markoff, who started this company. I had just finished reading it when a customer walked in and told me that she was in a sorority with Katrina. Small world!
I am so Impressed by this woman. Katrina... you win the fabulous award!

Tribeza Style Pick!

We are the Style Pick for Tribeza this month. Writen By Meredith Hight and Photographed by Chris Patunas ( I love this picture!)

Tribeza Style Pick!

Tucked away in West Lake Hills, Sanctuary is one shop that lives up to its name. The soothing white walls and pale hardwood floors reflect the simple and fresh tone of the shop, which is stocked with fluffy robes, scented candles, colorful stationery, and an assortment of goods handpicked by owner Hanna Curran.A number of local designers and lines, including jewelry from Catherine Nicole and Laura Elizabeth, items from botanical culture creators LD Design, and selections from Rae Cosmetics, are featured on Sanctuary’s shelves. Also sold are T-shirts with delicate nature scenes from the locally based Victrola Design and planters from Austin Outdoor Studio. “It’s always nice to carry local artists,” says Curran, whose upbeat and welcoming presence adds to the shop’s warmth. Finely made dishes and bowls, Vosges chocolates, and bath accessories also fill the store, which has the comfortable and calm feel of a day spa. Thus far, the bright Flowie Style tote bags are popular items at Sanctuary, as are the small blue, green, and clear Loft bottles. The Paper Orchid stationery line is a personal favorite of Curran’s, though she says everything in the store is something she would appreciate receiving or enjoy wearing. Certainly Sanctuary offers a variety of items, from delicate necklaces and bold earrings to nesting bowls and bright postcards with thought-provoking messages, like “When is the last time when you did something for the first time?” “I’ve got gifts from $10 to $350,” Curran says. “There’s a real range. I didn’t want to leave anything out.” Gardening gloves, wide-brimmed hats, and various herbs in a can are good gifts for those with a green thumb, and the K. Hall Designs lavender lotions and bath products and funky Tray 6 umbrellas are gifts that are appropriate for any occasion. Also an ideal source for bridal shower and wedding gifts, Sanctuary carries a line of bridal items, like the “I Do” slippers designed by famed Hollywood wedding planner Mindy Weiss. Curran, an Austin native who was a schoolteacher before opening Sanctuary earlier this year, says she has enjoyed every bit of the process of creating the shop, from painting the walls to selecting the merchandise. “There is so much stuff out there. I tried to pick things that I like,” she says, adding that she peruses everything from the blog Design Sponge to magazines like the New Yorker, Domino, and Better Homes and Gardens for inspiration and ideas. “Just picking things I like—that is what has worked and kept it cohesive,” she says. “I walk in and feel like I am at home.” Or in a sanctuary.

UPS is Working Hard

Customers ask me all the time where I find things to carry at the store. The answer is that I am absolutely addicted to blogs, magazines, and my pockets are always full of little scraps of paper with designers names on them. I am always on the lookout for something fresh and new. Check out some of my latests discoveries...... I love the bright colors mixed with this funky print! Coasters and Notebooks from Rock Scissor Paper... a cool company from some very creative ladies.... read all about them..... Susie and Heidi Bauer were born in the metaphoric bubble of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, in the late 1960’s. As children of European immigrants, they grew up celebrating pop culture and mass-produced objects of the era as a visual personification of the American dream. This became the inspiration for their designs. The perfect table topper for a holiday celebration. This gorgeous container can easily slip over a candle or vase to create a unique centerpiece. NEW FOR BABIES!!! Vintage Bibs Bucket of Burpies Bamboo wraps PeePee TeePees for Sprinkling WeeWees
First pair of Penny Loafers


Lauren Dolinsky is the creater of all thing botanical and couture. Her latest collection of feather hairpieces sold with a waiting list within minutes at the grand opening. Be on the lookout for her winter designs coming soon and more glam accessories.

Tribeza Fashion Show

IF you want to feel like a superstar.... then you better attend the Tribeza fashion show. My beautiful gal pals, Steph, Sarah and Dee Dee, dressed to the nines and headed to the Austin City Music Hall. Check out the link to see snap shots of Attendees.... And remind me never to wear my hair up again!

Dedicated to all the wee ones

Hooter Hiders.... lets face it you have to get it just for the name!
Dont you just love tiny little shoes, cute little onsies, sweet little caps..... Check out the cutest wee gifts we just got for babies. Adorable!