the new year

1.09.2016


I'm so happy to join you again here after a string of quiet days. Hope the new year is off to a wonderful start for all of you! I've been diving deep into a few new projects for the coming months, doing plenty of reorganizing behind the scenes and reflecting on the year newly behind us. This past year was both challenging and beautiful - I lost my beloved TriBeCa studio, but found a new workspace in the Garment District that I am, indeed, grateful for. It was such a pleasure to have so many of you come to visit me there during our holiday open hours. This year also brought me some beautiful new sources for locally grown organic botanicals and domestically grown and cold-pressed organic plant oils, including sunflower oil and jojoba oil from small family farms in Michigan and Arizona, respectively. It's truly inspiring to see the care that goes into producing these raw materials, and I am so delighted to be able to share them with you.

So far, I can tell you that the coming year will bring some long-awaited simplifications and packaging updates at the studio, and perhaps a new botanical fragrance or two. And stay tuned for a special midwinter limited edition mini kit filled with all things orange blossom. I hope that it will be just the thing to lift the cold, damp fog of February.

Sending you restful wishes for these heart-of-winter days...

xo Briar


the winter collection + last day of the good karma sale!

11.30.2015


Just a quick note to let you know that the winter collection has arrived in the shop, including this year's winter getaway kits, winter nourishing body oil & forest facial tonic. This year, I'm offering a small selection of gift-ready pairings of a few of our favorite products, as well. Drop by the shop to see all of the winter offerings!

I'm so happy to be a part of an inspiring group of small businesses participating in the Good Karma Sale over the last few days, organized by the lovely people over at The Wild Unknown. Today is the last day to take advantage of the sale (use the code GOODKARMA to take 15% off your order in the main shop), and we'll be donating 10% of our sales from this weekend to The Butterfly Project NYC, a local volunteer-led organization that promotes and assists in the planting and preservation of native plants in urban, public spaces in order to create and strengthen resources for native pollinators, and educates New Yorkers of all ages about native plants and pollinators. Thanks for helping us to support their good work!

Thanks to everyone who has dropped by our open studio hours so far, it's been such a treat to meet you all! Our next open studio dates are:

Sat. December 5th noon-5pm
Sun. December 13th noon-5pm

I'd love to have you stop by for a cup of chai! Please RSVP to let me know when you'd like to come by. My studiomate, Liz, and I will also be co-hosting one more set of open studio hours on the weekend of December 19th & 20th, stay tuned for details!

Local pickup is also available for orders placed online throughout the season, just use the code STUDIOPICKUP to waive shipping fees and send me a note to hello@marbleandmilkweed.com to arrange a pickup time.

Thanks so much for supporting handmade and for making us a part of your holiday season!

Open studio hours!

11.17.2015


Greetings from our new studio space in the Garment District! Settling into a new workspace has been a longer process than I anticipated, but I'm so happy to finally be able to welcome you during our open studio hours in the coming weeks. I'm grateful to have a sunny, quiet spot to do my work here in the heart of the city. Join me for a cup of chai and try the latest addition to our botanical fragrance collection - Rose, Cardamom & Sandalwood. Open studio dates (so far) are as follows:

Sat. November 21st noon-5pm
Sat. November 28th noon-5pm
Sat. December 5th noon-5pm
(+ more dates in December, coming soon!)

Please RSVP to hello@marbleandmilkweed.com to let me know when you'll be stopping by and to get address details.

The winter collection will be available later this week, too, including our wildcrafted Forest Facial Tonic & Winter Nourishing Body Oil, so stay tuned!

I'm truly looking forward to the festive season ahead - thank you all so much for making Marble & Milkweed a part of it!

Warmly,

Briar


p.s. If you happen to be in New Orleans this month, be sure to check out our goods at the Less Than 100 traveling pop-up shop, a project highlighting gender wage inequality that runs through the end of November. I'm so happy to be involved!





 

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