savvy entrepreneur, Archna Patel. She owns parasols boutique, which is a darling online shop that carries a wonderful assortment of apparel and toys. Archna lives in Southern California, and is also the co-owner & designer of the little hummingbird, a beautiful line of clothing for girls ages 2 to 8.
Archna also loves music and even dabbles a bit in singing. We are delighted to have her as this week’s Guest Hunter, and inspired by what she has to share with us – and we’re sure you will be too…
I love reading, and love books. I have always wanted a home with a proper library and bookshelves from ceiling to floor. It was a sad day when e-readers came out, but I still read paper books. I love the feel, the smell, the comfort in them – can’t imagine not having them.
Very fond of throws – wool or cotton. My favorites are those that are chunky knitted and yellow or ivory.
Both indoors and outdoors swings are one of my favorite things.
Love love these souled objects knitted throw rug pillows.
I enjoy flowy, girly dresses – short or long. A few of my other favorites are fingerless gloves, scarves and almost anything made with embroidered eyelet fabric, ribbon belts and pockets. I love rings…been window shopping this yellow sapphire one from Melissa Joy Manning for awhile. I like that the stones in her pieces are not cut, and are very simply set. They have a beautiful vintage, keepsake feel that you could never get bored or tired of.
I think watches make a lovely accessory for men…
I wish I had a handmade Jess Brown Doll as a little girl.
Babiekins is a great online kids magazine for inspiration and beautiful photography.
My friend and business partner in the little hummingbird, Olivia Lin, has a side project called The Yummy Year Project. She has been spending a year making and posting delicious vegan recipes for a good cause. I was telling her recently how I will eat almost anything that has mushrooms, garlic, ginger, pomegranate, passion fruit and almonds…. So she posted a dish and cocktail that I can’t wait to try. The only thing missing is the passion fruit.
At the moment, I can’t stop listening to James Blake’s cover of Joni Mitchell’s Case of You.