Journal

Writings and Musings by Scarlett.

My boutique design agency and the online shop are all me. I am constantly exploring the world and discovering hidden design treasures. Inspiration comes from everywhere – flora and fauna, bees and trees, stars and sky, architecture, delicious textiles, old stone floors and wooden doors, and my clients. My clients seek me out for my creativity, expertise, and style. Below are writings about my process, explorations, and my life experiences, going back to 2005.

Hi Friends, How are you? I’m still waiting somewhat impatiently for summer, but not at all ignoring this gorgeous green spring. Every time I go outside a different fragrance is perfuming the air, and I can’t get enough! I am walking these hills more and more for a healthy mind and body. Breathing in the...
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Hello Friends, For those of us in Northern California who are anxious for blue skies and warmer weather, hooray, it is here!  The online shop – By George I think I’ve got it! I have been hoarding vintage and antique accessories – some of my very favorite pieces – for the online shop. I didn’t want...
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Hi Friends,  I hope you’re doing well. Me? I’m enjoying life, smelling the roses, working with lovely clients, and piddling along with my online shop.  I wouldn’t say I am any more or less productive or determined than I have ever been. I’m not searching or looking for my next step any more or less...
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Hi Friends, How are you? I do hope you’re ok. Me, I’m ok. Pretty good, actually. Other than fantasies of never leaving Tuscany when we visit there this June (I am SOOOO excited, it has always been a dream!). Just staying in a warm safe happy non-toxic bubble with good and simple food and wine...
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My Dear Friends, I’m baack! I know, most of you probably did not realize I was gone. I don’t know why it happened (I was sad, I lost my mojo, I lost my motivation, I had ennui), and I am not sure how I came back. I do know that it happens to so many...
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Dear Friends, I wish you peace, joy, love, happiness, and whatever it is you need in your life this holiday season.  For me, I am hoping for strength and clarity. My website is 99.9% done, showcasing interior design and great products in my shop, but I feel something else is also in my future. I have not yet...
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Hello Friends, I first want to thank you if you were one of the MANY who came out for my last day in the shop and helped me clear it out, I had a blast and I think you did too! There was very little left at the end, Santa Cruz MAH took the final...
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Hi Friends, It’s possible this is the last blog I will write about the physical store. It’s definitely not the last ever, and I look forward to having the freedom to write about whatever is on my mind. This “move” will be the 40th in my lifetime. I’m really good at it. If this was...
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Hello Friends, Only 11 more days of my retail shop. I knew it was coming but I am not ready! I’m not ready to let you go. Once I am working from home, I’ll be seeing clients, yes, and talking with sales reps and the like. But I will so miss the inspirational conversations I...
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Hello Friends, I just wanted to check in and ramble a bit. DESIGN: When I first opened Saffron and Genevieve, one of the reasons was to showcase my interior design style. Almost all of my jobs came because one of you walked in and wanted that feeling in their home. Now that I am getting...
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My Friends, It is time. I think many of you knew before I realized it. In these 10+ years, I accomplished everything I wanted to here in the shop. It is a beautiful, peaceful place filled with loveliness and the support and camaraderie of the absolute best customers, the best humans. I have earned the...
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Hi Friends, Many of you have been with me on this journey of shop owning, shopping travels, self-exploration and growth, love, and now the new house. It is so nice to get feedback about my posts! We have been in our new home for almost eight months. You know I have always lived simply and except...
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    Hello Friends, I’m back from the Las Vegas Home Show, totally inspired and ready to incorporate some really wonderful new merchandise into the store. I found myself longing for a larger showroom to showcase all the beauty!   As you may know, Saffron and Genevieve has reached a 10-year milestone. This special anniversary has given me...
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Hi my Friends, I hope the year is starting nice and smooth for you all. I am thankful so many of you let me know you’ve embraced the “new” direction I am going in the shop. Times change, people change, tastes change. Here’s one of the sweet responses: “I absolutely love how you are mixing...
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Hello Friends, I’ve been thinking about this end of year note for weeks. Usually a topic comes to me, something I feel I need to talk about. However, I realized last night that I have said everything that is on my mind this year. I had one of the best and happiest years of my...
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