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Conch Style: New Wild Lily Boutique in Marathon

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 by Leah 2 Comments

The fashionistas in the Upper Keys have come to love the Wild Lily Boutique in Islamorada, expertly curated by owner Susan Durner.  The store is a reflection of her own eclectic style with great basics and show stopping statement pieces in a range of price points to fit every girls budget.

Thankfully, Wild Lily has opened up a second location in Marathon to serve the middle keys fashion needs.  Located at 8345 Overseas Highway, this boutique offers more than just beautiful clothing, it also features an immense selection of TootsieCouture Flip Flops for your perusing and a nail salon for a quick mani/pedi while you shop!

Contemporary fashions include a great selection of designer denim from Hudson, Level 99 and Silver, super affordable bags for under $100, handmade jewelry, and flirty dresses and flowy tops for every occasion.  Not only does this lifestyle boutique carry casual and comfortable clothing in light-weight fabrics that can be worn all year, they also carry clothing for special occasions.  Featuring only the best fabrics and quality garments, Wild Lily is also eco-friendly offering organic clothing and clothing made in the U.S.

Wild Lily Boutique in Marathon

Wild Lily Boutique carries casual and comfortable clothing in light-weight fabrics that can be worn all year.

This contemporary lifestyle boutique also offers a variety of TootsieCouture Flip Flops which are truly the perfect shoe for the Florida Keys.  Individually handcrafted from Havaianas, Kristy Larkin adds sparkly embellishments including sea shells, sea life, sea horses and more for a one-of-a-kind feel.  Not only are they fashionable, they are handmade using only the best and most comfortable flip flops and are reasonably priced, starting at just $45.

TootsieCouture Flip Flops

TootsieCouture Flip Flops are the perfect shoes for the Florida Keys.

Mani/pedi’s are truly one of the most amazing ways to treat yourself.  Now imagine you can shop while you wait!  Kristy Larkin has opened a charming space in the back of the new Wild Lily boutique in Marathon for just this reason.  Offering spa manicures, hot stone pedicures and gel and acrylic nail enhancements using only the finest in products including CND and OPI, shellac, gelish, and OPI gel polish.  Call Kristy at 305.896.5050 to book your appointment.

Wild Lily Boutique and Nail Spa

Indulge in a Mani/Pedi while shopping at the new Wild Lily Boutique and Nail Spa!

Wild Lily Boutique and Nail Spa in Marathon is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Call 305.289.2226 for more information.


Conch Style: Wearable Art

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Leah No Comments

One of the best things about living in the Florida Keys, is the amazing amount of art and culture.  So many artists have chosen to make the Keys their home and that means that we have access to some beautiful local art work for our home and our wardrobe.

Art galleries are one of my favorite places to shop for statement jewelry.  Unique, handmade wearable art is a great conversation starter and sure to elicit the question from your friends. “Where did you get that?”.  Wearable art can be fun, interesting and even glamorous and in most cases, the price point is very affordable.

Ariella Hogan has been making jewelry for more than 30 years.  Originally from Israel, she settled in Key West in 1989, inspired by the diverse colors of the sunset and the unique wildlife of Key West.  Her handmade jewelry is not only incredibly affordable it’s also durable.   She uses a synthetic clay that is flexible, unbreakable, lightweight, water proof and if it gets dirty, it can be cleaned with soap and water.

Ariella makes rings ($12), earrings ($18), bracelets ($28) and necklaces ($40-$60).  You can buy a matching set or you can buy individual pieces to add to your jewelry collection.  My favorite is her bracelets that wrap around your wrist for an effortlessly chic look.

Find her jewelry at The Island Arts Coop at 1128 Duval Street in Key West open Monday – Sunday,  9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information go to: ariellacreations.com.

Wearable Art

Handmade Jewelry by Ariella Hogan, Florida Keys artist

Wearable Art by Florida Keys artist Ariella Hogan

Great selection of wearable art by Florida Keys artist Ariella Hogan

Stephanie Martin has been working with glass for 12 years specializing in glass fusing and combining dichroic two-toned glass and artisan glasses.  Her pendants and earrings have a beautiful metallic coating on its surface that reflect light creating a beautiful glow.  Because these pendants are actually clear, the colors will change with what you’re wearing, picking up blues, pinks or yellows based on your outfit.   Each piece is unique, ranging in price from $40 to $65 for a pendant and $20 for earrings.

Stephanie’s Seaside Glassworks has two storefront locations.  Located in the Rain Barrel at 86700 Overseas Highway on Plantation Key open Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and a south location at 81902 Overseas Highway in Islamorada open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information go to seasideglassworks.com.

Wearable Art by Florida Keys artist Stephanie Martin

Glass Jewelry and Art Work by Stephanie Martin from Seaside Glassworks

Sand Dollar Pendant by Stephanie Martin, Seaside Glassworks

Sand Dollar Pendant by Stephanie Martin, Seaside Glassworks