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Artist Series: Nikki Villatoro

This Artist Series feature is a special one to us here at Prickly Pear Paper, we chose to highlight our friend, employee, and talented designer/photographer Nikki Villatoro to work on some cards for our new line. If you've been following us along on instagram or on our website, you will have seen her gorgeous photography and a few of her cards in action. Nikki joined the team in March of 2018 and has been a tremendous asset to the Prickly Pear family. Her photography skills have brought our products to life and her eye for design and illustration has given us some of our cutest cards yet. Her work can be seen on our Sweet Baby Nursery, Beachy Birthday, and Just Married Car cards,...

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RECAP: MOJAVE FLEA + PALM SPRINGS

2019 started off with our first ever out-of-state market event, Mojave Flea in Palm Springs. We couldn't pass up this little weekend journey to one of our favorite desert cities and the opportunity to be a part of the makers & merchants featured at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club for the day.  The Ace Hotel was a total dream to stay at for the weekend. The clouds & rain were all the more reason to enjoy little lounges by the fireplace, delicious cocktails at The Amigo Room, music by the pool and heated spa, and a must-stop meal at the King's Highway Diner. Our favorites are the chilaquiles at brunch and Oaxacan Sunrise as a must-have nightcap. Some of our...

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Artist Series: Beau Brown

For our 2018-2019 product line, we decided to introduce something new, something we had been wanting to do ever since the opening of the store. Our goal was simple, create a platform where we could promote our friends' artwork on our products, a sort of tribute to the many talented people we have met over the years. Beau was the first person we asked to be a part of this new project, The Artist Series, his detailed but simplified line work seemed perfect for a crisp letterpress print. As a native Arizonan turned Santa Barbara transplant, Beau creates nostalgic interpretations of the old west and a human connection to the ocean through surfing. One fun fact Beau didn't mention below, but he drew something every day for a...

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Monthly Mix: January

2019 is here and 2018 is so last year. Kick off the New Year right with this ecclectic January mix. Enough chill to help you focus throughout the work day and just the right amount of funk and pizazz to get those dance feet moving. Enjoy this year's first official mix and Happy New Year to all! Listen below or stream on Spotify here.  

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Caitlin & Sean - Los Alamos Wedding

This wedding suite was one of our all-time favorites, from the ultra-stylish couple to the 70s era design details, we fell in love with Caitlin & Sean's vintage-inspired wedding and their western saloon venue, The 1880 Union Hotel located in Los Alamos, California. Caitlin & Sean wanted a neon-sign themed wedding suite inspired by The Alamo Motel, where there wedding party would be staying to celebrate the festivities. It was a dreamy day filled with neutral florals and lovely pops of orange, amber, and green to accent the warm, historic property in California wine country. We also designed custom bar & dinner menus with matching place cards to compliment their wedding invitations and add a personalized touch to the reception.  For more information...

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