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Meet Kari Vallury

This week we introduce Kari Vallury to the Little Tienda team.  Kari is someone we greatly admire. We've chatted with Kari back in 2021 - you may remember her. Founder of SlowClothes, reproductive health and rights researcher and advocate, avid composter and gardener and a highly insightful, intelligent woman who knows a lot about.. a lot. We say this as a grand understatement.  We've invited Kari to come onboard each season to share a post about a range of topics that are close to her heart - and we're deeply interested in. We hope you are too.  Where better to start? This month Kari shares a little about herself and how she came to be where she is right now....
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Welcome to 2022

Of course, you've already walked in the door and we're at least a little fashionably late to the party. Why? Because we've been swimming in the ocean, enjoying the lick of salt on our skin. Lazy mornings, long late lunches, and as many are - staying home.  Like everyone - we have anticipated and braced ourselves for a new year - full of hope, joy, optimism. It doesn't feel like it's really yet delivered, so we will create that space ourselves - holding firm to what's important. This season we spent a lot of time in swimwear and not a lot of anything else. We had sandy toes, damp towels punctuated our living space, the smell of mangoes a welcome to holidays and...
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All I want for 2022 is...

With the new year comes expectation. Dreams, hopes, wishes: the fresh new calendar always carries so much weight - and even moreso two years into a pandemic. ​At this stage we're setting our sights low (with the hope we are delightfully surprised) - we'd be happy for a slice of cake, and to enjoy it surrounded by family and friends, we aimed higher and asked four Australian creatives to share what they're looking forward to in 2022 (may it be more than a fresh mask, plentiful sanitiser and ready access to a RAT). Holly Hipwell - The Flower Drum:  What do you hope for in 2022? I hope for more flowers, more fun and more time with my friends! Anything you're going to change this year? Yes...
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Guess who's coming to dinner?

Guess who's coming to dinner? Well we don't mind who the guests are, or even what you're serving - as long as you take a peek at the latest release from Little Tienda Home.  Woven from a luxe cotton and linen mix, then hand block printed in two sumptuous colours - Cobalt and Blush, our table linens are the perfect conversation starters. Handcrafted magnificence to enjoy for a lifetime of dinner table fun. "With entertaining season just around the corner, we wanted to create something fresh, fun and fabulous to dress the dining room - in true Little Tienda style," said Emily Dezentje, founder.  "Punchy and a little bit nautical, cool yet classic, we love the drama of the thick...
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Two sisters with impeccable taste: Meet Read & Hall

We love house perving. There. Now. We've said it. We admit it. We love a good interiors gawk, taking a look at people's style, where they love, and how they style things. If you've not come across the two sisters behind Read & Hall - you really should check them out (and their renovated homes - one an old church steeped in history, the other a lovely warm bungalow - swooning!). Oh and did we mention their Airbnbs? We will get to that! Effortless style, relaxed, curated homes - that are both lived in, loved and ridiculously stylish. To celebrate the launch of Little Tienda Home - we asked them to each choose a quilt and share a little about who they are. Read on!...
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Erin Lovell Verinder's Uplifting Oxymel - a recipe

Last week we got to speak with the wonderful Erin Lovell Verinder about her love for plants, magic in nature - and all things green thumb (well some of them at least).  Graciously, Erin has shared one of her recipes from her newly released book ‘The Plant Clinic’ ($39.99, Thames & Hudson). She says it best in the intro, but we have to say - this recipe reads like a gentle hug from a dear friend, when you’re feeling blue - so we can't wait to make it. Thank you Erin.    Uplifting Oxymel When internal clouds are heavy and there is no blue sky to be seen, this plant medicine is the most fitting remedy, a gentle offering working...
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Flora for all seasons

Remember when you were small and every piece of bed linen, every rogue chair, oversized box - anything was included in fort building? It conjures feels of fun and adventure, innocent days full of sunshine and creative play. The brilliant Sophie Hansen of Local is Lovely captured her babe, on the riverbank peeking out of this ready-made fort. Pure joy. We can almost feel the grass underfoot, the babble of the water, and the butterflies in our stomach as we run in and out, hiding and dreaming up bigger worlds.  While not strictly created for forts (but who are we to say!) our quilts are handcrafted to be used however you deem fit. We love ours thrown - haphazardly - across...
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Conversations + Colour: Erin Lovell Verinder

If we were stranded on a desert island - we think Erin Lovell Verinder would be a good person to be stranded with. Not only does she know a heck of a lot about plants (does anyone remember the forbidden blue berries from Blue Lagoon?) - we think she'd make super company.  We rock around on the sand dancing Robyn style, she'd help us navigate the natural power of plants. Win:WIN! Herbalist. Healer. Author. Mentor. Nutritionist. Is there anything she can't do? We doubt it. We really loved sitting down and learning more about her practice, favourite flowers and how she came to learn so much about plants. Also she's a green thumb, so we're hoping via osmosis we become...
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At home with Jason Grant

We are all for a relaxed and lived in and loved home. Curated with special pieces, natural fibres that are breathable, and in their simplicity bring a luxurious quality to the home.  Byron-based interior stylist, designer and author Jason Grant recently styled his bed with our new Playa quilt - coastal cool, a palette of ocean, sky blue and white juxtaposed against the most joyous colour of them all - buttery yellow. "Styling seems such a clinical term for me these days - especially for the home. I prefer the term decorating (it's a little old-fashioned but I like it). For me it's more natural and instinctual, not overly considered or tortured. I've always loved a lived-in look. Maybe odd for someone who's...
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Conversations + Colour: Natalie Miller

With a zest for life and colour, Natalie Miller has forged the path as one of the world's favourite textile artists. With works scattered around the globe, this Southern Highlands local remains humble and shares her love of palette pal through both her work and wardrobe. Merging her love of design with her passion for chroma - she's recently completed work at Berrima's renowned Bendooley Estate, where she took on the mammoth role of architect, interior architect and created an awe-inspiring tapestry for the space. We can't wait to visit.  As a genuine brand super fan, Natalie truly encompasses who a Little Tienda woman is: a celebration of individuality, passion, authenticity and a lover of colour and pattern. She is...
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