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PRICKLY PEAR VACATION: WICKENBURG, AZ

Every January, we join our family on a long weekend trip to Rancho de Los Caballeros in Wickenburg, AZ. Mark's family has been visiting this authentic, western dude ranch for years since he was little. It's always a memorable trip and a great way to start off the year with family, riding horses, playing golf, plus lots of hiking and relaxing in nature. Some of our favorite activities at the ranch include long nature walks discovering new plants, cacti, & species native to the Southwest.  My favorite part of each year is riding the horses, we go on a "nature ride" for a few hours learning about the history of the land in Wickenburg and all of the animals,...

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Artist Series: Garritt Gilbert

Our next Artist Series feature highlights good friend and talented designer, Garritt Gilbert. His organic hand drawn style has graced everything from skateboards, to watches, to our shelves on some of our favorite two letterpressed cards. Drawing inspiration from the Arizona landscape and the great outdoors, Garritt has a special knack for finding vintage books and illustrations and repurposing them to give them a new life. Looking for a couple of outdoorsy themed cards, we reached out to Garritt and he beautifully drew up the Toad-ally Rock and Wild Thing Love card that have quickly become top sellers in the store. Catch him skating, hanging out with his three dogs, sketching on the iPad, and learn a little more about the illustrator behind the work in...

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Monthly Mix: February

Check out our longest playlist yet for our Monthly Mix series. Inspired by new discoveries in the New Year and a desert vacation to Palm Springs, zone out to over and hour and half of chill to dance to moody music specially curated for Mark's birthday month.  Listen below or stream on Spotify.  

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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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