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Local Love feat. Sweet Wool

Say hello to Sweet Wool! We had the pleasure of partnering with this adorable, addictive, & delicious Arizona-based spun cane company for a recent pop-up event at our shop. We discovered them on Instagram and instantly fell in love with their setup, branding, and handmade, organic cotton candy creations. Just looking through some of these photos is sure to sweeten your day!  We spoke with owner, Cachaé Ward, about how Sweet Wool came to be. We loved her concept of creating a more natural, organic spin on cotton candy and adding artisanal flavors to the classic treat. This is not your standard "carnival" candy, it actually has flavors that go beyond just a color of pink or blue. While it may not turn...

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PHOENIX FLEA SPRING 2018

We had an amazing time at Phoenix Flea this year! This was our second time participating in the event after doing the Fall 2017 market. We met so many awesome people from all around Arizona and out-of-state with a love for local, handmade goods.  If you don't know already know about the event, it takes place a few times a year in downtown Phoenix where over 150 different makers setup booths that sell handmade paper goods, home decor, clothing, vintage, jewelry, accessories, and more. There are food/drink vendors too! So many amazing local companies are featured at Phoenix Flea that it's not only a fun place to shop local, but we see it as a way to meet new people...

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Prickly Pear Vacation: PARIS

We just got back from our honeymoon in Paris! It was our first time visiting the "City of Light" and my first time in Europe. We decided to spend our entire week in Paris to take it all in and not feel rushed to get all the sights in before jetting off to the next country, which I highly recommend! The biggest takeaways from our trip were: wine, cheese, baguettes, croissants, macarons, gardens, architecture, history, culture, and espresso. You get the idea.  The thing we loved most about the city was the beauty of everyday French life. The streets are lined with cafes on every corner, all with equally delicious menus and happy hour can be found almost everywhere. When...

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The Ivy Event: Happy Hour at Barnone

A few months back we co-hosted a super fun meet-up for the AZ small business and creative community in partnership with The Ivy Event! It was called "The Ivy Event: Happy Hour with Prickly Pear Paper" and was held here at Barnone in April 2017.  Since we are somewhat new to the greater Phoenix area and just opened in November 2016, we wanted to have a night out to get to know other small business owners and creatives within our community so we partnered with The Ivy Event who hosts events like this a few times a year in the Phoenix area and beyond. The Ivy Event is all about connecting people, supporting local business, and establishing new relationships and...

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Recap: National Stationery Show 2017

This was our first year attending the National Stationery Show aka NSS! As paper and design enthusiasts it's been a dream of ours to attend this huge show of all stationery and paper goods from around the world. It is held annually in May in New York City.(Fun Fact: New York is our favorite city!) Day 1: When we got in on Saturday we wanted to have a free day enjoying our favorite things about New York...the food, the views, and walking everywhere. Our first stop was this amazing rooftop bar in Chelsea where we were staying for the week, called Rare View Rooftop. It had gorgeous views, and I loved the atmosphere and music. Then we decided to walk...

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