We are excited about our recent press! Check out MOSAIC in November Instyle magazine's "Best of the Web" feature on page 228 for wonderful handcrafted and fair trade accessories. The magazine makes mention of the global glam reflected in our sophisticated collection.
Save 20% off this month on any MOSAIC item using code "instyle" at checkout.
While visiting lush, historic Savannah, GA, check out MOSAIC's favorite
Stay: The Mansion at Forsyth Park. Savannah's most exquisite, world-class hotel located at infamous Forsyth Park. Each of 126 lavish guest rooms and suites offer the classic refinement of a historic mansion, coupled with modern conveniences for the 21st century traveler.
Play: Drop by ultra-chic Casimir's Lounge at 700 Drayton Restaurant for drinks. Choose from its rooftop terrace overlooking Forsyth Park or their luxe lounge to enjoy live jazz & blues.
Shop: Kenyan-born and bred Zia's store on Broughton Street for exotic handmade jewelry and accessories. Shop the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Store for beautiful artisanal works from students, faculty and alumni.
Dine: 700 Drayton Restaurant offers the best cuisine for the discerning palate. Also check out Savannah's staple, Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons, for the ultimate Southern-style menu.
Visit: Bask in the lush greenery of one of Savannah's 21 historic squares, each named after a historical figure in American history. Make sure to pack a wonderful picnic lunch!
Shop MOSAIC www.shopmosaiconline.com during our August Sale Event through 8/31. Save an additional 25% off any MOSAIC item by using coupon code "mosaicspecial" at checkout.
Indulge in end-of-season sale specials like Coclico flats and sandals, Pura Lopez strappy heels, Mad Imports raffia totes and clutches and haute SURevolution jewelry!
Happy August shopping!
Located off South Carolina's coastline, Charleston is a city rich with history and idyllic southern charm. Check out MOSAICStyle's list of must-sees:
1. Stay: Market Pavillion Hotel. Located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, the Market Pavillion Hotel pairs old world charm, service and ambience with modern comforts in a luxurious setting.
2. Play: Chai's Lounge and Tapas. This Asian-inspired space blends unique tapas, cocktails and outdoor entertainment for those warm Charleston summer nights.
3. Eat: Poogan's Porch Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of downtown Charleston, this quaint old Victorian is the ideal setting for a unique dining experience. Named after the fabled little dog that was a fixture on its porch, this is an infamous spot to experience the region's signature "low country/southern cuisine". Make sure to try their shrimp and grits!
4. Shop: King Street's eclectic mix of shops and restaurants and the Old City Market, where local artisans and craftspeople sell their wares. A great place to buy authentic Gullah baskets that are typically weaved right at the market.
5. Visit: The Old Slave Mart Museum for a gripping pictorial of African history in the US. The Old Slave Mart, located on one of Charleston's few remaining cobblestone streets, is the only known extant building used as a slave auction gallery in South Carolina. Also check out the Gibbes Museum of Art's collection of Charleston, the "Lowcountry" and the American South culture from the colonial era through today.
Nothing says modern AND eco-friendly like these hand-dipped driftwood bangles from SURevolution!
Featured on Cameron Diaz in Vogue's June Green Issue, these chunky abstract bangles are crafted from discarded driftwood from the Colombian forests and then individually hand-dipped in precious gold or silver.
Wear one bangle as a wardrobe signature piece or layer them on like Cameron for more drama. Either way, the end result is simply chic!
Shop MOSAIC www.shopmosaiconline.com for SURevolution's beautifully-crafted jewelry and home decor.
MOSAIC's favorite picks in this captivating New England city?
Stay: The Charlesmark Hotel. Expertly located in the heart of Boston's chic Boylston and Newberry Streets, this ultra-cool boutique hotel truly delivers. The hotel's sleek, contemporary design uses custom furnishings to maximize the 1892 building's compact spaces. The Charlesmark also doubles as an art gallery, featuring the work of local artists along its winding brick corridor. Be sure to grab a cocktail in the hipster lounge downstairs.
Play: Wally's Cafe. Founded in 1947, Wally's Café is among the oldest family owned and operated jazz clubs in existence. It was also the first African-American-owned nightclub in New England. Located in an intimate space, Wally's features live music 365 days a year. The jazz club boasts an exceptional lineup of professional musicians, while maintaining its tradition of providing local students with a stage to perfect their craft. A perfect choice every time.
Shop: Charles Street. This off-beat mix of local merchants and international brands is located in the heart of the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. Choose from its eclectic antique stores, gift shops, art boutiques, and specialty stores like Moxie for fabulous footwear!
Dine: Faneuil Hall. In 1742, Boston’s wealthiest merchant, Peter Faneuil, built Faneuil Hall as a gift to the city. Faneuil Hall Marketplace consists of four great markets, all set around a cobblestone promenade. It is a fun way to experience the city and savor New England cuisine. Make sure to also hit the North-End, Boston's "Little Italy" for legendary Mike's Pastry. One of their mouth-watering cannolis will top off your evening.
Visit: The historic McKim Building of the Boston Public Library. Founded in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first free municipal library in the United States. A local treasure with truly magnificent architecture, the McKim Building is the perfect location to learn historical facts about the city. Grab a cappuccino from the Map Room Cafe and then bask in the warmth of its luxurious Italian-style courtyard. Top off your afternoon with a unique dining experience at the Courtyard Restaurant. Make sure to order tea and their freshly baked cookies after lunch.
MOSAIC's Founder & CEO, Chioma Amegashie, recently partnered with Indocara for a Mother's Day shopping event in Madison, WI. Owned by Natasha Vora, Indocara's beautiful space was the perfect location for a sensational showcase.
Indocara is a fabulous global home furnishings store in Madison that blends rich, diverse furnishings and decor from India, Indonesia and Thailand. Check out Natasha's unique collection designed to enrich your home with timeless Asian harmony at http://www.indocara.com/. MOSAICStyle loves her signature pieces!
View our event photo gallery. Photos by Haywood Simmons Photography @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! Shop MOSAIC's Spring '09 handbags! Woven textures are hot and Mad Imports' strong silhouettes and playful hues make perfect accessories for any summer look.
Founded by Laurel Brandstetter, Mad Imports is a environmentally and socially conscious fair trade company who markets handmade accessories from Madagascar and Kenya. Launched in 2003, the line's colorful accessories blend traditional and contemporary designs from international artisans who incorporate renewable raw materials. What's not to love?
The season's must-haves? Shop MOSAIC www.shopmosaiconline.com for Opal clutches in a variety of colors and the Sayulita multi-colored tote.
MOSAIC loves SURevolution! Check out their raw stone rings and organic cuffs featured in the May '09 edition of Elle magazine on page 116.
The stories behind SURevolution's items are truly intriguing. Colombian artisans that craft SURevolution jewelry trek tropical woods to find discarded semi-precious stones for rings and felled trees for gold or silver hand-dipped cuffs.
Shop MOSAIC www.shopmosaiconline.com for SURevolution's raw amethyst stone rings and other signature jewelry items.
Playful fringe on mid-heeled suede t-straps and mary janes in luscious fall hues. Cut-out cage booties in pebbled leather. Wood bottom high-shaft boots in butter-soft leathers. Both Coclico and Chie Mihara footwear are filled with signature must-haves for Fall '09!
MOSAIC loves Coclico footwear! Founded in 2000, Coclico (French for "poppy flower") is the creation of a French expatriate Sandra Canselier. Sandra grew up in Brittany, France, where her family has been making shoes for three generations.
The Coclico brand aesthetic combines Euro-style and comfort with eco-friendly materials, paying homage to old-world Spanish shoe craftsmanship. Viva Espana, where both lines are produced.
Our Fall '09 favorite? The luxurious wood bottom high-shaft boot is a MUST!
MOSAICStyle loves the pulse and energy of New York City! Each visit to this international mecca is filled with new-found discovery. Our list of recent NYC favorites:
Stay: The Benjamin Hotel, a stylish setting, sophisticated service, and classic elegance. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan in a classic 1927 building carefully restored to its original grandeur, The Benjamin Hotel provides discerning New York City travelers with a warm, intimate atmosphere and the utmost in unparalleled personal attention.
Play: Nikki Beach Midtown. The world famous ambience of international Nikki Beach is effortlessly captured in this hot spot. Nikki Midtown combines classic beach club elegance with Manhattan sophistication. Featuring an all white decor, vaulted ceilings, bamboo posts and rustic wood tables, this venue is perfect for an after-work happy hour or cocktails and late night dancing.
Shop: Eclectic boutiques and specialty stores on Mott Street and its environs in Nolita. Home to MOSAIC www.shopmosaiconline.com vendor Coclico's store, this shopping destination is a weekend must. Choose from small, independent labels to popular designers like Sigerson Morrison among others.
Dine: Serafina on Broadway. Located in the recently renovated Dream Hotel, Serafina serves up rustic Italian classics with whimsical flair-under Murano glass chandeliers, mosaic tile walls and delicately hand painted vaulted ceilings. The perfect location for a weekend brunch or an early dinner before the theater. Try their delicious wood-oven pizzas, seafood and pasta. Consistently divine!
An evening of "runway and charity" aptly describes the incredible event hosted by the MacDella Cooper Foundation during New York City Fashion Week at Nikki Beach Midtown in Manhattan. MOSAIC was proud to partner with this fabulous organization dedicated to improving the lives of Liberia's abandoned and orphaned children.
Project Runway alum Korto Momolu's Fall'09 collection was the evening's highlight. Synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship and construction, Korto's beautiful prints, brocade patterns and luscious jersey knit pieces made for quite the showcase. MOSAICStyle will continue to showcase Korto's inspired collections.
What's not to love about designer Rebecca Norman? From her best-selling sculptural jewelry to the new textured clutches now available at MOSAIC, Rebecca's unique, special items are handcrafted with flair out of her Solana Beach, CA studio. Her modern aesthetic is the result of an adventurous spirit and vast global life experiences.
Her life sketch reads like a true global nomad. Of Australian heritage, Rebecca grew up in Taiwan. After moving to the US in 1985, she earned a degree in jewelry fabrication and goldsmithing. Rebecca Norman Inc. was formed in 1995 as a creative outlet for Rebecca to express her innovative and modern jewelry design concept.
Shop MOSAIC for these intricately designed clutches and matching cuffs that are sure to command attention!
Join us for an elegant evening of fashion and Shop For A Cause! MOSAIC is proud to exhibit and support the MacDella Cooper Foundation New York Fashion Week Benefit! All of the evening's proceeds support the MacDella Cooper Academy, the first tuition-free school for Liberia's orphaned and abandoned children opening in 2010. Shop our beautiful new spring items. Win special MOSAIC items donated for the raffle/auction.
The benefit is on Friday, February 20th, 2009 from 6pm (exclusive cocktail reception) to 11pm at Nikki Beach Midtown, 151 East 50th Street, Manhattan. The event will include an unveiling of the MCF Academy building rendering by acclaimed architect Winka Dubbeldam and include an exclusive Fall 2009 Collection viewing by Korto Momolu, finalist on Project Runway, season 5.