Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Dear Friend Yumi

Last summer in New York City was a whirlwind of excitement, romance, and new experiences. I lived alone in a gorgeous apartment in the heart of Williamsburg, I wandered the streets of Manhattan all day, looking at buses and bus stops with my face on them, I met Stephen Malkmus, I ran the track in McCarren Park, I visited Ryan McGinley's office, I was an extra in a silly MTV show, and I got to shop at the Brooklyn Flea. I already know that that summer will be one of my most treasured memories in life, and I daydream daily about going back to the big apple. It has my heart.

One of the very best things that happened to me in the city, though, was meeting my dear fried Yumi. Yumi is a stunning, interesting, and artistic girl. She's a brilliant photographer, writer, artist, graphic designer, and jewelry maker! She just opened up an Etsy shop, and is selling the most elegant and modern handmade jewelry, as well as some of her gorgeous artwork. She has such an eye for beauty, it is no wonder her pieces are so great.

Check out some of my favorites!

All of the items are very reasonably priced, and if that wasn't enough, a portion of Yumi's sales goes to charities providing support for victims of sexual violence.

From Yumi's Etsy

"Our Lady of Spades features rosaries and necklaces to promote the education of sexual violence. Part of all proceeds are donated to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to help provide support and information for victims, their families and friends."

So get over there and start shopping!

Yumi and I in McCarren Park last summer. ♡ ♡ ♡