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Christmas Showroom Sale Event

Please join us on December 10th for a Christmas Sale event in our new showroom!  We are still revamping our new space in downtown Redlands, CA, but we none the less we wanted to invite you to stop by and come see us in person.  Please RVSP here in the comment section if you would like to come! 


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Looking forward to meeting you all!



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I can't seem to keep up with all the new slogans and hashtag days. I've never heard of Giving Tuesday, but it is here. Perhaps its a pendulum swing from all the shopping that happens from the Friday-Monday after Thanksgiving.  Whatever the reason, having a reminder to be generous for the sake of someone else, where there may or may not be any benefit to yourself, is something I am excited about. Giving Tuesday is about supporting your community and/or local organizations that support those who are in need. This blog is a kind challenge, with all the swirling and bustling traffic of the holiday season, to take time to participate in at least one act of kindness in your own community. And please share any ideas or organizations you know of with us! We are all about fostering conscious living, and we understand sometimes during this season it is hard to rest and pause and be present and conscious. So please share and pass this reminder to anyone who you think might benefit from it.


With love, 



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styles we love.

Recently I took a trip out to Phoenix to meet up with the lovely Megan Robinson. Not only is she a superb wedding photographer, but she also has a heart of gold. She showed me the ropes and after 2 days I was thinking "I could live here." The desert heat, cactus, amazing sunsets, good restaurants. We spent some time at the lovely Royal Palms Hotel, a spanish colonial home built in 1929 with long stretching corridors and spanish tile. It had the essence of Guatemala and made me miss the secret gardens and hidden courtyards. It was the perfect substitute/backdrop, when Antigua the origin of our beautiful bags is out of reach, to take some photos for the never ending need of images.
Something we believe that defines our bags is intricacy with simplicity.  Guatemala has an uncanny ability to combine bright colors and vines and trinkets and yet still look simple to me.  Its like an ordered chaos.  And with that, we often think simple/minimal wardrobe, such as Amae Co. and Pyne and Smith Clothiers, are great compliments to our products. There is no plug here, we really do love them and are proud to wear them! 
Life is full of yin and yang, chaos and order, love and pain, simple and detailed, and maybe the point is to find the thankfulness in all of it. And on a practical note if your looking to spice up your purse and spice down your wardrobe, check out our bags and pair them with one of the links in this post ;)  
with love and thankfulness!
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goodbye summer hello fall.

I'm a summer gal. Here in Redlands, CA we have very warm summer days and nights and this year we are having a bit of an Indian Summer which I'm thankful for.  But as with life, the seasons change and theres no point in resisting the change. I read yesterday that up to 90% of our thoughts are irrelevant because we as humans have a tendency to live life in either fantasy or anxiety about future events that will never occur. The chaos in our mind robs us of the ability to experience life. Unless we are focused on this moment, what's happening now, we might miss what's happening in life. The key is to embrace the present, and if I want to be warm, chop wood for my wood burning stoves. They actually heat my home pretty well haha.  

So today I noticed the leaves are just now beginning to turn, and the sunlight is a little more dim casting a glowing tone rather then a bright one. Fall is beautiful. Summer was beautiful. And we again are having some rather big changes at Ixchel Triangle. We are moving into a new office in downtown Redlands, which is ironic because we haven't blogged on here since our last move.  Its going to be a big clean up job, but again we are ready for the challenge.  We also will be having a new little addition to the Ixchel family, but more on that later. 

2016 has been a year of change for so many people in my life, including myself. So what we hope for you is whether you have had good changes, uncomfortable changes, or seemingly bad changes, that the the changes are gifts of growth for you. My hope for you is you can exist in the present and not worry about the future or the past. Today there will be people placed in front of you, people placed in front of me, and in that moment, that is the most important person in your life and the most important moment in your life.

Sending you warm wishes and a good start into the holiday season!


New office Address:

Ixchel Triangle

333 Orange St. 2nd Floor

Redlands, CA 92374

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Our new Office/Showroom for all you local folk!!!

We love do it yourself projects and our new office is just that. For all of you in southern California we have a new show room and office located in Redlands, California. Its been fun painting, hammering, and restoring old work benches. The office is still a work in progress, but never the less, we are thrilled to be in our new space. Our showroom is open and we are available by appointment. So please stop by, say hello, have a cup of coffee, and see our bags in person! We want to meet our Ixchel Triangle community! If seeing the bags isn't enough we also have a wonderful view of the San Bernadino mountains, and our local redlands airport ;). And if you want a beer after/or to drop off your husbands while you shop, we share a parking lot next to Hanger 24 Craft Brewery. 

So we are looking forward to this next season and the extra light in our days!  See ya soon! 



New office address: 

1670 Sessums Dr. Suite H

Redlands, Ca 92374

Email for appt. 

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