Boutique owners start new collection for Valentine’s
Husband and wife team Edson Enriquez and Anne Rutt-Enriquez have been running Limbo Jewelry Design together since 2005, first as a booth on South Congress Avenue and then as a brick-and-mortar store on the same street.
Enriquez creates architectural jewelry designs while Rutt-Enriquez leads sales and operations. But the couple will soon debut their first design collaboration, a limited edition collection called Colab, on Jan. 14. The collection, which ranges from $45-$99, features earrings, necklaces, bracelet and ring that will be available through Valentine’s Day.
“The original inspiration behind this collection was the desire to sidestep cliche Valentine’s Day hearts and cupids,” Enriquez said in a news release. “I wanted to design something based on my own experiences in love and relationships, and including my wife was the natural first step.”
The Colab Collection reflects Limbo’s modern aesthetic with clean lines and an airy feel. It’s made from 14K gold fill and sterling silver. Visit Limbo at 1604 S. Congress Ave. or online at limbojewelry.com.
Learn to craft, drinks and snacks provided
The North Door’s “Arts and Drafts” January workshops include some opportunities to get creative while enjoying light snacks and drinks from Texas breweries and distilleries. Here are some of the upcoming classes:
Zero Waste Crafting — Learn how to create a waterproof bag or wallet out of colored plastic bags. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 22, $35.
Chair Making 101 — Students are supplied with the materials needed to assemble and finish their own chair in this class presented by Violet Crown Fabrication. 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25, $150.
Metal Stamping and Wire Workshop — Students will complete three projects utilizing metal stamping and wire wrapping techniques. 2-4 p.m. Jan. 26, $75.
For more information about the classes, visit ndvenue.com.
New Birds opens at Slaughter and MoPac
Birds Barbershop this week opened its sixth location on Slaughter Lane. The barbershop and salon, which offers free WiFi and Shiner beer, will celebrate the opening by offering customers $6 off of all haircuts during the month of January. To get the discount, customers need to give the password “I Birds Slaughter” when checking out.
The new location features a mural, which was designed by local artist Karly Hand and painted by Christopher Barnett, that depicts a new wave-inspired Ladybird Johnson. Birds also will have have a newly-refurbished Crystal Castles stand-up arcade game.
Visit birdsbarbershop.com for stylist schedules. Birds Barbershop doesn’t take appointments (except for color services), but call ahead at 512-758-7800 for faster service. Find the new location at 5000 W. Slaughter Lane at MoPac Boulevard.
Red Rover Alley opens its warehouse to shoppers
If you enjoy home decor with a European flair, Red Rover Alley, a fine European home goods and specialty gift store now has a warehouse showroom open to the public near Burnet Road. The store offers antiques as well as one-of-a-kind accent pieces and unique home furnishings.
Austinite Rachel Miller was inspired to open Red Rover Alley after living abroad in London where she was drawn to European home design. Shoppers still can find the store’s booth at the Austin Antique Mall daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Red Rover Alley warehouse, which is located at 9603 Saunders Lane, is open to the public on Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Customers also can shop and browse online on the store’s redesigned website, redroveralley.com.