Tlaquepaque North is Open!!

  • By Wendy Lippman
  • 15 Sep, 2017

Bringing new sophistication and style to Sedona dining & shopping experiences

Tlaquepaque North is open!  With its three impressive new buildings and a major renovation of a former cobblestone home, all are beautifully congruent architecturally, seamlessly mirroring the main arts village.   Tlaquepaque, now on both sides of the street, functions as a gateway to the Sedona Gallery District.  New tenants to Tlaquepaque North include : The Pump House Station Urban Eatery and Market, Caravana North, The Artist's Kitchen Shop, Renee Taylor Jewelry and Quilts Ltd.
Pump House Station Urban Eatery

Call it urban retro or industrial chic, the place just feels like home, so authentic , casual and easy.  For two-plus years, owner Belynda Greene, who has a knack for finding really cool old stuff, got busy and started collecting.  Her found treasures are creatively positioned throughout the light-filled space.  The charming antique light fixtures are from the old library in Jerome, Arizona, an historic copper mining town.
The interior river rock wall fireplace anchors the vibe.   Attune to the space you will find yourself smiling and reminiscing.  You order from the counter and find your seat or do a grab and go.  Seating is inside or out, by the fireplace or a communal table.  
Pump House Station offers an urban eclectic indoor setting with patios shaded by giant Sycamore Trees creating a peaceful dining experience. Stop by the Pump House for  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The  menu and daily specials focus on fresh, organic, sustainable foods whenever possible.  They have a  passion and commitment in supporting American Farms and local Artisans help us to ensure great flavors, textures and presentations.  
Open Daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 928-862-4141 for more information
Caravana North 
"The concept is all about resort wear. keeping everything flowy and comfy," say Melissa Iaquillino, co-owner of Caravana.   "The Sedona woman doesn't wear tight clothes or skimpy clothes, so we're targeting both locals and visitors."  Some of the stylish and popular lines include Scandal from Italy with hand dyed-silks and hand-sewn tops, dresses and pants with elegant, intricate detailing.  Gorgeous, beautifuly woven tunic tops, cool designer jeans, and lots of elegant easy to wear apparel with an emphasis on comfort and affordability.  
Melissa is also very excited about her new apothecary section including an Arizona sun-bloc line made with goats milk from Strawberry, Arizona.  "They use locally grown aloe, all farm-to-skin, organic ingredients to protect you and apply after too much sun. "  As always, Caravana will also have an amazing assortment of jewelry and her one of kind wrap bracelets that she designs herself.
Caravana original silk wrap bracelets and necklaces. Suite A11 928-282-0571
The Artist's Kitchen Shop 

The artfully designed shop is inviting, spacious and begs serious perusing.   Its tag line and signage say it all: creative cookware, elegant entertaining, and gourmet gifts.  "We wanted our shop to be a friendly, accessible store with beauty and function, where everyone can find something useful, "beams owner, Adrienne Harris.
For two years, Adrienne researched product lines, went to national craft shows and deployed her very experienced kitchen and housewares reps to help her curate her collection.  Product lines from fifth generation artisans and craftspeople attesting to the insistence on quality and affordable sophistication that Adrienne sought.  You'll find copper and stainless steel cookware, American hardwood cutting boards, beautiful dinnerware and tableware settings, and many Fair Trade and sustainable products from around the world.
Don't miss Monet's artist kitchen nook, a gorgeous tribute to the painter with gadgets, tools and utensils galore, reflecting the vibrant colors of his paintings.  The Wedgewood bright-yellow gas stove, circa 1960's, is a must-see treasure.
Open daily from 10 am. to 6 p.m or call 928-862-4140 for additional information.
Quilts, Ltd.

Magnificent quilts and wearable art for women....Prepare to shop!
Besides the easy-to-browse racks of investment-quality quilts primarily inspired by the colors and textures of the Southwest, the luscious shop interior in shades of deep red is also filled with gorgeous wearable art for women.   Check out the stylish quilted jackets, vests and tunic tops.  Each are beautifully designed and made from sensuous silks, chenille, shibori woven fibers, patchwork and appliqued apparel.  Stay a while and try on a few pieces just for fun.  You just might walk out with a treasure you'll love for years to come.
Everything at Quilts Ltd. is about color, texture, design and patterns, all made with love and great skill and artistry by seasoned quilters and artisans.  The quilts are perfect for the bedroom or as wall art, and you can even venture up to the shop's loft bedroom to see how a particular style might work in your home.   Custom quilts precisely made to your specifications are available too.
Quilts Ltd Gallery Suite A14 800-255-2306
Last stop at Tlaquepaque has to be Renee Taylor Jew elry ....
Co-owners Mike and Renee Taylor have made quite a name for themselves in Sedona as successful and innovative Tlaquepaque gallery owners and purveyors of fine jewelry.  This is the newest establishment and it propels them to another level of creativity and high-end sophistication inside and out.
Inside you can leisurely wander through its spacious, inviting rooms, their decor defined by beautiful, clean-lined chocolate- hued jewelry cases, elegant wall fabrics, ever-changing images on viewing screens, and crisp luminous lighting that makes engagement rings, wedding bands and fun, fashion-forward pieces sparkle for the discerning eye.  All lines are tastefully and meticulously displayed.
Entering the bridal world of engagement rings, wedding bands, and special occasion anniversary rings, Renee and Mike chose California based Tacori whose designers employ Old World handcrafted mastery with modern technology in their intricate and highly creative pieces.   Another main line is Hearts on Fire and an entire section of the store is dedicated to the brand.  Hearts on Fire doesn't just create beautiful stones, they also have a full range of wonderfully clean and contemporary jewelry that showcase their incredible talent. 

Other brands like Simon G, Marco Bicego, Leon Israel, Breuning, Christopher Corbett and many others are on display.  And if that isn't enough to get you through the front door, the store is complemented with contemporary wall art, all for sale from Vue Gallery and Renee Taylor Gallery.
Renee Taylor Jewelry is open from 9 a.m .to 9 p.m .  Call 928-282-1506 for more information.

We sure hope you can make a trip over to Tlaquepaque North and enjoy the fresh new shops and restaurant...It is a special place complete with its own parking lot.  Stop by and see what's going on at 313 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336.
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By Wendy Lippman 15 Sep, 2017
Tlaquepaque North is open!  With its three impressive new buildings and a major renovation of a former cobblestone home, all are beautifully congruent architecturally, seamlessly mirroring the main arts village.   Tlaquepaque, now on both sides of the street, functions as a gateway to the Sedona Gallery District.  New tenants to Tlaquepaque North include : The Pump House Station Urban Eatery and Market, Caravana North, The Artist's Kitchen Shop, Renee Taylor Jewelry and Quilts Ltd.
By Wendy Lippman 02 Aug, 2017
The many fountains in Tlaquepaque offer soothing respite for visitors, especially in the balmy months of summer.  In Old Mexico, fountains were located in the central village square, serving as a place to gather water, meet friends and catch up on the latest news.   Tlaquepaque visionary Abe Miller sought to capture that sense of place and purpose at Tlaquepaque as well.  During special times of the year, its fountains are transformed into spectacular seasonal displays with gourds, vines, roots, squashes and pumpkins in the fall, and trimmings like holly, ornamental balls and handmade signature serape ornaments during the holiday season.  Any time of year the gurgling, splashing water from the fountains brings a magical element to an already magical environment.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Tlaquepaque “Best of Everything” Union!

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

There’s nothing quite like falling head over heels in love. Sometimes that love is so strong you just want to run off and get married immediately. Eloping can be crazy and romantic, but there’s still some planning that needs to happen. Yes, it’s true! If you ever considered a destination for your elopement, consider Tlaquepaque’s Chapel in Sedona, Arizona.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

There is no right or wrong when it comes to weddings from ceremonies to receptions more and more brides and grooms are personalizing their weddings. Today’s couples are mixing old with the new for ways to make their wedding stand out from the rest. Make your wedding day as special and unforgettable as you both are and put your imagination to good use. Marriage is about two unique individuals coming together as one, so don’t be afraid to step out of the box.

Tlaquepaque has had great brides and grooms with amazing ideas, from dessert bars to candy stations. Ideas range from placing a romantic seating area for the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their evening and guests. You can take it a step further and incorporate sofas and coffee tables to break up a traditional wedding reception set up.

Another great idea so as to not keep your guests waiting taking photos is a First Look. About 70% of couples opt to have a first look before their ceremony. This is where they can capture that special moment and take a minute to breathe and shake off some of that anxiety that has been brewing all day. Some of our photographers have captured some great moments.

We hope you enjoy these ideas and photos.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Guest books have come a long way….

Do something unique and different besides having the boring old paper guest book. Be creative and make “Your Wedding You ” and I think the guest book is a great place to show your personality and have a little fun.

There are so many ideas out there. One if the more popular ideas is using the game Jenga. Using the fun game of Jenga turns blocks into a guest signing success.

You could stack the pieces and have your guests remove their own block and write a message or you could put the pieces into a container of your choice.

There are many ways to create your display, so remember to have fun with it and make it your own. Don’t forget a catchy sign.

Every time you play the game, it will bring back all the memories of your special day for years to come.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Andrea Carusetta, owner and artist of Sedona Cake Couture, created a display cake for Tlaquepaque which is truly amazing and captured the true essence of Tlaquepaque, inspired by the rustic walls and Mexican tile throughout our beautiful village.

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