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.
"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.
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.
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.
Last stop at Tlaquepaque has to be Renee Taylor Jew
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.