Friday, April 11, 2014

Shopping with the C. Pharr Girls

One great perk about working at C. Pharr is what we call “4 o’clock Fridays.” While regular office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday thru Thursday, we close a little early on Fridays and start our weekends at 4:00. Last week was a little different though! Instead of each heading our own direction at 4:00, our awesome team of seven headed just down the street to the opening of Dallas’ newest home boutique – Shastra Home. It just so happens that this fabulous shop is owned by the wife of one of our equally fabulous clients – Alok International, Inc., so we were delighted to be included in the opening celebration.

Rooted in sustainability and fair-trade principals, Shastra Home offers organic cotton home textiles, eco silk clothing and scarves, shawls, pure silver jewelry and great things for the kitchen and entertaining. This shop might not be on every Dallas bride’s registry just yet – but it should be! As we shopped we couldn’t stop talking about each item we picked up.  In fact, every item in the store is made by marginalized groups in India, either by artisan clusters or by physically and socially disadvantaged groups. So you can even feel good about buying that pretty copper serving dish! 

The party was a blast, complete with catered bites, cocktails, beer and wine – and at least seven very happy shoppers (who made quite a haul). Even the incredibly high-quality, gorgeous shopping bags kept us all buzzing as we left.

Shastra Home is located in the Design District at 130 Oak Lawn Avenue and it is more than worth the trip! The in-the-know folks at Culture Map Dallas agree.

Hey – I wouldn’t mind “working late” every Friday!

This post was contributed by Shelby Sabin Menczer @shelbymenczer


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