Father's Day Selects: From the FELIZ Team

Father's Day is coming up on June 17th! The spring FELIZ vendors have some pretty great gifts for the dad in your life. We took a peak over the goods and picked some favorites below. 

Happy Father's Day from FELIZ!

FresherThan Amadillo Embroidered Tee - A fun Texas shirt for your fun Texas dad.
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Corridor NYC Color Block Hat - I'll probably buy this Super 90's Seinfeld Cap from Weathered Coalition for my dad!

 
 

Cold Ones Pops and a sixer - Did you know you can place orders for Cold Ones online? So you don't have to go from market to market looking for Honeydew Lemongrass- which sounds like it would be delicious with something light like Austin Beer Works' Peace Maker.
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Boyd's of Texas High Desert - Scent is the sense most tied to memories, so having a scent that your kiddo will always recognize as "dad" is a forever gift. This one has a fire-side profile. Such a safe feeling scent.

Note Roller - Give dad an easy way to organize his thoughts. Maybe before bed, or at the start of the day. He's got a kid (or more!)- so he's got a lot to keep track of. 
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Esby Apparel Jeremy Button Down - a lightweight but polished look for the summer that anyone would love. Also, this one has a tonal floral pattern that's fun! And dad's are fun! So, need we say more?

 
 

Kathrine Zeren ties, bowties, and pocket squares - What's a Father's Day round up without some ties? Almost every dad needs one or 10 and these handmade-in-Houston ones are a lovely addition to any collection. Take it from me- dads love to wear ties their loved ones give them. :)
 

 

A DINNER WITH FELIZ

 
 Hailey, Glenn, and Sarah

Hailey, Glenn, and Sarah

 

Last year we started a tradition for after the sale. We let about a week go by so everyone can re-focus on their lives outside of the sale and then we come back together for a potluck and a chance to hear about each other's FELIZ experience. It seems there is a link between wanting to support small artists and being A+ home cooks because, y'all- this food is so good! We're talking homemade ricotta, tiramisu, pesto tagliatelle, antipasti... Maybe you can tell it's been Italian themed so far? We may keep it up, but I think no matter what the theme, it's going to continue to be a really amazing dinner. :) It's a good reason to help us in the fall.

Because everyone put together an incredible spread- we wanted to share the menu here for our reference, and hopefully yours, too! Glenn swears the panna cotta is easy and if she's right then please do yourself a favor and get crackin'. 

Antipasti platter*
Watermelon and feta salad*
Radish and micro green salad with poppy seed dressing
Bright, smoky asparagus*
Lemon, ricotta, almond flourless cake
Panna cotta with rhubarb + chamomile compote*
Pesto tagliatelle

For drinks- bubbly water and all kinds of Italian wine.

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Antipasti platter
Thinly sliced salami, ball of fresh mozzarella, mixed olives, water crackers, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers.
Put it all on a plate and there ya go.

Watermelon, feta, and basil salad
Cut up watermelon into bite size pieces, toss with feta, season with salt and garnish liberally with torn basil.

Bright, smoky asparagus
Lightly coat fresh asparagus spears in olive oil, grill at high temp (in a grill basket or cast iron pan set on your grill),
flip/turn often to get an even char (approx 5-6 minutes), pull off the grill, plate,
squeeze lemon juice over (to taste), drizzle with a bit of fancy grassy olive oil, sprinkle generously with smoked paprika and Maldon finishing salt - voila’!

Chamomile compote
Glenn mixed the chamomile compote into the rhubarb compote and would reccomend it if you can!
Steep 1 cup of strong loose-leaf chamomile tea.
Add 1 to 1.5 cup fresh peaches to the tea and bring the mixture back to a boil.
Turn down the heat, add 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp brown sugar and let simmer for 45ish minutes.
Once reduced by at least 1/3 original volume, hand blend to preferred thickness.
Let mixture cool slightly while you bloom 1 tbsp gelatin in a separate bowl.
Add gelatin to puree, mix evenly, and store in a sealed container until ready to serve with panna cotta. 

 
 
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It was one of the last spring nights before it got so hot and we took advantage with a little garden walk. Thanks Sarah for hosting, and thanks to the whole team of organizers for setting the bar so high!

Will we see you at next year's wrap party? We hope so! Always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the sale as a volunteer, a vendor, or a sponsor. felizsale@gmail.com

 

FELIZ playlist

Did you love the tunes of FELIZ? Hallie put together a playlist for the sale that's a little bit dreamy, a little bit deep, and just enough dance.

We'll be listening in the studio, for sure.

 
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FELIZ recap

Thank you to all the vendors, sponsors, and patrons who contributed to this amazing day. Here's just a small sampling of all it had to offer.

We can't wait for the next one :)

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 Pet portraits courtesy of Nails Y'all.

Pet portraits courtesy of Nails Y'all.

 
 Miranda Bennett Studio

Miranda Bennett Studio

 
 Dynamic mobiles by Circle + Line

Dynamic mobiles by Circle + Line

 Cold One's on the deck.

Cold One's on the deck.

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 Diana with Mother of God, cozy on the floor.

Diana with Mother of God, cozy on the floor.

 
 
 Fresherthan's pins, patches, and stickers.

Fresherthan's pins, patches, and stickers.

 
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 High Sun Low Moon

High Sun Low Moon

 
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 Classic Childhood cuteness.

Classic Childhood cuteness.

 
 Weathered Coalition

Weathered Coalition

 
 Kari Breitigam's sculptural jewelry.

Kari Breitigam's sculptural jewelry.

 Hallie with She Ceramics.

Hallie with She Ceramics.

 Big Swig and Aperol Spritz on the patio.

Big Swig and Aperol Spritz on the patio.

 
 
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You can find our full roster of Spring vendors here.

See you in the Fall!

What We Brought Home

FELIZ was Sunday and the dust has settled. What's left but to gush about all of our finds?  Below, the women of FELIZ are sharing what they picked up and what's still on their minds.

ERIN
Boyd's Green Vetiver - I've been thinking about it since last FELIZ.
The incredible Miranda Bennett Wrap Top. This edition is ending soon so I'm glad I got this dreamy pomegranate-derived green before it's gone. But what's next?
High Sun Low Moon's Golden Oil. It has gold mica in it which is a perfect update to the suntan oil with actual glitter in it I had as a kid. 

SARAH
I was so busy for the whole event that I didn't get anything to buy! Here are two items on my wish list.
Mother of God Ceramic Hand-Built Planter - minimal and beautiful sculpture home pieces.
Boyd's of Texas High Desert Parfum - I love a masculine perfume for myself. 

GLENN
A colorful mug from Hallie at She Ceramics
A "Strong Female Lead" T-shirt from the ladies at REALM.
Both pieces are playful, which I think holistically characterizes this Spring's vendor roster.
I'm still thinking about Unravel Co. because those bags are damn charming + ethically made + the brand is singular in focus.

HAILEY
I walked away with a custom pet portrait courtesy of Nails Y'all.
I can not get those Mother of God planters out of my head and I actually just emailed her now to see which shapes are still available/when I can stop by to scoop it up.

LESLIE
I love my High Sun Low Moon incense kit
Moon is going to be making me an embroidered dyed dress in the near future
And I can’t wait to use the fabrics in my Zero Waste Box from sweet Miranda Bennett

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ALEJANDRA
I got this beautiful indigo dyed dress from Moon!

HALLIE
I'd been wanting an ELOI scarf ever since I bought one for a friend.
Hey Murphy and Mother of God earrings.
Some Golden Oil by High Sun Low Moon for my mama.

I regret not getting a Cold Ones Pop.

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Did something at the sale catch your eye? Post a pic and tag it with #FELIZsale.
Thanks for coming out!