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Colorful Colorado – True Telluride

As of January 15th 2020, I hit the road on a semi planned and unplanned adventure. Spending the month of February in Colorado was the planned part of the adventure. In my last post I talked about hitting the road and the places I saw.

I’m currently Colorado, the planned leg of the trip,  and I’m seeing some of the most beautiful sights ever. I’ll be visiting five different towns here and will be posting about each.

The first stop in colorful Colorado was in the town of Telluride. This old mining town has so much to offer- even in the midst of the Pandemic.

I am a skier and this trip is for both work and play. Everyday, I have been waking up at 6am to make sure I got both in. The house I’m staying in is nestled in the woods, located  about 10 minutes from the ski mountain. Waking up before the dawn is peaceful and motivating. In the quiet of the morning, I was able to accomplish enough work to enjoy the day and then return back to work after a few glorious hours on the mountain.

The people in Telluride are extremely friendly. Each person I encountered wanted to know where I was from, what I do for a living, where I am headed and so on. Telluride is also a very dog friendly town.  My friend and I both walked in with our dogs and before the door closed behind us they were offering them treats.

Coincidence and Timing

One snowy day after work, my friend and I decided to head into town where I could mail orders and explore a bit. The town of Telluride is full of gorgeous galleries and shops.

I am a person who does not believe in coincidence. I won’t get too deep into this now however,  I firmly believe all happens the way it is supposed to. Life is like a puzzle and maze. I need to find the right pieces and the right path in order to align with my intended life story.

With that in mind, the first gallery I walked into was the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. Here they had a combination of extraordinary visual art mixed with unique jewelry. Eva, the Director of the gallery asked where I was from and what I did for a living. Once I told her she asked to look at any Dana Blair designs I was wearing. I showed her my three Wire Wrap bangles.

She immediately said that she was looking for this exact style jewelry and we set a meeting for 2 days later. We also realized that Eva being a LA native had shopped with me personally many times at our Abbot Kinney location in Venice Beach @thecourtyardatabbotkinney and owns many Dana Blair designs.

Starting in April, Telluride Gallery, will be carrying the Original Wire Wrap Bracelets, Wire Wrap Gem Hoop EarringsLong Gemstone Necklace as well as some other pieces I am custom designing for them.

What I am finding on this road trip is that people are looking for connection. The past year we have been fortunate enough to be able to use technology to stay connected. However, nothing beats meeting in person. I know that if we all keep doing our part in keeping ourselves and each other safe we will once again get back to these connections. I am hopeful and happy and hope that you are as well.

With much love and appreciation xx D