Meet Kimberly, creator of The Chalk Shop, hostess extraordinaire, and the designer’s big sister…This February, whether you’re in New York, Paris, Tokyo, or Michigan (where the creative sisters grew up), baby it’s cold outside ! To warm you all with a little wintertime reading, we take you to lush Winter Park, Florida, for this interview we photographed and recorded a few months back.

Kimberly and I sat down over a crisp glass of rosé to refresh ourselves in the Florida heat while talking about her new favorite, limited edition Zoe purse. The mother of two grown daughters and one fluffy canine boy, Kimberly is a passionate designer of custom chalk board art, primarily for weddings, birthdays and special events.

Kimberly loves attention to detail and unique pieces, so the purse’s vintage macrame flap, dotted with wooden beads, all surrounded by carmel leather is her recent coup de cœur. It looks just as fab with little navy or black dresses as it does with her colorful, patterned wardrobe. The custom-signage designer tells us the 3 different straps lend itself to going from on-site meetings (cross body strap for her hands to work on presenting or installing her chalkboards), client lunches (shoulder strap chic) to evening events (she tucks it all inside for the clutch version).

The essentials fit perfectly in her Zoe purse, including keys, lipstick, sketch book and pencils, tape measure, a few favorite candies, and of course her sunglasses in their NVD case, always prepared for that southern sun.

Thank you, Kimmy, for your garden hospitality, your adorable dog, and sharing your NVD purse !

To see Kimberly’s creative signage, take a peek at Chalk Shop : www.chalkshopevents.com

To purchase the twin to Kimberly’s limited edition Zoe purse, please visit our e-shop.

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