Friends of SFG

Retail Boutiques all over carry Spitfire Girl’s original products! We caught up with some of them to ask a few questions! Meet the first Spitfire Girl Spotlight Retailer: Brooklyn ARTery!

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Spitfire Girl in the Kitchen: Heart Beets

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Need something fun and flirty to make your cutie for Valentine’s Day? Heart Beets might just be the most adorable thing. We love trying new things in the kitchen at Spitfire Girl, and decided to try microwaving fresh beets. The process was quick and easy, and the results were delicious!

Here’s what to do to make your own Heart Beets this Valentine’s Day:

Select beets that are approximately the same size so that they microwave evenly.
Pierce the beets in several places to prevent steam from building up inside the beets causing them to explode.

Place the beets, trimmed and washed, in a single layer on a plate.
Make sure the plate is microwaveable, of course.

Drizzle them with about 2 tablespoons water.

Cover the plate with a bowl or damp paper towel and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Turn the beets and continue microwaving them for another 3 to 5 minutes
until they are fork-tender.

Let them cool for 5 minutes, then peel the skins off the beets and slice them into flat slivers. Use a knife to cut them into heart shapes, sprinkle them with feta, and voila! HEART BEETS.

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Check out some of our favorite heart things at Spitfire Girl:

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History of the Heart

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The heart! It’s the international symbol of love, and we love to draw it on stuff and insert the emoji into cute texts, but where did it come from? How did its cute shape originate? Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day coming up, so we did some research and sought out some info on our favorite shape ♥

Funny thing is, the heart shape as we know it is believed to have originated from the African plant silphium, which is accredited to having contraceptive qualities. (Now we’re talkin!) The city of Cyrene was famous for the trade of this rare and sought out plant used for birth control, so much so that silphium became an important part of Cyrene’s economy. The government minted coins representing silphium’s seedpod, which looked a lot like the shape of the heart as we know it today.

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Interesting! So it all comes down to sex… surprise surprise.

Here’s a few love-related Spitfire Girl items to help get ya in the mood:

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New Year, New Goal! Reclaiming the Lost Art of Writing in 2016

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Hello 2016! The new year is the perfect time to reflect, and we’ve been doing just that here at Spitfire Girl. We love the idea of reviving the lost art of writing and taking up journaling and writing to old friends. (Actually writing—not email!) Everyone loves a handwritten note, and it feels good to do it, put a stamp on it, and send it on its way the old fashioned way.  Why not pick up some Spitfire Girl wood folding cards and postcards and make 2016 the year to take a break from the computer and reclaim letter writing. No one else has your handwriting, which is a super cool thing to think about!

We’ve compiled a selection of products to get you on your way to writing. Get out those pens and sharpen those pencils so we can read back and reflect on 2016 come 2017!

 

Jacqueline Rose Jewelry

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Jacqueline Rose‘s jewelry is one of our favorite collections we carry at Spitfire Girl. Jacqueline began making one-of-a-kind, vintage coin pendants and belt buckles in 2001 and her collection has since evolved out of a love for found objects & natural stones.
Using the lost-wax method, each piece is reinvented, elegantly polished yet true to their raw nature. We love that!

We reached out to Jacqueline (a native Texan who resides in LA) and asked her a few questions about her jewelry, what inspires her, and her process. Check out the Jacqueline Rose pieces we carry in our LA stores and online,
and give @jacquelinerose_collection a follow. She’s rad!

How did you get started with JRose?
I always loved to build and sculpt. So I started experimenting with vintage brooches in 2001. I made my first belt buckle out of a large vintage Eisenberg brooch. I began making them as a hobby, and from there it al began.

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What inspires you?
The Byzantine era…jewelry and found objects.  Ancient Egypt has also been a huge influence… they were very ahead of the game in jewelry.

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What are some of your favorite materials to work with?
Bronze & big natural stones. I love moonstone, lapis, garnet and labradorite.

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What is a Spitfire Girl to you?
Committed, independent and never compromises.

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What is your favorite Spitfire Girl product?
I love the wooden serving trays… very SFG!