Who We Are
Who We Are
Together we are a symbiotic collaboration of creative ideas, personalities, skills and resources. Where one lacks, the other can often compensate. What was once a regular acquaintanceship within our small town has grown into a much larger co-curation of sorts.
Where, at Fadales, the photographs were never entirely Amanda's and the shop was never entirely Taylor's, in this ether-space we are equal partners. Our conversations about the artists we admire, the designers and herbalists we appreciate, the food and libations we have crafted and developed, has extended to this forum--a space to share together our love for quality.
I'm a big dreamer who is enthusiastic about life. I'm "smiley". I believe in quality over quantity, smart work and hard work, but always doing what you love over money. If I were to describe who I am, I would say that I'm a lover of life, every single part: food, family, friends, travel and experiences.
I started Fadales two years ago as a small, well-intentioned lifestyle boutique with a goal to give people a place to, "Shop well and do good." With this ideal in mind, I always try to curate quality products that give back, support local/small business, family owned, small production companies that are doing good for the world. Products are the little accents in our lives, the in-betweens that add to the experiences we have and share. Those products should be as thoughtful and intentional as the rest of our lives. I hope to share a little bit of my life with you here!
I like language. I like language and food, art, symbols, community, story-telling. I'm fascinated with what is ancient, with what is inherent, honest. I live a quiet life. I cook and I read about ecology and psychology and first peoples, and I take photographs--lots and lots of photographs. I'm curious. I, like Amanda, am a dreamer of sorts.
I came to Fadales first, as a local who was excited about having a thoughtfully curated shop in town. It evolved from there. First I was a pop-up guest, I shot a video, took some photos for the shop, flew off to Tanzania to live and came back home soon after looking for work--creative, stimulating work. So this is where I've landed and this is where I have stayed. My place at Fadales evolves and grows, yet it is most certainly and will "always" be with the photographs. They are story-tellers. "A picture is worth a thousand words," some say, and there is truth to that. Photographs are narrative and symbol and psychology happening all at once. It's fascinating and it's work that I would be doing even if it wasn't with Fadales, even if it wasn't "work" at all. So here is where I share with you some of these aforementioned photos, and where I will write to you about the usually necessary and very lovely, "in-betweens" we call product.