Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer collection just arrived!

Our new summer merchandise is making me dream of vacation! coral towels, seashells, and iced cold drinks in our new bistro glasses, cheers to summer!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's day is this Sunday June 21st, so don't forget your dad, they deserve to get spoiled once in while too! so here are some of our favorites:


Designer Singgih Kartono
Material: Naturally Harvested New Growth Wood
Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.5 x 4.25 inches
Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, the Magno AM/FM radio has an appealing mix of retro and modern styling. Made from new growth wood, for every tree that is used in production, a new one is planted. Its uncoated surface should be oiled periodically to encourage a deeper connection between user and object. MP3 compatible, with short wave reception.


Ideal for chilling your favorite tipple
3/4" - 7/8" | 


More mellow than ice, our natural soapstone Whisky Stones™ will cool your next dram just enough to take the edge off without diluting its perfectly balanced flavors. Milled exclusively for Teroforma in Vermont by some of the oldest soapstone workshops in the US, simply chill the stones in the freezer, add 3 or so to your glass of spirits, let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy! [Not recommended for larger volume drinks.]


John Allan's what you need kit to shampoo & style & shave

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Destination: Miami

wallpaper guide $12 available at La Merceria

Since we've been talking about inspiration and following your dreams, I was remembering the many moments when  Marcelo &  I got inspired to open La Merceria. It all started with a trip to Miami about 5 years ago, when we visited casa tua for the first time and it became our favorite restaurant ever. We try to go to Miami once a year usually in June so I'm really craving it right now! aside from being a restaurant casa tua is a true lifestyle place, is a restaurant, a hotel, but you can also buy linens, apothecary and gourmet items and other treats for the home,  so this was the first time I saw the combination of food & merchandise done so effortlessly chic, since that moment we didn't stop thinking of how we could create our own lifestyle concept, so next time you are in Miami make sure you treat yourself to the wonderful casa tua experience in the meantime I hope you enjoy the inspiration

I also wanted to recommend the Tomas Maier store (heaven!!) the merchandising is impeccable in true perfect Bottega style, and I can only indulge on the above because we stay at the cheap & cheerful Hotel Aqua

Tomas Maier store pictures from &

Thank-you Holly at Decor8

I just wanted to send a big Thank-you to Holly at Decor8 for featuring La Merceria yesterday, Decor8 is my favorite blog and I am extremely flattered by Holly's comments thanks again and keep on inspiring us!