Tucked away just south of Northwest Highway west of Preston Road is an easy-to-miss street named Kate. Those lucky enough to have discovered this hidden gem—literally—know that it’s home to Skibell Fine Jewelry, a reliable Dallas go-to known for its curated collections and exceptional customer service.
Just a few doors away is Carrie Ryan-Crosland’s three-year-old Preston Center Pop-up, a shopping destination for vendors to showcase their products in a retail environment without long leases and demanding hours.
“It’s a huge opportunity for designers from all over the world to showcase their wares in a quick two-three-day show,” said Carrie.
Tomorrow, Carrie and Lyn team up with Palm Beach-based Redolence Gems candle maker Eve Short. Join them from 3pm to 7pm for a candle and jewelery pop-up featuring the best of both.
Anyone unfamiliar with the luxury candle brand is in for a treat. Eve handcrafts them from natural coconut and apricot soya oil, which burn cleaner and longer than any other type of candle. Signature scents include pine, fig, tuberose and magnolia.
The finishing touch: decorative vessels topped with gemstone and crystal-encrusted wooden lids. Each comes packaged in a linen bag handmade in Columbia.
Just ask longtime fan Gina Cerullo.
The savvy Compass Realtor provides clients with a customized version along with their quarterly contact points.
“I love them because they’re unique,” Gina said. “I made all amethyst crystals because purple is my favorite color.”
She also worked hand in hand with Eve to create the fragrance. “We mixed them together to come up with a universally appealing fragrance,” she added.
Lyn will have a curated selection for both men and women. Among the featured collections: Samuel B, an award-winning line that combines the beauty of nature and the ancient traditions of Balinese and Thai craftsmanship.
Local jewelry designer Melissa Spencer will also make a personal appearance. Her eponymous line includes personalized jewelry made through a proprietary process to project an image into natural gemstones.
“The Spencer Portrait collection has been hugely successful for us,” said Lyn. “Bags are personal, authentic and collectible – all elements of the perfect gift.”
Skibell also offers pop-up attendees a certificate for a free upcoming professional jewelry appraisal. Additional services include design/reuse, shipping and repairs.
The Preston Center Pop-Up is located next to Starbucks at 8411 Preston Road, Suite 101, on the Kate Street Side. The area, formerly known as Berkshire Court, is now the Preston Financial Centre.