Get Your Michelada on With Workhorse

Bust open a few cans of Tecate, and you’re on your way.

image

Even the most dedicated workhorse needs to unwind sometimes. And so when Zoë Chicco, Nicole Sutton, and Amber Sutton of the vintage-inspired line Workhorse Jewelry (see what we did there?) want to chill out with a couple of friends, the industrious trio whips up its signature spin on the michelada. “We’re fairly obsessed with it,” confesses Amber. “If we’re getting together with friends, we’ll bring all the fixings with us and make it on site.” Here is their tried-and-true recipe for the so-delicious libation. —mattie kahn

Ingredients:
1 lime, cut into wedges
Celery salt
Cayenne pepper
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ to 1 teaspoon hot sauce (to taste)
Ice
2 12-ounce bottles or cans of Mexican beer (e.g., Tecate, Modelo, Negro Modelo)

Directions:
Prepare four tall glasses: Sprinkle celery salt and cayenne pepper on a small plate. Use a quartered lime to wet the rim of each glass. Flip the glasses over onto the plate with celery salt and cayenne pepper to coat the rim. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Add a handful of ice to each glass. Divide the lime juice mixture between each of the glasses. Top up the glasses with slowly poured beer, wait for foam to settle, and ENJOY.

The ladies got a little foxy with this edition—check it out.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

11 notes

Head to Palm Springs With the Workhorse Jewelry Trio

Three gals, one desert love affair.

Designers Nicole and Amber Sutton and Zoë Chicco­—the threesome behind the rad jewelry line Workhorse—have a thing for Palm Springs. Like, a MAJOR thing: They all escape L.A. to spend time in the desert about as much as possible. Here, some of the reasons why. —alisha prakash

image

Zoe: “My husband and I rented a house in Palm Springs for the month of September, and it was glorious. Most of our time was spent swimming, taking morning and evening walks with our dog Rocco, enjoying meals and cocktails with friends, and going to our favorite local haunts.”

image

Birba
Amber: “We absolutely love Birba—the food is delish, the drinks are fantastic, and the al fresco ambiance is bar none. I order a pizza every time—typically the white pizza with potato, gorgonzola, ricotta, rosemary, and basil. Drinks on the patio are a must, and I highly recommend the Heated Snake, which has 100% agave tequila, fresh lime, lemon, triple sec, and habanero.”
(622 N. Palm Canyon Dr.)

image

The Estate Sale Co.
Amber: “The Estate Sale Co. is a multiplex of mid-century furniture, chandeliers, quirky art, and estate jewelry. The inventory rotates often, and they feature weekly tag sales where you can find treasures for less. I found a pair of Jason Miller antler sconces for Zoe that she had been coveting for months.”
(4185 E. Palm Canyon Dr.)

image

Murray Hill
Zoe: “We all have dog-children who love Palm Springs just as much as we do. Weekends typically include a local hike at Murray Hill. The views are seriously amazing—you can see the whole valley, and the pups are actually allowed to roam free.”

image

Koffi
Zoe: “Amber and I are iced coffee-addicts, and Koffi is our destination in the AM. A bonus is that it’s a stone’s throw from the rad Ace Hotel, so you are sure to see a hip crowd and lots of eye candy.”
(1700 S. Camino Real)

image

The Sagauro
Nicole: “The Sagauro is a newer hip hotel in the area. It has a rainbow façade and two cool spots for food and drinks. Both were opened by chef Jose Garces of Iron Chef (love that show). Tinto is the fancier of the two and serves unique dishes inspired by Basque region in Spain.”
Nicole: “El Jefe has a full tequila bar and is a great gourmet taco spot. I recently went with my boyfriend and my family—we tried a few fancy tequilas, sampled all the taco options, chowed on some guac and chips, and, of course, had too many Micheladas”.
(1800 E Palm Canyon Dr.)

image

Consign Design
Amber: “At Consign Design, hidden down a dirt path close to the Estate Sale, Zoe recently picked up a few display items for our studio and showroom, including a few life-size black glass heads for $35 each, When she got to the register they were marked down 40% more–score!”
(4101 Matthew Dr.)

image

Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Nicole: “At Workshop Kitchen + Bar, the architecture is amazing—27-foot cathedral ceilings, concrete and steel galore, sleek lighting. It’s the epitome of industrial chic. Workshop supports local farms, and the ingredients are fresh and seasonal. We love to sit at the giant communal table that spans the entirety of the main dining area, rubbing elbows with Palm Springs glitterati, local folk in-the-know, and weekend warriors from L.A.”
(800 N. Palm Canyon Dr.)

A fox with teeny black diamond eyes—oh these ladies did it again.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

9 notes

Head to Palm Springs With the Workhorse Jewelry Trio

Three gals, one desert love affair.

Designers Nicole and Amber Sutton and Zoë Chicco­—the threesome behind the rad jewelry line Workhorse—have a thing for Palm Springs. Like, a MAJOR thing: They all escape L.A. to spend time in the desert about as much as possible. Here, some of the reasons why. —alisha prakash

image

Zoe: “My husband and I rented a house in Palm Springs for the month of September, and it was glorious. Most of our time was spent swimming, taking morning and evening walks with our dog Rocco, enjoying meals and cocktails with friends, and going to our favorite local haunts.”

image

Birba
Amber: “We absolutely love Birba—the food is delish, the drinks are fantastic, and the al fresco ambiance is bar none. I order a pizza every time—typically the white pizza with potato, gorgonzola, ricotta, rosemary, and basil. Drinks on the patio are a must, and I highly recommend the Heated Snake, which has 100% agave tequila, fresh lime, lemon, triple sec, and habanero.”
(622 N. Palm Canyon Dr.)

image

The Estate Sale Co.
Amber: “The Estate Sale Co. is a multiplex of mid-century furniture, chandeliers, quirky art, and estate jewelry. The inventory rotates often, and they feature weekly tag sales where you can find treasures for less. I found a pair of Jason Miller antler sconces for Zoe that she had been coveting for months.”
(4185 E. Palm Canyon Dr.)

image

Murray Hill
Zoe: “We all have dog-children who love Palm Springs just as much as we do. Weekends typically include a local hike at Murray Hill. The views are seriously amazing—you can see the whole valley, and the pups are actually allowed to roam free.”

image

Koffi
Zoe: “Amber and I are iced coffee-addicts, and Koffi is our destination in the AM. A bonus is that it’s a stone’s throw from the rad Ace Hotel, so you are sure to see a hip crowd and lots of eye candy.”
(1700 S. Camino Real)

image

The Sagauro
Nicole: “The Sagauro is a newer hip hotel in the area. It has a rainbow façade and two cool spots for food and drinks. Both were opened by chef Jose Garces of Iron Chef (love that show). Tinto is the fancier of the two and serves unique dishes inspired by Basque region in Spain.”
Nicole: “El Jefe has a full tequila bar and is a great gourmet taco spot. I recently went with my boyfriend and my family—we tried a few fancy tequilas, sampled all the taco options, chowed on some guac and chips, and, of course, had too many Micheladas”.
(1800 E Palm Canyon Dr.)

image

Consign Design
Amber: “At Consign Design, hidden down a dirt path close to the Estate Sale, Zoe recently picked up a few display items for our studio and showroom, including a few life-size black glass heads for $35 each, When she got to the register they were marked down 40% more–score!”
(4101 Matthew Dr.)

image

Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Nicole: “At Workshop Kitchen + Bar, the architecture is amazing—27-foot cathedral ceilings, concrete and steel galore, sleek lighting. It’s the epitome of industrial chic. Workshop supports local farms, and the ingredients are fresh and seasonal. We love to sit at the giant communal table that spans the entirety of the main dining area, rubbing elbows with Palm Springs glitterati, local folk in-the-know, and weekend warriors from L.A.”
(800 N. Palm Canyon Dr.)

Get a look at the pretty rad knuckle ring the ladies of Workhorse Jewelry whipped up!

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

10 notes

Get Your Michelada on With Workhorse

Bust open a few cans of Tecate, and you’re on your way.

image

Even the most dedicated workhorse needs to unwind sometimes. And so when Zoë Chicco, Nicole Sutton, and Amber Sutton of the vintage-inspired line Workhorse Jewelry (see what we did there?) want to chill out with a couple of friends, the industrious trio whips up its signature spin on the michelada. “We’re fairly obsessed with it,” confesses Amber. “If we’re getting together with friends, we’ll bring all the fixings with us and make it on site.” Here is their tried-and-true recipe for the so-delicious libation. —mattie kahn

Ingredients:
1 lime, cut into wedges
Celery salt
Cayenne pepper
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ to 1 teaspoon hot sauce (to taste)
Ice
2 12-ounce bottles or cans of Mexican beer (e.g., Tecate, Modelo, Negro Modelo)

Directions:
Prepare four tall glasses: Sprinkle celery salt and cayenne pepper on a small plate. Use a quartered lime to wet the rim of each glass. Flip the glasses over onto the plate with celery salt and cayenne pepper to coat the rim. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Add a handful of ice to each glass. Divide the lime juice mixture between each of the glasses. Top up the glasses with slowly poured beer, wait for foam to settle, and ENJOY.

This trio is staging a comeback tomorrow! Sign up for our newsletter to score their second edition.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

19 notes

A Month of West Coast Flea Markets With Workhorse

Shaking up your Sundays.

There’s a name for the euphoria that Zoë Chicco and Nicole and Amber Sutton feel when they approach a promising flea market. “We call it the antiques high,” Amber says. “It’s this feeling of knowing that you’re about to find something meaningful and gorgeous and unique.” Given that Workhorse’s line of handcrafted jewelry is brimming with old-world appeal, these guys ought to know. And these are the markets in and around Los Angeles that they dedicate their Sundays to. —mattie kahn

image
First Sunday of the Month: 
Pasadena City College
Nicole: “We tend to head here more for décor objects than anything else, but you can really find all kinds of things here. A little while ago we scored these amazing antler-type horns, and I once left with basically a trunkful of glass decanter bottles.”  

image
Second Sunday of the Month: 
Rose Bowl
Nicole: “You have to be careful here—it’s probably the most popular market in Los Angeles, so it can be a little overpriced. Still, it’s quite a scene and a fun way to spend a weekend. If you dig deep, you can find some great stuff.”  

image
Third Sunday of the Month: 
Long Beach
Nicole: “Long Beach is awesome—just amazing. It’s definitely our favorite. The last time we were there, we got a whole bunch of little trinkets and things that we’ll incorporate into next season’s Workhorse collection. How many baby rings have we bought there? Too many.”
Amber: “On a great day, we’ll have gotten so much stuff that we have to go back with another car to just get the haul home.”

image
Fourth Sunday of the Month: 
Santa Monica Airport
Nicole: “Santa Monica is smaller than the others, which is nice, because you can get there early in the morning and be done before lunch. The things that vendors sell there are usually a bit higher-end—really nice and kind of European, which we love. Going there is such a good way to wrap up the month, because it’s a little different than the others—a little quirky.” 

Make the most of your weekend with our second Workhorse edition, coming tomorrow!

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

14 notes

A Month of West Coast Flea Markets With Workhorse

Shaking up your Sundays.

There’s a name for the euphoria that Zoë Chicco and Nicole and Amber Sutton feel when they approach a promising flea market. “We call it the antiques high,” Amber says. “It’s this feeling of knowing that you’re about to find something meaningful and gorgeous and unique.” Given that Workhorse’s line of handcrafted jewelry is brimming with old-world appeal, these guys ought to know. And these are the markets in and around Los Angeles that they dedicate their Sundays to. —mattie kahn


First Sunday of the Month:
Pasadena City College
Nicole: “We tend to head here more for décor objects than anything else, but you can really find all kinds of things here. A little while ago we scored these amazing antler-type horns, and I once left with basically a trunkful of glass decanter bottles.”  


Second Sunday of the Month:
Rose Bowl
Nicole: “You have to be careful here—it’s probably the most popular market in Los Angeles, so it can be a little overpriced. Still, it’s quite a scene and a fun way to spend a weekend. If you dig deep, you can find some great stuff.”  


Third Sunday of the Month:
Long Beach
Nicole: “Long Beach is awesome—just amazing. It’s definitely our favorite. The last time we were there, we got a whole bunch of little trinkets and things that we’ll incorporate into next season’s Workhorse collection. How many baby rings have we bought there? Too many.”
Amber: “On a great day, we’ll have gotten so much stuff that we have to go back with another car to just get the haul home.”


Fourth Sunday of the Month:
Santa Monica Airport
Nicole: “Santa Monica is smaller than the others, which is nice, because you can get there early in the morning and be done before lunch. The things that vendors sell there are usually a bit higher-end—really nice and kind of European, which we love. Going there is such a good way to wrap up the month, because it’s a little different than the others—a little quirky.” 

See what the trio’s flea adventures inspired them to make for us! This gold-and-diamond arrow bracelet is beyond.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

18 notes

Get Your Michelada on With Workhorse

Bust open a few cans of Tecate, and you’re on your way.

Even the most dedicated workhorse needs to unwind sometimes. And so when Zoë Chicco, Nicole Sutton, and Amber Sutton of the vintage-inspired line Workhorse Jewelry (see what we did there?) want to chill out with a couple of friends, the industrious trio whips up its signature spin on the michelada. “We’re fairly obsessed with it,” confesses Amber. “If we’re getting together with friends, we’ll bring all the fixings with us and make it on site.” Here is their tried-and-true recipe for the so-delicious libation. —mattie kahn

Ingredients:
1 lime, cut into wedges
Celery salt
Cayenne pepper
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ to 1 teaspoon hot sauce (to taste)
Ice
2 12-ounce bottles or cans of Mexican beer (e.g., Tecate, Modelo, Negro Modelo)

Directions:
Prepare four tall glasses: Sprinkle celery salt and cayenne pepper on a small plate. Use a quartered lime to wet the rim of each glass. Flip the glasses over onto the plate with celery salt and cayenne pepper to coat the rim. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Add a handful of ice to each glass. Divide the lime juice mixture between each of the glasses. Top up the glasses with slowly poured beer, wait for foam to settle, and ENJOY.

Get your hands on the so-stunning, gold-and-diamond bracelet the trio made for us.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

18 notes

Workhorse Jewelry

When we say the women behind Workhorse Jewelry go way back, we mean all the way back: Two of its three founders, Nicole (left) and Amber Sutton (right), are twins. And along with their DNA, they also share a longstanding love of vintage jewelry. “As kids, we would always go with my grandmother and my aunt and my mom to flea markets,” says Nicole. “And we just got obsessed with searching for those special things that nobody else had.”

That homespun passion spurred them to ditch the 9-to-5 after college and move to Florence, Italy, where both enrolled in a yearlong metal-smithing course. While there, the duo got in touch with Zoë Chicco (center), whose namesake jewelry line they had always admired. And after they spent some years in her ranks, Zoë was the one who encouraged the sisters to explore working on their own line, which they did with Archive, founded in 2006.

“Even after we got to work on Archive, the three of us talked a lot about collaborating on a project together,” explains Nicole. “We obviously all get along. It just felt natural to mess around and see what we could do as partners.”

So in early 2012, the trio hunkered down in L.A. and came up with Workhorse—a line of hand-finished, Victorian-accented pieces that are subtle and elegant enough to wear every day. “People have been wearing these representative symbols for centuries,” says Amber. “And to the untrained eye, they’re beautiful, but meaningless. With Workhorse, we try to communicate those hidden messages. We want to share those stories.” And we want to hear them. —mattie kahn

workhorsejewelry.com

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

0 notes