What are you doing?

What are you doing?!?!? Lord, I wish I had a buck for every time I’ve heard that in the last couple months! All seriousness, 2015 was full, beautiful, and really difficult to navigate. Lessons learned, experiences notched on the belt, heaps of gratitude.....I think a lot of us can say that. With all of that said I’ll go ahead and answer the “What are you doing?” question. I feel like I’ve just washed up on shore having rode wave after wave. Riding life. Finally I’m on shore, I can catch a breath, and assess the situation. And what’s right in front of me is what I have. It's become all about faith for me, because I really can’t live peacefully without it. No matter the curve ball, I feel to my core that what I’m meant to do is inspire and help heal others through my gift of art and design. Maybe just letting go of exactly what I think that should look like. One foot in front of the other... Walking into this year there's a beautiful space that I feel beyond blessed to be a part of; the magical MonetMonet. Using the space to sell my couture designs and our sewn goods. Teaching others about my art through recovery... Or recovery through my art. Really it’s a chicken egg thing as I’ve learned that one does not exist without the other. Having this space at MonetMonet also gives us the ability to host events and boutique weddings.

With much much gratitude a woman that I met in Albany, through the #love_sewn endeavor, Mary is by my side and I’m now able to move forward once again with the #love_sewn concept! Yes, we're firing up the sewing machines again! And we’re gonna sew our pants off for this foundation! We’re starting from the ground up with all new designs and merchandise. So please come shop so we can buy more fabric! Ha! The big picture seems to be coming into focus. All of the things we have worked toward creating this winter, the artist talks, yoga, meditation, and book clubs have been a huge success and will of course continue. This is truly a magical space and MonetMonet will be a place of healing through the arts and more specifically through the grandest form of art we are capable of; human compassion.


Great things are going to happen soon.

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An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy.

Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calmly and gratefully. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.


MonetMonet is a sanctuary. A space that inspires, nurtures, and gives life to all who enter. New beginnings to honored lasting relationships. nicole paloma is proud to call this our home and flagship store.

As a physical space MonetMonet is magical. But soon, as a foundation, MonetMonet will become a light for those seeking help and support.