Proceeds of “Liquid Gold” will go to Shelby Phillips who lost her mother to a rare disease.
One of my proudest components in evolving Jetset Times is our ability to gather like-minded artists. Particularly people who are living consciously, knowing that we are the lucky ones and audaciously taking actions to help others.
I’m so honored to collaborate with photographer, Tenley Fohl, whose collection of the wine country landscape in Central California has become one of my favorite series on Jetset Times SHOP. Recently, we received an email from Tenley:
“I have a thought regarding one of my photos for sale on Jetset Times Shop. The ‘Liquid Gold‘ photo has taken on a new light recently and I would like to change the backstory on it. The photo was taken in the tasting room of Fontes & Phillips here in Santa Ynez during a re-construction process. Rochelle Phillips asked me to stop by and snap some photos of the new, soon to be tasting room. I did so, and got the mentioned shot. Since then, Rochelle passed away just about one month ago. She left her 12-year-old daughter, Shelby, behind, as well as her husband, Alan. My daughter, who was a teaching assistant, used to teach ballet to Shelby when she was starting off; I have many fond memories of Rochelle. Mostly of her smile. I would like to have a portion of the proceeds from the sale of ‘Liquid Gold’ go to support Shelby.”
Tenley asked Shelby’s riding instructor and Rochelle’s close friend for a short write-up as part of Liquid Gold’s product description on Jetset Times SHOP which now reads:
Benefiting Shelby Phillips ~ Daughter of Winemaker Rochelle Fontes Phillips
The Santa Ynez Valley is a special place to grow up. It’s why Rochelle and her husband Alan Phillips, an acclaimed Napa Valley winemaker, moved to the little town of Ballard, California to give birth to, and raise, their cherished daughter. Shelby is being raised, in such a characteristic style of the sunny wine country community, through dance classes, pony club, theater, science club, music classes, and just good old neighborly values.
Rochelle died this year from a rare and aggressive form of uterine sarcoma. She was diagnosed a mere three months before her passing. This image, taken at her family’s tasting room, represents the golden personality that Rochelle possessed. The moment the image was captured, the air was filled with Rochelle’s abundant laughter, as she poured a glass of “Liquid Gold”. A portion of the proceeds of each sale of this image will go to support Rochelle’s daughter, in hopes that she too will have a golden future.
Sending you much love, Shelby and the Santa Ynez Valley community that has left a compassionate mark in my traveling journey. Liquid Gold happens to be my personal favorite image from Tenley’s collection, so get your own copy today while supporting Shelby Phillips. XO, Wendy