Farewell Carmel-by-the-Sea

To Our Beloved Burns Fans, With bittersweetness, I would like to share that Burns 1876 has sold our Carmel-by-the-Sea lease to one of our wholesale accounts, Belle Cose, effective September 1st. We’ve had 11 wonderful years on Ocean Avenue and cherish the relationships we have made in beautiful Carmel.  This was a difficult decision, but with California’s new restrictions on exotic leathers, and their plan to remove fur from the state as soon as next year, this made the hardRead more

Saddle Up with Man’s Best Friend

While we may have missed National Dog Month in August, there’s still time to celebrate this month during it’s condensed, but equally important, National Dog Week which runs annually, the last week of September. This year, it’s September 20 through September 27 and focuses on raising awareness about dog care and helping lost, homeless and abused dogs find good homes. So, if you’re thinking about finding a riding companion, this would be a great time to do it. Here’s aRead more

Back to Nature: Camp Like a Cowboy

Whether you’re looking to unplug alone or plan to take the kids with you for one last summer hurrah, planning a camping trip where you camp like a cowboy can be the ideal way to get back to nature. There’s nothing like a few nights under the stars listening to the crickets to clear the mind and heal the soul. Ready to roll? Let’s go. Back to Basics Quite often, a seemingly simple camping trip can turn into quite anRead more

Throw a Cowboy-themed BBQ

It’s summertime and that means grill time! And now that we’re all able to gather again, why not make this summer a memorable one? Here, we’ll give you some tips for throwing a cowboy-themed BBQ just like they did back in the day. Read on and get inspired to bring your loved ones together for a party they’ll not soon forget. There’s an easy recipe below too. Yee ha! Gather Your Posse Skip the email invites and mail them theRead more

White Buffalo

Some people call it making medicine – the process of following your heart, creating something magical, powerful, and fulfilling. That is what saddle making and leather working is to Lisa and Loren Skyhorse.  The couple has focused their artistic efforts on riding saddles for forty years now which makes them experts in their field. The White Buffalo saddle is just one in their Collection series.  You can see how Lisa’s artwork expands on the over-sized fender and the seamless seatRead more

E-I-O = Success

Being 5th Generation Owner of a company my Great-Great Grandfather started in 1876 puts a sense of additional pressure in one’s mind….making sure the 141 year family business legacy continues.  My life, like everyone’s has experienced wonderful highs and devastating lows. There are certainly no new emoticons; we all get to experience them all. One of my lucky obsessions is personal development. I truly love studying, learning and delving into what creates success.  Why are some people extremely successful whileRead more

Holiday Traditions

Here at Burns we have been pondering the holiday season, reminiscing about our own holiday traditions.  But what is a tradition?  The definition states it is the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.  American history tends to lean on holiday traditions from all over the world, in turn, becoming a melting pot where all nations and traditions blend together.  We have carols from England and Australia andRead more

Name that Luxury Leather

Have you ever strolled down that iconic street in your favorite little town, peering through the shop windows and wondered, “What kind of leather is that?”  For 140 years the Burns family has had their hands in leather.  First generation owner and founder, Miles Lamonie Burns made his dream of owning his own leather harness repair shop a reality and each generation since has become fine leather craftsmen.  Today Burns artisans hand make boots, belts, handbags, wallets, and our latestRead more

Cowboy Poetry is Alive & Well in the Heber Valley

In the fall of 1994, Tom Whitaker was driving in his pickup truck across Midway Lane when he stopped to chat with friends Ben Quinters and Kim Cutler, who were working some colts in the field alongside the country road.  As conversation commenced, all three cowboys admitted to having a few Cowboy Poems up their sleeve.  Tom suggested that they pool their talent, invite a few other local musicians and poets and have a “Cowboy Poetry Gathering.”  The three menRead more