Blog; Carolyn and Friends, Stories from New Mexico

Road Trip on Route 66

Road Trip on Route 66. Whether you’re watching the sun break over majestic Mt. Taylor to the east, or setting behind Tucumcari’s neon motel row to the west, New Mexico’s stretch of Route 66 is iconic at every hour, through every era. At once hauntingly desolate and vividly alluring, it is easy to understand how […]

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Every October something extraordinary happens in New Mexico, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The autumn season begins and the leaves slowly start to change colors. The very distinguishing scent of chile roasting and the cool mornings are what most of the locals look forward to. But by far the best representation of this time of […]

Our Turquoise Trail Staycation

Our Turquoise Trail Staycation. Nothing makes a staycation extra special like a visit from your daughter and grandchildren!  Tiffany brought Easter and Ivo for their first summer vacation along the Turquoise Trail!  Bill and I were so excited to explore all of the fun right in our neck of the woods! First stop, Broken Saddle […]

The BUZZ About Jennifer!

The BUZZ About Jennifer! We’ve selected a few choice reviews of our Jennifer Nettles for American West Jewelry Collection that collectors are just raving about! “Love this entire set in Turquoise. I purchased the necklace and earrings too. Such a lovely petite design in such a simple flattering style. I purchased almost the entire Jennifer […]

American West and Jennifer Nettles: Our Collaboration Story

American West and Jennifer Nettles, Our Collaboration Story. Recently, People Magazine’s Style Watch published the story of American West’s collaboration with Jennifer Nettles. In honor of the launch of Jennifer’s collection on, here’s the complete interview: Carolyn, why did you want to work with Jennifer? Caroyn Pollack (CP): I have always been a huge fan, not […]

Headed to QVC for the 4th!

by Brand Ambassador Alex Montoya Preparing for a QVC 1rth of July event is so much fun and I look forward to each and every time we bring collectors together to celebrate and connect through jewelry! This event posed some challenges and at the same time brought opportunities we haven’t had at other events. In […]