Responding to my daughter’s SOS to get her cherished Pyrrha necklace repaired, I set out for Magpie Jewelry in the Glebe. The service is always excellent, and to my surprise Pyrrha offers a lifetime warranty on the talisman chains. They are the highest quality. Robin was never without her necklace. Her talisman is intention, and…Read More
Layered Luxe. Sparkling Silver.
There are times when your LBD needs some extra sparkle. It’s nice to be able to add a touch of elegance and a personal statement with your accessories. That’s exactly what my sister did for the Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala, benefitting the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired this past August. She…Read More
Summer Jewel. Vintage Thrift.
Vintage pins make great statements. Collectors often have favorite themes like flowers, dogs, musical instruments and fruit. And, it’s always nice to add to a collection. I’ve never set out specifically to pick up a pin. I randomly stumble across them when doing something else. This time my washing machine broke forcing a quick trip…Read More
Bead Beauty. Natural Power.
Beautiful, natural stone beads always make great gifts. This wrap bracelet is made of amazonite. It’s said to encourage truth, courage and self-discovery. I gave this one to my daughter as she completed her first year of university. It comes from paybackgift.com, a retailer who curates handmade jewelry from artists worldwide. Their team is focused…Read More
Glam Bag. Something’s Fishy.
I’ve always wanted a jeweled evening bag. I have since learned there is a particular name for this type of bag. The definition from Wikipedia, “A minaudière is a women’s fashion accessory, generally considered a jewelry piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag.” That suits me just fine. I’m a fan of jewelry and…Read More
Spring Bling. Flower Power.
Spring always brings new beginnings, growth and freshness! Less black and more color. Don’t get me wrong, I love black, wool and layering up in fuzzy delight, but it always feels good to embrace silk, cotton, romantic boho dresses and shoes – glorious shoes. You can express yourself with statement jewelry or refined collectibles. Looking…Read More
Equestrian Spirit. Horse Love.
I began riding at the age of ten and competed tirelessly in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions throughout my teen years. Once a girl falls for horses, it’s forever love. Even though life took me along a path to university and on to raising children, I never lost my passion. Doesn’t everyone want a pony?…Read More
Believe. Shine Bright.
Shine bright like a diamond. Rihanna’s words, and good ones at that. Really, wouldn’t it be nice if everyone believed in himself or herself? I think I can. I think I can. Those words belong to the Little Engine that Could. What a great little story for children and relevant at any age. Believing, trying,…Read More
Chakra Balance. Energy Strength.
These amazing 7 stone chakra bracelets are from BackPack Buddha. I purchased them for a circle of friends who were touched and inspired by one we have lost, but who will forever be in our hearts and spirit. Now all I have to do is get some packaging and send them off with love. They…Read More
Sweet Hearts. Pearl Jam.
Hearts and pearls are classic symbols of love. Timeless and beautiful, they have old-world charm, ooze romantic sentiments, and can be totally modern glam with the right outfit. I think every woman should have a pearl necklace in her collection. Even if not worn often, I guarantee you will find the right time and inspiration…Read More