On this Christmas Eve as I wrap gifts, bake and get ready to celebrate with loved ones, I’m taking this time to remember my dear friend, Brenda. She left us too soon but we are far from empty. She filled us with joy, love, kindness, strength and so much more. I think of her often…Read More
Express Yourself. Big Time.
Watches are one of my favorite accessories. If I leave the house without a watch on it means I was in a rush, didn’t get enough sleep or have an issue or two to face that day. I rarely leave the house without a watch on. My daughter never really had any interest in watches.…Read More
Vintage Sparkle. Let it Snow.
Vintage jewelry is a favorite of mine. As a child I coveted my grandmother’s brooches and beads. They always looked so pretty and added a personal touch to every outfit. There’s mystery, history and the element of daring to be different when you find just the right piece. And the brooches in particular are often large…Read More
Great Energy. Feeling Pink.
I started this journey with kindfolio inspired by entrepreneurs that follow their passion and make beautiful things happen. This post is right on theme. The elegant and gorgeous rose quartz necklace is by The Right Hand Gal, a company founded by two sisters, Randi and Shawna. They are “…advocators of women’s empowerment, a core value…Read More
Thrift Hunting. Fall Finds.
In August, my daughter and I visited our local Value Village after I had refused to pay $60 for shredded jean shorts at an upscale retailer. There are many items I don’t mind paying premium for if the quality, style and value are present. Shredded short-shorts don’t fit that bill. We were on a mission…Read More
Gold and Silver. Double Down.
Statement necklaces are not my usual go to item. I admire them on others but often stick to smaller pieces for myself. Except, I couldn’t resist these beauties from Olivia Welles and they look great. Besides their beauty, what caught me was the necklace name – charmed life. I couldn’t decide between the silver or…Read More
Bangles & Memories. Symbol Joy.
I first learned of Alex and Ani in Washington, DC while out for a quick walk and a break from a conference I was attending, and it was long before their significant growth trajectory. The small boutique was unique and inviting and the staff was fantastic. I left the store with a few original bracelets…Read More
Bracelet: Take Me Home.
I’m awestruck by creative people. I see their work and fill with joy. I’m on the path to discovering my own ‘makers’ dream. It’s a good journey forward, one step at a time. This bracelet featuring the longitude and latitude of our family home belongs to my daughter. She’s an etsi junkie and loves discovering…Read More
Water & Mud. It’s Lokai.
My daughter discovered the Lokai bracelet and immediately asked if she could order one. How could I say ‘no’ to a bracelet with two meaningful beads, one with filled with mud from the Dead Sea and the other with water from Mount Everest. If you visit their web site, you can read the founder’s story,…Read More
Luxe Layers. Vintage Vibe.
Sometimes more is better. Especially when it comes to dreamy, drop necklaces. I picked these up while walking home from a lunch meeting on a beautiful sunny day. I was passing a local independent boutique called Red Velvet. They carry select designer lines with reasonable prices, quality and a unique collection of jewelry, hand picked…Read More