Paris is one of my favorite cities. It feels like a movie set. The bistros. The pastry. The wine, and the always-interesting fashion. I fell upon an Agatha boutique around the corner from my hotel. Instant love for the Scottish terrier called Leon, the brand’s leading icon. I also fell in love with the founder’s vision…Read More
Hampton Classics. Total Treasures.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a must see for those who love equestrian events. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The hunter courses are filled with beautiful jumps and exceptional greenery, and the jumper courses are colorful and grand. It’s plain fabulous. In vendor row, I picked up the wanderlust necklace from Jet Set Candy and…Read More
Black and White. Formal Bling.
Black and white are my default colors for accessories and clothing staples. I never regret choosing either one. They’re timeless and versatile. You could say ‘safe’. I choose ‘fabulous’. Don’t get me wrong. I love color and patterns. I just always feel polished, capable and comfortable in black or white. A white cotton shirt, a…Read More
Give Thanks. Express Gratitude.
This post is dedicated to those we love, those we have with us, and those we’ve lost. A dear friend who we had to say goodbye to at far too young an age gave the side-by-side necklace to me. Her spirit and memory lives on in everyone she touched. I am grateful for the wonderful…Read More
Wise Owl. Animal Love.
Many of my favorite jewelry pieces are animal themed. I am a true animal lover – horses, dogs and cats have always been part of my life. Feeding the birds, squirrels and chipmunks is also family tradition. Wearing animal themed jewelry makes me feel joyful. This owl ring was discovered after cleaning up from one…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
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
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
Garnet Glory. Very Merry.
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
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