One of the best things about being in the city this summer is the opportunity for a fun schedule ….of work and outdoor play before lunch time. Since I am usually dressed in a suit for work, any playful Splish, Splash & Sparkle usually takes place near the fountains at Rock Center.
WORK, WORK, WORK
Today, I started early with a workshop presentation at the Cornell Club….for a group of great Jewelry Manufactures. Then, I was ready for a walk to the nearby Rock Center.
SHOP, SHOP, SHOP …
August is the last month of summer, so I am taking it slow and leaning into its Sparkle! Who doesn’t love the idea of leaning into August Sparkle with a Gumuchian diamond Bowlero necklace resting on your décolletage? The Gumuchian diamond peacock earrings are also worthy of a musing .
Earrings Are Not Just for Ears
Here are my three favorite Sparkling Steps to Beat the Heat:
#1 Test the Waters
You can take your mind off of the temperature and thermostat by a quick escape to a pool or the ocean. I always feel cooler near the water…with blue diamonds touching my skin
The Blue Diamond Cross resting close to my heart and the diamond bracelet on my wrist are just two examples of Genuine Blue Diamond Jewelry available at HSN.com ….just search COLORS OF DIAMONDS. Note: the bracelet has a beautiful & adjustable bolo clasp, which let’s you customize the fit per your mood or temperature !
#2 Take a Drive & Stay Hydrated
It is time to bid farewell and try to shake-away from the doldrums that are often caused by a winter season filled with months of early morning chills, frost, ice storms, power-outages and personal or family challenges. Now is the time to enjoy the sunshine, clean out our closets and feed our soul by focusing on all the Sparkling Signs of Life … the Sparkling Signs of Spring!
Each year, in late March or April, the first signs of winter’s departure …
If I say “Sparkle” and “Vegas” in the same sentence, no one is surprised….but if I use the word “substance”, well let’s just say that it’s rare to hear (or see in print) that word anywhere near a mention of the City of Lights or Sin City. Nevertheless, my ten days at the largest shopping event for the jewelry industry…. were all about Vegas Sparkle AND Substance!
I was honored to kick-off the sparkle-marathon with the Keynote for the jewelry show, LUXURY by JCK. During the first three days of Vegas Jewelry Week, the LUXURY SHOW is an invitation-only show for Luxury Retailers. My keynote presentation on day-one was definitely Sparkling, because I was wearing an amazing Diamond necklace that is valued more than …
When I’m in NYC, I always stop at the Time Warner Center! Inside there is a giant Whole Foods Market, which is a great stop before visiting friends (I love their flowers and food-to-go bars). There are also great restaurants and the Bouchon Bakery & Café is perfect for lunch. Ok, I know there is also great shopping, but you already know from a previous blog post, that I love great food- even early in the day! (BTW: My inspirations for NY eats is the blog: EatingMyNYC.com ) Notwithstanding all of the temptations inside Time Warner , I opted for the ubiquitous NY Street Snack: “A Giant Salty Pretzel”. There is nothing like a warm NY Pretzel from a street cart!
The PERFECT SPARKLE …
Winter is almost over and the sun is shining, so it seems the perfect time for Sparkling in Central Park! My New York friends were seriously declaring this week a heat-wave (NOTE: temperatures were in the 40’s and 50’s)! So, if everyone was day-dreaming of Spring, I refused to put on my basic black coat, which is the NY standard winter fashion. Instead, winter white seemed right. What a surprise to see how right I was…when I saw how much snow was still in the park! As for my Sparkle, GUMUCHIAN “Cloud Nine Collection” was the perfect choice!
GUMUCHIAN CLOUD NINE EARRINGS
18K Gold, 1.5 CARATS of DIAMONDS & More than 14 CARATS of Yellow Sapphires!
“Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth”…says Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director, Pantone Color
Institute. Sitting by the fire, my decollete is graced with a red diamond cross (that is warmed with black rhodium) & it is a perfect match for Pantone’s Color of the Year …and me! The cross is available via HSN
MARSALA GEMSTONE CHOICES
There are so many seductive gemstones that sparkle-up Pantone’s Color of the Year, MARSALA….
January 1, 2015 is the time (like every January 1st) to Relax and Restore. It is also a time that most people finalize new years resolutions and plan (or at least think about) the coming year. For me, the first step to planning the new year is to take significant pause
After my successful marathon of LIVE December Shows on HSN, I was ready for a BIG celebration that was EASY on me. New Orleans is THE choice for a BIG EASY Holiday! From local antique shopping to listening to incredible street musicians, the pedestrian-only section of Royal Street is a great place to stroll.