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Sparkling in Central Park

AC Twirl 1 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! THE BEST   FIRST EARRINGS  
 GUMUCHIAN CLOUD NINE EARRINGS 
18K Gold,  1.5 CARATS of DIAMONDS &  More than 14 CARATS of Yellow Sapphires!

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Warming-up with Pantone

Fireplace 1 “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth”…says Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director, Pantone Color decollete 1 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 025ct-red-diamond-sterling-silver-cross-pendant-d-20141017161458953~359756                    

MARSALA GEMSTONE CHOICES

There are so many seductive  gemstones that sparkle-up Pantone’s Color of the Year, MARSALA….

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Counting My Blessings

Jan1Photos 003 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

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Big Easy Holiday

NOLAPhoDec26 040 MONEY 1 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.

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Christmas Trees & Diamonds

Christmas Tree 2 ‘Tis the Season for Christmas Trees & Diamonds…..and  I can help you!  Let’s start with the trees.  My nephew, Sean Murray lives in a wonderland:  the MURRAY CHRISTMAS FARM CHRISTMAS TREE 1 He grows seven varieties of trees on his Christmas Farm that is located in Tewksbury Township, NJ. Even the scenic ride puts  you in the Christmas spirit… but oh, the smell of six acres filled with Christmas Trees!  Once you choose your perfect tree, the Murray Christmas Farm takes care of everything,  unless you want a more hands-on experience …..

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Christmas Gold Rush

THIS ONE GOLD Jewelry is one of my 3 blog features for gift-givers that I posted last December; the main gist is: “Gold Jewelry is a lasting gift of love to be treasured, a lasting gift of beauty to be enjoyed and a gift of increasing value…”  This year, I am excited to share information about GOLD COINS, because the Christmas Gold Rush is on! I have been told (by a Wall Street commodities guy) that Gold Coins are the BEST way to buy Gold.  So, I scheduled a visit with my jewelry friends at WIDEBAND to see what they do with Gold Coins. I think it is best to keep our assets close!  BTW: I am wearing THREE COINS NEAR THE FOUNTAIN at the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink …

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‘Tis the Season in NYC

IMG_7546 I love the Holiday Season … especially in NYC!  It doesn’t matter how cold it is; nor does it matter how windy it is, because NYC celebrates the season like no other city in the world!   Here are a few of my favorite things when ‘Tis the Season in NYC…

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FAREWELL BLUES

BLUES FINAL Leaving the Blue Sky of AZ, I had no reason to sing the blues...I was headed to Christmas shows on HSN and then Christmas Sparkle in NYC!  So, I chose to celebrate my last night in Scottsdale bejeweled in blues.   My Farewell Blues include a lapis necklace that holds a romantic drop of two oval Lapis doublets, which are surrounded and joined with white topaz. The complimenting earrings are 18K White Gold and have couplets of lapis surrounded by white topaz that flair to large dramatic Turquoise (December Birthstone)….that gently swing, with each turn of my head.

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FALLing FOR THE ARTS

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I love the Christmas Season, but it is so refreshing to find a city that does not rush Christmas décor before Thanksgiving (which is my favorite holiday, for sure) …and Scottsdale is THE  find, because they are still celebrating Fall in November!  Here, I am Falling for the Arts at The Calvin Charles Gallery. This gallery is Scottsdale’s premier contemporary art gallery and the most beautiful custom building in the Scottsdale Art District. When I crossed the gallery’s threshold, I was immediately captivated by the PASCAL exhibit.  The artist, Pascal Pierme  is a sculptor who works with precious woods. The way he describes working with the natural organic woods…is reminiscent of my personal conversations with Master Diamond Cutter, Sir Gabriel S. Tolkowsky. “Gabi”, as he is known to his closest friends, cut many of the world’s most famous diamonds and I was privileged to accompany him on his US tours for two consecutive years.  I learned that organic treasures (e.g.  natural diamonds and precious woods) participate

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Sparkling in Scottsdale

featherscouch3FOOTCROP Crossing the threshold of Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings in Scottsdale, I immediately felt as if I entered a life-size jewelry box….a jewelry box that encompasses over 20,000 square feet! The showroom features dozens and dozens of living vignettes that showcase upholstered seating, bespoke window coverings, handcrafted casegoods and much more. So, why would I choose a custom furnishings venue in Arizona (I hear you asking)? Well, first let me say that I felt like I belonged in a jewelry box, after I was adorned with magnificent jewels from MOLINA FINE JEWELERS.  Indeed, I was Sparkling in Scottsdale!

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