Delicate finger sandwiches without crusts (Note: I LOVE Cucumber sandwiches), scones with clotted cream, sweet pastries with jam, little cakes and cookies…. they are all on the menu for an Afternoon Tea! This Afternoon Tea with Sparkle took place at the “English Rose Tea Garden” in Carefree, AZ. The Sparkle is composed of my beautiful Spring Collection in all the “Colors of Diamonds” available on HSN.com.
Did I mention that I love cucumber sandwiches
almost as much as I love Diamonds?
Reaching for a cucumber sandwich with the sweet sparkle on my finger, I can’t help but smile. Rings Rule and the Floral Ring with Champagne Diamonds and Near Colorless White Diamonds…was a sparkling and sweet compliment to this afternoon indulgence.
If you wear size 9 or smaller…you can still find one online. Just click on the ring or ring’s caption.
Sparkling Origins …
The Colors of Diamonds are the Colors of Life…. and now is the time to Color me Autumn!
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 …
‘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!
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 …..
I started packing for the upcoming HSN Gem Event by organizing not only the new diamond jewelry for the on-air show, but ALSO critical products for beauty emergencies …after all it is Live TV! I DO NOT use a small zip-lock bag; that 3-1-1 rule is NOT for me! I have treasured HENRI BENDEL BAGS for years and I would never leave my Bendel Bags behind. All of my FULL SIZE beauty essentials pack perfectly in my Classic Henri Bendel Train Case and I can quickly see/get every product without shuffling around frantically! (Did I mention I am packing for live TV? ) Waiting for my checked luggage is a small investment for having everything I want ….and everything I could possibly need for every beauty challenge! Again, it’s live TV with no rehearsals and NO Do- Overs!
This post is about Jewelry ONLINE Shopping, but I can’t even begin without acknowledging that I love the experience of shopping in a Fine Jewelry Store! Only in a store can you try-on and feel the jewels touch our skin while shopping. Part of the alluring experience is also hearing interesting facts or stories about the jewelry from someone knowledgeable or “in the know”. Whether I speak to the curator who carefully chose the items or I listen to a jewelry professional who knows how to tell a story that is worthy of fine jewels….visiting fine jewelers is just fun! I have to admit, however, that I also love Jewelry Online Shopping! I enjoy shopping from my bedroom, at a spa (while I am impatiently waiting for my masseuse), while I am preparing dinner (and waiting for something to finish cooking) or relaxing next to my pool…even on my mobile while I am waiting in some unbearable line for something! I know, I know…I am not a patient person and I am not capable of idle “waiting time” for anything! Maybe I should learn to meditate?
Jewelry Online ….the Allure
I have to admit, however, that I also love Jewelry Online Shopping, because…..I like shopping from my bedroom. I also like shopping when I’m at a spa (while I am impatiently waiting for my masseuse), while I am preparing dinner (and waiting for something to finish cooking) or relaxing next to my pool…even on my mobile while I am waiting in some unbearable line for something! I know, I know…I am not a patient person and I am not capable of idle “waiting time” for anything! Maybe I should learn to meditate?
Notable Online Shopping Spots
More and more people are feeling increasingly comfortable doing the same thing….jewelry online shopping. Men and women in every socio-economic group, even the most affluent consumers, are buying jewelry from online retailers. The online destinations range from