‘Tis the Season for JOY & LOVE
‘Tis the Season for SHARING & GIVING
Gifts given at Christmas (or during The Festival of Lights), should be worthy of this magical holiday season! This means your gift should keep your loving celebrations remembered and enjoyed for years and years. This is NOT the time for fast food, fast fashion or money wasted on gifts with no meaning or value. It’s the time to add some Christmas Sparkle to our Life (and others’) with gifts of lasting value and real meaning, magic and mystery.
MEANING, MAGIC & MYSTERY…
“Lights, Camera, Action” is what the signs says at the entrance of the HSN Studios; but, Lights, Camera, SPARKLE is my call to action, as the HSN on-air Diamond Expert. I arrived early to tape a commercial about a HOLIDAY DIAMOND OPPORTUNITY that I will announce shortly. Here is a behind the scenes peak….
Camera Ready is a process … and the HSN Studio Team of Professionals ensures I am Camera Perfect.
ON-SET DETAILS …
February is the one month that everyone thinks about Love. OK, mostly women think about it; and we start thinking about it at a very young age, LOL. Surely, I am not the only woman who remembers being a little girl who carefully signed a large pile of Valentine’s Day cards ….and then carefully carried them to school for the boys and girls in my class. Today, I love that Galentine’s Day has become almost a big as Valentine’s Day! Sidebar for those that may not know about it: Galentine’s Day is the day (February 13th) for girlfriends, aka, “Gals”… to get together (without boyfriends, husbands etc.) to celebrate our loving bonds and the power of girlfriends! Whether you celebrate Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day or both , let the celebrations begin! It’s February and LOVE IS IN THE AIR !
Some Say it with Flowers
For me, every day in Iceland is a mix of adrenaline rushes, fear, tears, love, wonder, astonishment and laughter! Of course, I start each morning, by putting on sparkling diamond jewelry. When things get tough, I think putting on Diamonds first, makes the next step easier. The Icelandic Fire, Ice & Waterfalls are all part of my colorful adventure that I will carry with me forever…just like the diamonds I will wear again and again.
The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is the natural place to start….
The Colors of Diamonds are the Colors of Life…. and now is the time to Color me Autumn!
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. In NYC, I am usually dressed in a suit for work, so any playful Splish, Splash & Sparkle usually takes place near one of the city’s fountains…
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…
‘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