In the 1980s, when my sister and I were small, we’d often ride our bikes to the “candy store.” I was (and still am) a junkie for grape-flavored anything . . . Laffy Taffy, Fun-Dip, popsicles, Now & Laters, and the most glamorous candy of all—Ring Pops! They were like giant, edible amethysts :) With Brexit… Continue Reading
A trip… and an Art Deco diamond bracelet!
I’m just back from England! I spent a few days in London, then headed to Lincolnshire, which was insanely beautiful and reminded so much of where I grew up in New England, except it was better! Isn’t the original always better? I went to a farmers market that really was a farmers market, unlike the… Continue Reading
Zelda Fitzgerald: My Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring
London was fabulous, and I arrived in this new decade of my life with all the panache I’d hoped for! Since most shops in Hatton Garden are closed on Sundays, I made do with a visit to Louis Vuitton ;-) I spent more than I should have on a bag I’ve long admired—then I walked around London. I ended the day with dinner… Continue Reading
I had a blue Christmas… Art Deco diamond & sapphire earrings!
My London jeweller came calling about a pair of vintage Art Deco diamond and sapphire earrings they’d just acquired (in their original box no less), and I knew I had to have them! These Art Deco diamond and sapphire earrings were actually made in the late 1940s for a private London client by The Jewellers… Continue Reading
Elizabeth Taylor… My Bespoke Cocktail Ring
I posted a sneak peek of my newest lady to my Facebook page last week, now here’s the finished ring… another bespoke piece by way of London’s Hatton Garden. Last month in London, I tried on a fabulous 1960’s cocktail ring which had unfortunately been set with Victorian era diamonds. I loved the ring, but… Continue Reading
Thelma & Louise
Meet Thelma & Louise… thusly named because moving to Denmark has many times felt metaphorically like driving over a cliff! Thelma & Louise are bespoke pieces made by my usual jeweler (Farringdons) in London’s Hatton Garden jewellery district. They’re a riff on a pair of vintage earrings that I liked, but thought too extravagant and gauche… Continue Reading
An Art Deco Cocktail Watch
I’ve wished for an Art Deco cocktail watch ever since I can remember. They’re dainty, beautiful, impractical, and they were worn by the sort of women who smoked cigarettes out of long cigarette holders, listened to jazz, and hung out with Scott and Zelda. What’s not to like? My wish finally came true! Meet Daisy… Continue Reading