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Avon for Jewelry?

I’m on the fence about Avon.  There are some MUST have items -including Skin So Soft (best bug repellent) and the occasional eye cream.  In today’s ‘I want it now’ mentality, it can be hard to wait over a week for something to arrive.  Going through a representative or consultant seems so 90’s as well (Avon does offer an online option though).   After my latest purchase from Avon, I can answer the ‘Avon for Jewelry?’ question with a resounding ‘YES!’-especially if you are a fan of sterling silver jewelry.


Thomas Sabo F/W 2014 preview!

I don’t like to say too much when I post Thomas Sabo photos.  I feel like what I say either doesn’t do the photo justice or distracts from the photos.  So, I’ll get everything out at the beginning and let you all drool over the photos. All sorts of fabulousness came together from all corners of the GTA to celebrate the launch of the new sterling silver Glam & Soul, Karma beads, watches and some new additions to the Rebel at Heart collections.  This was a fantastic event and a kind of ‘tradition’ that I would like to say I’m getting used to because I love it so much! Faulhaber Communications pulled out all the stops.  I have some favorite pieces and I’m sure you do too. I’d love to read what they are, so make sure you post in the comment section below!



One of my favorite pieces

One of my favorite pieces

hand model Melissa shows off a beautiful ring....

hand model Melissa shows off a beautiful ring….

Hand Model Kate displays my other favorite piece in this collection....hopefully it will be mine soon!

Hand Model Kate displays my other favorite piece in this collection….hopefully it will be mine soon!

One of several collections of gorgeous-ness!

One of several collections of gorgeous-ness!

Let’s not forget about the food….*almost* as beautiful as the jewellry.  Lots of thought put into display-check it out:

Macaron tree....look how many have already been claimed!

Macaron tree….look how many have already been claimed!


It's the little touches.....

It’s the little touches…..


Finally, a shot of me and my beautiful companions for the evening-do they know how to dress/pose or what? Professionals…..


And because I’m a stickler like that, a shout out to Liz at Me and T studio for my nails, which coordinated perfectly with my dress:


This event was well done-I didn’t doubt it would be.  I highly HIGHLY encourage you to check out the new pieces from Thomas Sabo-there is truly something for everyone and every taste.

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Huge thank you to Faulhaber Communications for inviting me to this event. I always enjoy it and appreciate all of your efforts in putting this together.


Winners for Thomas Sabo!


Hi everyone!


I’d like to thank you for your patience regarding the Thomas Sabo contest.  The ice storm really interrupted a lot of my plans for the holidays!  Without further ado, after using random. org, here are the 2 winners:




Please email your mailing address to and I will mail you your prize!

Thanks for entering everyone!

Canadian Giveaway-Charm up with Thomas Sabo!

I love love LOVE when I can give back to my readers.   I was gifted (from Thomas Sabo) with a recipe book, apron and cookie cutters so I got right to work making Lucy’s Chocolate cookies in the shapes of hearts, stars, and stilettos!

The star of this show is Lucy….

“Do you love spending an evening baking with your friends during the Christmas season like Lucy does? Then put your apron and get going! Lucy has summarized her favorite recipes for you, so you will be able to make dreamy Charm Club cookies.  Lend the cookies-in the shape of romanyic hearts, Christmas stars and fashionable high-heels-a personal note with a sweet embellishment.  There are simply no limits to your creativity and imagination.”

So let’s take a peek!!

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woohoo!!! yum yum yummmmmmmm.

But it gets better…..Faulhaber Communications (on behalf of Thomas Sabo) has gifted me 2 fabulous Thomas Sabo bracelets to gift to 2 subscribers.  Here’s what you COULD win:

IMG_3513And a photo of each bracelet up close:


IMG_3515These bracelets are valued at over 100.00 CAD each!

To enter:

Fill out the Rafflecopter widget below-it’s simple this time!

This giveaway is open to Canadians only!

If under 18 years of age, need your parent’s permission

Must be willing to provide address if chosen as winner

I am not responsible for packages lost in the mail (although I ship as securely as I can!)

2 winners will be chosen-you will each receive (1) bracelet!

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OOTN-Company Christmas party

I do NOT normally post this kind of thing but wanted to share this with you….

Here is what I wore to my company Christmas party on Friday night:

Dress: Jacob, Shoes: Nine West, Jewelry: various but mostly items I have already had!


Hair: Dina for Aldo Salon, Toronto

Hair: Dina for Aldo Salon, Earrings: Suzy Shier

What a great night!


Maharajah jewels-jewelry for the future inspired by the past!

I’m not necessarily a fashionista but I really do love a proper maxi skirt, maxi dress, or sarong paired with a tunic or a tank top for summer.  I’m super happy that these items seem to be ‘en vogue’ this summer.

So now that I have my maxi skirt and my cute tank, how should I accessorize?

Shalini Bhardwaj has the answer…..

Isn't she lovely?

She has created Maharajah’s Jewels-a style of jewelry that is inspired by rulers (or kings)-the most rich and bejeweled citizens of the world (at that time).  She has created pieces that resemble genuine heirlooms passed down from generations.  Her jewelry is handcrafted to actually appear to belong to a period where ALL jewelry was handmade but is also intertwined with Shalini’s personal and modern ‘twist.’

Maharajah’s Jewels:

-22 karat plated (base metal is silver)

-diamonds are simulated or quartz

-gemstones are natural; stone sizes are large

-reflective foils are placed behind set stones to allow them to shine brightly

-many pieces have delicate, colorful enamel backs referred to as “champleve”

But let’s take a look at some of the actual jewelry:

Maharajah Egyptian Filigree cuff

Maharajah Green Onyx & Quartz Necklace

Maharajah At the Heart Earrings

This is the type of jewelry that I just love to wear during the summer.  When I wear this type of jewelry, I think of long, loose flowy fabrics, walks on a beach during a sunset, and the most fabulous feasts! These pieces are truly wearable and so luxurious.  Shalini truly had the future in mind when she designed these pieces-they are for a fashion forward woman, who is financially savvy,  but values quality and craftmanship often overlooked in today’s jewelry market. Pictures don’t do these pieces justice-they are truly bold statement pieces meant to be worn and cherished!

Maharajah’s Jewels launch on the Shopping Channel on Saturday, May 12th!  Indulge in quality, wearability and style!

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Can you see yourself wearing the Maharajah’s jewels or this type of jewelry? Do you wear statement jewelry?  What does your jewelry say about you?