Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beautiful Stranger

 Beautiful Stranger shoot, in the middle of November making it feel like a warm Moroccan street, the light was beyond gray and still somehow....
"Pavonneggiarsi" cultured pearl, peacock feathers, buckskin and taffeta flower
Cascate di Bottoni(underneath) 

Little Boy Blue-American amethyst faceted glass bezel set circa 1950's, handmade English watch chain circa 1920's, French hand painted bronze button circa 1750's, citrine, garnet, and cameo at nape of neck salvaged from a fire England circa 1940   
Fauna e Flora-carved bone pendant France circa 1920's, hung by gold fob England circa 1930, Gold fill chains, 10k bird charm at nape of neck circa 1960 America,  rose quartz, smokey quartz, citrine and pyrite.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trunk Show at Arcadia

Arcadia opens second location in Rittenhouse!! 265 S 20th st.
Friday November 19th
5-9 pm
catered by Sapori 

 Grand Opening with yours truly bringing watchband bracelets, necklaces, neckwarmers, ponchos and custom clothes.  It should be a lot of fun, Tis the season for giving and I'll be there to offer truly unique one of a kind pieces with beautifully handmade vintage linen gift bags for you to do so and feel assured that you have the perfect gift.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It's fall and the boars are snuffing out the most precious food that exists, at $2,000.00 per pound the white truffle is the queen bee of delicacies, it's  brother the black truffle is  about $400.00 per pound. Some might say that it is a ridiculous price to pay, others like myself and my husband do spend on food and travel like few others. So on this crisp autumn day on the phone came a call, "I have something for you, you're going to love it!" The familiar voice of my beautiful husband who brought me one of each to play with.
The truffles' pungent woody aroma is it's trademark together with its'  deep mushroom flavor and earthy meatiness there is little that needs to be done to enjoy it. I would fry a quail egg and put a sliver on top a small drizzle of supremely first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Or maybe tonight a handmade linguini with the same olive oil, shaved Grana Padana crushed pink peppercorns and grated white truffle throughout.  The jewelry tools and sewing needles down...Apron on. A dopo!