Gorgeous in Green
May seems to be a month for many gatherings – the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and no less than six birthdays. So we’re brushing off the china, crystal and silver and coming up with creative ways to set the table (yet again!)
Thankfully, Barney’s new lookbook, Table Mates, pairs beautiful table settings with baubles, jewels and gems – everyone knows bit of bling is just the thing that makes a party memorable! The best part is that there’s something for everyone in these pages, from a stylish black and white look (very Rachel Zoe) to a modern rustic mix perfect for a chic country home.
Black and White
As far as we know, there’s no rule against matching your jewelry to your plates so we’ll give it a spin the next time we entertain!
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We’ve noticed that the right kind of jewelry can make a so-so outfit more ooh-la-la, and one of the go-to accessories these days is a fabulous floral cuff. Whether you’re sipping cocktails in Boca…
Alexis Bittar - Ikat Bracelet
channeling your inner Paul Poiret…
Citrine by the Stones - Gold Floral Cuff
or flower child…
Vernissage - Gold Dragonfly Cuff
attending the rodeo in Fort Worth…
Jennifer Miller - Turquoise Flower Cuff
or the opening of the Met
Rebecca Koven - Flower Garden Cuff
you’re sure to be well-armed with these creative cuffs!
Photos from Alexis Bittar, Citrine by the Stones, Barneys, Vivre and 1stdibs
We were in Chicago this past weekend and came across Nakamol, a fabulous jewelry store just opposite the Art Institute on South Michigan Avenue. With a moto that beauty doesn’t always have to come at a high price, this native of Thailand has a passion for gemstones and their range of unique colors and textures. More than just jewelry, each piece that Nakamol designs is a beautiful work of (affordable!) art.
Aventurine Flower Necklace
Stone and Pearl Cluster Rings
Hematite and Pearl Flower Necklace
All photos from Nakamol
While we breathlessly await the opening of the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Lounge in New York (499 Broadway in Soho) later this month, we are adorning ourselves with these beautiful blooms from this spring’s Blossom Collection.
Swarovski Spring Floral Charms
Swarovski Spring Floral Ring
Swarovski Spring Floral Pendant
Once the lounge opens on June 25th, you will find us taking the Creativity Classes, workshops during which we can design our own pieces, and attending the Inspire Desire events where each month a different crystal trend will be presented by various lifestyle experts. And, of course, we will always be inspired by the bountiful bling!
Swarovski Crystallized Store & Lounge
Photos from Swarovski Crystallized