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Weekend Wanderings…

In Daily Musings on May 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

Hi fabulous people, I hope you had a beautiful weekend, because I most certainly did, I have minor sunburn to prove it.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous here, 80 degrees, blue skies and sunshine.  My weekend started off fantastic because it was The Great Yard Sale for my neighbourhood; where many homeowners participate in one massive garage sale. I love yard sales, you can find the most amazing items for next to nothing. Seventy one homes participated, where there were lots of goodies to be found everywhere. 

 I met some really friendly and amazing people while I was out and about, Chereeka was one of them.  When I came across Ms. Diva sitting on her porch with some beautiful items for sale, I just had to stop and take a photo of this beautiful necklace she bought in Pakistan.  Now isn’t this a statement piece or what!

Because of my interest, she went inside her home and brought out this turquoise beauty, which she bought in Istanbul and kindly allowed me to try on; I fell in love instantly because it was perfect with the strapless jumpsuit I was wearing; and no she was not selling any of these. Would you?

I’ve been looking for an old fashion typewriter for display purposes for a while, and luckily I came across this gem and paid all of $7 bucks for it.  It needs cleaning up which I’m more than happy to do, it’s in good condition and still works.  For those of you old enough. do you remember learning to type on a manual or electric typewriter?  I couldn’t use one now to save my life, hence why this is just for show.  I’m so pleased I found this because I’ve searched eBay, and most people were asking ridiculous prices, sometimes up to $300!!! Please!

While going from house to house, I started taking pics of these gorgeous rose bushes, which surrounded a beautiful colonial style home on a corner lot.  While I was taking photos with my trusty iPhone, the grand dame of the house, Ms. Daisy (yes that is her name) came out and asked if I’d like a cutting.  Ms. Daisy came out with her gardening gloves and shears and started telling me the story of her rose bushes and taking care of them.  I was so touched by her kindness, I forgot to take a pic of Ms. Daisy, but here is a photo of one of her many rose bushes and my cutting.


So there you are darlings; a quick take of my weekend.  I picked up some gorgeous things, some of which you will see on my soon to be opened Etsy store and also on  I also had dinner at a new restaurant in my neighbourhood called Menomale Pizzeria, where my new friend above and another creative spirit named Nya, who designs jewelry. The three of us had the best pizza made from scratch ever! Watch out for a future post on Nya.  I’ll also write about the restaurant in another post, with the new cupcake store next door, which has also recently popped up.  My neighbourhood is a very happening place.

I’d like to wish you a fabulous. glorious and blessed week. 

And remember ladies…

I’m talking about YOU!

See Bex Rox…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on May 9, 2012 at 9:42 am


While perusing a newly discovered, shopping site, Obaz, I came across this stunning bracelet which is called the Elvissa cuff, and loved it so much, I decided to do more research.  It was a pleasant surprise to find out that it’s created by a British company named Bex Rox, with a showroom and studio based in Nottinghill in London (my neck of the woods). 

The designer Bex Manners was born and raised on Spain’s Balearic Islands.  Her company Bex Rox was launched in 2006 and the rise has been amazing to say the least.  I can see why!  When you visit her website, you are confronted with the most beautiful and unusual pieces of jewelry.  This is not your everyday run of the mill trinkets; these are statement pieces large and small with a lot to say.  I’m sure they will be conversation starters if you were ever to own one. 

I wish I could post all of the pieces, because they truly are beautiful, but take a visit to her site; I’m sure you’ll find something there.  A couple of my favourite pieces are the featured bracelet above and the kissing seahorses. There are also a number of variations of the same bracelet.  Bex Rox prices range from $100 and up.

What is obaz?   Well obaz which is short for online bazaar, lets anyone create their own group of like-minded buyers looking to get a good price on the same product.  A  minimum of 25 people have to be in a group to haggle for a product.  oBaz hagglers will then reach out to merchants or manufacturers and leverage the group and their own negotiating expertise to get the best possible deal.  This could be a win win situation, as you’re able to purchase products under the going retail price.


Topsy Turvy…

In Daily Musings on April 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Update 4/12 – I just found out this jewelry box can be found at Anthropologie and retails at $298… Wow!!

I was just browsing around on Pinterest and found this interesting jewelry box, and thought it interesting enough to post. I think I’m going to try to find one of these.


Do You Have Your Rocks???

In Daily Musings on February 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

Tsion Rocks that is!  Tsion (pronounced Zion) Rocks is a line of semi-precious beaded jewelry created by renowned artist Ms. Yvette Crocker.  She calls them wearable art and yes they are!  Tsion Rocks has taken off like wildfire.  Yvette decided to put her beautiful art, which she paints on wood on hiatus, while she channeled some of her other artistic abilities.  To see her art pieces, pay a visit to her online gallery @

 From her first bracelet, Yvette started a stampede on Facebook, with everyone from DC, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and everywhere  in between and beyond, wanting to purchase their own rocks. If you blink, you’ll miss them!  Tsion Rocks Bracelets and necklaces (there are earrings too) are made up of Amethyst, Turquoise, Coral, Onyx, Pink Agate, the list of crystals and stones she uses goes on and on.  Yvette sources the most unusual beads from all over the world.  Ms. Crocker also has a bespoke line, where she uses real diamond beads to create her luxury items, and what beautiful  luxuries they are!  Yvette likes to take high-end vintage pieces, pull them apart and then create a one of a kind statement piece mixed in with her crystal beads.  Is this woman an artist or what!

Tsion Rocks bracelets and necklaces are worn by multi-platinum artists such as Kanye West, Raheem DeVaugh, among many others.  Sports stars such as  Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis  are flocking to Tsion Rocks; buying in multiples because they can’t get enough.  Many from the entertainment and sports elite are rushing to get their  own pieces.

The crème de la crème was when Tsion Rocks bracelets were presented as a gift to our First Lady of The United States, Michelle Obama, which also included a bracelet for each of her daughters.  For me that was Yvette’s shining moment.  When the wife of the President is wearing your jewelry you have arrived! Especially the wife of this President! Even her  gift packaging smacks of class. Your item is placed in a velvet pouch and an exquisite tin box which is then wrapped up with a gorgeous grosgrain bow.

Get yours!

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Tsion Rocks!!


My Tsion Rocks!


I Love My Star Sign…

In New Loves! on January 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

For those of  you who know me, you know I love big statement rings. My rose quartz ring is always a conversation starter and I treasure it dearly (see pic below).  After browsing through my absolute  favourite shopping site, Etsy, I came across this fabulous Aquarius statement ring. I love being an Aquarian, we’re quirky, artistic, kind, moody, forgiving, a whole bunch of wonderful things! The quote by the sellar regarding this ring was perfect… “You know when you’re at a swinging party and some slick stud sidles up with the old school classic, ‘what’s your sign”‘ As far as I’m concerned this ring is perfect for addressing this question with a elegant flash of the hand! For those of you wanting to make your own statement, there are other sign rings, as well as other beautiful and original accessories at LarkinandLarkin at

My Beautiful Rose Quartz Ring - Bracelet post coming soon!