Archive | November, 2009

Where Are My Cufflinks? (The Glitz and Glamor of a State Dinner)

26 Nov

Where Are My Cufflinks? (The Glitz and Glamor of a State Dinner)

All the incredible press coverage surrounding President Obama’s first State Dinner has been fascinating to watch. The bow ties and tuxes and the evening gowns on the red carpet. I may not be on Barack and Michelle’s guest list, but it still makes me want to find my best wrist watch and cufflinks and run off to someplace where the wait staff talks to you in the third person. (“Would madam like more truffles…?)

I’ve been in the market recently for a new wrist watch. Many of the more upscale blogs have been discussing the new FELDO 1-1 B/B. FELDO Luxury S.L. is a new luxury brand offering distinguished timepieces with a high level of precision as well as a unique special design (their words, not mine). The pictures make the watch look very elegant (red gold finish on medical strength steel) and the consensus seems to be that FELDO is a rising star in the world of luxury.

While a timepiece is probably the central accessory for personalizing one’s style, I actually am fonder of cufflinks. But I don’t travel in quite the same well heeled circles as most of the Obama’s guests.

So, should I have the escargot, or stick with smoked salmon and caviar?

Seen that? – Jewel of a Perfume

19 Nov

Jewel of a Perfume at The Jewelry Weblog

Seen that? - Jewel of a Perfume

Jewels were the inspiration for entertainer Ashanti's new fragrance: "Precious Jewel by ashanti." To enhance the theme of her new product, Ashanti is including a jewelry roll and lingerie bag from Plush Creations with all media and press gift bags. Per a company press release: " 'Eye Candy' is made from a designer fabric of embossed silk velvet in a beautiful shade of deep pink. Lined in a crepe back [...] Read More


Cherie Dori Fine Jewels at The Jewelry Weblog

Contemporary israeli jewelry designer, Nelly Cohen shows her love for jewelry and poetry as she creates fine jewelry pieces for her company, Cherie Dori. "Cherie" is French for love, and Cohen has a degree in poetry studies. While the jewelry is primarily made with jewelry seen generally in fine jewelry, such as gold, diamonds, and precious stones, Cohen takes a different creative approach. For example, she often includes yellow diamonds in [...] Read More


Rockin’ Jewels at Fashion Week at The Jewelry Weblog

Rock and Republic is rocking the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. Now, I have to admit that these designs aren't exactly I'd expect to see someone wearing every day, but for the hip and trendy, I think these clothes rock. The company describes their attitude as follows: Rock & Republic means edgy, progressive denim inspired by Rock & Roll and with an emphasis on modern silhouettes and a sleek [...] Read More


Home Sweet Home Is MORE Than Just a Quote- It’s True When You Use DURANCE Melting Perfume! at Cool Picking

Melting Perfume? Whoever heard of that? It's the latest thing coming out of France and Parisians adore this collection of home fragrance products from Durance's Home Fragrances Collection. Durance's Melting Pieces of Perfume are a quick and easy way to scent your home interior. Place a perfume burner with a lit candle underneath. As the perfume starts to melt it will fill your room with the scent. Each Melting Piece of [...] Read More


Jewels Wine at Celebrate Wine

You may or may not know that along with writing this wine blog for Creative Weblogging, I also write their Jewelry Weblog. So, when I heard about Jewel Wine, I was more than just a little curious. Located in Acampo, California this winery, much like jewelry designers, have create a "collection" of wines, and what better name than the Jewel Collection? Along with being able to purchase wine directly on [...] Read More

Seen that? – Gordon’s Jewelers Grants Wishes

9 Nov

Gordon’s Jewelers Grants Wishes at The Jewelry Weblog

Seen that? - Gordon’s Jewelers Grants Wishes

If you're thinking of buying a little bling in the near future, then you may want to see about getting more bang for your jewelry buck with a trip to your local Gordon's Jewelers. From Index Online: " From October 7-10, Gordon's customers will receive a limited edition package of greeting cards designed by Make-A-Wish children when they make a jewelry purchase. In addition, from November through December, Gordon's Jewelers will [...] Read More


Business Network of Jewelers at The Jewelry Weblog

Social networks are popping up all over the place these days. So, far I've joined a few, but honestly, I have yet to really immerse myself in any of them because, (a) I don't have the time, and (b) I honestly just don't get them. If I have one more weird old man wanting to be "my friend," I'm going to scream! So, this new fashion related network I recently [...] Read More


Jewelers Miss NYC Transit at The Jewelry Weblog

Just in time for holiday shopping, New York city transit workers decided to strike today. Per a report by CNN: " New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at union leaders for "thuggishly" turning their backs on the city, adding the strike could cost the city more than $400 million a day." National Jeweler reports that jewelry stores were feeling the pinch early in the day: " As New York [...] Read More


Keck Foundation Grants $1.6 Million to Study Biological Interactions with Nanomaterials at The Biotech Weblog

The W.M. Keck Foundation has granted the University of Oregon $1.6 million to study the biological effects of exposure to precisely engineered nanoparticles that are being designed for diagnostic and therapeutic uses. The interdisciplinary project is designed to help researchers understand potential biological interactions of engineered nanomaterials and develop design rules for the development of nanoparticles with enhanced biological properties. The researchers will produce specific structures of nanomaterials, investigate their [...] Read More


Taxing the Public to Use PUBLIC Land at Under My Helmet

Taxation without representation The BLM, at a time when more and more movements to eliminate existing fees to use our PUBLIC land in the ISDRA (Glamis, Gordon Wells, Buttercup, etc) are beginning to take hold, is set to INCREASE the fees to the dunes. Again. Starting next year, there will be a tax, err, I mean surcharge for people that don't buy their "passes" prior to going to the dunes. That's right, [...] Read More