Some of the jewelry designers out there are so thrilling and so much seeking the edges of what is beautiful, triggers our fantasy, is still wearable and not unimportantly: also still saleable. Lydia Courteille has managed to surprise me once again. This time heading away from the slightly darker designs and heading to a happier animal world!
There is always that first evening, when just before dawn you hear a blackbird sing for the very first time again. It fills my heart with joy every spring. That first song, the first shy signs of new life. The little lambs that seem to be everywhere right now. The blossoming of the trees. Flowers slowly popping out everywhere.
Valentine’s Day is about love. Yes, definitely. But this wasn’t always the case. It has a long history which has nothing to do with love but everything with lovely storytelling :-). The origins of this *tsunami of love day* are found in the Cristian culture.
So in Italy people are obsessed with style and with accessories. And they are amazingly good at creating the most fantastic designs. Also, many of the *ordinary people* just have this innate sense of style.
It is true; the wedding industry is huge industry. And the numbers are rising worldwide. The jewelry industry has put a lot of effort in campaigns, which in the beginning failed dramatically. However, nowadays the jewelry industry is making a huge global marketing effort to encourage bridal jewelry worldwide. And not without success.
Blue; colour of the sky and of the deep seas. And a favorite color amongst royalty and just the ordinary people like you and me. In the U.S. and in Europe blue gets most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness and confidence.
Nature just continues to provide us with never ending inspiration. Nothing better than going out for a walk when feeling a bit down and if you lucky, you just walk right into the woods or a park. I certainly feel more uplifted afterwards and so does my doggie Isabella.