Thursday, May 6, 2010

Neck candy



A delightful last week or so...a bit of it spent amidst one of my favorite pursuits: fun jewels!

First up, my dear friend Sarah of the New York, Palm Beach and New Canaan Magrino girls...a beauteous foursome of fierce females if there ever was one...but back to the jewels part!

Sarah is having a great time of it with her Stella and Dot jewelry business. In case you're not in the know, this is the very hot collection with a very Palm Beach twist...fab enamels and what my grandmother used to call "paste"--earrings, necklaces and the like. Sarah was there at our club "Ladies Night" fundraiser with her delicious things...






I am happy to have been one of Sarah's first clients--once I saw the line included bee motifs. I have long had a bee thing, and am a sucker for anything with the elegant Napoleonic bee. Take a looky...



There was much fun shopping, swizzling and snacking on salmon, mini-quiches, shrimp and bite-size desserts. The cocktail du soir was even in the theme: a pink-hued "Shopaholic" along with Woo-Woos.



Also there were my friends Elizabeth and her wonderful shop Coast, inspired by the ocean, where I fell victim to this charmer:




Thank you Elizabeth!

But the week was just beginning! Today the very lovely Meg Carter of the incredible sea-inspired gems finally made her way to my backyard with her trunk show at the Wayne J McLaughlin store.



Ever-intepid on the trail, I had wisely called Meg the week before to make certain she came packing some heat: the long-lusted Chatham necklace, with matching lobe candy.







And so that I was not slighting my gracious J Mac hostess Carolyn, I had no resistance to the tulip-laden Harbor dress while I was at it.




Phew! For a blogger with a commitment to not blogging about purchasing, I certainly left my standards at the (shop) door.

Hiding the cards,
ABL

7 comments:

dreaming in pink and green said...

Love Stella & Dot and Meg Carter Designs! You look gorgeous, as always :)

uncoolmom17 said...

I adore Meg's jewelry. I just have a few pairs of her earrings but I have always lusted after her enameled fish necklace. Maybe one day....:)

Summer is a Verb said...

That is such a stunning pic of you and Meg! Wow, I get to be friends with women like that? Lucky ducky me! And, the take was a good one :)

Pink Champagne said...

LOVE Stella & Dot - such gorgeous pieces! I am lusting over a few new ones after this post...

Nishant said...

That is such a stunning pic of you and Meg!
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Natty said...

Oh what a fun post! thanks for giving us a peek into what must have been a very fun day in your life :)
makes me wonder what the rest of your jewelry collection be like...fabulous, natch

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