I Didn't Know Her But……………..

May 30, 2014

OK, I had planned   a different post for my blog this week. But some
how talking about sparkles and frivolity just didn't feel right for me
this week.

So instead I just want to share 3 minutes
of profound wisdom from one of
my  inspirations.

Two of my favorite quotes ever are below.

The first was  told to me by my Mum when 
she realized her days were becoming fewer (even
though she was only 48!)
I had no idea who the author of this quote was (I'm
not sure she did either) until
long afterwards.

Maya Angelou, quotes

A great reminder that sometimes we are striving
for something that is much closer than we 

Maya Angelou, quotes

Happy Weekend Lovelies

Doing the Can-Can

May 23, 2014

No not really. I'm talking Cannes ;-)
Here are some of the gorgeous gems that
graced the Cannes red carpet.

Julianne Moore, Cannes 2014, Chophard, Emeralds, pink Sapphires, Rubies

Julianne Moore wearing gorgeous Chopard earrings; 44ct
Emeralds, pink Sapphires and Rubies

Bulgari, Cannes 2014, diamonds, Naomi Watts
I so love how Naomi Watts wore her Bulgari serpent necklace back to front

Cheryl Cole, black and white diamonds, De GRISOGONO, Cannes 2014
The gorgeous Cheryl Cole wearing black and white
diamond jewelry from the Gocce Collection by De GRISIGONO

Cannes 2014, purple sapphires, diamonds, de GRISOGONO
Can you believe this is Elvis Presley's Grand-daughter?
No, me neither! Anyway, back to the gems. She is wearing oversized
De GRISOGONO earrings with purple Sapphires and Diamonds

Cannes 2014, Chanel
The quirky Lily Allen in her equally quirky (but gorgeous)
Chanel "bubble" dress. Of course she is accessorizing with 
Chanel gems.

Cannes 2014, white gold, diamonds, Chanel
The gorgeous Spanish actress Paz Vega (who was my
neighbor when I first moved to Seville, Spain)
wearing a Zuhar Murad dress and
gems in white gold + diamonds by Chanel

Cannes 2014, Nicole Kidman, Harry Winston
OK, so her film was panned by the critics, but she looked great with
her heavily embellished dress and Harry Winston gems.

Cannes 2014, Sonam Kapoor, Chophard, yellow and white diamonds

Finally the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor wearing a yellow and
white diamond necklace by Chopard.

Hope these choices added some sparkle to you day.
Would love to know which was your fav
(maybe it was one I missed altogether ;-)

Happy Weekend Lovelies

La Lewinsky

May 14, 2014

OK, so last week I posted my thoughts
about Monica Lewinsky on my Facebook 
page having read about an article
she has just written
for Vanity Fair .

My Facebook discussion got some really
passionate comments especially as I stated that I really felt
sorry for Ms Lewinsky and actually have very little
respect for Hilary Clinton.

Here's why:

* ML was the weakest and youngest link
in the debacle, so it was really easy to throw
her under the bus

*she however was NOT married. Should she have succumbed
to a married man? No. But surely the responsibility lies
with Bill Clinton and not the young impressionable intern

* she could have made millions riding on the back of
that story, but she didn't, and yet she is still vilified and
Bill Clinton is still revered and on the verge of
being made a saint (or so it seems)

*I am not condoning what ML did, but I have less respect
for Hilary Clinton. She blamed all the mistresses (and 
let's face it ML wasn't the only one) for
her own political reasons. Isn't that the same as 
selling your soul?

Here are some pieces that "could" have
looked good with THAT blue dress ;-)

24k stackable ring set with natural gemstones
Gorgeous stacking ring set

Swarovski crystal almond shaped drop earrings in grey, grey crystal earrings
Almond Swarovski Crystal
Drop Earrings in a gorgeous gun-metal grey.
(when these catch the sun-light they are stunning)


 Gorgeous Hammered Chandelier Hoops with 
Lemon Topaz, Peridot and Aquamarine natural gemstones

My advice to Ms Lewinsky

I would love to hear your views however different
to mine they may be ;-)

Every Woman Should Have………………...

May 7, 2014

A woman should have
one old love she can imagine going back to, 
and one who reminds her how far she has come.

A woman should have
enough money within her control to 
move out and rent a place of her own
 even if she never wants to or needs to.

A woman should have
something perfect to wear if the employer 
or date of her dreams wants to
see her in an hour

A woman should have
a youth she is content to leave behind.

A woman should have
a past juicy enough that she’s looking 
forward to retelling it in her old age.

A woman should have
a set of screwdrivers, 
a cordless drill and a black lace bra.

A woman should have
one friend who always makes her laugh 
and one who lets her cry.

A woman should have
a good piece of furniture not previoulsy owned 
by anyone else in her family.

A woman should have eight matching plates, 
wine glasses with stems 
and a recipe for a meal 
that will make her guests feel honoured.

A woman should have
a feeling of control over her destiny.

Every woman should know
how to fall in love without losing herself.

Every woman should know
how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and comfort a friend 
without ruining the friendship.

Every woman woman should know
when to try harder….
and when to walk away.

Every woman should know
that she can’t change the length of her calves, 
the width of her hips or the nature of her parents.

Every woman should know
that her childhood may not have been perfect……
but it’s over.

Every woman should know
what she would and wouldn’t do for love.

Every woman should know
how to live alone……even if she doesn’t like it.

Every woman should know
whom she can trust, whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t take it personally.

Every woman should know
where to go
be it to her best friends kitchen table
or a charming inn in the woods
when her soul needs soothing.

Every woman should know
What she can and can’t accomplish in a day…..
a month……and a year.
(by Maya Angelou)

So Lovelies, is there anything else that 
should be on this list?

Would love to hear your thoughts