Look forward to 2017

Inspiration, News

2016 has been a year of many changes both personally and on a worldwide scale, now I look forward to 2017 for more sanity and sensibility in our world. Wars, refugees, births, marriages and deaths; it used to be called “hatches, matches and dispatches” when I was growing up. I hope that 2017 will bring us conflict resolution … Read More

Wedding Style

Fashion, Inspiration, Weddings

It’s that time of year when many couples plan their summer weddings and every year seems to have a look and feel all of its own. So what’s new this year for wedding style? I am not a fan of the “What’s hot and what’s not” type of articles that you read in magazines, I have never followed fashion and … Read More

New Year Style

Fashion, Fine Jewellery, Inspiration

What’s your new year style? We are a mere two weeks into this year and we can feast our eyes on award ceremonies and red-carpet galas, a glimmer of sparkle in a dreary, January, aprés Christmas funk. It’s fun to watch for up-and-coming trends that make their way from celebrities and fashionistas and trickle through to what we too will be … Read More

WedLuxe Summer Fall 2015

Fashion, Fine Jewellery, Inspiration, Weddings

WedLuxe Summer Fall 2015 is on newsstands now! Featuring Angela Betteridge Jewellery and Anne Sportun Rose Gold rings. Readers logging in to the webpage link shown on the ad will receive a very special offer on their Anne Sportun ring purchase. Take a look at the WedLuxe website for some fabulous wedding planning inspiration.

Unique or ubiquitous?

Custom Jewellery, Fashion, Inspiration, St. Valentine's Day

Walking around the city at lunch time today I took note of whether most people I saw were unique or ubiquitous. As a woman who likes to march to the beat of her own drum I found it a little sad that my question unique or ubiquitous was overwhelmingly answered by the latter. The standard west coast, wet weather wear … Read More

Life and love

Custom Jewellery, Inspiration, News, Weddings

Spring is in the air, nature’s circle of life and love continues! “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote those words in 1835 in a poem about a soldier passing by the place where he spent his childhood. In reading the words of the poem, it still rings … Read More

Snowflake and diamond

Custom Jewellery, Fine Jewellery, Gifts, Inspiration

What’s the similarity between a snowflake and diamond? Snowflakes and diamonds have the same unique attributes, no two are alike. Many years ago when I was on a skiing trip, snowflakes landed on my jacket and they were so perfectly formed in their shapes, they were just like the paper doily cutouts that we used to … Read More

Istanbul Inspiration

Custom Jewellery, Inspiration

I admit, I’m a little later than normal with my post this month but I’ve been travelling and seeking inspiration in an exotic foreign land. When I was younger, so much younger than today… (showing my age there!) I saw a movie called Topkapi. I don’t really remember all that much about it but it … Read More