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{ come fly with me } January 12, 2010


A new week starts…and another week to start flying, soaring to the skies, on wings that bring you above the noise and disturbances that can sometimes plague one’s life. Imagine that? Maybe some of you have already broken your new year’s resolutions right in the first week. But a new week has started, so it’s a chance to start again. Spring breeds a rejuvenated world for the birds and butterflies, and every new week brings fresh beginnings for us. Time to fly!


Sharing one of my favorite poems with all of you…


< New Every Morning >

Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.

~ Susan Coolidge


{ golden ears } July 24, 2009


These earrings, in varied hues of gold, embody different styles, and for different skin color. If you have fairer skin, go for the bright gold and bring the glow out from your skin. If you have a slight tan, go for the dark gold earrings and look instantly city-chic. If you have a deep tan, both colors work so well. I love the way bright gold exhibits one’s boldness that throws all inhibitions away with that hell-may-care attitude. Dark gold or antiqued gold has that romantic feel of bygone days or that snazzy feel of our fast-paced cities.


EA0155 - in a sea of green dainty earringsEA0087 - amber links of elegance clip-on earrings
EA0097 - moon disc earrings


EA0154 - passion earringsEA0106 - pearls of gold chandelier earringsEA0105 - art deco chandelier earrings


{ keyed up about the medieval times } May 19, 2009

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Castles always held an attraction for me. Those locked doors, hidden corridors that magically led from 1 room to another. Chambers that throbbed with stories of their own. I’ve always wanted to visit a castle to explore its narrow stairwells and broad courtyards, listening to whispers of its past life.


I was looking forward to Castle Sant’Angelo, which is right outside the Vatican City, across the Tiber from Rome. Sadly, the doors were closed on that fateful day when I arrived due to an annual meeting. Yes, castles have annual meetings. And yes, this is the one featured in the movie, ‘Angels & Demons’ (which all the more spurred this entry after watching the movie over the weekend).


All I managed to snap pictures of, was the beautiful bridge that leads to this medieval castle and fortress. The other picture has one of my favorite stone angels in the foreground (there were many lining the whole stretch of the bridge! So I had to choose one.). Sharing these inspirations…


Castle Sant'AngeloStone Angel Sculpture along the bridge leading to Castle Sant'Angelo


To unlock those heavy doors are similarly ornate keys. These key necklaces mimic those from the medieval times, when ironwork was intricate and blacksmiths worked hard with their tools and wrought iron to cast castles with that flavor so rarely seen in present times. And of course, who can forget crowns right?


EA0144 - unlock my heart earrings


NA0220 - king of my heart necklaceNA0186 - a silver ornate key necklaceNA0219 - medieval crown and key necklace


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