Friday, September 30, 2005

Back in Vogue

Chandeliers for the home are making a huge comeback. They are no longer just a status symbol found hanging ostentatiously in the foyers or dining rooms of the rich and famous. Crystal chandeliers are now appearing in every imaginable room in the home.

The same can be said of chandelier earrings. These architectural gems have played an influential lead in our jewelry line for the past three years. Stylish Vancouver woman know that they need not wait for a black tie event to wear them. Glittering objet d'arts are fashionably dangling off earlobes and fetching second looks at any given time or place.

Izzy and Buds designs a unique line of chandeliers made with both Swarovski and vintage crystals - some even from actual chandeliers!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Suits Me Fine

When my dear friend asked me where she should go to buy a new suit, without hesitation I suggested something from the Jacqueline Conoir Collection.

Many of us shop for therapy when we've had a rough day, but if you've had a rough week...a visit to the JC Studio is exactly what the doctor recommends. How civilized it is to sip a glass of Chardonnay, whilst trying on vêtements selected by your own personal style consultant.

We had the pleasure of being assisted by Adanma, a very beautiful woman from Nigeria. Adanma's charming and professional disposition was perfectly suited for my friend's ultra conservative demeanor. Sixty minutes and two and a half gorgeous suits later, we were out the door; sans crowds, sans hassles.

What a wonderful way to end the day!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Southlands Country Fair

Looking for a little action this weekend? Grab your whips and chaps and head down to Southlands Country Fair on Sunday, September 25th. It's on from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and promises to be great fun for the entire family.

Be sure to drop by our table located in the Country Market for a warm country welcome. Hee-haw!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

First Day of Fall

Autumn has officially arrived right on cue with refreshing, crisp air, gleaming sunshine, soft blue skies and cream cheese clouds. All that's missing is the environmentally incorrect smell of burning leaves and grandma's hot apple pie.

It was ideal weather for a walk down to Gastown to check out the Car Free Day celebrations. Water Street was closed to cars for most of the day and replaced with tents of exhibits and demos focusing on awareness to reduce energy consumption. Live music, a Pedalling Zoo and BMX bike tricks were some of the ongoing activities.

During our stroll, I was telling my friend Chris how excited we were to be getting some Swarovski's in their latest new colour Purple Velvet and how much it made me think of Andy Warhol. Don't ask me why, it just does. Chris voiced her opinion of Warhol by saying that it reminded her of an episode of Designing Woman where they went to an opening at an art gallery. They were viewing a modern art exhibit when one of the ladies placed her purse on a pedestal and soon a bidding war for the purse ensued. Like Warhol, it was a freak accident.

Whatever the view... Purple Velvet promises to be the hottest new colour on our tables this fall.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Insignificant

Watching the news of the horrific hurricane disasters in the U.S. really forces one think and put their own lives into perspective. Sometimes there just isn't anything worthy of saying when others are clearly distressed and desperately searching for refuge.

Blessed we are.

Current Mood: Melancholy

Current Music: Con Te Partirò by Andrea Bocelli

Monday, September 12, 2005

Bittersweet

Alas, summer is over and that means our weekends at Bowen are as well. As we reflect and smile upon the memories of the summer past, we also look forward to a low-keyed Indian summer in Vancouver.

We bid a sad farewell to our friends from Bowen, as we all celebrated the end of the season at Laurel and Rob Bailey's groovy home. I'm a big fan of Laurel's Lemon Lip Balm from Naked Soapworks and one can see just how the two of them get their inspiration when surrounded with a million dollar view of the ocean. We took a tour of Rob's Treehouse Studio where he treated us to a sample of some freshly mixed tunes which left our bodies beating furiously to the pounding percussion. Hats off to the hospitable hosts, who welcomed us all to share a piece of their rustic haven.

We'll gladly greet autumn's crisp, fresh air and cascading maple leaves in golden colours of Colorado, topaz, olivine and Indian red. This will set a fantastic background for weekends of recreation. We have only a few short months to enjoy our rides on the trails before the rainy season sets in. Soon after that, it will be time to prepare for the Christmas shows. There is no rest for the wicked.



Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Communication Breakdown!

Our computer has been hit by some debilitating virus and it's been three weeks of hell trying to get it up and running again. This is just a short FYI message to let you know that we are alive and well. Please keep checking for the latest tidbits.

Hanging out at the Paradise Grill on Bowen Island