Tag Archives: ITALY

Skull And A Spike

28 Jan

The beginning of my weekend was a bit sad, I bought risotto some time ago waiting for the perfect evening to cook it and I like to think I’m pretty good in the kitchen for an amateur chef. It’s been a while since I made a dish which took 3 hours and 18 minutes to make and to end it by not having the texture I’m accustomed to.  Although the flavor was a hit the texture was a miss. While in Italy I had an endless amount of risotto and I was eager to make it hoping it would whisk us back to our great Italian memories, but I was let down. Not so fast Mr. Risotto did you forget I enjoy a challenge! You better believe I’ll be back!

Now for the great part. I got some trinkets for my home office, narrowed down my color palate, designed new jewels and completed  few DIY little projects that I’ll be posting  one tomorrow.  Hint: think gold chevron pretty paper.

Now for the fashion part of this post. I’ve been wanting to wear this hat but since I live in L.A it would be kinda silly if I wore it on a sunny day although most hats are made for the sun, while in my case it was for a bad hair day and more importantly to keep my head and ears warm.  Then we had this amazing 65 degree weather finally!! I was able to wear Mr. Wool Hat…..  take a peek!

CSC_0129

CSC_0134

CSC_0133

Hat: Spain|Skull T: Nikki Beach Marbella Spain| Blazer: Jcrew|Jeans: Rich and Skinny| Booties: Charles David| Purse: Italy trip: Lips: Mac Media| Nails: essie mink muffs.

CSC_0131

What do you think of our new designs!!? !! infinity chain necklace (old) but great for layering, Kelsi pearl necklace and pyrite stone with a spike, wooden stretchy bracelet and pearl knotted bracelet. Made by yours truly essentjewels!

CSC_0128

As, always Carolina xoxo

Thankful for Two Thousand Twelve

4 Jan

TJIF Jewels,

Two Thousand Twelve came and went, and we have a lot to be thankful for both professional, and personal. Our first tradeshow in Chicago was a success; Carolina celebrated her fifth anniversary in Italy, my husband and I bought our first home, we had several events before the holidays with booming results, we received a couple of awards for our blog, and have wonderful memories to look back to.

dsc037421-e1343141908522 (1)
Chicago Tradeshow

floren
Celebrating a fifth anniversary in one of the most beautiful places.

bb1-2
Our display for a Christmas event.

dsc03866-e1343872798893
A breathtaking sunset.

one-lovely-blog-award12
One of the several awards we received this past year.

Thank you for being part of our journey this past 2012 and we are looking  forward to 2013 and sharing it with all of you! We couldn’t have asked for a better year.

With love,
Monica and Carolina with essentjewels

Forest Green

2 Oct

It has been triple degree weather here in L.A and I have no idea why I decided to wear this outfit, maybe because I couldn’t wait for fall to wear my new purse I got in Italy!!

Sunnies: Ray-band| Blouse: Italy trip| Jeans: Free People| Leather Purse: Italy trip| Shoes: BCBG| Watch: Michael Kors

Simple details on these skinnies go a long way.

I love theses studded flats, they bring any outfit to live. You’ll be seeing  me wear more flats during this time of the year!

As always, Carolina xoxo

An Escape

29 Aug

 

This weekend I went to visit my family, talk about a bitter-sweet situation.  Bitter because I’m leaving my little Kobe with my parents for 3 weeks!!! Sweet because… wait, wait, wait for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My honey’s taking me to ITALY for our anniversary!!  This entire time I thought we were going to Hawaii or Bora Bora.  And if you’ve been following me you know I definitely need a little vacation. My little Sophie will be staying with my honey’s parents, if you haven’t met them, you can meet them here.

What I’m looking forward to.

Florence

Almafi Coast

Capri
The local ingredients.
I’ll be leaving today and I’ll be back 9/14. If you have any suggestions please share them. Thank you!
As always, Carolina xoxo

 

%d bloggers like this: