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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ippolita Jewelry...

Spring is almost here, and summer is around the corner.  Rather you love the ocean, the mountains or the desert, Ippolita Jewelry has something for every taste.  Many colors of the stones remind me of sea glass, and others such as the turquoise pieces, remind me of the beautiful desert southwest.  Enviable every time my daughter and I go into Neiman’s or Nordstrom’s and head to the jewelry counter, we go to see what they have new in the Ippolita area, then  to John Hardy and Alexis Bittar.  Each piece looks like a well thought out piece of jewelry architecture.  The pieces are simple, clean  and the texture is exquisite.  One of my favorites are the slightly oval bangles, they are so pretty when stacked in several different colored stones and gold or silver.  Even the bangles in resin are just perfect for the upcoming summer season, the Ivory resin with 5 stone in polished turquoise, love it!!!
Coming from Florence, she had a history of being close to antiquities and Etruscan objects. “I love the greenish colour of that period’s gold,” she says. “It really looks like treasure-chest gold, something I have finally recaptured.” 

I love the statement she made…”Mothers buy my designs for their daughters and vice versa”…it’s so true, you can wear it with a nice Chanel dress (which by the way, I don’t own), or a pair of blue jeans!  I hope if you haven’t had the opportunity to see some of her jewelry, you do in the future, you won’t be sorry.


  1. love your taste. Everytime I come over here I want to stop and drool, i love your picks. my life is bananas lately bc we r moving but your blog is one of my new faves.

  2. Thank you!!!! I enjoy yours as well, you are so very lucky to be living where you are and now to be moving where you are is so exciting. I wish you the very best...love your pictures, your post, makes me feel closer to the west, that means a lot to me. I've been so busy lately, daughter's birthday, family in town, you name it, I haven't had much time to be on here. More family arrived today, but I'm finding time for a little "me" time...thank you again.

  3. Gorgeous! I love the four stone ring :-) Hugs