New Handbags!

Although I agree with this statement, I would have to add HANDBAGS!

Fabio has been busy this winter and made a few new bags. As usual, the hardware is heaven and the colors fabulous. And as usual, I want them all…. This woven bag is a medium size, and it converts to a tote as well. It is a warm chocolate brown, and Fabio has a couple other colors too. Burgundy quilted calfskin with rose red ostrich trim and a longer shoulder strap included. A work of art! Camel leather with python trim in a tote bag! How will I ever decide???

Spring styles are all over Florence, and I am seeing lots of color. Melon and pink combined with navy and gray, and lots of neutral shades too. Pants are coming in wide legs with cuffs and the ultra light weight cashmeres are positively yummy. I have just begun my shopping tours, and eager to check out the new shoes and gold jewelry too!

Back in Florence for the Spring

Chia and I have just returned to Florence for the spring after a long trip. Jet lag is starting to ease and had a nice shopping tour on Friday with a couple from San Francisco.


The displays of red shoes all over the city are to commemorate violence against women. This one is at the Mercato Sant’Ambrogio.

Looking forward to lots of shopping this spring! The weather is beautiful here, and I am itching to cast off the boots and buy some new sandals…

Happy New Year!

Beautiful, sunny and very cold here in Seattle this January! With temperature in the low 30’s, Chia needs to wear her jacket when we go for a walk.

I have a little ice hanging from my ears….rose gold and diamond earrings!
I love these earrings, and so does my BFF who wants to have them made with sapphires. Think they would be stunning with rubies or emeralds too! Here is my ring in the same style with emeralds:

I will be making a short trip to Florence at the end of the month, and am so eager to see the first arrivals of spring merchandise. My official spring shopping season will begin mid-March, and I have several shopping tours lined up already.

My men shoppers have been asking me to remember them in my blogs, so here are some beautiful cufflinks in rose, white and yellow gold. I think these are classics!

Some Unique Handbags

I really like the unique handbags that I have seen lately. Such great colors and patterns! We wear so many neutral colors that I think a bright bag, or pair of gloves makes a nice change of pace. image-2

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I am eagerly awaiting my Christmas gift! The goldsmith promised that it would arrive here in Seattle before the 25th. Nothing like something sparkly to brighten up the dark rainy days here! 20 days and counting…..

I Am Afraid…..

Yes, I am very afraid! My friends have booked us into a cabin at Mt. Baker that has no cell service and no internet. I fear they are staging a shopaholic intervention….must hide my new blue suede boots!IMG_0014

The classic silk bracelet I just bought in white gold like my rose gold one is going into the safety deposit box. img699

And I really must try not to tell them about the Nudo pave diamond earrings on my Christmas wish list…..pomellato-nudo-bague-solitaire-diamants-a-b501-o6-b9The earrings will look like this ring, except rose gold with the diamonds…..but SHHHHH!

If I am lucky, my friends will just let me off with a stern warning that I must try to control my shopping urges. I will, of course, agree. At least until I get back to Florence!

Jewelry for Men Too- Did Not Forget You!

coin and leather bracelet

This Roman coin and leather bracelet is special! Designed for one of my clients, it can be made with a fancy clasp with or without diamonds. The leather comes in brown as shown, or in black.

Cufflinks anyone?
img_1064 These are in all three colors of gold: yellow, rose and white, but can be made with just one color too. Very simple and elegant! Roman coin cufflinks are an option as well.
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Very rainy here in Seattle as Chia and I prepare for Thanksgiving. She doesn’t like her raincoat….We have so much to be thankful for, which includes all of you too!chia raincoat

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