Hello, my darlings!
February turned out to be a pretty crazy month around here! I managed to come down with a killer cold between my Miami trip and my Tucson trip, so I felt like I was out of commission for almost a full month, between packing, traveling, unpacking, being sick, packing, traveling again, and then recovering! (There should be one more mention of “unpacking” but my suitcase is definitely still not yet empty, so I have to leave that one off the list for now. I’ll do it eventually.
Traveling while still dealing with my new health situation was definitely an adventure. I usually use that word in a positive way, but not this time. Traveling with chronic pain is HARD. I’m not sure how many jewelry trips I’m going to be going on for now…definitely not as many as usual. I can’t currently travel alone and I can’t always be dragging Mr. DitL on the road with me. (He does have a life outside of helping me take selfies.)
We’ll see, though. There’s still a lot of 2019 left!
I often find February to be a tricky month. It’s cold and dark and it’s been cold and dark for so long that it can feel endless, especially because we still have a ways to go before spring. When I was in Tucson I definitely made time each day to go sit outside and bask in the sun like a lizard and it was glorious.
That’s enough rambling for now, I think! How have your Februaries been, my darlings? Does anyone else have February struggles?
What I’m reading, #OscarJewelry edition:
I don’t write award show jewelry recaps anymore but I do love reading award show jewelry recaps!
The most important jewelry moment at the 2019 Oscars was that Lady Gaga became the third person ever to publicly wear the legendary Tiffany diamond – the previous one was Audrey Hepburn. I recognized it immediately; I jumped up and started yelling at the TV, gesturing wildly and shouting things like “IS THAT REALLY…?!?!? DOES SHE KNOW WHAT SHE’S WEARING?!?!?!”
And more general recaps:
Hollywood Royalty: Jewels of the 2019 Oscars from The Court Jeweller.
These Were the Most Dazzling Jewels at the 2019 Oscars by Beth Bernstein for Instore Magazine.
JCK Magazine’s writers and editors choose their favorite Oscars jewels.
The Most Exquisite Jewelry Worn at the 2019 Oscars according to Town & Country.
The Best Jewelry at the 2019 Oscars from The Adventurine.
And the winner is…Academy Awards 2019 jewel triumphs from The Jewellery Editor.
Personally if I ever go to Oscars events, I will wear the most dramatic gown I can find…but I do fully enjoy this style move from Melissa McCarthy and her husband.
What else I’m reading:
To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet. A fascinating read.
“Rapunzel Horse” Has Captured Hearts of the Internet with Her Luscious Blonde Mane. You’re going to want to see this.
I’m obsessed with this style moment from Princess Diana. I’d never seen this picture before.