My goodness gracious, can you believe it’s May!? There’s pollen on everything, I’m wearing a sundress, and I have 200 emails asking me for Vegas appointments. It’s all very exciting, really – even the pollen, because it means flowers – but it’s certainly a busy time of year.
I’m doing my best to catch up on a few things I had wanted to show you before I jet off for Vegas, but I have rather a lot to catch up on (and some exciting new projects in the works!) so we’ll have to see how it all plays out.
I hope you’re all enjoying some lovely spring weather! Are any of you preparing for Vegas jewelry week too?
What I’m reading:
Portrait Jewels: Opulence and Intimacy from the Medici to the Romanovs by Diana Scarisbrick. It’s true! I’m reading a nonfiction book. Jewelry related, of course. I’ve had this one for a while, but only ever flipped through it. I just started really reading it in depth and it’s pretty fantastic. Great pictures, too.
Slave to Sensation and Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh. This series is much more SciFi than I normally do (by which I mean it’s SciFi) but it was recommended by someone whose taste I trust, so I’m giving it a go and it’s rather fantastic. I’m only two books in so far, but I’m looking forward to reading the rest. Very creative, comprehensive world-building and engaging storytelling, not to mention the super hot romance plotlines.
I’m in the New York Post! Rachelle Bergstein wrote an article about “Gem-fluencers” and I’m one of the 5 she interviewed. Thank you, Rachelle! (Rachelle also wrote this book, which I loved).
Analyzing Every Tiara Meghan Markle Could Wear at the Royal Wedding.
Apparently Millenials ARE buying diamonds…for themselves.
This 99-year-old hostage was freed after she told her captor to “knock it off.”
French Theater Troupe Plans Fantastical Hanging Garden Inspired by Jules Verne and Leonardo.
The Rockefeller Knickknacks: A preview of the poodles and Roman busts that adorned Peggy and David Rockefeller’s East 65th Street townhouse and various country estates.
History’s Most Fabulous Men Wore Jewels! By Levi Higgs for The Daily Beast.
A Stroll Through the History of Women’s Shoes With Stuart Weitzman at the New York Historical Society.
‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic‘ available on Google Arts & Culture.
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