Style

There is Strength in the Knowing

Today, I was gifted an orchid.  It was literally the busiest time of the year and I was closing a boutique. There were gifts to buy and gifts to wrap for our wonderful customers. There were goodbyes to be said and tears shed. I kept thinking … How…

Strengthen the Ambiance in Your Space with Art

If the rooms in your house lack strength and character, art can elevate your spaces. Small shapely art objects displayed on shelves and artfully lit can make a big impact. Textured fabrics used on pillows, floor coverings and artfully framed will add warmth and character to a room….

Candles and Cable Knits

We lived in a small town adjacent to Pasadena and enjoyed all the perks the community offered. Doors were left open while running errands, Miya explored the neighborhood with her new friends and making new acquaintances. I was determined to give her a well-rounded artistically developed life, California…

Candid Conversations: Judith Rausch

Our featured interviewee Judith Rausch was born and reared in Atlanta, Georgia. She married her teenage sweetheart 53 years ago. They met when Judith was 9! The couple had their first child in Washington, DC, where Robert and she graduated college. Their second child was born in California…

Let There Be Light

Have you ever walked into a room and marveled at how the light was diffused? Probably not—and for good reason. When lighting is impeccable you hardly notice it. If a room is lit the right way, everyone looks their best and feels relaxed and comfortable, but they don’t…

Morning Ritual

While hunting through a mountain of necklaces to pop color into my daily black attire, I started thinking of the commonalities and complexities that exist within ethnic ritual jewelry. The meaning of color combinations, bones, sinew, beads, glass, amber and hand hammered metals. The creativity of the findings…

Decorate Your Home with Passion and Color

Too often decor is often viewed as simply a matter of aesthetics — what looks attractive. But proponents of color psychology believe that the colors you use to decorate your home can have a profound effect on the emotional well-being of you and your family. Choosing the right color…

Be a Pure Kind Of Beautiful

We are creations of nature, and ugly is a strong word to describe nature’s creations. Beauty is not in the clothes a person wears; the way they comb their hair, or a perfect body adorned with precious jewels. Beauty is in one’s eyes. They are the doorway to…

Fusion of Style

We turn to the designs of Takara Beathea-Gudell to discover  international couture for every woman. Organic defines her design signature, and her clothing interprets her signature to transcend anything resembling the norm.  Her store, TAKARA, is nestled in the city of Oak Park, IL, 123 N Marion St, Oak Park, Illinois…

Lightstones

Gemstones are said to emit the energy needed to heal mind, body, and spirit.  These precious treasures from Mother Earth are featured in jewelry by Karen Gill and Ronda Le Blanc. KAREN JOY JEWELRY      onyx, fine & etched, patina German silver Karen Joy Jewelry was established in…