Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Astoria!

The new neighborhood doesn't have a ton in the way of boutiques, but I did find a great little place called Candy Plum that sells some lovely and interesting jewelry, which, you can imagine, made my day.

My first trip there, I bought a celebratory "just moved here" ring by jeweler Jessica Lord, who doesn't seem to have any online presence that I can find. Unfortunately, it broke very quickly as I tried to shape it to my finger, and I don't even have a photo to show you, though it was quite nice, with a circle of what looked like tourmaline beads on gold wire. I opted for a merchandise credit and got to talking with one of the owners, who felt so bad about the ring that she put something in a box and gave it to me for free. I opened it hurriedly outside to find a ring that I love so much I've been wearing it every day (it's also by Jessica Lord, who uses this wreath style on several other of her pieces available at the store):



I went back with my mom this weekend to use up the credit that had been burning a hole in my wallet and came home with something I had been eyeing. Unfortunately, I don't know the designer [UPDATED: the designer found me! jo.Espinell made the gorgeous necklace below], though they had several other necklaces with different color ribbon:




So, yay, Astoria for coming through with the cute jewelry!
Two more things:
1. I got a haircut and I think I may need advice, as I hate it. That's tomorrow.
2. I tried Yoga and liked it, but my body is sad from all the pain.

12 comments:

enc said...

Pretty!

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LML said...

very cool ring - i like alot!!!

WendyB said...

Cute stuff.

Sharon said...

the ring is especially divine. i just wrote an article about the psychological relationship b/w hair stylists and clients (i know, i know, but it pays the bills) and interviewed several "field experts," as they call themselves, so i'm curious and perhaps i can help!

atelier said...

I love the ring! it looks very cool, it's different and I love that. Next year I'll take yoga classes too, it must be so interesting (despite your pain;)

ambika said...

Love the ring and the necklace. Fabric/textiles in jewelry makes me happy.

jo espinell said...

Thanks for the comment on the necklace! I'm the designer (jo.Espinell).

I love to see that people enjoy my stuff!!

pistols at dawn said...

Thank you for trying yoga and finding it painful, so now I can steal your life experience and use it to keep justifying my lack of exercise.

The Clothes Horse said...

That necklace is lovely. I need to do yoga again...I haven't worked out in months. ugh.

Fabulously Broke said...

I really love that ring...

Sarah B. said...

I LOVE your new ring! And the haircut looks cute, from what I can see.