Happy New Year! Wishin’ everyone a safe and happy 2018. I started my year out in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans, and left with so much inspiration. From the food, the art, good company and MUSIC! It was definitely the coldest trip I’ve ever had to NOLA, but not much can keep me inside. We had an amazing dinner at Doris Metropolitan on Saturday, December 30th. The food was divine and service was top notch. The beef carpaccio was UH-mazing and had “balsamic pearls” on it. We had New Years Eve dinner at Domenica inside The Roosevelt Hotel. The Christmas lights & decorations are a sight to behold. One of the prettiest displays I have ever seen. Now onto my music fix: I was fortunate enough to see The Revivalists to ring in the new year. It was magical! If you haven’t seen them yet, do yourself a favor and see them the first chance you get. New Years Day was great… We had a nice New Years lunch at Katie’s, my beloved Gamecocks won the Outback Bowl & spent the day with dear friends.
Now that 2018 has started out so good, it’s time to get back in the studio. I’ve decided to do a sale of my leftover inventory from 2017. Please use the code: GLITZY to receive 40% off your entire purchase through January 31st. If you see an item on Instagram that is not yet on my website please feel free to contact me.
Cheers & Happy Shopping ~ Shell
On June 29th, I faced my biggest fear (well other than eating onions) of PUBLIC SPEAKING and I lived! I had the opportunity to present Zinnialou to 12 corporate buyers as a finalists in Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase. Belk’s Corporate Buyers chose 13 finalist out of thousands of applicants and chose 5 to go on as winners. Although, I didn’t win I am extremely honored to have been named a finalist. It was such an amazing experience!
Laissez les bon temps rouler! I can’t express my love for Folly Beach, SC enough! I love the community, the beach and even all the tourist that keep it thriving and such a fun little island to call home. Saturday Folly Beach hosted their annual Mardi Gras parade and street festival… It was perfect! I was so happy to be part of the festival as a vendor. If you haven’t visited Folly Beach, do yourself a favor and check it out. The next event is the Sea & Sand Fest on April 8th! Hopefully we’ll get lucky with weather once again! Cheers & Happy Mardi Gras!
I had the opportunity to “cut stones” this past Sunday. I cut a piece of Ethiopian Opal and shaped it into a pear shape cabochon. It was so much fun! I learned so much about the stone too. Ethiopian opal is porous and soaks up a lot of water during the lapidary process. It is finally dry today and showing all its beautiful flashes! I hope I get to learn about every gem this way 🙂 I regret not taking a before pic. Next time!!!