After the most ridiculous flight delay of my life, 2 iced coffees, and a security guard yelling at me… I finally made it!! Why Tucson? Well, there’s a huge gemstone trade show held in Tucson at this time every year where stone sources from all over the world come to talk to jewelers about all of their new “mine finds”. This is obviously huge for me, because gemstones are a huge part of our business! The reason I’m going however, yes is to hear about their new discoveries, but is mostly to discuss with each source the details of their… View Post

This year for New Years, we decided to do something a little different. Usually, we’ll go to New York City over New Years to watch the ball drop and see a Broadway play or two (it really is amazing), or go skiing. But this year, we decided to take a family trip up to San Francisco and Napa Valley! I know most people go to Napa in the summer, but my dad absolutely HATES hot weather… so winter it was! We decided to stay at the Fairmont in Nob Hill for our few days in San Francisco. It is a… View Post

As soon as Tom and I got engaged, we got to thinking: where should we get married? Tom’s family is in England, mine is in San Diego. Our friends are pretty much spread out all over America and Europe. With everyone so spread out, how do you choose a place to get married that’s convenient for people? Also, what type of venue would we even like? Are we the get married on the beach type of couple? Or would we rather do something maybe in the snow? Or maybe a winery wedding… those are always so pretty! There are literally… View Post

This blog has been in the works for a while. I’ve been stopping and starting, trying to juggle life around to get it up and running. Well, today’s the day! I thought my first post should be what originally inspired me to write a blog… my engagement story : ) Tom had promised me a trip up to Mendocino (a small coastal town in Northern California) for my birthday present a few months ago. Most people have never heard of it… but my parents always tell us stories of their trip up there, and how it was one of the… View Post