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Author Archives: Christine

Art Basel 2017

We love attending Art Basel Miami which takes place every year during the first week of December. It is a very exciting time in Miami, the street are bustling with visitors from all over the world.

There are parties going on everywhere. This year we…


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What to Bring to a Gemstone Trade Show

I just love to go to Trade Shows. It is very exciting and overwhelming. You will have a must better experience if you are prepaid for this long event. Some designers stay for the 3 day weekend. I have gone to shows for many…


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Agate, Geode, and Druzy Accents

Quite a few of my hand-knotted necklaces include natural pendants as a focal point. Each geode or agate piece is carefully selected from all over the world, with a special emphasis on choosing unique shapes, sizes, and color striations. Finding pieces with druzy in…


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Tips for Finding Gemstone Vendors and Trade Shows

Hello again,

You do not have to go to a world famous show like the Tuscon gem show to fine great components. Although there are good and bad vendors at all shows, the key to findings the good  vendors is to educate yourself by going to…


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Recharging in the Florida Springs

Florida has 33 first-magnitude springs, including such well-known swimming holes as Rainbow, Weeki Wachee and Wakulla Springs. There are between 100 and 200 second-magnitude springs statewide, discharging anywhere from 6.5 million to 64 million gallons of water per day.

Florida’s springs provide immeasurable natural, recreational and economical…


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Art of the Brick in Tampa, Florida

Do not miss out on this tremendous free show if you are visiting Tampa, Florida this summer.  This incredible art show runs until September 4

“The Art of the Brick takes LEGO bricks somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen…


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Shopping for Antiques in the Paris Biron Market

You can stroll and browse for hours if you’d like, or just hit specific merchants and make it a bit quicker. Biron, Paul Bert, and Dauphine are great markets all specializing in different types of wares. If you’re looking for great, high end antiques,…


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The Colorful Macaroons of Paris

If you like sweets, you will love Paris! I definitely had one of everything, especially at the Ritz where my husband and I feasted on confections at a three hour French tea party.

The famous colorful Parisian macaroons will take your breath away. They are probably…


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The Dali Museum in Montmartre

The Dali Museum is interesting and  fun. We have visited the museum in Montmartre on several different occasions but this time, especially to see the installation of Joann Spar and Salvador Dali.

The ride up on the Funicular to Montmartre has great views of Paris….


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Colorful Perfume Shops in Paris

It is always so much fun to shop for perfume in Paris. They have such great fragrances with beautiful bottles. The perfume boutique’s were an explosion of color and charm.

We ran across a very interesting shop in Montmartre while window shopping in the 18th…


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