Have you ever climbed to the top of a lighthouse?  It is a very cool experience.

Ever since I have known my husband, he has loved lighthouses.  It is something I have come to love as well.  The history behind each lighthouse is so interesting.

We took a trip to Tybee Island, GA and I finally climbed my first lighthouse.


Tybee Island Lighthouse

It was a bit of a challenge. There are 178 stairs and each stair has a higher than normal riser. Quite a workout, but so worth it when we got to the top.


The top of Tybee Island Lighthouse

We could see the Atlantic Ocean, the Savannah River, Hilton Head Island and so much more.  I’m not sure if you can tell, but it was really windy and cold at the top.  I was freezing!

I found, for myself anyway, that the climb down was a little more difficult.  It is a tight spiral staircase and I ended up a little dizzy on the way down.


Interior of Tybee Island Lighthouse

None the less, it was really fun.

So, what do we do two days later?  On our way back to South FL, we visited the St. Augustine, FL.

Did you know each and every lighthouse has a different paint pattern?  This is so that the sailors would know where they were just from the look of the lighthouse.


St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine’s lighthouse has 219 steps, but was easier to climb.  According to the lady that greeted us, these steps were designed with tourists in mind. These steps are more in line with steps in your own home. Not nearly as tall.


Interior of St. Augustine Lighthouse

Although this was not a tight spiral, you could see through the stairs.  This is looking up, coming down was, once again, a little disconcerting.


Top of St. Augustine Lighthouse

As you can see, we brought my sister along for this one.  Once again, a little windy. but not nearly as cold.

My sister did realize how tall it really was, once we got to the top.   She remembered at the top that she wasn’t crazy about heights and continued to hug the wall.  Pretty funny.


My sister, not loving the top of the lighthouse.

My husband and I finally climbed the lighthouse closest to us in Jupiter, FL.


Although, you can’t necessarily see in these pictures, I was totally accessorized, scarves and jewelry.  I always want to look my best. can help you look your best.

Maybe we will climb all of these some day.


Life is short. Enjoy every day! is home to Chan Luu and Matta scarves, Anne Koplik, La Vie Parisienne, Mariana, Ronaldo, Simon Sebbag and so many more.


Back to School Guardian Angels

It’s that time of year again.  Back to school time.

It is truly a time of mixed emotions on everyone’s part.  Excitement, nervousness, maybe a little anxiety.

How about a guardian angel for your back to schooler?   Give your favorite gal a guardian angel to watch over them.


Mariana’s guardian angels are available in silver, yellow gold and rose gold.


Mariana Guardian Angel Crystal Pendant Necklace Clear Crystal 001001


Mariana Guardian Angel Crystal Pendant Gold Necklace AB Crystal 001AB


Mariana Guardian Angel Crystal Pendant Necklace M48362 Mai Tai Rose Gold Pearl Lt Peach

It’s been a long time since I was in school, but I do remember those first day butterflies.  I guess some people never really get over those.  First day of school, first day of a new job, any new experience.  Always a good feeling to know some one is thinking of you.

Mariana also offers guardian angel bracelets.

Check out these different styles and colors.


Mariana Guardian Angel Crystal Charm Bangle Bracelet 001AB Clear AB


Mariana Swarovski Crystal Guardian Angel Charm Gold Bracelet 4026/3 23439 Opal PO


Mariana Swarovski Crystal Guardian Angel Charm Silver Bracelet 4212/2 001001 Clear

Mariana guardian angels comes an array of beautiful colors.  So many more that we can show in this one setting.  Take a look at all of the Mariana color selections.



The artist and jewelry designer, Mariana has been creating unique and original exotic pieces of heirloom quality jewelry since 1997. Handcrafted in Israel with Swarovski crystal elements and precious stones. Lifetime guarantee!

Here is to a new day and new experiences! is happy to custom order any Mariana style, metal color or stone you desire. is the place for all of your holiday shopping.

Charles Garnier, La Vie Parisienne, Mariana, RonaldoSimon Sebbag and so many more.

August Birthstone

Hello, Karen from here.

It’s my birthday month.  Yes, I don’t just have a birth day, I celebrate the whole month!

Peridot is the birthstone for August.  It is such a beautiful stone.

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Mariana Handmade Swarovski Crosses Flower Pendant Gold Necklace Pink 52021 1028

Peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.


Ruthie Peridot Jasper Gemstone Earrings Elly Preston

 Peridot is formed much deeper in the earth, in the region referred to as the mantle. Peridot crystals form in magma from the upper mantle (20 to 55 miles deep), and are brought to the surface by tectonic or volcanic activity where they are found in extrusive igneous rock.


Mariana Handmade Swarovski Crystal Silver Bracelet 4427 1066 Blue Green Capriosk

Peridot olivine is mined in Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation,Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.


Mariana Guardian Angel Crystal Pendant Necklace 806 Fuschia Pink Opal

Shop for all of your gift needs and wants. is home to Anne Koplik, Gigi and Sugar,  La Vie Parisienne, Mariana,  Simon Sebbag and so many more.

Handbag Happiness

Who doesn’t love a great handbag to complete your look?  I know I do.

Look at this stunning Jesselli Couture Collection purse.


BUCO East/West Croc Embossed Light Tote Bag Handbag Kensington Blue


BUCO Handbags Founder and Designer, Miriam Jesselli spent years working for some of the most well-known and respected accessories and apparel manufacturers in the world and has now her own collection, Jesselli Couture Collection.


How about these fun Nicole Lee fringe bags.


Nicole Lee is a LA based handbag company that believes fashion should be fun and refreshing.

Want to add a little zip to your existing purse, how about one of these cute Cristina Sabatini purse charms?


Cristina Sabatini CAMÉLIA Tweed Rhinestone Keychain Purse Charm Pearls Lock


Cristina Sabatini Blue Real Fur Ball and Cat Keychain Purse Charm Tassel

Check out all of our handbags.  The best part?  All of our handbags are on sale!  find one that works for you. has wide array of accessories.  I am sure there is something you can’t live without! is home to Anne Koplik, La Vie Parisienne, Gigi and Sugar, Mariana, Simon Sebbag and so many more.

Celebrating Leslie’s Birthday

This week we are celebrating our fearless leader, Leslie Rosenberg’s birthday.

Les is a wife, stepmom to 4 and grandma to 16!

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She is also mom to one of the loves of her life, her Bearded Collie, Peaches.


She is a successful business woman.  She worked many years in corporate America from which she “retired” to create her very successful on-line business:


This is a lady I am proud to work with and call my friend. is celebrating Les with 10% off any order placed between 7/17/18 – 7/23/18.  Just enter the promo code birthday at checkout.

So, let’s get shopping now. is home to Anne Koplik, Gigi & Sugar, La Vie Parisienne, Mariana, Ronaldo, Simon Sebbag and so many more.



With everything that is going on in the world,  a little kindness can go a long way.


Between racism, politics, bullying and general hostility, there are so many people attacking other people.



Be patient with the person driving so slow in front of you on the highway.  Offer a kind word to the harried mom with the 2 year old in the grocery store throwing a tantrum.  She is already having a rough day.  See things from others perspective.

Smile.  Give a stranger a compliment.  These little things are so easy and you could be the person that makes some one’s day brighter.


It seems so simple.  Some times I can’t fathom how our world is the way it is.  Show the kindness you would like to see.


Hoping to make the world a kinder place. is home to Anne Koplik, La Vie Parisienne, Mariana, Ronaldo, Simon Sebbag and many more.

Ready for the 4th?

Independence Day, also referred to as the 4th of July or July 4th, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies  regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.9c6572752aa608cd44328cfb7e9a54f8

 Ready to celebrate and show some patriotism?

As everyone knows I love to accessorize, and even better if there is an occasion or theme to match!

Here are some red, white and blue options to get you in the mood.


Simon Sebbag Leather Necklace Red Poppy Add Sterling Silver Slide 17″


Nanni 18 K Gold Plated & White Enamel Flower with Faux Pearl Center Earring



Cristina Sabatini Scarlett Crossbody Leather Suede Handbag Military Blue Gold Chain

d643f081369cc035786e29cbfbd5d61e has the perfect accessory for any occasion and any color scheme., home to La Vie Parisienne, Mariana, RonaldoSimon Sebbag and so much more.