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Locale of Inspiration: Santorini

Rising sharply from the sea, the horseshoe shaped island of Santorini is a spectacular sight.  Visiting with my family, we were faced with a choice of how to reach the city above, take the stable cable car or ride up a series of switchbacks on a donkey.  While my parents and grandparents chose the cable […]

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Locale of Inspiration: The San Juans

There’s a moment when I step on to a ferry when I look out at the water and islands ahead and I take a deep breathe.  One of those soul-giving breathes that takes stress and busyness away with the exhale. In most other places I feel compelled to dash, to tour, to visit, but here, […]

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JCK 2013: What Happened in Vegas?

The JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show is the leading jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals. This year’s convention was four days, May 31st through June 3rd, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It’s the largest jewelry tradeshow in North America. I sat down with our own Becky Heinle and Laura Barringer […]

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