Category Archives: Raymond Lee Jewelers

Friday Faves

This is a joke, right? Who would pay this much for this brand? File Under: Rookie mistakes. When we first moved to Chicago, I immediately ordered snow boots. I got the Sorel super chunky bootswiththafur, and wore them the first time I saw a snowflake, and they rubbed my heels SO BAD. I returned them, bought a pair of Hunter boots & wellie socks and all was well in that winter where there was an actual 80 degree in December. Then last year happened. I re-ordered the Sorels, and they still aren’t super comfortable, but they were warm and that’s Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Autumn Apple Cider & Champagne Sangria

Please just look at this photo and tell me you didn’t run and light your fireplace (imaginary or not), light a pumpkin spice candle, and grab  throw blanket. Because I can then call you a liar. Come. on. This easy peasy recipe calls for sweet red wine, apples, figs, cider and a few other readily available fall ingredients, plus all the cinnamon, clove and nutmeg your spice loving heart could desire. And it’s topped off with champagne. So yes, this is what I’m drinking tonight while I watch Olivia Pope handle the isn out of every and any booty call that Read More →

Friday Faves: Sayonara September

  I have so much awesome Fall tv to watch but my Netflix and Hulu queue are still overflowing. And yet, seeing these Lucille Bluth motivational posters makes me want to give it all up and just rematch Arrested Development. Again. I need to make this salad, stat. Might eat it every single day next week, no judgement. I need to do this. I just swapped out our summer wardrobes for our autumn ones (the parkas are still FIRMLY shoved in the back of the storage closet thank goodness) and I have like 18 terrible sweaters, some of which are Read More →

Hot Engagement Ring Trend: The Square Halo Engagement Ring

The square halo engagement ring is taking the bridal world by storm. It’s the perfect combination of the classic round brilliant diamond and the trendy cushion cut silhouette. The square halo of diamonds surrounding the round brilliant center stone makes the ring look cushion cut, but it’s not – so really it makes everyone look twice. It’s no doubt a head turner. And when you factor in the halo style’s trendiness, the staying power of the round diamond gives reassurance to those who worry that their tastes may change or evolve. The RB isn’t going anywhere, so even if the halo Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →