A Dozen Questions with DD: Chris Mulloy Antiques

We continue on the epic adventure that is a Dozen Questions with Designers and Diamonds. Today, Chris of Chris Mulloy Antiques takes the time to chat with me about all things sparkling and fabulous. Please ignore my cackle at the end, and just be grateful I didn’t snort. Chris Mulloy antiques is based out of Palm Springs, California, and regularly shows off some of the best vintage estate and antique designer jewelry at Antiques shows. Chris has been in business for 23 years and divides his attention between luxury watches and stunning vintage and antique jewelry. The case at the Read More →

Friday Favorites: Fall Birthday Edition

My new desktop - Does anyone else constantly make their desktop background something ridiculous? I feel like I’m forever clicking “save image as” but missing and accidentally making my background a giant grainy picture of some fabulous jewelry piece I’m writing about. Ugh, I need a mousepad. How perfect is this dish? I figure we have a few more weeks of grill-conducive weather in Chicago, these are on the list. I love love love! When Becky does these Treat Yo’ Self features. And this week, everything is pink! Fashion Week is here. I used to get tres tres excited about Fashion Read More →

A Dozen Questions with D&D: Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry

Welcome back for another rousing rendition of a dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds! Where I attempt to be cool and ask rapid fire jewelry questions to the wonderful dealers at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Today I’m sharing this gem of an interview with Gregory Kay of Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry. A fellow Chicagoan, he shared his booth with the creator of this jaw dropper: But Gregory Kay estate jewelry holds its own too: check out this gorgeous brooch he was inspecting when I strolled over. Needless to say, the man has an eye for antiques – Read More →

A Dozen Questions with Designers & Diamonds: Maxine Wolff Shapiro Estate Jewelry & Antiques

Welcome back from the long weekend! Hopefully you’ve come to grips with the fact that both the summer and Labor Day weekend are o-v-e-r, and Tuesday is dwindling down for you – only 3 more days til the weekend, on the bright side. And speaking of the weekend, I spent the last one before Labor Day in Baltimore at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show! This beautiful show is hosted by Palm Beach Show Group, they of the classiest antique shindig this side of Worth Avenue. Well, technically the Flagler bridge but whatever, it’s still called the Palm Beach show, regardless of its Read More →

Happy Labor Day Weekend 2014!

This week, before I sign off (normal posts will resume on Tuesday) I wanted to share a round up, all colored in summer’s sky blue. With Labor Day on Monday, autumn is officially upon us (and yes, I feel for you my South Floridian brethren still sweating out 90% of your body weight each day.) So in honor of saying sayonara to summer, let’s all have one last glorious weekend of beaching, grilling, sunshine, margaritas on the deck, and FOOTBALL. Even if you’re not technically headed back to school, who can resist a fresh, clean agenda? It’s begging you to Read More →