Happy Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

Happy Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

Today is Mary Todd Lincoln’s birthday, and while you may not know anything about her, trust me when I tell you she LOVED jewelry! Mary was a woman of means before she married Abe Lincoln. And she liked all the fine jewelry that was available at the time. If...
Why do we “think pink” in October?

Why do we “think pink” in October?

Pink is everywhere in October. That’s right, everyone, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For those of us who know someone who has suffered with the disease, it’s a time to reflect on what we can do to help and support our friends and family. But it also got...
Convention Fashion: You Are What You Wear

Convention Fashion: You Are What You Wear

Now that the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are over, we can talk about what’s really important: what everyone was wearing! I know everyone gave wonderful speeches, but the messages coming from fashion choices can be equally powerful. Consider: Ivanka...
What special gem do first ladies love the most?

What special gem do first ladies love the most?

Happy Birthday America! On this Fourth of July, I wanted to channel my patriotism into a story about the great American gemstone. Except we don’t have one… I heard it might be tourmaline, turquoise, or opal. All are found in these great United States, but I couldn’t...