Month: December 2018

The Twelve Days of Christmas – Earrings series, day 4


For me, these are a small dash of bling, in a (hopefully!) tasteful way. They are rose gold spheres speckled with tiny crystals. I bought them from the Swaroski store just off Union Square in San Francisco. It took me several visits to overcome my hesitation and I’m pleased I did, because these now have a ‘wear anywhere’ ease in my earring wardrobe. I put them in this morning before going out for a run and they’re equally at home bringing some understated sparkle to a work outfit. Love them!


The 12 Days of Christmas – Earrings series, day 3



This is one of my favourite, fun-to-wear pairs. And they always remind me of my friend and colleague, Linda Woolston, who loves them too! I bought them at the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain and they are bright red, plump, pouting, sensual Salvador lips. My visit to Figueres was with three wonderful women I met while travelling in South America. For several years, we met once a year, visiting each of our home countries in turn. This made for fun-filled reunions in The Netherlands (Amsterdam,) Denmark (Copenhagen) and the UK (London), as well as Spain, of course.  So as well as being bright and eye-catching, this little pair also carry lots of friendly associations for me.


The 12 Days of Christmas – The earrings series, day 2


It’s day 2 and I have an important business meeting today. Time to bring out a cherished pair of danglers. These were a gift from one of my great friends, Claire, when she was living in Dubai. I always think of her when I put them on, which gives them an added shine. I’ve had them for years now and they’re definitely a trust feel good favourite. Just the right combination of classic with slightly unusual. And I love the warm purple of the glassy circles.

The 12 Days of Christmas – The earrings series, day 1


After a year off last year, I’m bringing back my fun 12 days of Christmas series. Starting out with shoes, which I published for several years, I did a sugar-laden series of cakes in 2016. This year it’s time for the earrings! My mission is to dig into my jewellery collection and bring out my old favourites and some I haven’t worn for ages. A different pair each day, naturally. And I’m hoping I don’t discover too many bereft singletons in my earring box, their one-time partner having being lost in that mysterious place where odd socks, keys and pens find themselves.

So the pair I’m kicking off with is a couple of whimsical hearts. I bought these by the Cornish seaside in Padstow and they always make me smile. I’m off to an Alliance meeting in London today and I’m going to enjoy wearing these, along with their matching necklace. Please come back tomorrow to see what I choose to deck my ears with on Friday!