Sunday, December 30, 2012

I'm around, I promise.

So I have been a bad bloggerette. I've been too busy setting up my NEW WEBSITE!!!


It's a new accessories, jewelry and clothing line. Just opened, so it's not too extensive...but I'll be adding things every day. If you have a moment, check it out!

I'll start being around more after the new year. Just been dedicating all my time to the new shop. Oh, Ethereal is also on Etsy!



Friday, November 16, 2012

Eeeek! So much going on!

Ok, so I've been MIA for a month...oops! Well, at least it's for a good reason!

John and I visited the Turks and Caicos and it was truly AMAZING. So amazing, we decided we want to move there! YUP! From Miami to the Turks in early 2013! He's already been applying for jobs and has quite a few people interested. My next post will be all about the vacation there and what plans we have to figure out the big move.

After the Turks, I visited LA for work! It was so much fun and I got to make so many new friends. Another post coming up on that soon.


Also, Im going to be opening up an online boutique! The name is ETHEREAL. Thoughts!?!?!?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New finds and a "see you soon"

So guess where I am going tonight!!!!????!!! To the TURKS and CAICOS! It's a group of Caribbean islands and they are supposed to be gorgeous. John and I have a very good friend who moved down there with his family. We are going to visit him and see if we might possibly ever want to move there to start a business venture...hmm. We shall see! We get back next week. Should be amazing and I'll make sure to post lots of pictures when we return.

For now, I will leave you all with some amazing items I have recently come across and felt compelled to share. I am dying over all of them! I can't decide which I want to purchase first. Which one is your favorite!?!?

Sea Shell Necklace Pendant Necklace
Sea Shell Necklace by Seashore Love
Mint Green and Misty Blue Faux Quartz Necklace
Faux Quartz Necklace by Lemon Grove
Black & White Chevron Handbag
Black & White Chevron Handbag by JetSet Coco
Universe bangle bracelet
Universe Bangle Bracelet by BeautySpot
hand painted leather feather earrings
Hand Painted Leather Feather Earrings by Heidi Roland

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Wynwood Squat

Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been so busy working events and getting my jewelry ready for my FIRST show! I sold my White Bear jewelry at the Wynwood Squat here in Miami's Wynwood Art Walk this past Saturday. The art walk is an amazing monthly event where all the galleries and restaurants open their doors to thousands of people and come together for what some would call, a big ol' party. Many serve free drinks and niblets and have DJ's and other special events. Who doesn't like to look at beautiful art work, go shopping and party all at the same time!? To me, it sounds like the perfect evening.

So I sold my jewelry at the grand opening of one of the venues. The turnout wasn't what we all had hoped, since it was a little off the beaten path...but it was ok. For the amount of people there I think I sold quite well! I made my money back at least lol. But I was SO nervous beforehand since I have never sold in front of actual people before.

Selling online is easy. Someone doesn't like my work? Well, I never have to know about it. This was the first time I was going to be judged, and know about it. But I have to went really well. Everyone loved my stuff and had the sweetest things to say. PHEW! My sister came out to help me set up and keep my company. Couldn't of done it without her. It was great to have a support system for my first time. Also, my booth neighbor, Colleen, was a complete sweetheart and had some amazing bags, to boot! Check them out here! So great exposure, an awesome neighbor, a great learning experience and just a great time overall...well....Here's to another awesome event!

White Bear at the Wynwood Squat, Art Walk - Miami
the wynwood squat, miami
Sorry about the terrible quality :( But this is the overview of the booths!
White Bear booth at The Wynwood Squat, Miami
White Bear at the Wynwood Squat, Miami
My sister Courtney came to help me out! <3 Image and video hosting by TinyPic
My number 1 fan! She and her friend kept coming back to my booth and were in love with everything, she bought the earrings she is wearing and her friend, a necklace. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen...and was totally humbling. My first sales at an event to 7 year olds? Priceless. They were SO happy.
White Bear
Photo by Ginger Harris of Electric Blogarella - So wonderful seeing Ginger! She's such a complete sweetheart and took a wonderful picture of my jewelry!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm a Bahama Mama

I got some exciting news today! I'll be the Assistant Manager for the Nintendo Wii U Holiday Program here in Miami this Winter :) It'll be my third year with Nintendo, but now with a big ol' promotion! WOO! That means I get to go to LA for Halloween for national training! So Turks and Caicos in 2 weeks then LA a week after that...then NY 3 weeks after that. WOWZERS. I love traveling, and there has been such a lack of it the last couple of years!

All this got me thinking, or remembering, my last little vacation. My family and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas in May. It was our first family vacation in years and years...I guess as you get older you don't really do them anymore. We were gone for 4 days and it was a ton of fun. My uncles from NYC came, as did my parents, sister, grandpa and step grandma. We have such a goofy family so it was a blast! The sites were stunning and I tried to catch as much of it as I could :) Check out some of my favorite shots!
Miami Beach
Leaving Miami
Miami Beach
Miami Beach
Door in the Bahamas
Door in Nassau, Bahamas
Happy Family
My father and sister...this picture makes me really happy :)
palm trees in the bahamas
color in the bahamas
colorful mats in the bahamas

Thursday, September 27, 2012

White Bear Giveaway

Hey there readers. I'm doing a FABULOUS giveaway on this wonderful blog! If you want to win a pair of earrings from White Bear, enter HERE:

2 JUST B YOU - White Bear Giveaway

Wah wah, I hurt my wrist. Trying to type with a big ol' brace on is realllly difficult haha! Not sure what happened, been an on and off pain for a few months so I went to get a cortizone shot today and some meds. Should be ok tomorrow.

I also won a $50 gift card to TJ Maxx/Marshalls from Electric Blogarella, one of the best blogs ever created. I won because I have recently started a new diet/exercise plan! I've been working out with Shaun T's Rockin Body. Let me tell you, as a girl who never went to the gym and only did dance as her work outs, this is a BLAST. I have put on 30-40 pounds since moving to Miami a few years ago, and the idea of going to an actual GYM was foreign and scary to me. Everyone always warned me, "your body changes as you get older." No one ever wants to believe that, but its true. I don't have an 18 y/o body anymore, now I actually have to work at it to look decent.

No fun.

I'll keep you all updated as to how its going!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ombre Glitter Nails

These have to be my favorite nails of all time. I'm constantly trying new colors and designs and as well all know, ombre is SO in right now. I use it all the time in my White Bear designs and thought...why not bring it to my nails TOO!?!

ombre polish
From left to right: 1. Essie "A Cut Above" 2. Nicole by OPI "One Less Lonely Glitter" 3. Essie "Stroke of Brilliance" 4. Finger Paints "Art You Wondering" 5. Revlon "441 Radiant"
ombre glitter nails
ombre glitter nails

Monday, September 24, 2012

FIU Gallery Opening

Hey you Southern Floridians! If you have some time and are looking for something to do, you can always check out the gallery at Florida International University (FIU.) I was invited to the opening gala by my wonderful sister, Courtney Bleier, who was lucky enough to be one of the art students chosen to display their painting. Courtney has been an artist for her whole life and she has been able to study with some of the best teachers out there. She is incredibly talented and I am certainly proud of her! Her painting had to be from a photograph that she took at Vizcaya Museum, here in Miami. All of the artists there were fabulous and it's a really nice collection of romantic outdoor scenes. Check out some of the pictures from the gala ;) The paintings are up at the GC Art Gallery at the FIU Modesto Modique campus until September 29.
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Courtney Bleier's Untitled Piece
Artist Courtney Bleier at FIU's Art Gallery
Courtney Bleier at the FIU Gallery
FIU Art Gallery
Dress and hat
Courtney and I at FIU

Saturday, September 22, 2012

South Beach Sunset

It's a very interesting time in my life. I feel like I am constantly waiting for something to happen. After feeling like that for quite some time now, John and I have taken fate into our own hands and booked tickets to the Turks and Caicos. One of our best friends moved down there with his family earlier this year. They are thinking of opening up a restaurant. To me, that is paradise. A quiet island life with a boat, a boy, a business and our puppy. John could be the chef, me, the manager. Who knows! All I know is we will be traveling down there October 16-21 to see if we like the island and if is really what we want to do with our life. If all goes well, we might just make the move in early 2013.

Wouldn't that just be amazing!? Leaving Miami, leaving my life and starting a brand new one in paradise. Living the dream. That could be where this blog goes! The adventure of me starting over... Excited about the trip, John and I took the pup down to the beach yesterday and it was a perfect sunset. Check out some fab pictures of our excursion.

Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Puppy on the beach in Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Lace Purses of Etsy

Well first, I would like to announce that I am now selling my jewelry at a shop here in Miami! It's at the Ocean Drive Art Gallery at 1390 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Fl 33139. I'm so excited I could burst. I'm spending the next few weeks trying to get into as many shops in Miami as possible!

Also, it's the last day to enter an amazing giveaway I've got going on! Win up to $30 worth of free jewelry from White Bear! Enter here: Soap Deli News.

I am so obsessed over lace it is becoming a problem. I particularly am in love with ZiBagz, a shop on Etsy that I have known for a long time. I purchased something from her last year and it just makes my heart soar every time I wear it. I always get compliments! If you are a lady who loves a vintage piece with a modern flair, these bags are for you!

My purchase last year from ZiBagz
A stunning purse from Amaya Handmade
Perfect for fall!! By Eight Seasons
Loveeee this bag from Iza LaLaLa

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Latest Finds

I've got a summer cold. Boo. But of course, besides the heavy medicine and lots of sleep, the best way to nurse a sickness is to shop. Here are some of the latest things I've picked up!

Obsession. That is one word for this necklace. This lace freak found this at Macy's (by Macy's own brand) for $18. It's metal lace and pearls. Perfection! Looked great under a collared shirt for a really unique look!

Who doesn't love a pretty purple nail polish? Got this one at CVS for around $5. By Milani.

This bag was on MAJOR sale at Macy's and I have no idea why. It was only $9.95!!!! The off-white, green and blue color blocking is just so amazing for fall and will go with SO much. Macy's own brand.

Also! I have to ask for an opinion! I didn't buy this bag at TJ Maxx, but I was REALLY considering it. It's Betsey Johnson, whom I just adore, and was only $30. The cheetah print with the bright ombre and sequins was to die my eyes. My sister was with me and she refused to let me get it! LOL She said it reminded her of Lisa Frank...remember that stuff? Yeah, a little too immature I guess. But I can't stop thinking about it! Either color combo. Anyone agree with me???

Friday, August 31, 2012

White Bear Photoshoot

A few days ago my company, White Bear, did a photoshoot. We shot on the bay here in Miami and boy, was that sunset a gorgeous backdrop! Andy Weiss was the photographer and my sister, funny enough, was our model. They both did an amazing job. Check out some pictures of the shoot! Everything is available at my shop on Etsy.