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 say...it 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