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“Victorian Chick’s Meditations on Jewelry as an Element of Style and ‘Appurtenance’ of Self” (Second Guest Blog on Bicoastal Brunette) with Note on Why New Yorkers Feel Superior

The security breach with SSL on IOS 6 delayed posting of the guest blog I finished two weeks ago. My email was down both on the phone and computer as a result, and I didn’t realize that Samara Lipsky had … Continue reading

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Quick Happy Friday Blog: Scores from Cottage, Valentine’s Dinner Pictures and Link to Patch Blogs for the Week (5!)

I just finished my fifth patch blog in a week–a review of Cafe Vida embedded in observations of the Palisades, Brentwood and Santa Monica (north of Montana area particularly) over and above Beverly Hills. This is a condensed version of … Continue reading

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How Diamond Nexus Fulfilled the Dreams of a Lifelong Jewelry Lover

  I was not a little girl who played dress-up in her mother’s things. This is odd, given I am the quintessential girly girl who derives profound joy from designer resale and consignment stores both on the East and West … Continue reading

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“The dear woman is having an orgasm over a bracelet: Get her a man!” [Meditation on Money, Inheritance Tax, and the Deeper Aesthetic Pleasures of Jewelry]

My eccentric, literary, retired lawyer/economist FB friend, sailing around the world and currently cruising the American Samoa, does not understand many things in life. He has done everything from climbing tall mountains to biking long distances to riding champion dressage … Continue reading

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The Best Year of My Life Since College: Victorian Chick’s Photographic 2011 Year in Review (Unfinished, Sept to December Posted New Years Day)

My morning ritual (in Santa Barbara) goes like this: 1) wake up and snuggle next to my warm boyfriend with big strong shoulders as he snoozes away, 2) snuggle with Emma, whose tail wags as I approach her doggie bed … Continue reading

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