Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Harvest Lunch...

I love Autumn...and I love an outdoor soiree...



that perfect Fall weather when the days are still warm and the nights are cool...is a perennial favorite!



It always puts me in the mood to regroup with my girlfriends after a busy Summer...

this year I gathered friends of Diane, the mother of our dear friend Dawn, who has been visiting from South Africa for the month....


I set a table for 12 outside on our stone patio in front of the fireplace...thank goodness Mother Nature cooperated and produced a magnificent day!



I have collected vintage blue china over the years so I have plenty of place settings...I draped some  fabric to create a tablecloth and then added a quick centerpiece with items I also owned...adding the Fall gourds, pumpkins and flowers...after a trip to the farmers market.


I moved the furniture around on my patio so that we could sit in front of the fireplace...


as it turned out we really didn't need too much warmth...the day was pretty warm...but the ambiance was still nice...


I made an Autumn inspired cocktail of fresh squeezed pomegranate juice, fresh apple cider and champagne...delish!










The girls gathered for some social time and appetizers  as we waited for everyone to arrive...




We all contributed to the meal...I made a quick appetizer with pears, sprigs of thyme and Spanish drunken goat cheese with a cherry glaze on the toasted gluten free bread...

    and some homemade lasagna...

 my friends are great cooks so everyone contributed something yummy...which made it easier to play hostess without too much fuss...






Setting the table and seeing what inspires the "day" is one of my favorite things about entertaining....















Having time to catch up and enjoy each other is such a treat...French music played...I told everyone to pretend we were in the South of France....













My helper Amy brought a little friend whose face lit up at the sign of the cupcakes...watching her savor it...was pretty delightful! La Dolce Vita! Literally!





 





As the fire burned out...we needed to wrap things up and get back to our busy lives...but taking a few hours to ourselves with no interruptions...is always like a mini vacation!


                            I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful harvest season!                                                                                                 
                           
                                  XO Emily




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer Styles with rue de emily bijoux....


Hello Summer! I have missed you!! My favorite time of year is upon us!! I am inspired by Summer...in so many ways! rue de emily bijoux is BACK with a number of new designs for the Summer of 2017!



I have made a 100+ unique chokers with beads and tokens from Africa, Israel and Thailand...everything will be loaded on www.ruedeemilybijoux.com in the coming month...



Here are a few of my creations....chokers, long necklaces, short beaded necklaces, a wide variety of sexy Summer styles...


I love doing adjustable pendants on leather strings that you can wear long or short...they are easily adjustable...


My latest obsession are handmade Mochila Bags... I absolutely love the artistry, the heritage and the comfort and Summer vibe of these one of a kind hand knitted bags...they are so FAB...and they can be washed easily too... I have over 20 incredible styles for sale...contact me asap if you are interested...to make sure you can get the style you want...they are one of a kind!






The Wayuu are known as the people of the sun, sand, and wind. They are located in the arid Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia. 
They survived the Spanish Conquest and had many fights and wars with the Spaniards in the 1700′s. Today, there is thought to be around 140,000 – 150,000 Wayuu people living in Colombia, with another almost 300,000 living across the border in Venezuela. - See more at: http://bohobeachboutique.com/wayuu-tribe/#sthash.3gPEXBa8.dpuf
They survived the Spanish Conquest and had many fights and wars with the Spaniards in the 1700′s. Today, there is thought to be around 140,000 – 150,000 Wayuu people living in Colombia, with another almost 300,000 living across the border in Venezuela. - See more at: http://bohobeachboutique.com/wayuu-tribe/#sthash.3gPEXBa8.dpuf
The women of the Wayuu tribe have been hand weaving these bags for generations. Every single bag is different and unique, with intricate tribal designs and colors. Many of the designs that are woven into each bag represent the natural elements that surround the Wayuu, and what their culture revolves around, such as: animals, the sun, plants, stars. It takes these women 10-15 days to complete each bag; they are a labor of love...
10% of all the profits from sales go back to the tribe to help these women sustain their Art....


Please contact me at ruedeemily@gmail.com if you are interested in any of these styles...they cost between $220-$265.



I have over 100 styles of Summer chokers as well...prices range from $10 to $48. I will be at the Style Shack this Thursday June 8th with a great selection of rue de emily bijoux items...


I am all about the fringe.... these reversible chokers come in blue, black and white...$20.




I haven't forgotten the guys either....new beaded masculine short beaded chokers for guys... great for the beach! $38.00 each...



more adjustable pendants with tassels...


from the new beaded tassel collection...



 more is more....



below are examples of the adjustable beaded chokers...now available at the Style Shack as well as directly through me or at www.ruedeemilybijoux.com later this month. Each one is unique and makes a great layering piece with adjustable lengths...








Soon I will share my latest adventures with a rue de emily bijoux photo shoot on the beach.... in the meantime..go ahead and get outside and make it a great Summer!

                                                                  XO Emily

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