On My Way…idazzle Goes to Africa

Ok, this is it! In a few hours I am boarding a plane that takes me, eventually, to Tanzania. From there, we’ll go on to Kenya. Some of the film crew from Sharing the Rough are already there, so you get a sneak peek below of what I will be seeing once I arrive on [...]

Happy Holidays from idazzle.com!

The children are nestled all snug in their beds… I need to go be Santa now, but wanted to wish everyone a wonderful, healthy, happy holiday season. Here’s to hope, peace, art, reflection, beauty, joy and love now and in the New Year. XOXOXO, Monica

Musings: What Children Know That Grown-ups Could Learn From

I hope that you can allow me a bit of a departure. To preface this, you should know the following. Here is how I think I spend my time: Here is how I actually spend my time: So there are a couple of things that are very important in my life: jewelry and my children. [...]

Summer Inspiration: Bali

I just got back from Bali, and thought I would pause for a little reflection. I feel like I need to share it, to make it real for someone else; hang on to it just a little longer. So, yes, Bali (the locals call it ball-EE) is a tropical paradise. But it’s more than that. [...]

Green is Good: Green Smoothie Recipe

I’m sure I’ll be writing about a lot of green gems this year, but this is another shade of green! Yesterday’s post garnered more attention for my green smoothie recipe than for the jewelry featured! Since so many of you requested it, I figured it deserved a mention…

Jewelry to Benefit Sandy Relief: Joan Hornig Necklace

We are all struggling to comprehend the damage and destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy. A friend in Manhattan described life there as a “new world now”. I am always inspired…

Summer Inspiration: Cote d’Azur

No, idazzle hasn’t morphed into a travel blog. I feel like I need to explain my hiatus a little, and share some beauty from my recent travels. Here are a few photos that might help explain where I’ve been and where my summer inspiration is coming from. What inspires you?

Trip to New York City: Sneak Peak at New Work by Gerard Yosca, Aroc Urtu and more…

I traveled to arguably the center of the jewelry industry, New York City, last week. I enjoyed so many great experiences all week, but the best part? Putting faces to names..

idazzle.com Trendspotting: Bird Jewelry Takes Flight

Bird jewelry has been around for a very long time, but I am noticing a recent fascination, maybe even obsession, for all things fowl. From lovebirds to swallows to doves to peacocks, the imagery and beauty of birds can be captured by jewelry in a particularly poetic way…

Michelle Obama Wears Suzanna Dai from Fragments Jewelry

Have you been craving your own Red Carpet-worthy jewelry? I love to see glamorous jewelry in an approachable pricet, since most of us don’t have Harry Winston handing out million-dollar trinkets for us to borrow…