Spring in London. Ever heard of it? Me neither. The UK only has two season: winter and the other 8 months. Not hot, not cold, not windy, not dry, not sunny, not rainy - yet all of those things at once and most definitely always grey. So, Coachella or Nochella we get to become amazing dreamers. We create our own realities, our own worlds and our own temperatures. Would rather be in the Palm Spring's desert? Turn up the music, ignore Miranda Priestly and wear your best floral summer dress and dance until you're sweating as much as you would under the burning sun. Much love from my flannel pyjamas, my duvet and me x
Sardinia necklace & hoop earrings in gold, handmade in their studio in Milan: Giolina & Angelo | bracelet with black onyx: A Beautiful Story (read my story on them here) | Floral dress: vintage from Traid
In these especially troubling times we often have to find the way to keep our feet grounded. It is said that we all seek a connection to our strongest element (which depends on your character traits, and starsigns if you believe in them). Some seek the supernatural and find comfort in believing that there is something out there that is more powerful than we can ever understand - be it God, or some superhero (as evidenced by the high amount of Marvel movies brought out lately). Some of us however, while patiently waiting to discover another Stranger Things dimension to slip into, feel the need to find the balance within the universe as we know it. Not always easy in our busy lives and big cities. Find a way to carry a little piece of that balanced world with you, like worked into your jewellery - Elementary, my dear Watson!
A Beautiful Story creates hand-made, fair trade jewellery with artisans in Nepal. You can discover which element you are, see which stones suit you best and why here. I hope my bracelet is only going to be the first of a series, because we all know how much balance is needed in light of recent events! The stone in these images is Black Onyx for focus, grounding and self-confidence, which couldn't be more accurate!! Also, not a big fan of Valentine's day, but this is a pretty thoughtful gift - just saying! ;)
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Whoop Whoop found the hoops.
I'm finally in the loop.
Okay I'm going to stop rhyming now - not my strong suit.
I've recently been thinking a lot about the concept of giving (hhmm I wonder if that's due to Thanksgiving having been 2 days ago) and now more than ever I believe that karma exists. I cannot tell you the details of my experiences, because privacy and all that, but I will tell you this: always always always be kind to other people and never treat anyone like they are beneath you, no matter how they treat you. It's actually a real challenge, a sport - they should add it the olympics as "the goodness games - uh uh, can I be Kindness Evergreen? (you know, like Katniss Everdeen? I'll stop)
When someone treats you like you are the last dirt and you can't stand up to them due to hierarchy (or even if you can and will) don't lower yourself to that level of the game, don't play dirty as revenge, just keep your cool and be nice. It's going to be hard, but you have got to do it, because otherwise you will loose respect for yourself, but most of all: karma (not the stripper in this case). Trust that the universe (or any entity you believe in) will take care of that person eventually and you will be rewarded. The thing is, you never know how long karma will take, when it will strike, but just know it will at some point and make peace with yourself, because you have already won.
What goes around
In moments of doubt and/or just before you think you are going to have a breakdown wear the circle of karma (see what I did there?) as a reminder.
Each Made piece is hand-made by skilled artisans in Kenya using techniques handed down through generations. They extensively use reclaimed brass and source all materials locally in order to support the communities in the area, as well as respect the environment.
Hoop Earrings: Made
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