Something I’ve realized recently is that I have to celebrate everything, absolutely everything, with the love of my life, friends, family, even the whole world, because my joy overflows from within. Packed with lots of happiness in my heart, I’m sharing a secret that I’ve been keeping for six months. I’m currently featured in the new Summer 2017 issue of Jewelry Affaire Magazine – a popular artisan magazine in the USA. On pages 8-9 I’m showing how to make one of my Bohemian necklaces. It’s something exciting to me since I really enjoy making things with my hands and don’t mind in explaining and sharing ideas or passing information along with those who are interested in learning new things in life.
I’m grateful and thankful for the opportunity of being published. It’s very important to see my work being recognized for the first time in a magazine, and for that I’m thrilled and very happy.
For those who know me for a very long time, know of my beginning, and to finally experience an acknowledgement of my hard work and growth feels incredible! To me, these are moments to celebrate with those closest to me, and that makes the experience even more amazing. There’re no words to express how it feels inside. It’s something completely new to me. I have this subtle feeling inside of me telling me this is just the beginning of many more exciting moments to come.
Much love to all!!! 💕 🎉 💫
A BIG thank you to the editor Kelly Kirchner and the entire team @stampington.
Happy May to all and hope you are enjoying the full bloom!
Today I’m sharing some photos from my recently visit to The Huntington Library in San Marino, LA. It’s my second time exploring this beautiful place and it’s interesting to see the different gardens, e.g. the “Japanese Garden”, the “Desert Garden”, and the “Chinese Garden”, as you walk through the grounds. It feels like you’re entering a different world. It’s impressive and peaceful at the same time.
There’s so much to see, it’s best to take your time and come again to see more. The admission is on the expensive side at $23 for adults, but worth every penny … We visited during the weekdays when it’s less crowded and allowed us to slow down and enjoy each garden, walk slowly and take photographs. When you get exhausted, find a grassy space under the shade of one of the many voluminous tree. It’s a pleasure to just sit for a moment, take in so many different blooming aromas from the gardens and listen to the water of the ponds. Either that or you’re even welcome to nap. Sounds wonderful no?
Hope you enjoy the images; but it’s a far cry from the real experience! I’ll be back with the part 2 post.
Beautiful happy birds singing in sunny days at Huntington garden.
The Golden Barrel cactus from Huntington Desert Garden.
Easter kinda snuck up on me, so I would like to share a last minute post. As many of us prepare to express our Easter spirit, here are a few things that I came up with using egg shells I’d collected a while back. These I hand painted with non-toxic acrylic paint in between with others working things. I’d bought some flowers and I started digging inside some boxes and bags of decor and jelly beans, to name a few, to look for what I already have, to arrange an Easter flatlay.
I cut an egg box in a half and then filled it with dry petals of small roses, then added the painted eggshells with different varieties of candy and embellished with some small brown and white feathers around the eggs. Next, I shaped a nest using some dry branches which had been come with a bouquet of flowers. These branches looked kind of fancy, so I’d decided to keep them; and as it turns out today, had a chance to put them to good use by transforming them into a lovely nest that later turned into a great center piece for Easter.
I took some pictures just to share what I’m planning for this Easter Sunday.
Wishing you a peaceful and a beautiful Easter with your loved ones. 💕 🐰
Hi dear readers, hope you enjoyed the holiday break with friends and loved ones where ever you are, be it in the tropics or in snowy places.
Hope you are rested and ready to a fresh start?! I think 2017 is going to be an amazing and interesting year! May it be a year of peace and understanding among humanity. That way we can stop being too sensitive and instead, work and progress together for a better future.
How can one help others without first looking inside, establish inner peace and clarity, long before attempting to change the world at large!? Oddly, so many people quote ‘be the change‘, yet their actions point more towards rash outer anxiety and even aggression as opposed to actual quiet, inner work over time. If benevolent change is sought, responsibility starts within and from there, love, maturity and wisdom radiate outward. That’s the only way productive change can happen. This may sound like I’m preaching, however, it is the truth, with hope of inspiring a few …
So let’s speak up for what we believe for sure, but do a little research first on the subject, so we don’t look like a fool. Don’t anticipate, judge or classify anyone for what may happening. First, give a person a chance, inspire and be inspired; share kindness with strength, forgiveness and gratitude and your dreams will come true.
Wishing you all the Best for the New Year — let’s make the most of it!!!
Hope you all had a great long weekend! It’s June already and I’m hardly believing how time is passing by so fast. The weather in San Diego has been mostly cloudy for a few months now. The sun shows up sometimes but shyly (is that a word?) so from behind the clouds around noon for little while and then goes back into hiding.
I don’t allow the weather to affect me or interrupt the things I have to do. On the contrary, the clouds make me more productive while keeping things nice and cool. At some point, I can take long walks near the coast and feel the breeze.
I’m so thrilled to share the new line of bracelets for women that I handcrafted recently at my studio in San Diego. The whole collection was created with a Bohemian look and feel, using a great selection of materials that I hand picked myself like: charms, metals, leather, beads, corals, wood, seeds, pearls, sari silk, colorful threads, buttons, Swarovski crystals, sparkling gemstones, then mixing and matching different styles and shapes of chains and clasps that are lead and nickel free. All of the twenty six (26) bracelets and bangles are unique from one another with details that will be noticed as soon as you try them on. They are comfortable and light weight as well while looking simply beautiful around the your wrist.
All Bella Bracelets come with a dainty oval oxidized copper tag with our exclusively engraved brand name and logo, which is a Registered Trademark. This way you can be sure these pieces are exclusively handmade by Bella Bohemian.
The pieces are beautifully arranged and well wrapped. The styles vary from delicate with a few charms to more elaborate and beaded bracelets. Or if you like, you can stack up a few bangles adding to the mix other charming bracelets. Each is colorfully accented with interesting combinations to match your style for a modern bohemian look.
Explore the collection and let me know how you like it. I encourage my clients to send me a photo of them wearing our pieces, and with their permission, we’ve been adding them to our new testimonial page on the website.
It’s sunny in San Diego with beautiful crystal blue water and amazing combinations of colors surrounding our homes and gardens. Spring it’s one of my favorites season. I like to watch the little buds transforming into lovely flowers. Enjoy photographing even the little bees that stop by to kiss the flowers, hearing the birds singing their melodies that I don’t understand but sounds pleasant and tranquil to my ears. All are precious moments to me. Sometimes when I’m photographing I scare a bit when a rabbit jumps up next to me. But then I see them playing with each other and quickly hide between the bushes when they hear someone approaching.
Also this post is in honor of Mother’s Day, in between I selected a few of my photos to dedicate to all the mothers out there. Wishing each mother in the world an amazing and a magical Mother’s Day! We have to cherish our mommy everyday with respect and love because everyday is Mother’s Day to me.
WOW! We are already in the middle of the month — time couldn’t go any faster. As you already know from last post, I hosted myBella Bohemian® Boutiqueat the Encinitas Spring Street Faire here in the beautiful San Diego County. We had a great two day event with so many people stopping by at our tent and so much fun! The paper tissue flowers I made to embellish the outside and the interior of tent was one of many attractions.
Since we were so tired and in much need of rest, the following weekend we heading to theBarona Resort & Casino, located in the lovely Barona Valley, in Lakeside, CA. It’s considered one of the best Indian reservation casinos in San Diego. What a great place for a mini vacation and light entertainment, perfect to play golf, go to the spa, or smell the rose garden, there’s delicious food, super clean rooms, and a well trained staff in all areas of the hotel.
Barona Resort Day Spa is absolutely wonderful. After we had our massage the host guided us to the balcony and to my surprise, there were cool chocolate strawberries waiting for us. Even the table was covered with white table cloth. It doesn’t get any better than that …
If you have a San Diego trip or are planning one in the near future, I recommended you visit this place… Below you can see I really enjoyed walking around the hotel grounds, and taking endless pictures.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!
Not a gambler – but I like the drive and they have a beautiful lake behind the hotel you can feed the ducks, take long walks around the hotel or just relax in one of the many wood chairs around the lake.
They take a really good care of the the rose garden, it’s just beautiful.
The surrounding area is in a green valley, so refreshing for golfing, with all the cool breezes and ponds to make things interesting …
We ate at the Sage Restaurant, portions were very generous, delicious and reasonably priced.
Be aware though that no alcohol is sold/served in the restaurants and the casino, though there is a bar on the bottom floor of the hotel.
If you’re a non-smoker I recommended you bring a mask, especially if you are going to play in the casino.