Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Oh Valentine's Day! We love any excuse to celebrate love!

You certainly don't need to give a material gift to show someone you love them. But, if you're in the market, here are some of our favorite jewelry gift ideas (because I love jewelry - oh and because diamonds are a girl's best friend.)

These pieces are unique, have tons of personality and are of the highest quality. Feel free to drop hints, ladies!


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You know I'm a sucker for antique stones! These old cut stones are bead set in platinum octagon plates - a gorgeous and unique shape. The fine milgrain along the edges of the plates is a lovely detail. Jewels by Erica Grace is owned and operated by two ladies (Erica and Grace) who are experts in old stones and extremely reputable. Let us know if you want to be introduced!


(Langs is located in Union Square, SF)

This silver cuff bracelet is constructed in the classic Victorian style popular during that era. It is sweetly engraved in a simple floral design. I love substantial pieces and you could wear this special cuff every day, and dress it up or down.


(49% off!)

Rose gold plated silver earrings with a hammered disc and faceted moonstones. I love how these are sweet and edgy at the same time. Can be worn day or night!

(price is for setting only, select diamond from BG's diamond inventory)

 
Hand-made bezel pendant with 16" fine cable chain for cushion cut diamonds. I adore bezels and you don't see them paired with cushion cut stones every day! Brian Gavin's craftsmanship is exceptional.

Chinese New Year Decorations

Chinese New Year is one of my favorite holidays! When I lived in Hong Kong, I loved going to the huge New Year flower markets, visiting family, and eating all the delicious food my mom and aunties made!

Since I don't have family in SF, I decorate my home festively to get my in the CNY spirit!

Here are some decoration ideas with a modern twist. Full disclaimer these are NOT traditional, but it is how I've adapted them for my home!

Photo credit: Kitchentalk.com
Created by Kelly Oshiro from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic and photographed by Halberg Photographers. Ruffled Blog

These photos inspired me to hang red packets, gold coins, mini red lanterns and yellow mums from pussy willow branches in a large glass vase. You could also use manzanita branches. So elegant!

Photo credit: Billy Ball Centerpieces shot by James Carson on Ruffled

Yellow or gold is a traditional Chinese New Year color so I have big vases of yellow flowers all over my home. My favorite flowers to use are billy balls, tulips, mums and ranunculus.



I always have a big bowl of clementines or satsumas on my coffee table for guests to enjoy during Chinese New Year. "Gum" symbolize prosperity!

Happy Chinese New Year!
- H x

Wedding Table Decoration Ideas - The Lab Event

Hi honeys! We've missed you! It's been a while since we've posted but we're back from the wonderful Holidays and ready to rumble into 2013.

We couldn't be more excited to be planning for many beautiful couples this year! To get inspired, we attended The Lab in Sonoma this past weekend. What a wonderful event! If you are a bride-to-be (or soon bride-to-be!) you should definitely plan to check it out next year.

Here are some wonderful wedding table decorations to feast your eyes on!






Happy Honey & Twine Tuesday!
- Hannah