+/- April

+ I turned 33 this month! I had the most amazing party planned by my BFF Patsy of And Celebrate. There was a black birthday cake, a princess tub, and soooo much food so clearly it was the best party ever.

+ I went to TEDxProvidence which was such an inspiring day. You can read my article about the women of TEDxPVD over on the Lady Project Blog.

+ I did a photoshoot in a 2.8 million dollar house overlooking the city of Providence with Patsy and Olivia.

+ I bought myself a new lens! Since switching brands from Sony to Canon I've been itching to get an L series lens and now I finally have one. I got the 24-70 f/4L.

+ I met Todd Oldham at the opening of his RISD exhibition. All my 90s fashion dreams came true.

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+ It was a pretty great month! No minuses this time around! How was your April?


Style Report // Mindy Lam Jewelry

I really love the message behind Mindy Lam Jewelry. Mindy wants to raise awareness for kidney disease and organ donation. Six years ago her heart stopped suddenly. She was diagnosed with end stage kidney disease. Her daughter Kai donated a kidney which saved her mother's life.
20% of the proceeds from the sale of these special limited edition pieces will be donated to the Mindy Lam Kidney Transplant Fund at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation (UMMS) in Baltimore.

My friends Patsy and Olivia picked out their favorite Life Vines and styled them in different ways. You can purchase your own Life Vine at mindylamjewelry.com.


Rhode Island Jewelry Tour

On April 8th I was lucky to be asked to go on a tour of Rhode Island Jewelers by Visit Rhode Island. RI has a long history of being a leader in the jewelry manufacturing business. First up we got to talk to three different jewelry designers, Duo Duet, Loren Hope, and Nicole Romano and try on their beautiful pieces. 

Then we piled into the party bus and went to the KJP factory in Pawtucket. It was an experience from the first second we walked in. Every inch to everything the employees were wearing lived and breathed the branding of KJP.

Next we went to Jessica Ricci Jewelry in the heart of downtown Providence. We loved hearing about her traveling around the world collecting trinkets to make into jewelry. 

Lastly we went to the Providence Jewelry Museum and got walked through the process of making jewelry here from over 100 year ago to now. Also we got to make our own earrings on the old machines! I really loved going on this tour because I knew Rhode Island was huge in the jewelry making business and it was great seeing two different small businesses and listen to their stories.

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