So I’ve just come back from leave and sorry for the radio silence. Sometimes however, you just have to switch off! I have so much coming up on here it scares me! So let’s start by giving you the chance to win the stunning Casio EX-J10. Pictured in all it’s fineness below:
The one I have for you is in black! It looks like a quilted Chanel 2.55 bag!
All you have to do to win this is:
1) Watch this video and place it on your Facebook wall and the wall of 3 of your friends’ Facebook walls, sharing and asking them to take a look. (Please do not comment under the video on Youtube.com asking to win or referring to the contest. If you do this, I’ll have to disqualify you from winning).
Our first DIY workshop for Cheapnchic.net was a SUCCESS! Thanks to the amazing coverage in 7 Days, the Maraya Art Centre had to turn away 21 women! On the day we had 23 people show up for a 15 person workshop.
Here are the images from the day that I love. If you’d like to access more if you attended the workshop please got to the album here. Make sure you like Cheapnchic.net on Facebook while you’re there too.
Thanks so much the Maraya Art Centre, Goldfish Photography and Videography for the coverage and every single one of you who follow this blog and came along with an open heart and a creative mind.
Our next DIY Fashion workshop happens 3-6pm February 9th at The Change Initiative. You can click here for more details. Tickets can be collected from Sunday.
Regardless, when I heard the Tiffany Diamond was in town for the birthday celebrations I had to see it. Audrey Hepburn was one of only two women in history to wear the yellow diamond at the press conference for the film Breakfast at Tiffanys. It was wonderful to see it close up and that thing is HUGE! It’s not only wide, it’s almost as thick as a golf ball. The diamond is literally priceless! It’s worth too much even be valued.
On Christmas Eve I was treated to “Tea at Tiffanys” in the store’s private viewing room. The store was buzzing with activity from customers grabbing last minute gifts for their loved ones. No expense is spared in Dubai, naturally. In Perth, I’m used to getting a 3 pack of Imperial Leather soaps from my Uncle Nick.
I learned from the lovely Dubai Mall store manager all about the history of Tiffanys, their most popular engagement ring settings and how Charles Tiffany saw that aqua blue was the most complementary shade of packaging for diamonds and created this Tiffany blue boxes. He was a visionary.
Elizabeth Taylor’s brooch from Richard Burton was also on display. Burton gave it to her after they fell in love on the set of Cleopatra. Taylor’s estate gave it back to the Tiffany Archive. It is a 3D work of art. (pictured below)
It was an amazing experience and very informative. I knew way more than diamonds than I thought I did. I visited the Argyle diamond mine in Australia when I was hosting a travel show in Australia in 2007. It was great to talk diamonds! What lady doesn’t love diamonds?
Then this arrived at the studio for me this week:
When I saw that blue bag, my heart started pounding. Charles Tiffany said that the only thing you cannot buy at Tiffany’s was those authentic blue boxes! You only get them when you purchase something, but in my case he must have made an exception. Inside mine was a very cool 175th Tiffanys commemorative pendant. I may just get it engraved on the back like Audrey did with her Cracker Jack ring in “Breakfast at Tiffanys.”
Our first DIY workshop over the weekend was so successful. As a result of the front page press for Cheapnchic.net in 7 Days, the Al Maraya Art Centre had to turn down 21 women who called. On the day of the event we had 23 people show up for a 15 people workshop. More on that to come when I get a moment to blog about it.
For now though please get set to enjoy our next workshop on February 9th. The project is a little bit harder than DIY Arm Candy but these collars are even more rewarding.
Please read the above flyer really carefully. You will need to buy tickets in advance and also bring an old men’s business shirt with a collar which can be cut off. Here’s me wearing mine at last weekend’s workshop.