One of the best things about traveling is to immerse yourself in the culture of the place you are visiting. Even when you can not physically visit a location it is fun to learn about places you may want to add to your bucket list. Collecting items that remind you of an experience or are symbols of a location where you would like to visit, is a lot of fun. Building a “wish list” collection of exotic items is an idea that can become a wonderful gift for a wedding, anniversary or other special occasion.
Even though I do travel a lot, I have many places still on my to do list. One of the places I would love to visit is Guatemala! The vibrant colors and patterns of Guatemalan products are simply amazing and each time I see the incredible workmanship in their jewelry and bags, I strengthen my resolve to visit one day.
posted in Unique and Memorable
I have heard about a terrific idea for an amazing and truly memorable gift for your high school or college graduate. I only wish I had heard about it in time for my own children. But if you have a little one who is just starting school you still have time! All you need is a book that is meaningful to you. Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” works perfectly; a book that will have a meaningful message for a child going off to start their life after high school or college. Then keep this book in a special place (somewhere that you will remember year to year) and have your child’s teacher sign the book each year with a personal message to your child. You can also have other important and influential people create messages for your child – like a piano teacher, dance teacher, coach, etc.
Can you imagine the look on your teenager’s face when they open up the book to find messages from each teacher and other important people they have met along the way to graduation? I would have loved to have given this special gift to my kids but alas I was about 12+ years too late. I hope that this blog might make it to some young parents who can create this special memory for their kids. Graduation is such a milestone and reason to celebrate that it deserves a very special remembrance. If you don’t have years of time to create a graduation gift we invite you to browse through our store and consider our beautiful Mova Globes or our hand-carved wooden jewelry box. We at www.lifehearthome.com would like to send our congratulations to all 2015 graduates!
My son on graduation day – Occidental College Class of 2013
posted in Kate Mesta Designs
Kate Mesta‘s dogtag necklaces are truly unique. Each one, handmade and designed by Kate herself, is a wearable piece of art. The retro look is definitely trendy and Kate has done an amazing job to utilize these ideas to create fun and groovy necklaces! My favorite is the “Hippie Flower” design. This design features a 60’s inspired background in shades of pink and black and a very sparkly flower in its center. It will bring a smile to your face every time you wear it.
Isn’t time to bring out your inner flowerchild? Perfect gift for yourself or a loved one who has a groovy and fun personality!
About Kate: She creates all of her jewelry in her studio in Laguna Beach, California and her work has been featured at many celebrity events. She has even created a special “Dancing with the Stars” line. Her jewelry takes the typical dogtag necklace idea and spins it around to make truly one of a kind artwork that you can wear. Each necklace or cuff bracelet is made one at a time by hand so no two are exactly alike. Her jewelry has been worn by such celebrities as Selena Gomez, Ellen Degeneres, Dick Van Dyke and Sharon Osbourne to name a few. Owning a piece of Kate Mesta jewelry is like owning a piece of art that you can wear!
posted in Anju Collection
There is something so special about finding a piece of jewelry that speaks to you. Something that makes you smile each and every time you wear it. We pride ourselves at www.lifehearthome.com on finding unique and beautiful items that will put that twinkle in your eye. The latest editions to our Anju Collection are amazing. These metal cuff bracelets are fun and stylish. They feature either silver, copper or brass as the base metal and then each is beautifully etched with a stunning design. The cuffs measure 1 inch wide. Choose from the following designs: Antique Silver with Mosaic design, Antique Silver with a Floral design or Antique Copper with a Floral design.
Whether you are looking for necklaces, earrings or bracelets – you owe yourself to check out our collections. You will not be disappointed.
Last year we were able to take a wonderful trip to the Caribbean. It is amazing to travel and see new places and experience new cultures. There is a quote that I remember hearing, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it is on my list.” This quote rings so true to me and my family. This love of traveling has been the inspiration behind lifehearthome.com. We love finding unique and wonderful items to share with you. One of these items has become a favorite on our trips and we look forward to using it again on our upcoming trip to South America. Our beautiful Guatemalan Huipil Overnight Bag has now been renamed “Our Traveling Bag” and it is simply the perfect carryon. This trip we will also be bringing our Guatemalan Huipil Volcano backpack. Both of these items are available at www.lifehearthome.com and are one of a kind. Check them out – you won’t regret it!