There is jewelry that is admired casually and then there is jewelry one dreams about. It's that gotta-have-it, it-speaks-to-me feeling that can't be shaken.
OC based Rock of Eden, original, fine jewelry is that kind of jewelry. This modern and antique online gallery of fine jewels (prices from $200 - $10,000) is a feast for the eyes. Elizabeth Hargreaves, designer, owner and curator chooses pieces rarely found anywhere else in the world. "These pieces have a story to tell and people connect with them intuitively and emotionally. It's gratifying to be part of that," she says.
She can't mention names but a celebrity singer/songwriter recently purchased a pair of spike and sapphire earrings from the Rock of Eden modern collection
Rock of Eden also offers extensive fashion and blog commentary at blog.rockofeden.com, making it a rich and rewarding experience that goes far beyond that of a traditional jewelry store. There are detailed descriptions of these one-of-a-kind pieces that help customers appreciate and understand the craftsmanship, the stones and even the time period of design.
Rock of Eden jewelry appeals to many types of women: connoisseurs of luxury who want beautiful jewelry and not just a label, fashionistas who want less costume jewelry and more fine jewelry, and on-the-go moms who want a great right hand ring or stacking bracelet to pump up their their skinny jeans and black t-shirt look.
In celebration of Rock of Eden's upcoming one year anniversary, Thursday, Dec.12. They are posting a vintage luxury watch at a one-time price. It will be posted at noon on their website, rockofeden.com 12.12.12
And for its anniversary, shop online and use the promo code (12 plus 12) valid through 12/12 for 24% off. Free domestic shipping and gift wrapping included. The entire collection can be found here.
Get in the holiday spirit this Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the newly opened Farmers Park at the Anaheim Packing District in Anaheim for Christkindlmarkt, a genuine family-friendly German Christmas Market. The festive ambience will light up Farmers Park and Anaheim Brewery with tempting aromas of delicious yuletide treats. You can shop for locally handmade gifts from artisans and crafters while listening to live holiday music from the German American Brass Band.
Enjoy local history from the Anaheim Historical Society as they host a wine garden featuring Gluwein, a German mulled wine. Sample tasty treats from vendors soon to open at the Anaheim Packing House such as Wheat and Sons Butcher/Rotisserie (German sausages and homemade pies), The Kroft (deliciously crafted sandwiches), and Lemon Drop serving hot apple cider. Guests will also enjoy traditional German desserts and Bavarian pretzels.
The Anaheim Packing District is at 440 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim.
Fashionistas will want to make it over to Harper’s in Corona del Mar for its Black Friday sale starting at 9 a.m. The store will be packed with new products and fun gifts! All merchandise will be reduced 40% from 9 a.m. to noon; 30% off from noon to 4 p.m. and 20% off from 4 to 7 p.m.
2610 E. Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. 949.644.7467.
Support Small Business Saturday while taking advantage of luxe nail services at Lollipop Nail Studio at the Camp in Costa Mesa. The chic, organic nail studio that specializes in natural, organic products and services, will offer 10% off all nail treatments and products this Saturday, Nov. 30. Lollipop recently moved into a larger studio at the Camp in Costa Mesa, and tripled its space from the original store.
Now, Lollipop can accommodate more clients seeking its signature, organic manicures and pedicures, and its adding services thanks to the movement towards non-toxic beauty treatments. From nourishing, water-based nail polish to lotions, scrubs and soaks made in-house of only the freshest organic ingredients, Lollipop is making mani-pedis safe, luxurious and enjoyable as possible.
Lollipop has grown its offerings of non-toxic nail polish that are free of Toluene, DBP, formaldehyde and camphor, including: SpaRitual, a vegan, 5-free line of polish with lasting power and incredible, saturated colors. Hopscotch Kids, a line of non-toxic water-based polish with bright colors that kids really love; Scotch, a water-based line with a more sophisticated range of colors; and Zoya a healthier nail polish.
For each service, Lollipop sterilizes all stainless steel tools, and uses only brand-new files, sticks and buffers, as well as new liners for each pedicure. Manicures are waterless, performed with hot towels and custom-created oils.
Prices start at $25 for an adult manicure, $35 for an adult pedicure; $15 for a child manicure and $15 for a child pedicure.
Open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Lollipop at the CAMP, 2937 Bristol Street, in Costa Mesa. 714.444.0330.