Browsing Category

christmas

art christmas History Travel

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

In my last post I wrote about my trip to Miami in December. During that trip I visited the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Before going there I had never heard of this museum. I had planned a few things to see in Miami before my vacation to Florida but the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens were not on the list. I discovered it when I was already in Florida and Googled what else there was to see in Miami. Vizcaya was one of those finds, and luckily without me realizing it, the hotel I chose was right down the road!

 

If you stay in a hotel, check the front desk for a $2.00 coupon off the entrance for Vizcaya. We happened to visit Vizcaya the morning we checked out of the hotel, and I that is when I saw the coupon! Meant to be? I think so. (Click pictures to enlarge)

 

History of Vizcaya- I wrote a bit about it here as well, but here are some basic facts on the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

  • The Deering family business was International Harvester, the leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery in the U.S.A in the 1900’s.

 

  • 1908-1912- Business man William Deering, father of James Deering, moves his family from  Chicago due to his declining health. They relocate to Coconut Grove, Miami.

 

  • 1914 – James Deering chooses Biscayne Bay to build his own home. Construction on the main house and village of Vizcaya begins.

 

  • 1918- Columbian/Italian, Landscape Architect, Diego Suarez begins garden planning.

 

  • 1921- Gardens complete.

 

  • 1923- James Deering passes, Vizcaya is inherited by his brother Charles.

 

  • 1927- Charles Deering passess, his daughters and family inherit Vizcaya.

 

  • 1950’s- Vizcaya is openned to the public seasonally. A category five hurrican hits Miami on Labor Day and haults Vizcaya from becoming a museum.

 

  • 1960’s Deering family members gives Vizcaya land and village to Dade County to turn it into a museum. They also give land to Catholic charities, that use it to build a hospital and a school.

 

  • 1980’s- The Pope and President Reagan visit Vizcaya.

 

  • 1991- Queen Elizabeth II visits.

 

  • 1994-Vizcaya becomes a national landmark.

 

  • 2016- Vizcaya celebrates its centennial anniversary.

 

  • The Main house includes 54 rooms, of which 34 are open to visitors. There is also the Vizcaya Village that was originally used by staff to do agricultural work, make use of workshops, work fields, tend to green houses and much more. It is currently being renovated to be opened for the public.

 

Inside the Main House of Vizcaya

The interior rooms consists of the first floor which holds a courtyard with reception rooms, library, music room and a dining room. While the second floor includes Deering’s personal rooms, guest bedrooms, breakfast room and one of the kitchens. The interior rooms were designed inspired by Italian artifacts and were installed with the modern amenities of the time period. Including a telephone, laundry room, refrigerators and other items that had not made it into everyone’s home yet.

 

Artwork inside Vizcaya

The house holds many artworks and masterpieces, mainly acquired directly from James Deering. Although some were received in the 1980’s, with the arrival of the Claire Mendal Collection. The Claire Mendel collection of artworks was acquired by Mendal in Europe in the 1950’s, after the end of WWII.

After WWII the art world came up with guidelines on how museums should research and present information on Nazi-era art to the public, to ensure they are presented accurately. Along with following these guidelines, The Vizcaya Museum has made it a mission to research and return the Claire Medal Collection to their rightful homes.

They have been able to return 1 piece of artwork to the National Museum in Warsaw. Research is still being done on the 33 other works of art in their possession, that were originally stolen by the Nazi’s.

The Gardens and property surrounding the Main House

The gardens and house have had some restorations to preserve the property from salt water erosion and natural weather occurrences like hurricanes. While some additions were also made, like the skylight covering the courtyard and café and shop for visitors.

Vizcaya can be used for event photography and they also host interactive events for the public. I absolutely love it and plan to go back, hopefully more then once. I highly recommend that you do as well. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and on social media. Have you been to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens? Is it on your bucket list now?-T.S.

 

 

 

 

christmas Travel

A December trip to Miami

A December trip to Miami

During December I visited my family in Florida for the holidays. I’ve done this before, but had never been to Miami in any of the years that I’ve gone to Florida. So I made it a point to plan a mini trip to Miami while there. On my list of things I wanted to see? The Wynwood Walls, La Placita, and the beach. The extra spots that we visited while there were a bonus. Here’s everything that we saw, did and some of what we ate. And boy did we EAT! Here is a December trip to a Miami.

The Drive To Miami

Because my family lives in Tampa, and is where we stay when visiting them, I knew we would need a car not only to see things own our own in town, but for the long road trip to Miami. From my family members house to the Wynwood Walls, our first stop in Miami, it took around 3 hours and 54 mins. That was the shortest way and required a toll to be paid. A large portion of the drive required crossing from the west of Florida to the east via route 75, or what the locals call, “alligator alley”.

This is supposedly because alligators like to come onto the swamp level highway and sun bathe. We did not see any alligators going or returning, but its good to know. You know you are getting closer to Miami thanks to the traffic congestion. Which reminded us of when trying to drive in and out of NYC.

 

Wynwood Walls

The very first thing we did when getting to Miami was drive to the Wynwood Walls. The famous art plastered walls grouped in Midtown Miami, near the Art District. Artwork and graffiti is immediately seen when you enter Miami, but this “urban graffiti art museum” was intentionally created to bring life back to the community.

In the early 2000’s it consisted of abandoned warehouses and was known as a crime hotspot. When Joey and Tony Goldman of Golden Properties discovered the abandoned property they took it on. Wynwood Walls was officially opened in 2009 with six warehouses serving as canvases for street art. Over the last 10 years it has hosted art from over 100 artists from over 20 countries. In total the artwork covers 85,000sq ft of walls.

I knew I would love this place, not only because I had been drooling over it on Instagram, but because of my appreciation for all things art. And if you appreciate the graffiti and art that covers walls in NYC, you’ll appreciate this too. I will say it was CROWDED, it is a tourist attraction after all. So pack your patience.

The streets and sidewalks outside the walls are also covered in artwork, so there is more to see than the walls themselves. The shops and restaurants outside the walls are ADORABLE, so we enjoyed walking around the city a bit as well. Tip: The streets get crowded and parking is hard to find, so we opted for a parking lot, probably your best option as well.

 

La Placita

After dropping our bags off at our room for the night our next stop was “La Placita“. This Puerto Rican restaurant was also a spot that I had been insta-stalking for a while. This restaurant was inspired by a market plaza in Santurce, Puerto Rico and was started by Chef Jose Mendin and actor Julian Gil. It serves typical Puerto Rican cuisine that I stuffed myself with.

The décor of the restaurant is full of Puerto Rican staples like Pilon’s engraved with names of famous visitors, Vejigante masks and Taino symbols. And of course, the flag, which wraps the exterior and can be found inside as well. They also have domino tables for people to play. Also not to be missed is a yummy sounding Brunch menu on the weekends. Next time I go, I’ll be sure to make it for brunch.

 

 

South Beach

After all the eating we did, walking was needed! And why not do that at the beach? So naturally a trip to South Beach was next. From the restaurant to South Beach it was about a 30 min drive. The buildings in South Beach are a mix of modern and original art deco architecture which gives you an idea on what Miami used to look like.

The beach was CLEAN! Sure it was not exactly the season for visitors, but there were small groups on the beach and the overall beach was cleanly. I loved the colorful lifeguard houses and the broadwalk. The boardwalk was a simple walk amoungts trees in between the beach and hotels. That day was rainy, so we got a bit soaked walking the boardwalk, but it was an experience that I enjoyed just the same.

Vizcaya Musuem and Gardens

The agenda for the next day was to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Calle Ocho. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was originally  the winter estate for Chicago business man, James Deering. In its prime it was 180 acres and consisted of the main house, gardens, buildings in South Miami for staff, machine shops and farm necessities. Currently the estate consists of 50 acres. It was created by James Deering, F. Burrall Hoffman, Diego Suarez and Paul Chalfin who served as the designer, garden planner and artistic director.

They took architectural influence from Italy and other parts of Europe and built it by 1916, taking only two years to complete the main house. The gardens were completed in 1922 and were intentionally built on the Biscayne Bay in between a mangrove shore and forest. In doing so and preserving the estates surroundings Deering became known as one of the first environmentalist in Miami. In 1952 it became a museum and is now considered a national historic landmark.

 

This is a BEAUTIFUL place and it really is so relaxing. Its as if your stepping into a peaceful time of European history. We walked the entire main house and surrounding gardens in around 3 hours. Statutes, plants, trees, fountains and diffrent passageways are found everywhere you walk amongst the gardens. While inside includes 54 rooms, of which 34 are open to the public. This is a must if you like musuems and history, when visiting Miami. I may go more in depth on this part of the trip later on.

 

Calle Ocho and Mofongo

Walking the grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens made us hungry, so the next stop for us was the Puerto Rican restaurant, Mofongo, on famous Calle Ocho. The restaurants décor and food made us feel at home, just like La Placita did. Everything was delisous!

 

A walk up and down Calle Ocho was the last thing we did before leaving town. The street was vibrant with murals of Latin icons, live music pouring out of restaurants, statues to Cuban revolutionaries and Domino park. While there don’t be surprised if you hear roosters. They walk the streets freely and are protected by the city. Something that reminded me a lot of Puerto Rico.

 

By the end of the trip I understood people’s fascination of Miami. I felt right at home hearing Spanish spoken just as much or more than English throughout the city and I loved it. I felt at home with the music and environment and fell in love with the art of Wynwood and beauty of Vizcaya. More trips to the city of Miami are definitely on my to-do list.

Have you ever been to Miami? Let me know in the comments or on social media. And make sure you’re following me on Instagram to catch more pictures of Miami.-T.S.

 

 

christmas New York Spanish /Espanol

Visitando el Espectacolo De Trenes en el Jardin Botanico NY-Visiting the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden

Visitando a el espectacolo de trenes en el Jardin Botanico NY-Visiting the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden

El 7 de Diciembre fuimos al Jardin Botanica de Nueva York en El Bronx para ver El Espectacolo de Trenes. Siempre e queido ir a este evento Navideno de Nueva York, y para darme una sorpresa mi mama nos compro bolletos, un par de meses atras durante una venta que hicieron. Fue una linda expereinca, y es una que toda la familia puede disfrutar no importa tu edad. El espectacolo esta normarlmente en el arboreto del jardin, pero por construccion lo tenian en tiendas de campana. Todos los replicas son homenajes a los edificos famosos y no tan famosos de la Estado de Neuva York. Todo menos los trens, esta hecho de la naturaleza, como ramas, hojas y musgo. Esto es lo que vimos. Clicken las imagenes oara ampliar.

December 7th we went to the see the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. I’ve been to the garden before during cherry blossom season, but I’ve always wanted to see this NYC Christmas staple. As a surprise my mom bought us tickets during a sale they were throwing a few months back. It was a great experience and its something that the whole family can enjoy, not matter your age. They normally host this show in the arboretum, but due to construction it was held in outdoor tents. All the replicas pay homage to famous and not so famous New York buildings and architecture. Everything except the trains are made from things that are found in nature like twigs, branches and moss. Here’s what we saw. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Visitando el espectacolo de trenes en el Jardin Botanico NY-Visiting the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden

Mom and I. She surprised me with tickets to the show, since I’ve always wanted to go. Mi mama y yo, me sorprendio con las entradas, porque siempre quise ir.

Manhattan

 

Queens

Staten Island

 

The Bronx

Visitando a el espectacolo de trenes en el Jardin Botanico NY-Visiting the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden

The original Yankee Stadium

 

Brooklyn

 

Hudson River Valley: Terrytown

Upstate New York

 

Bridges

Puentes

 

 

Historia del Espectacolo de Trenes

El Espectacolo de Trenes fue creado por Paul Busse, su primer Holiday Train Show para el Jardin Botanico de Nueva York era en 1992. En no mucho tiempo, monto la compania Applied ImaginationImaginacion Aplicada que produce espectacolos que se exhibe por todo el pais. Usando lo que encuenten en la naturaleza tratan de coincidir con la piedras, las estatuas y otros detalles intrincados, entonces finalmente las replicas estan selladas con una resina brillante para su proteccion.

History of the Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show was created by Paul Busse who put together the first Holiday Train show for the NY Botanical Garden in 1992. Soon after he created the company Applied Imagination which produces exhibits and shows that are showcased around the country. The artists of Applied Imagination study photographs and architectural drawings as guides for all the replicas they create. Using what they find in nature they try to closely match stonework, statues and other intricate details, then finally the replicas are sealed with a shiny resin for protection.

 

El Espectacolo de Trenes termina el 26 de Enero. Haz visto el Espectacolo de Trenes? Comenta y deja me saber en mis redes.-T.S.

The Holiday Train Show ends on January 26th. Have you visited the Holiday Train show? Let me know in the comments and on social media.-T.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

christmas

Gift Guide for the Office Space

Gift guide for the office space

My latest gift guide in Spanish covered some great gift ideas for women. Make sure you check it out here!  As Christmas is approaching I figure why not keep up the theme with a gift guide for the office space. After all your office space is one of the places you spend most of your time. I personally, am super grateful for the job I have in which I work from home. And I know there may be some reading this right now who do as well and in that case make sure you share this post with your loved ones, so they’ll now what to gift you this Christmas. On the other hand these could also be great additions to the cooperate office! Although I love my office space now, its definitely not my dream office (the one inside my dream townhouse, somewhere in lower Manhattan) but this gift guide for the office space definitely has contenders for what I could add to my own office space. (This post contains affiliate links.)

Planners

I absolutely love paper planners, and I make sure to get one in the first days of January every year. There is a belief that if you write something down you are more likely to remember to do it. And I find this to be true, my planner with all my written reminders is one of the first places I look at to check off what I have to do for that week or day. This is a must for all the work at home bosses.

 

Desk and Chair Accesories

Your desk accessories are important to your office space as well. I love when I find desk accesories that are both fun and useful. Because who wants a boring office space? And just because your work space may be a cubie in a large building, dosen’t mean it can’t be cute. Accesorize your space as much as you can by adding color, texture, shapes and even maybe a cute pillow for your chair!

 

 

Wall Decor

You can see some of my wall décor in this post. My office space includes affirmational sayings on my wall, which I think are comforting and inspirational. If you work from home, you know sometimes it can be hard to keep going and not give up or get distracted. Looking at something positive reminds you of what you’re capable of and it doesn’t hurt that its pretty!

 

I hope this gift guide gave you some ideas on what to ask for this Christmas, or what to buy your fellow boss babe. And lets not kid ourselves, gives you ideas on what to buy for your own office space. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and on social media.- T.S.

 

 

christmas Spanish /Espanol

Guia de Navidad: Regalos Para las Mujeres

Ya estas comprando regalos de navidad para tu familia y amigos? Si ya tienes algunos regalos, te felicito! Pero si necesitas un poco de ayuda en que comprar las mujeres de tu vida, pues aqui esta mi lista de ideas para el regalo perfecto. Un guia de Navidad: regalos para las mujeres! (Este entrada contiene enlaces de afiliados)

Moda- Para la que sabe que la calle es su desfile de moda.

 

Casa-Para la que siempren esta en casa, como yo!

 

Tecnología-Para la que quiere algo nuevo en tecnología.

 

Belleza-Para la maquillista profesional o la que puede ser una!

 

Cuidado de Piel-Para la que ama todo lo que es el cuidado de la piel.

 

 

Te inspiro a comenzar tus compras esta lista? Dejame saber en los comentarios y en mis redes!-T.S.

christmas Lifestyle The Metropolitan Museum of Art Travel

Must See’s and Things to Do During Christmas in NYC

Must See's During Christmas in NYC

Lets not kid ourselves NYC will always be a Christmas/December destination. There are already so many tourists that visit NYC during the rest of the year, and not surprisingly that number jumps during the holidays. Although it is worth it to see the beautifully decorated stores, attractions and experience a New York City Christmas. Here’s a list of things to do and places to see this holiday season in NYC. (Locals pack your patience, visit early or at the end of the season, or avoid midtown like the plague!)

 

Uptown

  • Central Park Ice Skating at Wollman Rink– I haven’t done this yet but it is said to be less crowded than Rockefeller Center with a gorgeous view of the surrounding park. It’s on my to-do list.

 

 

 

  • The Nutcrakcer Ballet at Lincoln Center- This is also on my to-do list! If you’re into ballet, why not see a top ballet company preform a Christmas classic.

 

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art : Medieval Hall- I love visiting this part of the museum especially during Christmas. A tree is put up surrounded by a manger, angels and medieval decorations. On display until January.

 

Midtown

  • Rockefeller Center-This is a must for tourists! It is really a sight to see that gigantic tree lit up. Ice skating here will be crowded if you go mid December and the more people on the ice the more choppy it is.  I did this once with family members from out-of-town at the end of the season and it was not crowded but the ice was extremely rough. Its beautiful, but the rough ice and crowds should be something to consider.

 

  • The Christmas Spectacular and The Rockettes– I also suggest seeing the Rockettes perform, it is a great show and a classic. The last time I saw it I enjoyed the new segments added, particularly the homage to the city of New York.

 

  • The Winter Village at Bryant Park/ New York Public Library on 5th- These should be seen together, I suggest visiting the shops at Bryant Park and entering the library after. The front entrance is decorated and has a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree.

 

  • Store Windows on 5th Ave -After you’ve seen Bryant Park and the library walk out onto Fifth  Ave and walk north towards all the holiday windows. Don’t miss Saks, Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany & Co. Not on 5th but must see’s are Macy’s windows on 34th which has Santa Land inside. Bloomingdale’s also has gorgeous holiday windows on 1000 third ave and 59th st.

 

  • Grand Central Holiday Fair Market – Stay warm in this indoor holiday market located in Grand Central Station. I like to grab something to eat from the adjacent food vendors.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

 

Downtown

  • Wall Street Christmas Tree- Visit the Christmas tree on Wall Street. The surrounding buildings are decorated and are lit up at night. Don’t forget to pass Trinity Church which is also decorated and Zuccotti Park which has small Christmas trees that are lit in the evening.

 

  • Flat Iron District-Visit the tree at Madison Square Park. A tree lighting ceremony will take place Dec 6th from 3:30-5:30pm.

 

  • Ice Skate at the Standard The hotel in the Meatpacking district opens its skating rink to guests and the general public from December 20th to the end of March.

 

  • Union Square Holiday Market-Visit the market which runs until December 24th. Buy from local vendors and eateries, visit the kids art studio and heat up in the warming station and lounge.

 

Other Boroughs

  • Holiday Train Show– The New York Botanical Garden host the Holiday Train Show. It showcases miniature New York City landmarks all made of natural materials.

 

  • Vintage Subway Museum– Open year round, explore what subway cars used to look like in the main branch of the museum in downtown Brooklyn. If you plan to stay in Manhattan, visit the smaller museum at the Grand Central Gallery Annex and Store.

 

  • Astoria Holiday Market– A Holiday market in Astoria Queens that sells vintage goods and food. Open December 9th and 16th at the Bohemian Hall.

 

  • Winter Fest at the Brooklyn Museum– The Brooklyn Botanical Garden teams up with the Brooklyn Museum to create an indoor winter wonderland. Activities include live performances, food, a tree maze, Santaland and an array of activates for the whole family.

 

  • Dyker Heights Lights- Houses in Brooklyn are decorated with spectacular light shows. Great Christmas Light Fight anyone? Located on Dyker Heights Blvd from 83rd st-86th.

 

There are so many more things to do! Did I miss a must for you? Are you planning to visit NYC this Christmas season? Let me know in the comments an on social media!-T.S.

 

christmas fashion Jewelry

NYC Christmas Market’s Part Two

Christmas Cards in NYC

Christmas may be over but are you really ready for it to be over? No me neither! I’m not ready for all the Christmas decorations to be put away. I don’t want the Christmas markets to disappear. Here a few more great companies I discovered while walking around the NYC Christmas markets.

Verrier Handcrafted at Union Square & Grand Central Station Holiday Fair

Cards with a fashionable NYC touch these unique cards are sure to be memorable for any occasion. Created by a mother-daughter duo Ashleigh and Jude Verrier twelve years ago.  Thoughtful cards are glamorized with glitter, paint and embellishments all developed by Ashleigh. Produced by artisans the brand creates all their cards in a Union Square studio. Verrier Handcrafted can be found in stores around the globe including Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods of London, Isetan in Tokyo and their boutique in Union Square and Christmas popups. These cities and more from around the globe are also themes for their vibrant cards. Cards named “a bad day in new york city is still better than a good day anywhere else”, ” Paris is always a good idea” and ” Take me to Venice” pay homage to iconic cities around the world.

Christmas Cards in NYC

Verrier Handcrafted

 

Verrier Cards

Verrier Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These miniature art pieces are a great way to  celebrate  every kind of occasion like weddings and birthdays with cards “eat, drink, be married” and ” wishing you a fabulously chic birthday”. While simple affirmation cards are a great way to get a feeling across with cards like “more issues than Vogue” or “yes you can can”.  Kids can also recieve or give cards embellished with colorful animals and ice cream cones. Phone cases, notepads, prints and boxed sets can also be found with painted beautiful colors and embellishments.  I found these at the Union Square Christmas Market and the Grand Central Holiday Fair. Cards are $9.00 each,see more of Verrier’s cards here.

Christmas Markets NYC

Verrier Cards.

 

 

NYC Christmas markets

Verrier phone cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Nolan at Union Square

Julie Nolan Jewelry based in Massachusetts has been making jewelry since the age of six. After nine months at New York’s Studio Jewelers a trade school in Jewelry making she created Julie Nolan Jewelry. Her first collection was showcased in the Catbird Boutique in Brooklyn and Anthropoligie stores. The resources for her jewelry are unusually man-made, organic, discarded or natural materials sourced in the USA. Julie’s jewelry is also made through unique processes like ancient cold forging that gives pieces a textured look.

Jewlery at NYC Christmas market

Julie Nolan Jewelry

Gifts found at an nyc Christmas market

Julie Nolan Jewelry

The process of lost wax casted jewelry includes a duplicate piece of metal jewelry made from a wax sculpture. This unique process like that of cold forging is an ancient technique dating back to West African sculptors in the 1400’s. The Zodiac collection  is made through the process of making dents into gold and silver using constellations found in the turn of the century Swiss calendar. Julie’s husband and a  team of four other artisans help with the production of the jewelry. Prices starting at $26.00 are comparable for 14 carat rings while unique mobile’s for crib’s made of driftwood and brass are $500.00. Find out more about Julie Nolan here.

Jewelry found at an NYC Christmas market

Julie Nolan Jewelry

Jewlery found at a NYC Christmas Market

Julie Nolan Jewelry

Cup of Curiosity at The 5th Avenue Shopping Court

Cup of Curiosity is a jewelry line that I found intriguing. Beautiful feminine pieces  in their Myra collection could be found as well as unique ones in their Rune Collection. The Myra collection consist of  four sub-divisions. The Eternity line is minimalistic consisting of simple gold, rose gold and silver jewelry. Their Mystere collection is inspired by the Middle East and the spiritual symbol, the evil eye. The Soulful Allure group includes circular pieces inspired by ancient silver and gold coins. While the Eye of M. Y.R.R.A  assortment are statement pieces with gold, sapphires and diamonds resembling the evil eye. Myra

Jewlery found at an NYC christmas market

Myrra Collection

Jelwery found at and NYC Christmas Market

Myrra Jewelry

Found at and NYC Christmas Market

Myrra Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rune collection is inspired by the Scandinavian Runes, also known as the alphabet throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Britain in the 100 B.C.E.- 1600 C.E. time period. Runes were known to be used in magic and only by the higher archery of the time. Their rune collection of necklaces, bracelets and rings all have a symbolic meaning dating back to this society and belief. Their Alchemy ring is believed to have healing powers, while their ANSUZ charm is symbolic for knowledge, communication and inspiration. Meanings of wealth, generosity, creativity and many more have their own charm throughout the collection. The Ether line of the Rune collection consisting of silver and delicate gems symbolizes the fifth element known in philosophy as sky and spirit. Cup of Curiosity

Jewlery Collection at NYC Christmas Market

Nordic Rune Collection

 

Jewlery found at an NYC Christmas Market

Cup of Curiosity Rune Collection

I really enjoyed finding all these great companies and unique pieces in the Christmas markets around the City. The holiday season has passed way to quickly in my opinion! Let me know how your Christmas was. What markets, sights and sounds were your favorite?

T.S.