Are you sure you want to keep that a secret?

Yesterday I hosted a shop local event at my studio.  I invited two Canadian designers to spend the afternoon showing their beautiful wares.  Brenda Beddome with her stylish clothing line and Roxana of Barcelona Collective with her fashion forward shoes.

The afternoon went by in a snap.  Women came, they shopped and they brought their friends.

When the day was done the three of us discussed our businesses.  In a world of Social Media and lots of noise on the Internet, the topic of conversation that always comes up with fellow entrepreneurs is – How much of your time is taken up by Social Media?  Is it really growing your business?  Is it getting you new customers?  The short answer to that is (more…)

Lindsey’s Story

This year, through the sales of our Three Little Wishes earrings, we are helping a young mom and wife named Lindsey.  Lindsey has been very brave and allowed us to share the details of her story.

Lindsey got her first period at a very young age! Not your average period either.  She spent years as a child getting dressed in the shower because the bleeding was so heavily.  By the time Lindsey was 16  she made her first (more…)

Is This The Right Time Of Year To Give?

We are fast approaching that time of year when the spirit of giving is at its peak.

We give to the Veterans as they stand inside our malls and grocery stores ringing their bells and taking donations.  We participate in toy drives to make sure that all kids in our community have the chance to open a gift at Christmas.  We give to food banks because we want everyone to have a Christmas dinner with all the fixings.

Some people say that this time of year is ridiculous.  It’s (more…)

When in Limbo . . .

It’s actually best to put on some heart pounding music and just do the limbo!

At least that’s the advice I gave my Mom this morning.

That might sound crazy considering my Mom is a Septuagenarian but she took my suggestion and made it her own.

Last month my Mom sold her house, the house she and my Dad purchased in 1969 when I (more…)

Gratitude Made Me Do It

Family time, delicious food, a yummy glass of wine and the smell of mouth watering baked goodies.

These are all the things I look forward to about Thanksgiving.  It’s a time to get cozy and not worry about counting calories.

I’ve been keeping a journal lately of all the things I am grateful for.  Every night before I go to bed I commit to writing down 10 things that made me grateful that day.

Have you ever practiced this?  If not, Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to start.

Here are 10 things I’ve written down over the last few weeks – (more…)

Good Vibrations

“Complexity is the enemy of execution”

“What human beings can do is amazing, what they will do is disappointing”

“Your life is a result of what you tolerate, what are you tolerating from yourself?”

and my most favourite . . . (more…)

This Collection Celebrates YOU!

Friday night was a smash hit!!! As per usual the party evolved into a rock and roll dance party in the photo booth!  I hate to say it, but I spent more time striking poses with all of our guests than showing off the new collection in the showroom!  Ha ha!

I think that’s what makes our parties so great – it’s a time to (more…)

Launch Party Time!

I’ve been designing jewelry since the early 90’s.  I love the creative process and how all of my inspirations and ideas come alive in every piece.

A couple of years ago Maggie, here at glamjulz, asked me why I don’t have launch parties for my new collections (more…)

The Brighter the Smile, the Better!

The word from my friend Nancy McMillan at 9:30 yesterday morning was that the Bright Run had met their goal of raising $300,000 for the Juravinski Cancer Centre by the time she lay her head on her pillow last night!!!

Woooo Hoooo!!!

Many of you know my wonderful friend Nancy, chair of the Bright Run!  If you have never (more…)

I’m Ready, September!!!

September is here!!! This may very well be my favourite month.  To me this month is more meaningful than January!  I feel this sense of renewal and I get really excited about making positive changes.

Last week I was at Shoppers Drug Mart and this beautiful blonde woman with two sweet little boys looked at me and said, “Hey, glamjulz!” “Hi!” I said.  This angel of a person then said: “You don’t know me” and proceeded to (more…)