The Weekend List
What are your plans this weekend? If you’re celebrating Easter, we found some gorgeous recipes and inspiration for setting your table—but even if you’re not observing the holiday, we’d recommend taking advantage of these ideas to welcome spring in the most delicious way.
Mothers in Business: idazzle’s Monica Stephenson
You may know Monica Stephenson for her brilliant idazzle.com jewelry blog. You may know Monica Stephenson as a passionate advocate through her work with the African gem mining community, or as the brains behind the ANZA Gems project. Or, you may simply know Monica Stephenson as a mom.
Mothers in Business: Barbara Palumbo
The author behind Adornmentality and What’s On Her Wrist. Those familiar with the jewelry industry are no doubt also acquainted with the name Barbara Palumbo. The industry veteran, often the largest presence in the room (in stature and personality), has quickly become a fixture in publications both print and digital, and on the feeds of our social media accounts.
5 styles to light your night
If you haven’t already planned your look for New Year’s Eve, it’s Team Ayva to the rescue! No matter what your plans—from a high-energy night out to a cuddly night in—these are the styles we’d want to be in when the clock strikes 12.
Lately I have been feeling like we are in an age of information overload. With so much available all around us—the accessibility is a good thing, it’s true—does this make our expectations about everyday life too high? Rarely do we enter a restaurant without checking its Yelp score first, nor do we take a chance on a movie without checking Rotten Tomatoes. Would it be better, even for a moment, to get back to the basics? Back to the small joys and simple pleasures of life, that are so often forgotten now? I think so.
How Team Ayva Celebrates the Holiday
As families around the country gear up for Thanksgiving, we’re reminded of the importance of honoring traditions. Some families practice traditions upheld through centuries, while others begin new ones with their young children. Some traditions are happy accidents, like that time friends of ours ruined the turkey and had to order takeout: They liked it so much, it’s been done every year since (true story!). Other traditions are engrained in the food—grandma’s recipe for homemade gravy, a staple no matter what’s on the table, from fried turkey to vegan tofurkey to turducken.