Does the thought of mingling with a roomful of strangers make you long for the painful solitude of a root canal? Or are you a party animal who never meets a stranger?
The ancient Greeks and Romans loved well and fought hard.
Although they are the ones credited with putting the power in Cupid’s arrows, Valentine’s Day actually got its name from a Christian martyr of the same name. St. Valentine was imprisoned for marrying soldiers against the decree of the Roman emperor Claudius II. The formidable emperor believed that single men made better soldiers.
Nothing fans the flames of love like forced celibacy and the soldiers willing to take the risk sought out Valentine to marry them.
The day’s association with romantic love took hold sometime during the Middle Ages when lovers began expressing their love for each other with flowers, sweets, poetry and jewels. Where there is love there are jewels, for this we are thankful!
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No excuse necessary to wear RED, but it is Chinese New Year!
When it’s 0 degrees a girl needs a good reason to get out of bed. If a trip to the tropics isn’t on your agenda, consider giving yourself a something glamorous and delicious and make sure it’s red!
Red is the color for Chinese New Year. Gifts come wrapped in red and money is given out in red envelopes. Houses are thoroughly cleaned in order to sweep away ill-fortune and clear the way for incoming good luck. To further invite good energy and prosperity red paper decorations are hung everywhere. It’s all about red’s power to attract longevity, good fortune, health, wealth, and happiness.
Wear red with a smile and a happy heart. Unhappiness does not look good in red (or any other color for that matter!)
Three Reasons to Smile:
- Chocolate: Share the love and the L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates.
- When it rains, you smile! When you wear the REDDEST rain coat you can find. Talbots Modern Mac Raincoat.
- Life is Short: Wear Your Jewels! Mary Marino for Flashionista.com. Triple Wrap Goddess 3-In-One Necklace with red coral.
This is the year of the Snake. I’m up for more on this topic next week. I’m a Horse. Apparently horses and snakes aren’t high on the compatibility scale but then don’t all relationship take work?
Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Is everything starting to look the same to you this holiday season? Maybe it’s time for something that breaks out of the pattern of sameness. Jewels offer an INSTANT change in attitude. But you have to WEAR them to get the benefit! Checkout some of my latest. They’re all made with love and re-invention fuel!