Contemporary Jewelry

VERDURA: Yesterday and oh yes, Today!

If you’re at all a fan of jewelry, you’re certainly familiar with Verdura jewelry.  The super-brief version of the story is this: Duke Fulco di Verdura, a Sicilian aristocrat and lover of design and art in all forms, rose to great prominence in the mid-1920s when he began designing costume jewelry for fashion legend Coco…

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Point Loma Luster

Oh wow.  I’m waaaay behind on posting.  Well, let’s get the ball rolling again with some photos from our Memorial Day vacation in San Diego. We started our road trip from the northern ‘burbs on Saturday morning at the crack of dawn.  Well, it was 8am, but it felt early.  Unfortunately, it was not early enough.…

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Getty Center Glimmer

I was surprised to find such classic art work in LA.  Los Angeles seems like such a new city that I think of modern or contemporary art.  I was shocked to find classic art (pre-1900) in the Getty and to find out that John Paul Getty, the founder of the museum, didn’t like modern art.…

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