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Jasem Qaisi - Heyday

Posted by Negar Khatami on

On July 28th we opened the doors of our gallery to a new found, hidden gem of an artist, Jasem Qaisi. Jasem is a painter from Iraq that I had the opportunity to meet a few weeks ago in our gallery during our second anniversary event on June 2nd.  Learning that he is from Iraq, ignited my curiosity as I had never met anyone from the country that we were in war with for nearly 8 years in the late 80's. Over the years, as a result of the war, I had created a big grudge and skewed perception of all...

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Future Designers!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

I had the opportunity to meet a young lady on my last event 'Exquisite Lines' who was so fascinated and curious as to how I make jewellery. So, I decided to do a quick walk around my studio to tell her a little bit about how I work. I could see the sparks in her eyes and with her dad's suggestion, we quickly decided to meet the following Saturday to create a piece for her mom's birthday coming up on June 2nd, today! We met right after her tap dance class and started our project. To my surprise, she had...

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What a fun Day!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

I've been dying to put this post up for you. I had such a fun day at Bloedel Conservatory for Mother's Day. They know how to put a great event on, and did they ever make it happen! We arrived in the morning for set up and little did we know that this lovely lady, Sinfor Wong, had everything under control, and greeted us with her beautiful smile and lead us in. She is one of the top event planners in Vancouver and we got the opportunity to chat with her during her busy day. I am hoping that she...

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Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Shopping!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

As it's getting closer to Mother's Day, I am seeing a lot of rush in, last minute shopping in my gallery. I giggle a little bit as I see clients coming in in a panic mode, because I know I will have a unique gift for them and there is no need to panic. So, I thought I should put a little list of what I think makes a great Mother's Day gift & creates the search a little bit easier for you.  First off,  the obvious one, I'd start with a few jewellery from my gallery.  Pearl Blossom Ring...

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Nature Girl

Posted by Noelene Searle-Valleau on

  With floral prints blossoming all around this spring, nature-inspired fashion flourishes this season. Beyond blooms, delicate hues, subdued colour palettes and rustic textures have ruled the runway, infusing a touch of Mother Nature into our wardrobe. Thus, is the heart and sole of the La Vie collection. Branches, blossoms, waves and sea creatures serve as the inspiration behind these delicate jewelry pieces that connect the wearer with the earth. The finely crafted texture is a key element in these designs, creating a simple piece that can be paired easily with any outfit. And since home is where the heart...

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