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Vacay with a Little Sea Spray: Corsica Bound

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Vacay with a Little Sea Spray: Corsica Bound

When I mention that my husband and I are vacationing in Corsica this summer, more times than not, the reaction is "Where is that?". Corsica has been on my list of places to visit for the past 10 years and we're finally getting there. I was first introduced to this beautiful French Mediterranean island, just 100 miles off the Côte d'Azur, by Garance Dore. Grarance would post on her blog about escaping the hustle and bustle of NYC and Paris to return to the island where she grew up. Her images showcased a place that was tranquil and wild at the same time....

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Shopping for a Cause with Global Goods Partners

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Shopping for a Cause with Global Goods Partners

It has come as no surprise that many of our most popular products have been made in partnership with Global Goods Partners. From their beautiful handmade jewelry to their one-of-a-kind home items and children's toys, their items are truly special and unique. Not only is the merchandise offered by Global Goods Partners beautiful, your purchase of their pieces makes an impact in the lives of the talented artisans who design and produce the stunning goods as well as their families. Global Goods Partners was founded by Catherine Lieber Simony and Joan Shifrin in 2005. As professionals in the international development field, they traveled...

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Jackie O. Just Might Have Swooned

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Jackie O. Just Might Have Swooned

I spent much of this morning perusing some of my favorite photo books that I seem to turn to time and again for inspiration. Finding myself at a creative roadblock while working on a fashion project, I thought it best to tune-in to the creative pulse of women who've influenced cult-like wardrobe envy. Never did I imagine that a cup of coffee and 42 pages later would lead me to discover that my little store is selling the earrings that would have perfectly completed some of Jackie O's most treasured styles. I mean, who would imagine that there morning would ever head in that...

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Designer Doing Good: Rosena Sammi

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Designer Doing Good: Rosena Sammi

I first learned of Rosena Sammi back in 2008 when I was a fashion editor in NYC. Working on an upcoming shoot with India-born Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef fame, I was on the hunt for some bold jewelry options which I had been informed Padma hoped to wear for her photos. I came across Rosena's collection, the pieces were the perfect style, and the rest is history. I've been a fan ever since of her modern designs with their stunning cultural influences. In addition to the beautiful styles that Rosena creates, the brand also makes an impact by offering charitable donations from sales of their "Who's Sari...

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A Look at All Across Africa

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A Look at All Across Africa

When I first set out on the adventure of finding products to sell on Swoon For it was a bit overwhelming to say the least. I wanted to be able to offer my customers the ability to make a difference when it came to their shopping experience. Not only did I want to offer a charitable component, I wanted to present goods to my customers that were truly special and authentic. I had traveled to Africa previously, but a trip last August made me fall completely head over heels with the continent and all of the wonder that it offers. Finding beautiful African crafts to...

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