Fashion & Style

Sunshine Sisters Got Hattitude!


Diane Shagott held a workshop Hats to Di For for the Sunshine Sisters women’s club.

Semi-Retired… Not Dead and Gone

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Richard Alan discusses memorial custom jewelry in his column All That Glitters.

Jewelry = Love + Emotion

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Richard Alan discusses the love that goes into the gift of a one of a kind piece of custom jewelry in his column All That Glitters.

A Diamond is Forever… Your Ring, Not so Long

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Richard Alan discusses the importance of jewelry maintenance in his column All That Glitters.

Kay’s Fashion Show


Kay’s on the Beach celebrated 43 years in business on Marco Island with their Annual Valentine Fashion Show at Hideaway Beach Clubhouse.  The event is one of the most popular events highlighting new fashions, entertainment, and the beauty of local women walking the runway. Kay’s on the Beach was founded by Kay Folsom and she continues to support the business at 94, […]

Who’s Zooming Who?

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Wow! In the last Breeze column I mentioned the fact that some folks were under the impression that their supposed “diamonds” may not be real diamonds. That sparked an influx of curious folks who wanted to be sure of the fact. Let’s just say I looked at a lot of nice and not-so-nice diamonds these past two weeks. The results […]

A Fashion Cruise at the SMCCW Fashion Show


The San Marco Council of Catholic Women (SMCCW) recently presented its 40th Fashion Show to a sellout crowd of over 300 attendees. This year’s theme was “All Decked Out – A Fashion Cruise,” where the hall of San Marco Catholic Church was transformed, depicting a huge illuminated cruise ship on stage. Guests were entertained by Rosetta Stone with delicious gourmet […]

Some Things Are Not as They Seem

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In the wonderful world of the retail jewelry business, there are times when there is no choice but to be brutally honest. This is always the case when accepting jewelry for repair or watches for even a simple battery change. For example, a gentleman wanted me to change a battery in his newly acquired “Rolex,” an automatic red flag! A […]

Out of One’s Mind

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I was pondering the other day about things that go on in my place of business on any giving day. Like when I was told by a customer I was “out of my mind.” Out of one’s mind, what exactly does that mean? If I let my mind out where does it go? And does it come back eventually? Before […]

Back to Basics?

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I’m currently kicking back in a simple basic and rudimentary way. I found a rustic log cabin in the middle of nowhere, somewhere on the famous Suwannee River in Northwest Florida. Brought my wife, my two dogs, Zoe and Toby, and even invited my kids and their spouses including the grandkids, the whole fan-dam-ly… To my surprise everyone came to […]


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