Friday, October 29, 2010

Thank you Jen & Joe!

So every other Friday &/or Saturday night my sister, Jen, and her boyfriend, Joe, hit the club for some salsa dancing. Now, salsa is not my thing at all, but every now and then I let them drag me out of my house and take me along.  I have to say that watching them dance and seeing how much fun they're having is truly contagious and fills me with joy & laughter. It's not so fun, however, having to turn down every person who comes up to me asking me to dance & say, "sorry! I don't dance", I apologize guys! Nor, having to convince people that I'm not my sister we just look a lot alike! But what I do love is spending time with my big sis when she's doing what she loves most & I wouldn't trade it for the world!

One particular night a year ago I really didn't feel like going out but sure enough Jen & Joe showed up at my door and wouldn't take no for an answer. She had this funny feeling that the Entertainment Coordinator, Rodrigo, would fall in love with me when he met me. I had absolutely no intention of meeting anyone especially someone in the salsa scene as it's just not my bag! But I did go with an open mind...I remember thinking to myself that just because it's salsa doesn't mean that their isn't someone amazing who could be there. After that thought- I let it go & when she introduced me to her friend at 1st I didn't even remember what she had said about him. I shook his hand, said hello with my big smile and walked away. Now, at this time I was getting hit on by every Tom, Dick & Harry and had heard just about every line a person could drop. But Rodrigo said to my sister that I seemed really "nice" & that was one I hadn't heard before. Most men 1st comment about the way or look and it gets worse from there. The fact that he said I seemed nice intrigued me so I sat down and had a conversation with the devastatingly handsome Spaniard...

A year later, all I can say is, LOVE is BLISS! Never have I been loved by someone so whole heartedly and never have I loved someone so utterly & completely! And on Monday...he will be the only man I will ever love for the rest of my life! :) Who knew? Having the open mind and open heart...I feel I truly manifested this man. My sister would tell you "if it wasn't for me they wouldn't know one another" and that's true also! So that's why I say "Thank you Jen & Joe" for introducing me to the greatest LOVE of my LIFE and for all of the amazing support you've given us! The love, friendship & support I have from my big sisters is never ending & everyday I'm amazed by it!

...On a side sister just temporarily moved her boutique to an online store until she finds a new location. If you love brands like Free People, Chaser LA, Funky People, Lauren Moshi & many, many more...please check out her online boutique and show your support:

She also has an online vintage boutique that happens to be one of my favorite places to shop. For incredible vintage clothing visit her online store:

...Along with her online stores my sister is one of the best real estate agents in the county! If you're looking for a new home...send my sister your contact information to Her talents amaze me and I learn something new from her everyday! I LOVE you jen..always & forever!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Posted some new items on Etsy

Here's a few items that just went up...stop by the site and have a look around!


More to come soon! :-)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I LOVE you Zha!

So, in case you didn't know, my sister is my pride and joy! Every wednesday night we get together and take pictures of the new jewelry she's created. As soon as we're done taking pics we grab our magz, our sudoku books, a couple pens & some drinks and her family and I gather in the back yard for pow wow time! Neal, her husband, supplies the backround tunes for us to vibe to while Zhanine and I contest to see who can finish the soduko puzzle the quickest...she always wins...but that's not to say I don't try! Our little ritual has made wednesday night my favorite night of the week! :-)

I'm just so proud of my sister and her amazing creativity! She's always wanted to make jewelry and with a little push from her little sis...I'm truly amazed at how far she's come! Her earrings, rings, necklaces, and my favorite, the head pieces...are so beautiful and unique that ZhanineBJewelry has become the only jewelry I wear! Her pieces can be found on her Etsy site:

Her stuff sells like crazy off-line so be sure to check out her website for your chance to have some of this beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry! Oh! & If you're coming out to the Vintage & Handmade Marketplace then you will get to try some of these pieces on in person...yay!

Monday, October 25, 2010

LOVE-CLOTHING is vending in Costa Mesa...YAY!

Behind the Picket Fence is a new vintage & handmade marketplace happening right here in my home town. If you're an Orange County local and want to come check it out be sure to stop by! Here's the info:

Piecemakers Village Parking Lot
1720 Adams Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA. 92627
Saturday, November 6th from 9:00am - 4:00pm
The show is held rain or shine!
Check out the blog at

Kimberly Topete, who is putting on the event, also has a shop on Esty called The Almond Branch! Her stuff is just adorable! Here's a link to her site...please be sure to check it out:

Thank you Kimberly for bringing together the community to share in the amazing world of vintage & handmade items! Thank you especially for including LOVE-CLOTHING!!!

Can't wait to see all of you there! ;-)

PeAcE & LOVE always, jilly