“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

“Love is in the Air”

What:

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with PANDORA at Brickell City Centre downtown Miami.

Why:

What girl doesn’t LOVE getting jewelry? And what guy doesn’t LOVE gifting it?

It’s kind of a win-win situation when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It’s even better when the baubles are beyond beautiful, collectible-worthy and completely affordable. Hello, PANDORA!

I fell in LOVE with the gem giant at the end of last year working on a blog and TV story together called: “Beautifully Bejeweled.”

Since then, I’ve become an unadulterated fan. Yes, I guess you could say I fell in LOVE. I couldn’t wait for our next collaboration and well, here we are — celebrating Valentine’s Day — with “Love is in the Air.”

And while Pandora jewelry speaks for itself (as an extension of one’s feelings) with precious stones, mixed metals and rose gold goodness, sometimes LOVE isn’t as straightforward.

Over the years, I’ve written a lot of blogs about LOVE. Those experiences have taught me so many things about its diversity and ever-changing meaning.

There’s young LOVE, romantic LOVE, passionate LOVE, family LOVE and self LOVE (the list goes on.) There’s the LOVE of a child, friend, animal and there’s even the kind of LOVE that can be toxic, tumultuous, forbidden and heartbreaking.

No matter the kind of LOVE, it’s all around us and for the most part, it’s uplifting, soulful and unique (because everyone experiences it differently.) I wanted “Love is in the Air” to express that same sentiment.

Pandora jewelry easily captures the emotions of LOVE; whether it’s delicate and new, strong and everlasting or indelibly undefined – it’s all LOVE and it’s all beautiful and worth celebrating.

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at Shireen’s Favorite Things.

Where:

Pandora Brickell City Centre
701 S. Miami Ave, Suite 343b
Miami, Florida 33131
IG: @pandorabrickellcitycentre
FB: Pandora Brickell City Centre
www.pandora.net/en-us

Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107 Avenue, Center Court
Miami, FL 33172
305.471.4713
Ig: pandoramiaintl

When:

Brickell City Centre:
10-9:30 Mon -Sat
12-7pm Sunday

Miami International Mall:
10-9pm Mon – Sat
11-7pm Sunday

There is no remedy for love but to love more.Henry David Thoreau
Shop the three Pandora jewelry looks featured in this blog: 50 Shades of Pink, Pop Art, and Pandora Rose.
Happy shopping and of course, show yourself a little love on Valentine’s Day.

Photographer: James Woodley www.JamesWoodleyPhotography.com
Wardrobe styling: Jackie Kay
dress provided by Neiman Marcus, Fort Lauderdale
Jewelry styling: Pandora located inside Brickell City Centre
Grooming: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew “LOVE” Auerbach

Special Thanks to Diaset Cabrera

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

Beautifully Bejeweled

What:

Gorgeous “giftable” jewelry by Pandora at the Brickell City Centre downtown Miami.

Why:

Like most women, I LOVE jewelry, but I’ve never really openly admitted it. I’ve always painted myself as more of a shoe and handbag lover and frankly, it’s because of sheer intimidation.

Either the price tag freaks me out or the man who’s buying it (an ex-husband or boyfriend,) was given some sort of relationship ultimatum, was making up for lost time or they were simply trying to tame the beast (me) after some wrong-doing and well, that’s not the kind of jewelry that evokes happy memories.

Luckily, that was then and this is now…

I’m older, wiser and I don’t need a man to buy me jewelry. What’s more, spending a fortune on beautiful diamonds, pearls (or anything in between) seems so passé this day and age; especially with brands like “Pandora,” which I’ve recently fallen head over heels for. Pandora makes me feel “Beautifully Bejeweled” for so many reasons.

The company, which started in 1982 in Denmark, was a family-run jewelry shop that exploded onto the fashion scene with its charm bracelets. It seemed everyone had one! In fact, their bracelets are still more popular than ever.

The more, the better! You know exactly what I’m talking about if you’re a Pandora lover. Its mass appeal, great quality and affordable pricing made the charm bracelet a fabulous fad that has yet to lose its luster.

Fast forward a few decades later and Pandora has quickly grown into a worldwide jewelry powerhouse, creating spectacular pieces that can make a girl feel special without breaking the bank.

More importantly: as times have changed, Pandora has, too, appealing to the modern woman with jewelry she can gift a friend, sister, mother, daughter, even herself.

The line is built around “collecting,” meaning each new piece you add to your existing jewelry wardrobe will easily fit in, creating a cohesive collection.

The company understands social media, too, using Instagram to shower its fan base with ideas of how to modernize and recreate trends of days gone by. For example: “These aren’t your grandmother’s pearls” or “Cuffs worn with high fashion creativity.”

In our busy lives, it’s the little things that make the difference and Pandora has subtly harnessed those nuanced moments. I love gifting myself jewelry for small reasons: finishing an impossible task, celebrating a private milestone or simply because I can. Man, it feels good to write that.

Don’t miss Deco Drive tonight (at 7:30pm & 11:30pm on Channel 7/FOX,) as Shireen’s Favorite Things is invited inside the Pandora Concept store at Brickell City Centre downtown Miami.

We’ll be exploring great gift ideas for the holidays (asymmetrical earrings, pearls, cuffs and much more,) because every girl deserves to be “Beautifully Bejeweled”.

Where:

The Pandora concept store is located on the 3rd level of Brickell City Centre.
701 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131

Below is a detailed list of each jewelry look I’m wearing in the blog. Happy shopping and of course, Happy Christmas!

First Look/Pandora’s Rose Gold:
Hearts of PANDORA Necklace ($150/each). This versatile PANDORA Rose™ necklace collier features the classic PANDORA logo on one side and a circle of shimmering stones on the other. Forever PANDORA Earrings, in PANDORA Rose ($70). Sparkling Bow Ring ($70). Hearts of PANDORA Ring ($90). My Princess Tiara, PANDORA Rose ($80).

Second Look/Pandora’s Midnight Blue:
Patterns of Frost, Multi-Colored Crystal Earrings ($75). Patterns of Frost, Multi-Colored Crystal Necklace Pendant ($60). PANDORA ESSENCE COLLECTION Bangle Bracelet ($60). Twinkling Forever Bangle Bracelet ($100). Sterling Silver w/ 14K Gold Clasp Bracelet ($325).

Third Look/Gold/Oxidized/Leather:
Right hand: Entwined Bracelet ($125). 14K Gold Bangle w/ Signature Clasp ($1,295). Timeless Elegance bangle ($100). Left Hand: Oxidized Sterling Silver Barrel Clasp Bracelet ($65). Champagne colored double leather bracelet ($45). Radiant Elegance, 14K Gold Earrings ($200). Lace Botanique Dangle ($150).

IG: @pandorabrickellcitycentre
FB: Pandora Brickell City Centre
www.pandora.net/en-us

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.Epictetus
Photographer / Tracy Mendy
www.themendyhouse.com
Wardrobe styling: Jackie Kay
dress provided by www.bcbg.com on Lincoln Road, South Beach
Jewelry styling: Pandora located inside Brickell City Centre
Grooming: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew “Not your grandmother’s editor” Auerbach