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- 02/26/13--10:35: _Our Recap of Red Ca...
- 02/26/13--18:31: _GLORIOUS WINTER WED...
- 02/26/13--10:35: _My Photo Recap of R...
- 02/27/13--06:26: _Wedding Wednesday -...
- 02/27/13--07:52: _A True Sterling Ann...
- 02/27/13--13:39: _My Week in LA for R...
- 02/27/13--14:01: _The Big Bonanza Sil...
- 02/27/13--14:08: _Engagement Party Ph...
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- 02/28/13--11:56: _Thank You QVC! Look...
- 02/28/13--12:36: _Denim & Co. Q&A Wit...
- 02/25/13--12:22: Get Glowing This Spring!
- 02/25/13--13:58: What Main Dishes Do You Like to Serve as Appetizers?
- 02/25/13--17:34: Countdown to Saint Patrick's Day with Stephen Walsh
- 02/25/13--17:40: Big Bonanza Silver Sale... and a very big announcement!
- 02/26/13--06:04: Denim & Co. Blog Chat 2/26 at 11:00 am EST!
- 02/26/13--06:33: Gardening's a Party on the Q!!
- 02/26/13--07:01: LCny Spring Colors Are Coming - Take the Poll and Share Your Fave!
- 02/26/13--10:35: Our Recap of Red Carpet Style!
- 02/26/13--18:31: GLORIOUS WINTER WEDDING
- 02/26/13--10:35: My Photo Recap of Red Carpet Style!
- 02/27/13--06:26: Wedding Wednesday - Tell me about ur music selections
- 02/27/13--07:52: A True Sterling Anniversary!
- 02/27/13--13:39: My Week in LA for Red Carpet Style - Part One
- 02/27/13--14:01: The Big Bonanza Silver Sale is almost here!
- 02/27/13--14:08: Engagement Party Photos!
- 02/27/13--14:47: See You at Heard Market!
- 02/28/13--11:10: My 20th Big Bonanza Silver Event!
- 02/28/13--12:36: Denim & Co. Q&A With QVC Designer Heather Beyus March 5th!
Whether you’re a snowbird or a snow bunny, there’s no reason you can’t safely sport a sunny glow wherever your travels take you. As a practicing dermatologist, I advocate daily use of sunscreen, but I also believe in regular topical application of vitamin D. Combining vitamin D that with encapsulated DHA lets my Alpha Beta Glow products help get you radically radiant! Try Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Face to get a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow any season, and to also help give you the appearance of firmer, smoother skin, the look of smaller pores, and the appearance of reduced surface imperfections. And Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Body give you the appearance of tonedskin, a beach goddess glow. Not enough Alpha Beta Glow for you? Stay tuned for the debut of the newest member of the family, available to QVC shoppers February 26 on Tuesday Night Beauty at 9pm ET and at QVC.com.
Have any fun travel plans this spring?
Less than three weeks until St Patrick's Day…the countdown is on! Even the sheep in Connemara are forming a line to grab the new and exciting items that will come to QVC this year. I was on the Quarry last week and took this photo from right outside the gate!
There will be lots of new items from my workshop coming and a whole hour of Connemara Marble at 5 PM EST.
I would love to hear of any suggestions what you would like to see on the day.
All the best from spring like Ireland, where the daffodils are just starting to bloom!
Shop Connemara Marble jewellery on QVC.com.
I just saw the entire layout of merchandise for the 25th Annual Big Bonanza Silver Sale happening on Friday, March 1st, and WOW, what an incredible selection! I couldn’t decide if it was like standing on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence looking at the fine Italian craftsmanship, walking by the windows in New York City at the fine store on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, or standing at the counter of one of the most prestigious jewelry stores in the world.
Many of the hottest things happening in jewelry will be featured throughout the day. There will be lots of focus on the wrist with amazing cuffs and bangles. Status links in bracelets and necklaces are right on trend. Other key directions include Tubogas, hoops and dangles, colors of metal, cabochons, lace cut outs, and pave-set gemstones.
I wanted to let you know the history behind Bonanza. This year marks the 156th anniversary of the discovery of the richest silver strike in North America, the Comstock Lode. It was found in Virginia City, Nevada, and produced over $400 million of gold and silver. The Lode was named after T P Comstock who bluffed his way into a partnership with the two Irishmen who actually discovered the claim. His nickname was “Old Pancake” because he was too lazy to even make bread.
I have to mention a few of my favorite items from the day. The VicenzaSilver Sterling Triple Tubogas Bracelet (J277764) is spectacular! This item is produced in Italy and is made by a difficult and time consuming process. Tubogas is flexible and some of the top jewelry designers in the world use this technique. This gorgeous bracelet will be offered in all sterling silver or 14K gold plated in either yellow- or rose-tone. The tricolor look is amazing!
Also from Italy is a magnificent VicenzaSilver Braided Diamond Cut Necklace (J278877). It is an updated herringbone-style chain that shimmers and glistens. Each necklace has six woven strands that are braided to form a single masterpiece. I tried to decide which was the most beautiful: sterling silver, 14K yellow gold plated, or 14K rose gold plated. I’ll let you decide.
What could be better than a dome of pave-set diamonds? Especially if they come in a choice of Blue, Green, Yellow, or Red and weigh a total of 1 carat? Please watch out for this incredible ring (J278981)! I had a hard time deciding my favorite, but I had go with blue.
Please tune in onMarch 1st at midnight when Rick will not only launch the TSV, but will have one of the coolest pieces I have ever seen in personalized jewelry (J279770). It is right on what is happening in high end designer jewelry and under $30!!!!!!
And finally, a very big announcement. We would love to get your feedback. Please tell us, what is your favorite piece of silver jewelry from the past 25 years and why? If you share your story with us, three lucky winners will be randomly selected to win an UltraFineSilver Bracelet. Good luck!!!
Revenhair, thank you for the kind words and your suggestion. Stay tuned, you will be seeing more blue lace agate this Spring and Summer.
Bk, thanks for your comments on the Estate Jewelry Collection; it is really exciting. The bell is one of my all-time favorite pieces. It is made by Zahd Makarim from Bali and we have several other pieces by Zahd. These include J157156, J109378, and J109376. Click on one of these and go to the “About the Designer” tab; it will tell you his story.
I'm Heather and I'm part of QVC’s internal design & development team. I'm one of the technical designers for Denim & Co. I focus on the woven garments but also have tons of knowledge of the whole brand. We collaborate with the designers & provide direction on fabric, fit and garment construction. I have been working on the Denim & Co brand for about 10 years now so you can imagine how much info I have to share.
Have questions about product in today's show? Ask away! I'll be answering your questions all throughout the show.
Talk to you soon!
"Almost" Spring Greetings, QVC Friends!!
Now that we are nearly to March (wah-hoo!) it's time to officially launch Garden Party with Carolyn into its WEEKLY 2013 timeslot, on Tuesdays at 9am! I am MORE than excited to have you join me each week and I hope you'll put a big circle around Tuesday's at 9am on your calendar! My first weekly show will be Tuesday, March 26th at 9am and will run in that spot every Tuesday through May. This will be the third gardening season for the show, and I must say, this season will be the best yet!! We'll feature live plants for your lawn and garden from Cottage Farms and/or Roberta's Unique Gardens in nearly every show! We've also brought in a large collection of Plow and Hearth items for this season, new Smart Solar fountains, adorable statuary, functional and decorative solar lighting, patio furniture, rugs and umbrellas, planters to hang and to attach to your railings, windchimes, hoses and nozzles, useful and durable gardening tools, new fertilizers and nutrient products for your plants, pet and animal-themed items (they are simply adorable, if I may say so myself!), gear for you to wear like gardening gloves, San Diego Hat Company garden hats, Sloggers garden shoes and so much more! If you miss a show, don't worry, you can still see what you missed each week on my Garden Party with Carolyn page on QVC.com. You'll also find my favorite "Garden Shed" items that you won't see presented on air!
I'll have a new Garden Blog for you each week and each one will contain a link to our new Gardening Video Blogs! We'll add a new installment each Tuesday before the 9am show.
These Video Blogs have been recorded by my good pals Eric Wallien of Roberta's and Phillip Watson of Cottage Farms, and will feature great info on gardening basics that they don't have an opportunity to share with you on air. This week's installment is from Eric Wallien, and discusses how to prepare your garden soil to get the best results from your flowers and plants.
If you are on Facebook, be sure to "LIKE" by Carolyn Gracie QVC page, where I'll frequently post my personal garden photos and pet photos for you to enjoy! I'd love for you to share YOUR garden and pet photos on my page as well!!
We're just getting started with a VERY exciting Gardening Season on QVC!! I hope you'll join us for all the fun and later this summer, enjoy your OWN outdoor living space even more, with the addition of some great ideas from Garden Party!
Happy Garden Planning!
Hello my LCNY fashionistas. It's almost the end of February and I must say I am very ready for spring. It has been a bit cold, damp and gloomy in West Chester and working with our new spring fashions makes me thirsty for some warmth and sunshine. Spring is a time of new and rebirth. We always know it is around the corner and are very welcoming when it arrives. Speaking of new and rebirth I had an invitation to speak to a lovely group of women the other night about fashion, top trends, must haves and yes, color. I talked about the non mom jean look, the staple white button down shirt, the must have maxi dress, the natural color shoe but the real buzz was COLOR. We all talked about our comfort level of browns and blacks, and of course no prints. But as I have been sharing with all of you since the beginning of January, color can repurpose existing fashions in your closet, print can be a camouflage, and yes color gives us the glow. So check out our color selections for the spring LCNY collection: jade, royal blue, pink grapefruit, papaya, and pool blue.
Take the poll below to let us know your favorite color and the item you purchased and can not wait to wear. You know by now I am a strong fan of any combo of green, but I must say papaya has intrigued me. MBR always shines in the pool blue, but looks shall we say just glowing in the pink grapefruit. So join us Wednesday morning, for girl talk, laughter, and a twirl on the color wheel... you know it is going to be fun:)
We’re excited to announce that our 2012 Partners in Giving Campaign video is in the running for Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship’s (BCCCC) 2013 Film Festival and we’d love your help! Please take a moment to cast a ballot for QVC before voting ends on Friday, March 1.
By voting for QVC, you will help to raise the visibility of our corporate citizenship efforts and also show support for QVC team members who participated in the video and shared their personal stories of giving with us.
The BCCCC is a membership-based research and education center--and QVC is an active member. As a leader in research and education, BCCCC provides knowledge and learning opportunities designed to help its 400 member companies advance positive corporate citizenship into business practices.
Thank you to all involved in this initiative!
This last weekend Cam and I were honored to be guests at Catherine Gendel's beautiful wedding, which was held in the glorious Adirondack Mountains surrounding Lake Placid. What a heavenly place. As Canadians (and now Americans, too!), Cam and I joked about this winter setting (including all the fun outdoor activities) being strangely familiar!
Can I just say that Catherine (though with or without makeup, etc. is a beauty) was a simply stunning bride! And no one does hospitality like Kathy Gendel, my dear friend.
I know I've mentioned that in my former life in Canada, I really did have a career in music as a classical/opera/musical theater singer. I still sing as a soloist on a regular basis at my church and include it when it fits as I speak to women's groups. (Yes, I do have to practice almost daily! I have since I was seven years old!) Well, the Gendel's asked me to sing at Catherine's wedding so I thought you might enjoy the clip they posted on You Tube.
Here's me singing Schubert's "Ave Maria" with my husband, Cam, on the piano.
You were created to be lovely. Be lovely.
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Friday night's Red Carpet Style was a magical night for all of us at the Q. A few of the QVC Socialites were lucky enough to go to LA for the event and they snapped some great photos.
Good morning LA! Today is the day!
What a yummy menu at the Drybar! Pre-party blowouts before QVC Red Carpet!
The view up above the Drybar!
Social team blowouts done! So much fun at the Drybar!
Our stunning trio of hosts, Courtney Cason, Amy Stran + Lisa Robertson!
A QVC Red Carpet moment: Lisa Rinna in Oscar de la Renta + her stylist & Q designer Jen Rade!
Major nails on the QVC Red Carpet! Guess who?
Love Nicole Richie's braids tonight!
The Four Seasons is packed tonight!
The lovely Miranda Kerr on the QVC Red Carpet!
We love Nicole Richie's look!
Kristin Cavallari joined the party!
Joe Zee + Courtney Cason pose on the QVC Red Carpet
The Social Wall at the event!
Lori Goldstein + Lisa Robertson enjoy dinner together
How amazing is the Kate Somerville salon in LA?!
The scene at Stila Cosmetics is a dream! Like being a kid in a candy store!
What's your color?
Incredible Countless Color Pigments coming soon to the Q from Stila Cosmetics!
Hope you enjoyed these photos as much as my team enjoyed taking them! What was your favorite part of the night? Share in the comments below!
Just back from amaze' wedding in snowy lake placid. If I cud have, wud have had total winter wonderland wedding. Love snow. Love cozy. Here r my wedding shoes. Pale pink. No idea how will dance in these tall trees and pray don't trip down aisle.
Walking down to unconventional song. It's a surprise for Joe. Lyrics to song tell our life story. Ive heard of some fun n crazy Processional songs - michael jackson, bon jovi. (i do luv scene from movie Love Actually where gal walks down aisle to beatles song.) What'd u walk down aisle to? Father-daughter dance?
Hard to believe that we are celebrating the silver anniversary, 25 years of Big Bonanza Silver Day! This is a time when it is fun to look back and remember how we got started. Twenty five years ago, we already had a successful gold event, our California Gold Rush. My fellow silver lovers were wondering if we could do a silver event, so we started researching silver strikes here in the United States. We wanted to do the event on the anniversary of a big silver day in our history. So we came upon the biggest silver strike in the history of the United States, the Comstock Lode, discovered in Virginia City, Nevada. Since that date was March 1st, our first-ever silver event debuted then too. If you remember our event days we used to dress up, late 1800's style, and the set looked like something right out of a Western movie! And we even had the QVC dancers entertaining on the day. (I just can't make this stuff up!) To be totally honest, I was part of the troupe and the video that survives is hilariously funny! Some of the classic items we sold were a set of 10 herringbone Italian necklaces, set of twelve bracelets, and a lovely heart charm necklace that I wore to Virginia City in the early 1990s, and still wear today.
I went to Virigina City to shoot with our video team, and found out that they were originally looking for gold in the mines under the city. What they were discovering was "blue stuff" they were discarding until someone realized it was precious silver. March 1st marked the discovery! A young American writer who later became well known as Mark Twain spent time in Virginia City, and the Disney Imagineers visited the town when looking for the inspiration for Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris. Today as we celebrate 25 years of loving sterling silver, I am so proud to see how far our styles have come and that we are honoring our silver heritage too. I hope you will create new memories with the silver jewelry you see on this Friday, March 1st, 2013, our 25th annual celebration of sharing a love of silver through the years!
I wanted to share some photos with you from my time in Los Angeles. This is one of two blogs I’ll be posting to give you a glimpse into Red Carpet Week. This blog includes photos starting with my arrival in L.A. on Tuesday and goes through the Red Carpet Style event on Friday evening. Tomorrow, I’ll post photos from my visit to Chaz’s studio and new home, as well as Elton John’s viewing party with my fabulous date, Cameron Silver. It was a busy week, so we split it into two parts. J
GOOD MORNING, LOS ANGELES! It was so nice to be able to wake up three hours later (according to my body clock) and still get to enjoy the sunrise. :)
Courtney and I are in love......with this amazing restaurant called "Lemonade.” It’s so good!!!! We found it right next to Mark Zunino's boutique on Beverly Boulevard. Have any of you ever been there? If you ever come to LA, you have to try it!
Mark Zunino sent me a picture of them working on the fabric for the dress. It’s breathtaking in its intricacy. This is the women doing beading, stitching, and ribbon for the body of it.
I had the best time at lunch. :) Courtney's friend Farrah lives in town and they were kind enough to let me tag along. You know people are nice when they have known each other for years, but they didn't make me feel like the “new person" in the group. :) We went to the "Ivy" on Robertson and the food was great too. :)
I had a meeting with Bradley Bayou on Wednesday. Love that guy! He’s such sweetheart and so talented! :)
I had the pleasure of meeting with Kate Somerville at her Medi-Skin Clinic. It’s beautiful. You can tell that she has a passion for interior decor as well as skincare. She has such beautiful taste in interiors. :)
Lori Goldstein and I attended a dinner with a gathering that included the QVC executive team.
I had the best time meeting with Lisa Rinna on Thursday. The only problem is that we had such a good time talking and hanging out that I was late for another meeting!
This is a photo of the racks of clothing for the show. Do you recognize anything?
Courtney, Amy, and I had a wonderful time together. I love them. :)
Courtney’s dress was beautiful and so were the accessories. She was styled by Jen Rade, a celebrity stylist who debuted her line of clothing on Friday night.
This is Jen Rade and Lisa Rinna posing for a photo. Love this shot!
After celebrities walked the red carpet, they had the chance to experience the “Instaglam” suite with our social media correspondent, Jeannie Mai. It’s pretty incredible to see how social media impacted the party. You can see tweets and Instagram posts live stream on this wall.
Because of all of the “tweeting” and such, the social team brought their HALO chargers to refuel when their iPhones started to run low. :)
Here’s a view from the party.
Jill Martin was our red carpet correspondent. She interviewed celebrities on the red carpet for QVC. Here’s a photo of her and Courtney doing a live hit from inside the party. Did you see her tote bag in the show?
Here are Jill and Jeannie posing together at the Instaglam suite.
Here’s Courtney again in between her “duties.” Her boyfriend Aaron and friend Farrah were able to attend as well.
Don’t forget—another blog is coming tomorrow!
Hi dear UltraFine readers!
We are very excited to present to you the ULTRAFINE TSV!!! Drum roll please… The “Scaletto” Riccio Bracelet!
This beautiful bracelet is an exceptional example of fine, rich, and bold Italian jewelry made in 950 silver which makes it even more precious! The scaletto technique was born in Italy many years ago and it is very hard to find nowadays because of its manufacturing intricacy. The scaletto is a special texture which combines both satin and polished finishes, and this riccio bracelet is like a moving stairway of sparkle and shine!
If you love distinctive, detailed pieces, you will also fall in love with the whole “scaletto” family - yes that’s right! - For the Bonanza Silver Sale we will also have the matching scaletto necklace, earrings, and ring! All of them created for the Ultrafine collection for the very first time!
As we move closer and closer to my son David's wedding, I thought it would be fun to share some photos of the engagement party we threw for him and his fiancé Christine. I wanted it to be a vision of white, from the white table linens and chairs, to the white roses and hydrangeas representing the purity of love that has bonded them and our families together... a new beginning (corny, but true!).
To keep it festive and protect us from harsh weather, we had a huge white tent in the backyard of my home and although the weather was a bit cooler than we would have liked, the celebrations went on!
Christine's sister Nicole put together a slide show of the bride and groom-to-be from their early childhood to the present that was projected on a big screen and left running throughout the party. Her mom brought the most gorgeous cake that was just as delicious as it was beautiful!
This is one of my favorite pictures from the party of David and Christine... I think they look like Bonnie and Clyde!
Had to share this one too... Looks like they form a heart!!
Have you or any of your close friends or family members gotten engaged or had weddings recently? Do you have any wedding advice you can share? I love hearing from you!
Thank you so much for letting me share this special time for my family with you!! Please tune in to my shows Thursday, February 28th at 9am ET and Sunday, March 3rd at 10pm ET to hear the most recent tidbits on their upcoming wedding!
We can’t wait to see you this weekend at the 55th Annual Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix, Arizona!
With our next American West Jewelry shows just around the corner on March 19 from 1-3am (EST) and 6-8pm (EST), we’re excited to kick off our celebration now with a visit to Arizona’s most prestigious Native arts event, the Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, on March 2-3. We’re thrilled to be bringing you designs from award-winning Native American artists Jody Naranjo, Fritz Casuse, Veronica Benally, and Myron Panteah on March 19th, and we look forward to stopping by their booths this weekend to find out what creations these talented artists have been working on.
If you won’t be in Phoenix for the event, we’ll be bringing you live updates and photos on the American West Facebook page. With over 700 top Native American artists and more than 20,000 people attending, Heard Market is an event that we just had to share! Join us for an exclusive look at the fashions, styles, art, and artists that make this unique and colorful fair come to life!
We’ll also be making an important announcement while we’re there. This Saturday, March 2nd, we’ll reveal the name of the Native American artist whose work we’ll be debuting on QVC on March 19th. This artist is known for cutting-edge, bold jewelry designs, and we can’t wait to give you a first look!
I get so excited as March 1st approaches each year at QVC. Our Big Bonanza Silver event is a tradition here, and I'm lucky to have been a part of it for the past 20 years. Do any of you remember the old fashioned, saloon girl style dresses we used to wear? What about the way the sets used to look like an old mining town? Fun to look at...but I have to say, I'm relieved that I don't have to wear a corset and sit on a bale of hay anymore!
This year, the Today's Special Value is actually a throwback to the very first piece of jewelry I ever presented on QVC...a riccio bracelet from Italy. I love the weight of the bracelet, the fluidity of the piece around your wrist, and the way it sparkles. Our buyer had a great idea to offer it in 2 widths, so there really is a look for all styles. I hope you like it...in person, it's just fab!
What's amazing to me, is how far in advance our buyers work to develop product for this day, how they're always trying to push the envelope with new innovations, and how quickly they have to respond to the trends in fashion so that you can have the same look in silver that you're spotting on celebrities. All of that aside, what I really love about the event is the metal itself...silver is my go to, what I love to wear, what I love to buy, what I love to admire.
I love the cool feeling of smooth, shiny silver against my skin, and equally adore the amazing textures that can be woven or cast in silver by artisans from the around the world.
With all of the blues and greens in fashion this spring, there is no better choice than silver to rock your look!
I'm really looking forward to sharing some special pieces that I helped the team design during the final hours of the event, 9-midnight on Friday. These were just a few "sneak peeks" at some of the great products and trends that you will see tomorrow on my show.
I'm proud to say that many of you over the years have told me that you were always a gold person, but that I was the one who got you into your first pieces of sterling silver....let's see if we can't find that perfect new piece for your collection again this season!
To the incredible team at QVC who made this possible, as well as everyone out there who purchased (or tried to purchase!) our debut "Blowout-in-a-Box" package last week, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
It was truly the thrill of a lifetime to experience the excitement of being on live TV, especially at such an amazing, star-studded Red Carpet event! I seriously think the only people that were more excited than me were my two little boys, Grant (8) and Kit (5). And thanks to my husband who stayed home with them, you can check 'em out watching the action unfold :)