7/27/2012

-Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.-

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” 
― Bob Marley









7/26/2012

Tiffany & co


While many of us adore Tiffany & Co. for their classic but thoroughly chic jewelry designs, and can spot a bracelet, ring, or necklace from a mile away, how much do we really know about the company itself? Here are 7 interesting facts about Tiffany & Co. you may not know…

1. THEY OPENED IN 1837

If you’ve ever wondered why there’s an entire Tiffany collection called “1837,” in which every piece is marked with the number along with the Tiffany & Co. hallmark, this is why. The first store launched in 1837, and the collection celebrates that momentous date.

2. IT STARTED OFF AS TIFFANY, YOUNG AND ELLIS

Now, we know the company as Tiffany & Co., or simply as Tiffany, but when they first launched as a stationary store in Manhattan, they were called Tiffany, Young, and Ellis. In 1853, when Charles tiffany bought out his partners, he shortened the name to the name we know, and love, Tiffany & Co

3. THEY MAKE THE VINCE LOMBARDI TROPHY

While Tiffany and football don’t necessarily seem like a good match, they do make quite a contribution to the sport — every year, they make the award that goes to the team that wins the Super Bowl, the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

4. THEY MADE A CELL PHONE

In 2008, tiffany collaborated with Japanese cell phone provider SoftBank to make a limited edition cell phone. This cell phone featured more than 400 diamonds for more than 20 total carats. According to Sport Nippon, there were only 10 of these cell phones made and they cost more than 100,000,000 yen each.

5. THEY HAD A SISTER COMPANY

While Tiffany does offer a few pieces of jewelry that feature pearls, there was actually a sister company, called Iridesse, that specialized in them. The chain was launched in 2004, but in 2009, in the middle of the global recession, the line was discontinued, and the stores closed.

6. THEY “OWN” THEIR OWN COLOR

Did you know that Pantone color 1837 is Tiffany Blue, which they don’t publish in their color wheels, and for which Tiffany holds the trademark? The gorgeous deep sky blue appears on their boxes, their catalog, and of course, on their jewelry and accessories. How cool is it that they OWN a color?

7. THEY HAVE 167 RETAIL STORES ACROSS THE GLOBE

No matter where you are in the world, chances are, there’s a Tiffany store somewhere nearby. As of January 2007, there are 64 Tiffany stores in the United States, and 103 in other countries, from Colombia to Spain, Malaysia to England. Of course, if there isn’t a store near you, Tiffany does have a marvelous website, ideal for window shopping… and buying!

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