Category: Lifestyle

Full Circle with Christena Reinhard, Union & Fifth

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We had the opportunity to learn more about Christena Reinhard, the amazing woman behind Union & Fifth – a non-profit, online, fundraising platform turning donated women’s designer duds into cash for charity. Check out our conversation below, and view the Union & Fifth website for more information. What inspired you to create Union & Fifth? I was fundraising for an organization and had a donor who wanted to do something unique – so we cleaned out her closet, sold the contents online, and raised $43,000 – we built a Mac computer lab from old sweaters and handbags for young adults who…


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Life of LUXURY: A Preview of LUXURY at JCK

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A Preview of LUXURY at JCK LUXURY at JCK is the first to kick off our jewel-laden visit to Las Vegas, with doors opening to an invite-only list on Friday, June 2. From June 5 – 8, the show floor will be open to all eligible buyers at JCK, and believe me when I say, everyone is in for quite the treasure hunt (not that you have to hunt, exactly—there is treasure at every turn).  While you’ll find some of your favorite exhibitors ready to dazzle you, there’s also some exciting new things in LUXURY, too. In addition to the…


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#JCKBound: The JCK Team is Gearing Up for Las Vegas!

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JCK Las Vegas is right around the corner, and we can’t contain our excitement! We interviewed our very own Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Kate Nellis, Special Events and Conference Manager, and Hannah Connorton, Retailer Accounts Manager about how they are preparing for the show, what they are most looking forward to, and some insider trade show survival tips! Yancy Weinrich Senior Vice President, Reed Jewelry Group Where is your favorite place to eat in Las Vegas? There are so many great ones to choose from. Maestro’s is definitely at the top of the list. How do you prepare for…


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Keep Watch

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The Latest Timepieces to see at JCK Las Vegas If watches are on your list of items to scour at JCK Las Vegas, then are you in for a treat. Between the Clockwork at JCK, LUXURY Watch, and Swiss Watch neighborhoods, there’s plenty to see and source in a range of prices, styles, and materials. From stainless steel to leather, rubber, and even wood; smart watches to classic, reliable tickers; masterpieces crafted with diamonds and gemstones, or casual, colorful styles, you won’t go wanting for whatever your customers have been demanding (and you might even come away with a few…


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Full Circle With Ann Ko, Liven Co.

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Ann Ko, the third-generation creative director/designer of Liven Co. jewelry, was actually once on the path to becoming a doctor! We’re thankful she changed her mind and decided to pursue gemology, because she now makes gorgeous jewelry for us all to enjoy.  Since taking over the family business, which her grandfather started in Taiwan, Ann has designed more contemporary pieces in an effort to stay current and create collections that speak to her.  We chatted with her this week about the inspiration she draws from uncommon places, advice she has for up-and-coming designers, and her own personal style. We’re very…


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