The past week was all about the midterm elections. I was so busy with election-related activities that I only had time to write two blog posts:
- Tuesday, November 6: Before my 5 a.m. start time for work at my poll site on Tuesday, I encouraged everyone to vote, and shared my experience canvassing for Liuba Grechen Shirley, a congressional candidate on Long Island.
- Wednesday, November 7: I had a surprising amount of fun on Election Day.
I find that the a lot of the media tends to underestimate the success of Democrats and other progressives, so if you’re on the left and want a good summary of our wins and actions, check out this article from grass-roots activist group Indivisible.
Indivisible started as the Indivisible Guide, a Google doc written by former congressional aides for progressives who wanted to become successful activists. A movement grew around that document, with local chapters launched all across the country. There are now 6,000 groups — mine being Indivisible Upper East Side. You can find your local group here. Last week’s election is far from the end of our activism. Indivisible’s national team is set to unveil the Indivisible Guide 2.0 this week to cover next steps, so it’s a good time to join.
That said, I’m focusing on jewelry this week. You know, my real interest. Yay! November 12 – 18 is the first NYC Jewelry Week — with 90 events scheduled, including exhibitions, lectures, workshops, tours, and at least one great jewelry sale. I did a video about the New York events I’m participating in a couple of weeks ago; it also includes information on an appearance I’m making in Columbus, Ohio.
I had a great time answering the question “What Is Luxury?” on a panel for Initiatives in Art and Culture that took place on Friday — kind of a warm of up for Jewelry Week. On Monday, I’m participating in another Initiatives in Art and Culture panel tomorrow called “Desire and Need: New Forms of Jewels, New Ways of Wearing Them.” Ooh la la, sounds sex-ay, no? My 11:10 a.m. panel is part of a wonderful day-long conference at Baruch College, and you can still get tickets!
On Tuesday, I’ll be on the “Making your Break in Fine Jewelry – Digital Edition ” panel at FIT from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. But how about buying jewelry instead of just talking about it? I’ve got you covered for that too. Join me and other fabulous designers for #TheHookup jewelry extravaganza on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Swoonery showroom, 587 5th Ave., 2nd floor.
Join us to drink some bubbly and stock up on jewelry for yourself and your holiday giftees — remember, this is one of your last chances to buy my silver collection!