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Re: Trade members: Show us your ONE favorite piece! A little

Treat to discover this thread I hadn't seen before! Gorgeous stuff, Tradefolks! I have a particular soft spot for the Deco Tiffany-style ring from WInk. That's right up my alley! But I'll gladly babysit any treats in this thread. Your preshhhhhiiiooouuusssessss.

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 4:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Trade members: Show us your ONE favorite piece! A little fun

Replies: 185

Views: 9916
Re: Earrings + Necklace too much in some cases?

I'm in an undone period. With my studs and other diamond earrings AND necklaces going unworn!!! It's such a waste too! I never take my engagement ring and wedding band off (seriously) -- and still really enjoy wearing my big heavy black-faced men's dive style watch (with bracelets on the opposite ar...

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 3:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Earrings + Necklace too much in some cases?

Replies: 23

Views: 568
Re: Calling Handbag Pros!

I have a Liebeskind (sp?) tote bag that's really fun and has been smooshy but durable (I use it as a weekender/travel piece mostly). So I like the brand. I'd avoid chain link if you can for a casual bag. It's HEAVY! I've been using a cheapie thrift store crossbody recently because it just seems to a...

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 3:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Calling Handbag Pros!

Replies: 30

Views: 501
Re: Calling Handbag Pros!

I think this is a cute option in a similar colorway ... more inspired by Celine than Balenciaga ... but summery, cross-body & lightweight to boot:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/accessories-bags/32559189.jsp?cm_sp=Grid-_-32559189-_-Large_97

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 9:07 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Calling Handbag Pros!

Replies: 30

Views: 501
Re: Good jeweler in the Rhinebeck NY area?

I'll 2nd or 3rd the Hummingbird recommendation. It is, BY FAR, the best place in the area. They even get some nice antique pieces from time to time -- from wealthy consigners or estates in the area. But if you're looking for an engagement stone - I doubt they'd be quite as good of a deal as some of ...

by decodelighted

April 21st, 2014, 11:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Good jeweler in the Rhinebeck NY area?

Replies: 6

Views: 119
Re: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Maybe find the local Chamber of Commerce and ask for a relocation package? They should have a list of Realtors' in the area, and/or their business cards and general information on display. Even though you're not looking to move right away, I don't think it could hurt to check it out. Also, I'd reco...

by decodelighted

March 30th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 471
Re: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Deco... you may want to check this out: http://www.yelp.com/biz/state-farmers-market-raleigh It's in Raleigh and it looks nice. Thanks Gypsy! We did a quick drive by as my cold was really setting in on this leg of our drive. I think it might have been the wrong time of year because it was a bit spa...

by decodelighted

March 30th, 2014, 3:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 471
Re: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Hey Pink Jewel! Thanks for the great scoop & kind offer to meet for lunch. It's a good thing we didn't see that message until too late - as it's the same day I realized I had a cold & would NOT have wanted to pass that onto you for sure! I think we stayed very close to where you grew up. And...

by decodelighted

March 30th, 2014, 3:28 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 471
Re: DECO--- how was your trip?

Hey Gypsy! Missy! Diamondseeker2006! Trip got cut a little short due to a cold I caught along the way and some other boring "that's life" stuff. We drove back Friday. I can write up a really detailed list of things we saw in Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Raleigh/Durham if you like (we made lists on...

by decodelighted

March 30th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: DECO--- how was your trip?

Replies: 8

Views: 301
Re: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Thanks, friends! We need to stay near Research Triangle area for tech job prospects for DH. And haven't consulted a realtor yet as our move is at least a year or two (or five) away. This trip is mostly just to rule IN or rule OUT NC for our *next* stop in life.

We'll see!!!! :)

by decodelighted

March 25th, 2014, 4:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 471
Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Hey NC P-scopers! If you've managed to see this thread - I am in your state right now. Attempting to "get the vibe" of the Research Triangle area. Would be extremely grateful for any suggestions of particular places to see if we wanted to fall in love with CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO .... RALEIGH...

by decodelighted

March 25th, 2014, 8:27 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 471
Re: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

Hey Gypsy, I *think* I'm going down to the Triangle area next week ... to check it out and see how it feels for us down the road. If it happens, I'll try to remember this thread and come back to report general feelings etc. From your choices, I'd think NC would accomplish more goals for a 5 yr. peri...

by decodelighted

March 17th, 2014, 11:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

Replies: 85

Views: 1539
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

diamondseeker2006|1392589805|3616523 wrote:
JewelFreak|1392589553|3616518 wrote:HEY, DD -- I'm here too! If you come down, we have to have a GTG! We can show you the advantages of NC -- the sparkly kind first! :wavey:

--- Laurie


YES!!!


LOL! You gals have one track minds. AND I LOVE IT! Just seeing y'alls sparklies might be eye candy ENUF :love:

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 4:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

I've lived in Cary, NC for two years now (only five more weeks until we move!) and I would not describe it as liberal-- and I suspect you and I fall on pretty similar areas of the political spectrum. ;) I would describe Cary as suburban, upper middle class, white, and relatively conservative. But t...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 4:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Gypsy|1392510168|3616075 wrote:I'm bumping. So... as I mentioned, my DH and I would really like to move out of Nor Cal. The Raleigh/Wake Forest area of NC seems very promising. Can someone tell me more about living there?

ARE WE GONNA BE NEIGHBORS?????? Watch out, NC!

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 4:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Deco, my sister lives in the Portland area, and she LOVES it. It's a liberal city, very health-conscious, and the downtown area, known as The Pearl, is great. There are lots of great shops and restaurants, a great bookstore called Powell's, and a cool outdoor market near Christmas time. My sister t...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 4:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

This is funny but I say all the time that I cannot understand why people ever settled in the north unless they were coming from Canada or Scandanavia or something! We did just have several inches of snow in NC, but it is rare. We usually get a couple of inches a year and it's a big deal! Maybe ever...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Decodelighted - live in the same general area as you, and I think everyone is feeling it this year! I agree - the cost of living in NOVA and the DC area generally is completely insane (we would love to get out from under it one day too!). I don't know much about NC other than a friend of mine recen...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Other places we're researching are where airline "hubs" are located so we'd have a lot of travel options whenever we need to head out of town. Ex, Atlanta (Delta hub) and Dallas (American hub) were two cities on our short list. Another great option for fantastic weather is Albuquerque, NM...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 3:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

We ended up leaving Charlotte after a year because our parents and most of my husband's family is in our home state in New England. We just missed friends and family too much, and also, my position ended and I'd have to look again. I had the opportunity to return from my leave of absence at my dist...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 3:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Ever think about moving overseas for a year or two? If your husband can work remotely, why not? Hey Monnie! YES, actually! That's been our dream as long as we've been together (and I expect that it was both of our dreams before we met ;)) ) For awhile we thought it could work w/DH's job but his com...

by decodelighted

February 16th, 2014, 3:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: I replaced all of our photos with photos of Rob Ford...

EPIC!!!! I'm motivated to pull a prank on my DH now. But what???????????

by decodelighted

February 15th, 2014, 11:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I replaced all of our photos with photos of Rob Ford...

Replies: 44

Views: 911
Re: Is fixing other people's pics good or bad?

If I post a full body shot can you make me a Swimsuit Cover model?

by decodelighted

February 14th, 2014, 7:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is fixing other people's pics good or bad?

Replies: 48

Views: 866
Re: Triangle Ladies?? GTG?

For reference, here is one of the articles I was reading about Carrboro. :read: :love: :twirl:

http://www.northcarolinatravels.com/carrboro/introduction/index.htm

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Triangle Ladies?? GTG?

Replies: 17

Views: 394
Re: Triangle Ladies?? GTG?

Heyyya LADIES: Can any of y'all fill me in on your take of Carrboro? We're looking at places to possibly relocate to in the Triangle and from descriptions I've heard of the local areas - so far - Carrboro appeals most to me. Curious what any PSers think. THANKKKKKKXXXXXXXSSSSSSS :wavey: I grew up i...

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Triangle Ladies?? GTG?

Replies: 17

Views: 394
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Austin, tx; San Diego; Raleigh Durham Hey AprilBaby! Thanks! We've never considered San Diego ... but I did a special on it a few years back and it did look lovely. Will ask DH to check into the tech aspect there. Ideal, ideal world -- we'd be near water. And SD would certainly fit that bill. SO fa...

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Richmond is a good idea, or western VA, like around Charlottesville. Schools are good; there's plenty going on if you like university cities. Albemarle county housing is expensive, but not as bad as northern VA, and the other counties around there are very affordable. I've been looking at both thos...

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

[ Same thing - I was going to heavily suggest the Pac NW as well! No state income tax in WA... moderate winters...very liberal...tech-centric. When I moved to Washington my mom (in Florida) was devastated. I explained to her that I used to be a 10 hour drive from her (I lived in Miami, she lived in...

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

DH and I are in tech as well, and our current location has an ever shrinking industry. We want to eventually relocate due to the high cost of living where we are. Our warmer candidate cities include Houston, TX, Georgia - Hotlanta or Alpharetta, Research Triangle, NC, Seattle, WA Hey PintoBean! Tha...

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030
Re: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

I have lived in Richmond for 5 years, Charleston for 4 years, and Charlotte for 4 years. All have their funky artsy areas, all have walkable downtown areas, all have great medical centers. The triangle area of NC is a bit different. Only Charlotte has a good airport. Hands down. Richmond and Charle...

by decodelighted

February 10th, 2014, 9:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HELP US MOVE PLZZZZZZ

Replies: 69

Views: 1030