And now, for your moment of zen...



I remember when my talented yogi cousin Margaret Maggard was just launching her yoga inspired jewelry line, Bhati Beads. I knew it would take off due to its "beachy" appeal, relaxed yet sophisticated look and tasteful design.

Fast forward to today when her line has been featured in multiple Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues and worn by the SI models over the years...not to mention on the cover!

Margaret's jewelry incorporates hand-dyed silk with gold-filled and sterling beads, Nepalese prayer boxes, handcrafted fine jewelry, and my favorite: the coil bracelet with real Turquoise heishi beads and a 14K goldfill chain tassel. Who wouldn't feel like a Sports Illustrated swimwear model wearing one of these? OK, that may be a stretch. But you look very stylish and can at least get a bit of "ommm" without the sweat.

To order to go Bhati Beads now. It doesn't hurt to say "her cousin" sent you!

OK, so I've been slacking in the blogging dept...


Yep, I'm busted. Guilty. Got caught red handed.

I haven't been putting much on my blog, simply because I have been soaking up every last second of summer on Shelter Island. Long walks on the beach with my dog Popeye, endless swims with my kids and enjoying time with friends while while watching the sunset every night. I soooo don't want to go back to NYC, but all good things must come to an end...or do they?!?

In the meantime I have been looking for inspiration for my next collection to add to Petrie Point Designs. From re-vamping my website to adding lots of new colors, wool bathing suits, and amazing antique children's collectibles...I need to get cracking on storyboards.

I found this fantastic "inspiration board" piece and wish my creative thoughts could look as beautiful as this. Its like a work of art, no?!?

Ahoy, mates!


Just when I launched Petrie Point Designs, I received a call from a wonderful Boston interior design firm Gauthier-Stacy regarding an order for some of my pieces. They were hired to work on the soon to be newly built Great Harbor Yacht Club in Nantucket, Mass. Can you say "perfect fit?".  Although the club is still under construction yet soon to be open, they have started displaying some of my pieces and they look so clean, crisp and pretty. It may just make me road trip to Nantucket this summer (yeah...twist my arm). 

Ohdeedoh rocks


I know this is not the most recent press, but I have to give a huge thanks to Ohdeedoh.com for this mention.  This is one of my favorite pieces that sold so quickly, and part of me wishes I kept it for my daughter's room at the beach. However, I have lots more toddler suits that I've got to get cracking on finding the right matte and frame!