I know I should appreciate spring rain, but five days of drizzle last week left me so desperate for warm weather that I’ve been seeking out summer in unlikely places. First, there was a Gray Malin splurge as an early birthday present for myself. (The Bondi Beach print is the first piece of “real” art that Dave and I have agreed on. Milestone moment, yes?) Then, a pair of pendants that invoke a day at the beach: a KALAN by Suzanne Kalan gem in an oceany hue and a delicate arrowhead necklace from Golden Thread. I’ll admit that an arrowhead motif was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I’m glad I branched out. The attention to detail is really quite impressive (as you’ll see in the photos, the front and back of the pendant are both carefully designed) and the designer is an absolute gem (you’ll learn more about her in tomorrow’s “Behind the Baubles”). It’s the first thing I’m packing for our next sandy escape.