Sunday, May 30, 2010

Central World

Even though I have been downtown a few times in the past week or so, today was the first time that I was near enough to Central World to actually view the damage first hand.  It was unbelievable!  There was an eerie quietness in the area which is usually bustling with traffic and people.  The few tourists and Thais were photographing the site and staring in awe!  It is sad. The building has some sentimental memories for me.  My daughter's graduation was held in the event hall on the seventh floor.  One of our favorite restaurants was on the 17th floor.  We took our daughter there on her last night in Thailand.  We had many dinners and drinks with friends overlooking the skyline of the city.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pink Lemonade        Come Shop at the Pink Lemonade Clothing and Accessory Boutique! You will discover a darling collection of woman’s trendy tops, chunky necklaces, and other jewelry. I was amazed that Paige the shop’s owner is a talented and creative 14 year old! She loves fashion, sewing, and beading. You can see her passion for girly things in her trendy tops with rosettes, the latest fashion trend for summer!  Pick from the colorful rosette tanks, custom flower tanks, or women's ruffle blouses!
 Don’t miss the chunky necklaces! Colorful strands of beads to adorn your neck! Perfect for spring and summer! And would really add spark to your basic black or basic white dress!

If you need a quick fashion update, stop by and pick out a colorful top or a chunky necklace.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

AFTERMATH - Bkk Rajprasong area - 21.05.2010

These incredible photos were posted by nminbkk! I haven't been in to town yet to see the actual damage. Even though these photos are very explicit, I still cannot imagine the destruction that has occurred. It is so sad and heartbreaking.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mystic Wynd

Mystic Wynd’s shop has a wide collection of eclectic jewelry that appeals to everyone! There is a distinctive necklace, earrings, or bracelet for the career woman as well as the stay at home mom. Her styles range from simple or bold, classic or trendy, elegant or glitzy – you are sure to find that special piece to suit your taste or needs. Her jewelry includes natural stones, crystals, vintage metals, and a variety of unique materials.
Karen has been crafting since her childhood days in Chicago, but designing and creating jewelry is her latest passion. She now resides in Arizona.
Stop by Mystic Wind – there is a unique piece of jewelry waiting for you!
You can also find  Mystic Wynd at

Monday, May 17, 2010

Terror in Thailand

These amazing photos are from LIFE. Although it may seem like the entire city is a war zone, it is actually confined to a small area which happens to be the location of the central shopping district and five star hotels. We live north of the city - life is as normal as usual for us. It is so sad to see this happen in Thailand - which has been our home for nine years. It is a great country with wonderful people!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Swing Station Studio

Swing Station Studio at Esty has an amazing collection of hand-sewn box purses and zippered pouches. Heather recently returned from a show and will be listing some new designs very soon. In the meantime, stop by and take a peek at her shop.  Her items are made with such cute, colorful pre-washed fabrics. These purses make great gifts! 

You can be a fan on Facebook: or check out her new blog at

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New BESTeam Featured Shop - Owls Some Gifts

Owl Some Gifts has temporary put her shop on vacation mode as she deals with the flooding in her area of Tennessee.  If you are an owl lover, this is a shop you do not want to miss. She creates owl inspired gifts such as  jewelry, pillows, key chains, art work and photo albums.  If you love owls or know someone who does, you are sure to find the perfect gift. Visit her shop to submit a request to be notified when she reopens. 

Meanwhile - take a look at some of her adorable items!