I remember the first time I heard a friend wish me 恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) – and I came to learn about the lunar new year, I fell in love with the traditions. A rough translation meaning “Wishing you wealth and prosperity” (both of wish I could use more of in 2020) I thought that to celebrate I would share some beautiful lunar new year items that I am hoping to add to my life this year from brands Julio & I love.
Jewelry had become something I am finding myself investing in more as I get older – not just because I love the way it makes me feel, but also for the fact that one day it will be an heirloom for our children.
For those of you who don’t know, Julio is a HUGE fan of David Yurman and while I can’t always be spoiling him with luxury jewelry, the lunar new year items they have this year are definitely on my radar. As you’ll note on their website, ” Lunar New Year commences the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice—from mid-January to late February—and has become one of the most important holidays in many Asian countries. People travel from all over the world to be with family as they bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new with celebrations and gifts that represent good fortune and prosperity. “
Gifts for him and her are perfectly red and I am enamored with the men’s ring below. Maybe Julio is having a good influence on me – so much so that I skip buying it for me and get it for myself!
For those of you looking to pamper yourselves, the Lunar New Year Kit from Guerlain is also a beautiful gift to give someone you love who is celebrating – or spoil yourself!
Have a sweet tooth, the Purdy’s Lunar New Year Gift Tin is perfect for coworkers or your kid’s teacher. You can send one or two my way if you want too since I love all things Purdy’s!
Just a few ideas to kick off the new lunar calendar with friends and family.
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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year
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