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Grand Opening: Double Happiness Jewelry & Home

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I apologize for the lack of posts lately!  Sometime life happens and we all get caught up, which has happened these last two weeks!  But I promise to be posting more regularly, as I’ve been attending several events and have been taking outfit posts with my sister during my new days off.  In the meantime, I wanted my first catch up post to be about this wonderful new kiosk that opened up at Liberty Public Market called Double Happiness Jewelry.

Stephanie Wells, jewelry designer and author of The Earring Style Book, brings her gorgeous creations locally to Liberty Public Market and has expanded her line to include “Wall Jewelry” and home accessories.  I had the pleasure of attending their grand opening, which was busy from when I got there to when I left!  Good luck to Stephanie and her new venture, and you’ll be seeing more of her beautiful jewelry and home designs here!  IMG_6978 - Copy

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Yummy chocolates shaped like gems by Mission Heights Chocolates!

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Delicious Chimney Cakes were provided by Mia Sorella

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I bought this fantastic silver ring, but I think I also want it in gold!

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Thank you to Daisy Mae PR for inviting me to celebrate the Double Happiness Jewelry and Home grand opening!

Designer Vault Showroom Grand Opening April 28th!


I purchase all of my Chanel vintage jewelry from one very specific place:  Designer Vault (see one of my favorites here).  I’ve gone to a few of their events in the last couple of years (here and here), and I’m excited to share that they will be celebrating the grand opening of their showroom in Carlsbad!

If you would like to join the festivities, here’s the information.  Hope to see you there!


April 28, 2016, 5p – 9p

RSVP by 4/26/16:

[email protected]


Designer Vault

2734 Loker Avenue W, Suite H | Carlsbad, CA 92010

Trendy And Tipsy: Where Boho Chic Meets Vintage Cool

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I first learned about Trendy And Tipsy at the DaisyMae PR #Popshop & Industry Party earlier this year (post here), and I immediately loved their mix of current Boho Chic trends with various types of vintage clothing.  I was invited last month to their storefront grand opening in Pacific Beach, and got to hang out with a couple of my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers.  The best part of the night (other than the shopping):  I won a raffle prize, which included a $25 gift certificate!  Below is a pictorial recap of the event. Have a great weekend, cheers!




Look, Duran Duran was in my dressing room!



So lovely to see Kali of In Spades and Tiffany of Glitz and Glam by Tiff!

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Can you believe I won?  I bought that Metallica rock t-shirt/vintage flannel, along with another shirt with my gift card, AND received an extra 20% off for the grand opening)!

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The goodie bag I won along with the gift certificate from the raffle.  It’s always fun to win!

DAISO Japan’s Newest San Diego Store

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I held a contest recently to win a deluxe gift bag in celebration of the grand opening of DAISO Japan’s newest San Diego location in Kearny Mesa (original post here).  Here are the pictures of when I attended the event with my good friend Audrey.  Needless to say, we absolutely adored the new location, marveling at its size and amount of product!

Also, if you haven’t looked back on my first post about the contest, I had to select a different winner because the original winner did not pick up the gift bag at the grand opening event after being notified.  The new winner is Judy, and her prize was just sent and is now on its way to her!

In the meantime, if you haven’t gone to one yet, I highly recommend going to a DAISO Japan and exploring $1.50 heaven, cheers!

IMG_7919 (2) (1280x1280)Taiko Drummers!

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IMG_7924 (2) (1280x960)So. LARGE!

IMG_7926 (2) (1280x1280)Cute little succulents, for a great price!

IMG_7938 (2) (1280x1280)Is it possible for me to try them all??

IMG_7934 (2) (960x1280)What a crazy line to the register!

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IMG_7929 - Copy (1280x960)Pocky galore!

DAISO collage 1Thank you DAISO Japan for inviting me to your wonderful grand opening and thank you SO much for my very own lovely gift bag!

FTC Disclosure:  I received a gift as a thank you for holding a contest and for attending the grand opening, but not for the post.  Although I did receive a gift, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

The New John Varvatos Store at Fashion Valley

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IMG_7510 (2) (1280x1280)I was invited last month to preview the new John Varvatos store at Fashion Valley prior to their public grand opening.  I became familiar with the brand because it’s one of Matt Goss’ favorite stores in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (though this blog post), and the management at John Varvatos love him as well (they spoke very highly of him when I was asked about how I knew about their brand).

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IMG_7461 (2) (1280x1280)I noticed immediately the edgy, rock infused style.  The store is rugged and music permeates everything, from the pictures on the walls to the clothing displayed on the tables.  The light fixture upon entering is impressive, and I like the hidden cash registers.  It has a different effect on the whole store, allowing every bit of space for the clothing and shoes.  I know the store is menswear, but that didn’t stop me from buying something from the John Varvatos USA line, which was the Bowery Graphic T-Shirt.  It’s way soft and has a very cool and simple design.  I also purchased a book by John Varvatos called Rock in Fashion, which is what this store embodies.  Congratulations to John, his crew and Fashion Valley on this fantastic new location!

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IMG_7503 (2) (1280x1280)If shoes could grow on trees…

IMG_7460 (2) (1280x1280)Who doesn’t love a wall of shoes?

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IMG_7478 (2) (960x1280)Great decor throughout!

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IMG_7505 (2) (960x1280)The “Bowery Graphic T-Shirt” I purchased is located under the “New York” white shirt above.

IMG_7488 (2) (1280x1280)I want that Tiger hoodie next!

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IMG_7490 (2) (1280x960)Guests of the preview enjoying the new space!

IMG_7583 (2) (1280x1280)Doesn’t this book look right at home with all of our records?

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Our gift, c/o the staff at John Varvatos, which I promptly gave to my husband, of course!

DAISO Japan Grand Opening in Kearny Mesa & Deluxe Goodie Bag Giveaway!

Daiso_Orange_FaceI’m SO excited!  DAISO Japan is opening a new location in Kearny Mesa, and they have a grand opening celebration happening September 12th & 13th, starting at 10am!  If you are unfamiliar with DAISO Japan, they are a bright and cheerful retail store who’s mission is to help customers “find surprises and fun!”  Their stores are filled with lots of Japanese based items where most of the prices start at $1.50.  I’ve been to the Mira Mesa location more times than I care to count, and I can easily lose track of time because they have so many adorable yet useful items.

IMG_1794 - Copy (960x1280)Inside of the DAISO Japan Mira Mesa location, pretty isn’t it?

In addition to goodie bags for the first 100 customers who present a receipt for that weekend and other fantastic prizes DAISO Japan is giving away during their grand opening, I’m also giving away a deluxe DAISO Japan goodie bag filled with items from their store to one lucky local Any Second Now reader, who will receive their prize at the grand opening!


  • Input your information in the Rafflecopter widget in this post for one entry.
  • For an additional entry, post a blog comment in the “Comments” section below.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this blog on September 9th. 

Cheers and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Edited to add on 9/22/2015:  For transparency, the original winner, Ronald D. did not respond to the initial and subsequent emails sent, and did not pick up his prize at the grand opening. I randomly selected another winner and have contacted Judy L. as the new winner!)

Monkeying Around at Kipling’s Fashion Valley Grand Opening!


I took my family to the grand opening of Kipling’s first full price retail location in the San Diego area at Fashion Valley.  As I’ve mention previously, my mum is a big fan of Kipling, and really only carries their brand of crossbody bags, totes, and backpacks.  After getting to know the company, I can see why!

Our tale is a fun one that dates back to 1987, when three designer pals in Antwerp, Belgium stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discovered crinkled nylon fabric … and voila! A world of bright and colorful bags and accessories were born. Playfully dubbed Kipling, after the clever little spirit of the monkeys in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, our story came to life and has been an inspiration around the world ever since. – From the official Kipling Website

The new store is bright, colorful and fun just like their bags!  I know my mum loves the utility of Kipling’s purses in their signature crinkle nylon.  She never has to worry about her purses getting wet or having stuck zippers, and is never lacking for easy style.

It was a change of pace for me to bring more than just my hubby or son to an event, but it made for a fun late afternoon with my family.  Be sure to visit Kipling’s newest location at Fashion Valley, cheers!




IMG_7197My favorites: The metallics

IMG_7228No detail was spared!  How cute are the decorative elements on the tables?

IMG_7201Dominic and Mei-Lin are enjoying the sounds of the DJ

IMG_7231Grabbed a quick picture with one of my blogger buddies, Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape!

IMG_7233It was fun bringing my family to an event, and of course my mum couldn’t leave without purchasing a new Kipling backpack (which earned her the free gift with purchase)!

IMG_7592My new little pouch c/o Kipling is so cute!