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Make a Date

By Jenny Coon Peterson December 8th, 2010
So, this past weekend, I took a friend on a holiday ornament shopping excursion (read: Christmas death march). First up, we met another friend at the wonder that is North Pole City.

It was the first time for both of them (NPC virgins), while I've been around the block a few times, and they were duly frightened/overwhelmed/in awe of the sensory overload and just plain awesomeness of this Christmas store.

Since I was driving, my friend had no way to escape when I announced I also wanted to pop in to Mockingbird Manor (look for a rundown of the ornaments available there in this week's ShopGirl) and A Date with Iris.

I had planned to simply scoop up a handful of the most adorable acorn ornaments ever created (I think there was a study on their adorableness and everything) when " like a magpie " I saw something shiny. And you can't ignore the shiny. A Date with Iris is hosting a Mango Tree jewelry trunk show.

Jeweler Annah Chakola Ramsey has some seriously great jewelry in right now, including an exclusive to A Date with Iris. It's called The Snake, and it's a truly exotic piece of jewelry that can be shaped into a belt, headband, necklace, whatever. Using memory wire and metal casings, Annah creates a pliable and infinitely shapeable loop of brushed gold or silver. So cool.

Annah's jewelry and The Snake will be available at A Date with Iris through Christmas.
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