(Photos by: me)
Okay, so before I go deeper in to my Europe vacation neglect I neeeeeed to talk about this jewelry/accessories store HOD. It has the most beautiful mix of quirky and refined jewelry/accessories in Le Marais area of Paris. The owner, Valérie, is the sweetest, friendliest, and all around hippest Parisian you will ever meet in the city. Her store and her persona give Parisian a whole new light [to those who have ever heard not-so-great things about the people.] More personally, she has become a close friend who treated me like family while I was in the city of lights.
Anyway, HOD has a great mix of designer and authentic craftsman pieces that you have always dreamed of having but could never really find. Like the cool and funky Dezso by Sara Beltran seahorse stud earrings or those Navajo hand-beaded bracelets. Everything has a pop of color and the displays are incredibly avant garde [if you will.] Did you happen to take a close look at the steer skull completely hand carved with intricate designs on it?? Unbelievable I want one!! Everything is worldly and with a little bit of travel [and probably a story too.]
So if you happen to be in the Le Marais area and need some hip jewelry HOD is a must!!