Friday, August 31, 2012

august in instagram

 here's a look back at some august highlights:

spent lots of time watching the olympics in my studio

boston harbor!

miu miu knows how to do a glitter shoe

my friend MJ and I left rave reviews in the 
comment book at market table in the west village

glamour mag party at the wythe hotel with meg

outdoor bbq at my parents' house in ct

sunday funday in the lower east side

love this sign at a store off main street in nantucket

gorgeous nantucket sunset

one of my favorite times of the year: 
the arrival of the september vogue!

getting ready for my fall collection launch!

opera in lincoln center

Monday, August 27, 2012

adventures in nantucket

I recently spent a long weekend with family in nantucket enjoying the ocean, seafood, and amazing sunsets. here are a few snapshots from my trip:

nantucket red shorts and stripes are a must

wearing a summer 2013 sample!

coral and onyx necklaces!

relaxing by the pool

morning view

colorful signs at the old wharf

a must stop

came across soap jewelry while shopping in town

lots of nantucket red at murray's toggery shop

old wharf

buying fresh seafood for dinner!

wearing my hyannis necklace!

farmers market

spent an afternoon at cisco brewery

my uncle's delicious tomato salad

coffee and nytimes style section with an ocean view

time to kayak!

my grandfather, cousin, and uncle get ready to set sail

last nantucket sunset

scallops for dinner

my aunt models a necklace I custom made for her!

goodbye nantucket!

Monday, August 20, 2012

quarterlette contributor!

three months ago, an amazing site Quarterlette launched. Quarterlette is devoted to the difficult but at the same time exciting changes you go through in your mid-twenties to early thirties. the site honestly discusses the career, relationship, and general life issues we face during this period of our lives. 

I have loved being a reader of the site for the past few months and am now really honored to be one of the contributors! I will be discussing the challenges (both exiting and at times overwhelming) that I have faced making the jump from a corporate job to running my own creative business. check out my first article here!

Friday, August 17, 2012

next adventure: nantucket!

I'm off to nantucket for a long weekend with my family. I'm looking forward to time at the beach, exploring the island, reading by the pool, and wearing my coral jewelry. follow my adventures on twitter (@KNBsparkle) and instagram (@KatieBartels).

have a great weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2012

designs on AHAlife!

I'm really excited to announce that several of my gemstone designs are now available on AHAlife!  I have been a huge fan of the unique, curated products on the site and was so thrilled when they decided to start carrying my designs!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012