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I am so excited to announce I will be working with GLAMHIVE
Glamhive.com brings personal stylists to you, virtually to you~ at your computer ~your phone, your closet.
You have seen celebrities on the red carpet and I bet you wished you could look like them & thought, if only I could hire their stylist.
Founder & CEO Stephanie Sprangers has brought this concept to life.
An affordable version that is available at 3 different levels.  For both men & women.

My philosophy is we all need to take time for ourselves, weekly excercise routine is a must, accessorize- jewelry ices the cake & it has always been my passion. We need to follow a healthy diet, we need to rest, to sleep!  We need to shop wisely.  Mix it up! Go high low, then pull it all together. We all want to feel and look good. So what are you going to wear?  What's going to make you look and feel your best? From your everyday looks to special occasions.
 It's all about style and putting yourself together. I am no super model, I'm your average woman with a creative flair who cares about feeling & looking good. 

I've always been a fan of glamour, I mean the old Hollywood glamour. I grew up in a home where sports wasn't on the TV, the old black & white movies were.
Gene Tierney, Myrna Loy, Ava Gardner, Cary Grant & Gary Cooper. I kinda knew them, or thought I did.
I wanted to live in a world where everything was pretty, polished, elegant, grand. Grace Kelly had that magnificent natural elegance, I don't think she was schlepping kids, going to the supermarket, to play dates or commuting on a train working 9-5.  Just a feeling....
We live in a world now where ripped jeans, tattoos & multiple ear piercings are in fashion. I'm old school, but let's face it its almost 2019, I'm over it.
Ripped jeans and a silk blouse, sexy stilettos and multiple earrings, ok I get it.
Over 55, maybe not your thing. Speaking of over 55, I am dealing with a few over 55 issues and maybe you are too, comfort is now a time released issue, how long can I walk, stand or sit in this outfit, shoe or even carry a handbag before something hurts. It's ironic but I finally get why my grandmother was hoarding new pairs of Reebok sneakers under her bed, they felt good on her feet, back & knees.  I think she was afraid they would stop making them.                             Guess what...
The entire world is wearing designer sneakers!!
Grandma Rosie knew her stuff:)

Sign up today on the Glamhive link here and maybe you will be the recipient of a complimentary style session.  This is about you being the best version of yourself.
This holiday season go to those parties and on your winter vacation dressed with ease and comfort, in clothing and accessories that really suit you... style is always in fashion.

Find me on Glamhive & Happy Holidays!
xo, Kelly 

https://pages.glamhive.com/kelly-gerber

Song: I'm Every Woman ~RESPECT Aretha Franklin

 

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Thanks~Gaming

Thanksgiving started off smoothly, except the temperatures were insane and I was freezing but the conversations and games were heating up. We were up in Bedford at my sisters, who cooked the entire meal with her best friend of 50 years~ they even toasted to their friendship,  it was very sweet. I am no longer on food assignment, I used to cook Thanksgiving every year out at the beach but that is in the past. Now, I just bring the wine and the crack… Crack Pie that is from Momofuku Milk Bar (OMG-so good but oh so fattening). After dessert everyone plopped on the couch with nothing other than FOOTBALL on TV.  There are 4 dogs running around, 3 young ladies, 4 women, my brother-in-law and 5 boys (in college and out of college). The boys usually out number the girls but not this year so I was hoping the football would be turned off but no. This bunch is smart,  all the kids go/went to great colleges and same with the adults. When the idea of a game came around that wasn’t a “pregame” or football game outside due to the 17 degree weather, the ladies and I were excited! The game is called “Schnapps”- well my first thought was if this is any resemblance to beer pong, I’m out. And I'm not the NY Times crossword puzzle or Jeopardy pro here. I might be in trouble, well it's a game.  We were all full, stuffed on red wine and amazing food, 2 turkeys, stuffing, brussel sprouts with pancetta, yummy orange cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes with marshmallows (just how my mom makes it), fresh homemade sourdough bread and more. The dessert was the kicker, all the pies, pumpkin bread, whipped cream, cookies, oh boy was I full, but a very delicious meal.

We started  playing this game, and I’m a little competitive at games:)  This game resembles “Heads up” but I’m just going to call it “Who am I?” The person next to you writes a persons name or a character on a sticky note (post it) and places it on your forehead. My daughter was next to me, I put Martha Stewart on her forehead,  she put a marked post it on mine. We go around the room and these are the people everyone has: Anthony Bourdain, Van Morrison, Jim Carrey, Big Pappi, Richard Nixon, Rachel Maddow, Dumbledore, Robert Mueller, Martha Stewart, Michael B. Jordan, Tommy Pickles (from the Rugrats), Isaac Newton and mine. The idea of the game is that you can only ask yes or no questions and once you have 3 no’s, it's the next person’s turn. My niece Jessie starts (she is 26), “Am I dead?  No. Am I famous? Yes. Am I a politician? No. Am I over 50?  Yes. Am I an actor? No.  Now I am up, as soon as my sticky was put on my head my sister started to giggle a little. I start asking the questions:  Am I alive? Yes. Am I famous?  Yes. Am I on TV? Yes.  Am I funny? Yes …kind of , whatever that means! Do I like me? Yes. Do I know me? Yes (not personally)  Am I over 50? Yes. Am I on a current TV show? No. Ok that's 3 no’s, so it's the next person’s turn and onto round 2. My youngest nephew is totally stuck on Jim Carrey, asking so many questions, it’s getting brutal now. My brother-in-law and our friend already guessed who they were and were out.  So back to me here I go again.  I know I’m famous, I’m alive, over 50, on TV and movies and I like me.  I thought okay good at least my daughter didn't give me a random cartoon character or a politician! Am I blonde? Yes. Sort of. Was I in Friends? No. Was I in Charlie’s Angels? No. Am I Carrie Bradshaw? YES! I’m Sarah Jessica Parker!

In style, writing, and waiting for “Big,” and let’s not forget collecting shoes- this is me!  Not that I can really wear them anymore, high heel pointy toes, deep inclines, but they are pretty to look at and some have a beautiful memory from when I was able to actually walk in them.

So regardless of who you are, in a game or in real life, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, as we move into the holiday season,  there is so much to be grateful for.  Especially a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

With love & gratitude, 

Kelly
p.s. Jessie was Robert Mueller:)

Song: "Shed a little light" by James Taylor

 

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Wild Fires

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Make a memory, a loved one happy. Be grateful you have your photos....

 

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Always in Style

There’s the mirror, the closet & you. What do these phrases mean to you? “Everyday looks”
“Must haves” “trends” “style philosophy” 
I bet there isn’t a woman over 40 that doesn’t have almost everything she needs in her closet. However...fresh, crisp everyday looks, must haves & trends are very appealing when you look in your closet and nothing seems right! How many of you have no room in there & nothing to wear? Do u know why? Choices, sometimes we make bad choices.  We are so lucky to have all that what we have. Regardless of how online shopping is incredibly efficient- from dating apps to clothing options;) too many options may not be in our favor.
As Diane Von Furstenberg said in her master class, we live in a world of “product pollution”.  
I love that phrase, it’s so true. Too much of a good thing is no longer good.
So how can you be stylish, polished, not overdone or ordinary? The answer goes back to the mirror, the closet and you.
As we head into the winter months get ready to layer up. I always wear my personalized long photo dog tag charm necklace. That’s my signature look, you can create your own necklace or your own look- whatever it is ~own your style & wear it with confidence. You will know when you look in the mirror you are comfortable & feel great.
Stay tuned for some style updates & exciting news!
*to order your own necklace dm me @kellygerberjewlery on instagram
Or email kelly@kellygerber.com

xo

Kelly

 

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The Origination of The Cocktail Ring

The Origination of The Cocktail Ring

I recently read in a jewelry publication that there is an authentic history to the "cocktail ring." Originally it was a symbol of rebellion during prohibition. I'm thinking does that mean women weren't able to wear rings if they weren't married?  So I read on...this is what I learned.

Flashy flapper dancers in the 1920's in the underground scene wore oversized rings to draw attention to the fact that they were sipping illicit alcoholic beverages. It was a way that women showed their independence, they were worn on the right hand to show it was not a wedding band and to add to that ~to insinuate the woman had most likely bought the ring with her own money! Well these women certainly started an everlasting trend.  Regardless of who buys it, cocktail rings are fun, usually big and make a statement. Married or single they are a stylish statement piece to add to your jewelry collection. Style is not what you buy, it's what you have.

Cheers to the Cocktail Ring!

 

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A Giraffe and A Cow

I believe in “kismet”. It’s the moment you meet someone and there is an instant attraction.  
The days turn into weeks, the weeks months, and you know how it goes- you can’t even remember how long you have known each other because you feel like you’ve been friends forever!  And so my friendship with Kelly began. We first met in the elevator in the building where we both lived in the east 50’s. She describes me as having a “giraffe like fit body,  an over styled hippie chick look with a tiny tiny baby bump. Natural, sweet and confident you could go out in public with your hair back in a ponytail,  throw on a t-shirt, ripped jeans and cowboy boots and plenty of bracelets and rings”.
I didn’t care that my boots were from Billy Martin circa 1988 or that I wore too much jewelry. I could make it all work! She will tell you that she was a “fat cow”.  She wasn’t!  She was 6 months pregnant ahead of me, she had been on bed rest and was spending her days watching talk shows, making her own necklaces in bed with beads and wire, inspired by Reinstein Ross and eating pints of ice cream (haagen daz, not the low cal Halo brand). In her words, she says “getting heavy seemed like the only easy thing for me at that time. I was so stressed, worried about my pregnancy”.  She had suffered a late miscarriage the year before and was on high alert.
 Kelly will tell you that she wore her husbands' shirts and black maternity pants. “There was no wardrobe for me. I did buy 2 shirts in the maternity shop, one white, one blue. A go to uniform that no matter what your size one can always pull off”.
She had great style, no matter her size, that she owns!
All these years later, her baby girl and my two kids, almost 20 years past, we have remained close friends. We are like 2 peas in a pod, knowing what each other are thinking even before it comes out of our mouths!
Kelly is rarely without looking pulled together- she and her classic blazers, white, black or blue silk blouse, jeans, fancy heels or boots (or cool sneakers for the days she walks all over town), never frizzy locks of blonde paired classically with her gold and diamond jewels- classic and stylish. People are always asking her if she would shop for them,  chose their jewelry and basically  say “Tell me what to wear”   She knows her stuff as a jewelry designer and stylist. She travels from coast to coast, NY to LA and some times in Florida . While she has a free spirit she is also grounded and practical but above all, her love for life, family and friends is contagious!
I am a formally trained and licensed clinical therapist and nutritionist, and for many years my focus has been helping individuals achieve their optimal health. I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” nutrition plan. Instead, I work with clients one-on-one, supporting them as they make positive changes based on lifestyle and food preferences. I use a personalized, holistic approach that is unique to each client. I am a native New Yorker, a true city girl but in my next life I will be a cowgirl on a ranch in the mountains where I can wear my cowboy boots and no one thinks twice! While I do exercise often, on a rare occasion I will indulge in a really good piece of chocolate cake!
I believe in nutrition, wellness and balance.  
Together, Kelly & I are offering our clients a 3, 5 or 6 week package deal!  
We will start by shopping with you in your own wardrobe & home.  
What to wear (Kelly)
What to eat (Rachel).
With you we will go through your closets, jewelry, your pantry and fridge and suggest repurposing some of it, edits & trashing others.  A purge with purpose!
For a brand new view of a more comfortable, healthy & stylish you! Contact us to find out more!
Rachel’s website is and my contact is rachel@livehealthynyc.com
Kelly’s website is and her contact is kelly@kellygerber.com
After all summer is around the corner.

 

 

 

 

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SPRING & STYLE IN THE CITY

                    

                                  

This year spring in the city brings me collaborative projects with old friends. It's amazing when you connect with people and create a team, when things flow and it's FUN!

This no longer feels like work, more like a play date.

So just that, the other day my talented & energetic friend Lisa Jacobs and her amazing "Imagine it Done" team & I had a play date with a beautiful young woman named Caroline Leventhal, a wellness coach  & mom of an adorable 18 month old boy.

Lisa and her team had already been to Caroline's apartment, organized, edited and had it all in place.

One of the last steps was having me join them to repurpose some things in her jewelry box, now that the closet was styled to an envious display!

 Not over the top just so right, like Caroline herself.  With a flair for natural humor we had Caroline open up her treasures. She had some really fabulous pieces from her mom & grandma. First thought was WOW her mom has fantastic taste if these are the hand me downs I wonder what her mom has. Caroline first showed me 2 drawers that she said, "this I never wear" ahhh a challenge, but not really as there was the treasure. Memories, gifts from her youth & hand me down pieces that I was quite honestly, effortlessly able to transform to a modern styled look. I added one of my great long chains, reworked some pearls to chokers  & presto, she's got new jewelry with sentimental meaning.

So spring into action and create your look. Like everything else, eating right, going to the gym, organizing your home, it takes effort and dedication then it's just natural. An easy styled wardrobe, comfortable in your own skin, good jewelry,  you will be ready for your own runway!

Call Lisa at Imagine it Done for a consultation and organize your stuff. Call me when your done:)

xoKelly

For more info www.imagineitdonenyc.com

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'IT'S TUESDAY, I LOVE YOU PRESENTS'

 

"IT'S TUESDAY, I LOVE YOU JEWELRY"

 

UNDENIABLY ONE OF HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS, AS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SUCCESSFUL ACTRESSES, ELIZABETH TAYLOR HAD MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HOW SHE MANAGED TO GET ALL THOSE HUSBANDS (8) AND ALL THAT MARVELOUS JEWELRY I WISH I KNEW.   BORN IN ENGLAND MAYBE SHE HAD A LITTLE ROYALTY IN HER FROM THE START.

WHAT I DO KNOW IS SHE HAD AN INCREDIBLE EYE FOR GORGEOUS JEWELRY!

DID YOU KNOW SHE GOT HER VERY FIRST ACTING JOB,  THE ROLE IN LASSIE BECAUSE SHE HAD A BRITISH ACCENT?!

 I MYSELF IN LOVE WITH THE ACCENT AND THE OLD WORLD CHARM OF ENGLAND~ SO ELEGANT.

OVER THE YEARS HER JEWELRY COLLECTION GREW.  NOTED AS THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT MEN IN HER LIFE,  MIKE TODD AND RICHARD BURTON. MIKE, HUSBAND #3 & RICHARD HUSBAND #5 & #6

BOTH SHOWERED HER WITH GIFTS.

SHE COLLECTED LOTS OF JEWELRY. HER CHARMS WERE FABULOUS. WE'LL GET TO THAT ANOTHER TIME.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORIES ABOUT ELIZABETH AND RICHARD IS HOW ROMANTIC HE WAS WITH HER, HE'D FIND ANY EXCUSE TO GIVE HER A PIECE OF JEWELRY!

(JUST LIKE YOUR HUSBAND OR BOYFRIEND?)

FOR EXAMPLE, HE'D GIVE HER, 'IT'S TUESDAY, I LOVE YOU PRESENTS'  OR 'IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY PRESENTS'.    OVER THE YEARS SHE ACTUALLY CALLED THESE GIFTS 'IT'S TUESDAY I LOVE YOU JEWERLY'!

 

AS IT'S ALMOST VALENTINES DAY,  ANY DAY IS GOOD.

GIVE HER A GIFT FROM THE HEART.

TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR YOUR VALENTINE

CALL ME, I'LL HELP YOU CREATE OR FIND A VERY SPECIAL HEARTFELT GIFT THAT WILL BE SOOO ROMANTIC.

 

XO

Kelly

Song: Aretha Franklin "You Send Me"

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Loving Lulu

LOVING LULU

It’s a cold grey winter day and I am walking over to Biscuits and Bath with Cookie Jar, my precious Havanese.  The dog knows that the dreaded day is here. Teeth cleaning. Her breath has been disgusting and  yes, I must admit I feed her my leftover salmon often (she loves it!) yet fish breath is not too nice. It’s time though to get rid of that tartar and maybe a loose tooth. Poor thing is going to have an ugly smile and I cannot believe I’m risking putting her under anesthesia for bad breath! Well… it needs to be done. She shakes all the way there.

I take a minute on Instagram to pass some time before she goes in..

Oh NO Chelsea Handler’s dog Chunk ‘RIP’  so sad, anxiety rises. I feel a little nauseous. The vet has me sign a DNR or resuscitate form. I’m thinking to myself, what if something were to happen to my sweet cookie? She isn't a pet she’s my loyal companion through everything in my life for the past 8 years.

Cookie bittersweetly arrived from the breeder  the day my husband took ill.

She cocks her head when you speak to her, she literally winks in conversation and curls up at the end of my bed.  She is submissive, sweet & such an easy loving dog.

I notice often on Facebook and Instagram, my friend Jane Pontarelli posting pictures of her dog Lulu, only Lulu is always a white Maltese, for years now I mean at least 20…hmmm I am thinking, I wonder if she names all her dogs Lulu? Lulu is the love of her life (aside from Joe her husband of course) and Lulu appears more often than not.

And so it is true that Lulu the great love dog has been 3 Lulu Maltese’s!

I'm just back from Florida where I met a client I recently did a tag for of her deceased dog. She was so happy and wearing it,  keeping the memory and love of her beloved Shepherd close to her. So here is the inspiration for the Lulu love bracelet, a photo tag(s) of your beloved and departed pet, no matter how many you have had or what their names are.

We are all always loving our Lulus.

 

Song: Cat Steven’s "I love my dog"

Jewelry: lulu bracelet 

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Lucky Enough!

It's Christmas Day and we are in an Uber headed to LGA to PBI. Our departure goes from 10:30am to 2pm, it continued like that for a while. There are no JetBlue employees at the gate and no announcements. Oh well, it’s going to be one of those days. The buzz is weather in Boston. There's a cute elderly couple next to us, (me Sophie and our dog Cookie), the man seems distressed, looking around & pacing, I ask "Can I help you find something?"  It was hard to understand him but easy to see he lost his phone. I ask his wife, "Do you have a phone? Let's call him" she replies, "I don't know his number I never call him!"  and she grins up at me. Two seconds later there's an announcement for an Irwin to go to gate 3, "that's him", she says very casually. I dodge over there to get his phone, on the way I get stopped by another elderly gentleman that I met earlier, our dogs had been socializing. "Can you get me napkins please!" he says. I see he is holding a cup of coffee that's spilling. "OK, give me a minute, I will be right there..." I get back to the dog guy after giving Irwin his phone. I see it's not the coffee, it's a big pile of dog poop!  Ugh! I’m thinking I better take my dog Cookie out before there is incident #2 of #2.

As I approach the security line to get outside, a tall blue-eyed, good-looking guy looks at me and says, “You’re not going to be able to get out.” “Really, guess you must want to get out too, smoke a cigarette or get some air?” I say. I ask the guard, “Who is the head of security here? Robert, ok Robert, this is the deal, (eye contact and sweetly) I’ve been here since 9am- it is this dog going out and we pass this security line on the way back in or, it’s pee pee poo poo on the new carpet in this terminal, your call.”  Robert let’s us out, Cookie, blue eyes and me.

We take care of Cookie's business and go back in. We walk up to our gate and one of his kids is walking down towards us, not happy and threatening to leave. He’s about Sophie’s age and pissed about something his brother did.  He’s leaving. Really??

We are finally airborne, all the babies and kids start crying. There’s a couple behind us, with a baby and 2 little kids, the mom nonstop F bombs. She was totally losing it, “I’m  disgusted, I knew this was a terrible idea, next year we go to CT to my family, this is BS, this absolutely is the worst idea you ever had.”  I couldn't take her anymore, I reach for Cookie and introduce her to the mom and kids. "Oh look at the cute doggie!" All's quiet now.

We land, I see blue eyes as we head to baggage claim, he says, “What do you think about leaving the kids and you and I go to the COVE.” Great pick up line, I think, witty. Hmmm, butterflies? Next he’s taking my luggage off the conveyer belt and I’m thinking, God it’s Christmas- I really miss my husband, being a family, I miss his voice, his shoulders, his blue eyes.    

We have lots of family time planned with my parent’s, sister, brother- in-law and their kids. Night 3 was most memorable. After 3 days watching happy couples and families, to entitled, complaining kids and their parents arguing, I’m beginning to think holiday time should be cut short. (and you are probably thinking- so should this blog but I promise it gets good)  

Sophie and I arrive for dinner with the whole family. My parent’s walk in, my mom in all white, she has on her Kelly Gerber signature photo tag necklace of all her grandchildren and long strand of pearls. My dad is dapper in a navy cashmere sport jacket. They have these huge smiles, like there’s a secret kinda smile. Sure enough Dad says, “We are renewing our vows tonight, we have a Cantor coming, we have a private gazebo outside. 60 years and we are so blessed we have been planning this for months!” It’s a very special night.

My closest friends are dealing with ailing and dying parents so I am LUCKY ENOUGH for mine this holiday season. It’s so sad and I know only too well how sad it is, even though their parents have lived long lives, seeing those you love suffer is torture for everyone.

After this crazy week I have realized it’s all about being lucky enough for what we all have, we are family, whatever that is made up of.  

With hard work, patience, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and consideration maybe we can make 2018 great for ourselves. And for that I am hopeful, still believing in fairytales with happy endings.… the princess kind.

Goals….

This is 2018.

Xo Kelly

My song of the week is: What Lover's Do by Maroon 5 feat. Sza 

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