Introducing Chloe+Isabel Jewelry : Boutique by Lakenya


Just in time for Christmas….looking for reasonably priced gifts in the form of jewelry for that special person in your life. Check out this boutique owned by this awesome young lady -my friend, support her new business venture with Chloe +Isabel

Behind the Brand :Our Story

I conceived of Chloe + Isabel as a place where smart, creative and confident women could play a significant role in creating an innovative new business model where they were at the center. Chloe + Isabel is both a brand and opportunity that combines elements of direct sales, retail and eCommerce with the sole purpose of providing a more meaningful experience to the modern woman. My mission was, and remains to this day, to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs through social retail.

Chloe + Isabel is the opportunity I wish I had when I was a young, ambitious woman with the goal of one day being my own boss. Today, I see in our Merchandisers that same drive I had when I first stepped out on my own, moving away from home at the age of 13 to pursue my education. I began working and saving up for school, and ultimately turned to a direct selling opportunity which paid my way through college. While it allowed me to make the money I needed, and gave me confidence in running my own business, I would have loved to have built my resume with an even wider set of skills, as well as been connected to a community of like-minded women.

After college graduation, I began a 15 year career in jewelry design, development, and merchandising at industry heavyweights like Target Corp., Macy’s, Gap Inc., and LVMH, as well as brands like Kenneth Cole, Cartier, Tiffany and Co. and Ippolita. In 2010, I was offered my dream job as a Chief Merchant of one of my favorite designer jewelry brands. At that time, the U.S. economy was suffering, and with the high unemployment rate, particularly for Gen Y, I kept asking myself, “What can I do with my experience and skillset that will make a real difference in this world, and for these young women?”

It had taken me years to climb the corporate ladder and gain the skills I needed to run my own fashion business. Here was a chance to share my knowledge with today’s women so they wouldn’t have to wait, or potentially never get the exposure they needed. I wanted to help them reach their goals, whether they were financial or skill-based. We can be her stepping-stone or her destination. Chloe + Isabel was created to be a brand people would love, and more importantly, an opportunity our Merchandiser could believe in.
– Chantel Waterbury CEO + Founder

The Brand

Who are Chloe + Isabel?The Chloe + Isabel Brand was inspired by a concept we call “The Friendship Philosophy” – the idea of two best friends with different personalities and styles, united by their passion for style and self-expression. Chloe and Isabel are names that represent the two personalities we see in our customers, our Merchandisers, and ourselves.
“Chloe” is a fearless fashionista, always in search of the season’s hottest trends, while “Isabel” appreciates, above all, timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces. Whether you’re a Chloe, an Isabel, or a Chloe-bel (that’s a bit of both!), we are a destination for all women!
Our Jewelry

Beautifully Crafted. Inspired. Exceptional Quality.
We take great joy in designing gorgeous, finely-detailed and affordable pieces for the stylish women of today – jewelry you won’t find anywhere else.

Each piece is hand-designed in our NYC studio, branded with signature c+i closures, and packaged in keepsake pouches

All of our jewelry is hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead safe

We offer a lifetime replacement and 30-day money back guarantee on every piece

We are inspired by a “Provence meets Paris” take on French country chic

From timeless to fashion-driven, our pieces start at just $18

Click on the link to shop

Much Love, Nora

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Black Friday 2015  | 8 Tips w/ Ads|


I am a bargain shopper with the purpose to stretch the few coins that I have. In my lifetime, I have only been to the Black Friday sale events twice. I have often wanted to go because of all the great items that are in the ads at such reduced prices. But most times I just don’t want to tackle the crowds. 

(in the US) the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers. Now earlier than in the past years, Stores are starting done sales before on Thursday. (From about 2013 – present)

Black Friday – The day After Thanksgiving (Friday) is known as Black Friday. This also is unofficially or officially start of holiday shopping season. Almost all stores come out with Doorbuster Sales with early bird special to attract consumers to their stores. People stand in line hours before store is opened, to grab the bargain of the year.  Just about every store has something that interests every one. For bargain hunters, if there is a biggest festival in a year, that would be, no doubt, the Black Friday Sales Events. 

 Why is it called Black Friday?

“Black Friday” relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition lives on in modern accounting software, hence the name.”  
Decide what you want in advance. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird Specials. So decide in advance what is the most important item that you absolutely need.

8 Tips 

– Give preference to big ticket item as you will save more on those item. For example, you are likely save few hundred dollars on an expensive TV of over thousand dollar than on a shoes of $20. While both may be available at very good prices but may be on two different stores, so you may only be able to get one (assuming both are doorbuster deals), and saving on the TV may be in range of few hundred dollars while saving on shoe may be in under $50. 
– If possible have a group of people, but everyone going to a different store. Eah person going to any store may buy item for everyone else in the group. Although for some doorbuster items, store offer one slip to person, so you may not be able to get more than one such item.
– Check Price Matching Policy of stores. Some stores offer price match so instead of standing in queue you may just walk in to a store with no or less queue and that offers price match. (And yes, make sure that they have item in stock). Price Matching is always a tricky situation. Some stores may be kind enough to honour their words while other may NOT be. Some employee’s and Manager’s are also reluctant to offer price match.
– Buy in advance and get price adjusted on Black Friday day. Again, Some store may or may not adjust price. You may try return and re-purchase at Black Friday price on Black Friday. 
– Buy Only what you need. Many stores are strict on re-stocking fee which may range from 5-15%.
– PARK SMART. Park in the parking lot of nearby other place where there is no sale. Walk to store. This way, you wont get stuck in BIG queue of people coming in and out to the main store. 
– Shop Online. These day’s most Black Friday items are available online as well. Checkout for all online deals. This is one of the best and most frequently updated website on the web so you are sure to get all bargains there. With rising gas prices, sinking temperatures (harsh winter) and many online deals with Free Shipping Offers, Online Shopping is gaining ground.

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Happy Holidays!!!

Remember to give Thanks and keep Christ in the Holiday. He is the Reason for the Season.

Share Love and remember the less fortunate and consider giving back by sponsoring a needy family.

Much Love, Nora

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Enter to Win: Evian Facial Bon Voyage Sweepstakes


Are you planning a trip soon. It would be great to take a new textured leather backpack full of Evian Facial Products.

Follow the links below to enter the new contest opportunity being offered by the Wilkes Group.

for more information on Evian Facial Products by visiting

Contest Details


The Wilkes Group was founded in 1976 and has distributed Evian Facial Spray since 1978. The company is focused primarily on prestige distribution at retail and luxury resorts/hotels that buy the product as a room, cabana, or poolside amenity.

Contest Giveaway 

Grand Prize: The Wilkes Group is giving away a Longchamp “Le Pliage” backpack, in stylish, durable, water-resistant nylon topped with a textured leather handle and logo-embossed flap, which retails at $125. It is filled with one 10 oz., one 5 oz., and a trio of travel-size evian® sprays (over $175.00 total value)

Additional Winners- three runners-up will receive a Longchamp pochette toiletries case, with embossed leather trim in durable, water-resistant nylon, accented with goldtone hardware, which retails at $50, and filled with a trio of travel size evian sprays (over $70.00 total value) 


Looking forward to hearing from you soon. I hope that one of my readers will win. Let me know in the comment section if you enter the contest. I am only promoting the contest and do not have any influence over the chosen winner.

Much success with the competition

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FASHION: $2 Haul


Rue 21 printed Bell Sleeve Dress $2.00

Bargain shopping at its best….I love finding bargains and this was the best one yet. Yesterday was my Birthday  and a little shopping with my mother was the even better because we found some good prices at Rue 21 where the had a pre Memorial sale where everything was 50% off  you can also find the same prices on-line             Much Love, Nora💕 Don’t forget to rate, comments, and share with your friends

*photo credit to My Daughter Makayla ( intern a Nora Ayers Photography)

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