If you were to ask me a list of places where you’d be likely to find me, an event centred around jewellery would be unlikely to be on the list — yet there I was. A wine and cheese event isn’t usually my thing, yet there I was. I never had any need to step foot in a tanning salon — yet there I was.
But perhaps I should start at the beginning.
Bracelets and Burgers and Sales, Oh My!:
No way I would’ve known about this event without Ria being in my ear to make sure I’d make an appearance!
Black Sebath is a dub poet who is on a quest to spread the gospel of fabulosity, charity, and civic engagement using various artistic platforms such as fashion, music, dance and of course poetry.
3SHAHS is a Canadian jewellery line created and designed by Shah Emily Noaman. Since its launch in 2000, 3SHAHS has been featured in magazines and fashion shows across the country and collected by fans worldwide. The “3” represents the trinity of Shah, her mother, and her sister, and in the Persian language, the word, ‘Shah’ translates to ‘King’. “Who said women can’t be kings? I believe in equality among everyone,” says Shah for those wondering about the name of her line.
So I had a good time starting my night here, and not only because I was part of the 20% male population in attendance! [/rimshot]
Seriously, though, it was fun. While plied by free wine, various chocolate-and-cannoli-cream treats courtesy of The Cookie Chicks and double-decker cheeseburger sliders from Holy Chuck Burgers (which I suppose put the “cheese” in “wine & cheese” — but as a burger-loving dude, you will hot hear me complain on technicalities!), 3SHAHS and Black Sebath made sure that our hunger was covered so we could look into sating other desires — namely, jewellery.
The event was brought to raise funds in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and with this in mind, Shah put a steep discount (20-80% steep!) on her handcrafted jewellery to entice people to buy! (Which I hope appeases my financially sensible wife, who happens to read my blog!)
There’s another 3SHAHS event going down on November 10th, and while I wont be able to make it (valid excuse: I’ll be on a boat!), you definitely want to get to know these lovely ladies and their associates! The details are at giftsthatgive.eventbrite.com for the curious! For some pics from the event, feel free to click on my Flickr gallery below!
After picking some pieces up for Sarah, despite chatting with the charming Nickesha and getting to know some other good people, I was getting anxious. Time was ticking and my Black ass was expected elsewhere.
But that’s another party for another story!