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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy 50th anniversary to my parents, GeorgeB and BarbaraB. We did a lot of our celebrating already, with a special ring … Video of the recent 50th anniversary engagement ring redesign! #jewelry #beplatinum #wedding #engagementring #anniversaryring #bridaljewelry #diamonds #diamondring #video A video posted by Wendy Brandes Jewelry PR (@wendybrandesjewelry) on Nov 3, 2015 at 11:47am […]

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My parents, GeorgeB and BarbaraB, will be married for 50 years on December 26. For half a century of marriage, you deserve more than a one-day celebration, so we kicked off the fun early. First, my mother received her Wendy Brandes anniversary ring in October.  Then, for Thanksgiving, my parents took the entire family went […]

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy anniversary, MrB! You can see some other wedding photos in my 10-year anniversary post. Or you can just hop over to Instagram to see a photo of the coolest wedding cake evah.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and I’ve been thinking about a decorative-arts museum: the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris. That’s not as strange as it might seem, because that museum has a tragic history that has been on my mind for months. I visited the museum in 2010. It’s […]

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

I have not yet been to 9/11 Memorial Museum, but acquaintances who have gone photographed a display that tells the story of the Wall Street Journal’s Sept. 12, 2001, issue. That quote across the top — “I want a six-column headline!” — is from MrB. He was the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal […]

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today is my SEVENTH blogversary! I started this blog on July 23, 2007, by warning that I wouldn’t be blogging much. Two days later, I discovered Britney Spears had “borrowed” one of my rings without permission. I simply had to share that online, and after that, I was unstoppable.  Since then, I’ve written over 2,600 […]

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My designing friend Zang Toi says his lucky number is 13. I am going to adopt that policy, at least for a year, because today marks the 13th wedding anniversary for MrB and me. We’re traveling today, so we celebrated early, with friends, in the town of Fiskado on the Greek island of Kefalonia. Thanks […]

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Twenty years ago today — April 8, 1994 — the body of 27-year-old Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered in the greenhouse of his Seattle home. He had killed himself with a shotgun on April 5. April 8 was a Friday. I was working at the Wall Street Journal at the time, and my work […]

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Monday, February 3, 2014

The most exciting parts of last night’s Super Bowl for me were Joe Namath’s coin toss and Bruno Mars’s halftime show featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The game interested me less than usual — I wasn’t even sure that was possible — and I was underwhelmed by a lot of the ads. Radio Shack’s […]

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Today is my parents’ 48th wedding anniversary. BarbaraB and GeorgeB got married in 1965 at a place called Leonard’s on Long Island. It’s still there. After the wedding, my mother cut the sleeves off her wedding dress and wore it to someone else’s wedding. “It was a minor trend to wear white to weddings,” she […]

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