Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry

Musings from my jewelry atelier high in the Manhattan Sky

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San Francisco

Hi Y’all

Can’t believe the summer is almost gone ! What an incredible July, time goes so quickly. Let me take a seat and put my fingers on my keyboard to tell you my last trip in California with sun, fun and jewelry !

I went to Danielle’s stores for a personal apparence in San Francisco and Napa. Danielle is a great friend and we spend quality time together.

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  • Act 1 Scene 1: San Francisco 

Well, you can make fun of my tourist mode, keeping one hand on the wheel and the other on my phone, trying to take a picture of the Golden Gate :)

But we can just admit this bridge looks GREAT and it is always fun to drive across.

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I was staying in an hotel in the Presidio, nice neighborhood and houses :)

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Early in the morning, i was hiking before my trunk show with an amazing view over Alcatraz and the water. Perfect walk and deep breath and some yoga sat nam :) before meeting Danielle at her store.

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  • Act 1 scene 2: Carmel

After my road trip, I finally arrived in Carmel, almost 120 miles away from SF (according to Google map). It’s a beautiful city.

I traded Alcatraz for a perfect wild beach view for my morning activity.

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It is too cold to swim.

This is the lovely Soraya in her store.


And Victor, my buddy and a great jeweler.

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I was glad to meet a new friend, Sophie, Cayen’s puppy ! So cute ! Should I design a necklace for this demoiselle?

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And then, maybe I should steal her pink leash :)

Doggy Ray

Early evening after work, with Molly, we stopped by the Mission Ranch, restored and preserved by Clint Eastwood. I was feeling at home with those Eucalyptus trees, from my native Australia.

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California, I already miss you !  Thank to Danielle at Danielle’s, Soraya, Molly and the mob from Cayen Gallery for your kindness enthusiasm and joy :) it was a real blast.

Now back to the real world :)

Next destination, get ready, East coast I am coming !


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1 Comment

  1. Cher

    isn’t California THE BEST!! Will be ordering nice fall weather in Dallas for your Sept. event!!

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