As I approached the jewelry area of Neiman Marcus at The Shops of La Cantera, my eyes went immediately to the gorgeous bracelets
glistening before me. Of all the jewelry in the world, bracelets make me sigh with desire…and these were stunning.
Then my special escort from Neiman’s turned my attentions to
the jewelry designer himself…simply…Konstantino. Dressed
in dark denim and a sports jacket, this Greek version of Paul Newman, graciously said
hello through a 100-watt smile and a heavy accent. After that, I was not surprised to see women(or
middle aged groupies) surround the jewelry counter where he would engrave his
signature in the elegant pieces purchased that day in store.
When I told him the name of my blog, he posed a mischievous laugh and insisted he was just under 50…this laugh, accessorized
with tan lines around the eyes, told a story of life on tour. You could see a little weariness perhaps from promoting his successful line. Inspiration? He said, “I have
inspiration in my life every day. There
is no day without it and a true artist knows it does not dry up.”