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Royal Things is a hunger fighting vintage and handcrafted jewelry e-boutique that gives meals to those who are undernourished because to give is a precious gift. The jewelry is a sum of many generations of 'creatives' tapping into and exploring the art of jewelry. 

For each jewel purchased, Royal Things gives a meal to someone in need in the U.S. and abroad.  More specifically, Royal Things packages lunches freshly and brings them to a Baltimore, MD based charity organization that has been serving homeless gentlemen faithfully for over 50 years.   Additionally, Royal Things donates funds to a New York-based non-profit organization to fund their supply of Plumpy' Nuts - a peanut butter-like nutritional food that combats malnutrition primarily in young children. What has been given before - hopefully and with your help - will be incomparable to that which is given in the future.   

 

Help Royal Things not only change, but augment our local and global communities and add some goodies to your jewelry collection in the process!

 

 

 

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A blog about charity buy one give one products, gifts, jewelry and the artistic community

Get Ready for Spring Part 1

Amber Royal

We're technically amidst winter, yet it doesn't feel like it. That's more of a reason to start building your Spring/Summer wardrobe for 2017.  In this style board, there are several components, but the jewelry is key - without it there's no conversation piece. These earring are vintage rhinestone clip-ons that are about the size of quarters. They're subtle, but they also sparkle, so they don't outshine but they go well with the rest of the outfit.  

Poppy and Stella at Fells Point

Amber Royal

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a while since the last Royal Things blog post.  However, I have been blogging for an innovative tech food distribution company - called Foodem. This company provides an online platform where restaurants can purchase a great variety and quantity of ingredients.  The blogs that I write for Foodem are pretty straight forward.  I visit a restaurant and write an article on my experience and the food.  It’s fun and a great way to reflect on my dining experience. Blogging on food is what compelled me to revisit the Royal Things blog.

On the Royal Things site, I am going to blog on fashionable places in towns that I visit.  Given that I live in Baltimore, I am going to begin by blogging on places within the city.  Today, I visited a fashion forward boutique called Poppy Stella. It is a boutique that has a range of clothing and accessories, as well as great prices. Poppy Stella is made up of two corridor-like rooms that both have shelves with handbags - tote bags, clutches . They also have shoes - heels, mules and sandals.  They even have Birkenstock like sandals - a shoes that I never thought I would like - that is until I saw them at Poppy Stella.  I have to say that these Birkenstock shoes were the exception because they were gold and gold brightens up and adds value to just about anything.  Each room also has a few racks of carefully curated clothing for the hip, suburban, meets metropolitan, girl or woman.  

There were many outfits that could be created for the girl attending a festival like Coachella.  For instance, one could easily select one of their sleeveless off-white lace tunics (made by Sugar + Lips) and pair it with curve hugging jeans (as seen here: https://www.facebook.com/poppyandstella).  You could also wear a black sleeved dress underneath to create the layered look.  There are also plenty of other chic items like olive green jumpsuits and the ubiquitous airy maxi dresses. 

There is even some one-for-one action going on at Poppy Stella.  Here, in addition to the great wearable items, they also have aromatic items. One of these items is a candle made by Feya Candles. For every candle purchased a meal goes to a child in a developing country.  I am all about the socially-conscious items - even wore my TOMS today - and it was a pleasant treat to find an item with a mission to help communities and the people in them. Not to mention - the scents are so yum and refreshing.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Poppy Stella and would recommend that anyone with a sweet tooth for fashion head over to this Fells Point Baltimore neighborhood and spend some time (and money!) at Poppy Stella. For more information on Poppy Stella, visit: http://poppyandstella.com.

Royal Things Dessert Recommendation

Amber Royal

Sweet Inspiration

  This summer collection is inspired by French pastries, namely the absolutely delicious macaron!  I got this box of macarons a few years ago from my sister, who studied in Europe and spent a bit of time in Paris.  The collection of macarons was called Les Jardins.  If you look at the website, the packaging is now different - more modern - but I love the old world feel of the box that my sister gave me because it looks more authentic and timeless.  Pierre Hermes is the maker of these macarons. Really, this is more like the designer, given the immaculate flavor of these delicious bite sized desserts.  Pierre Hermes blends together unique combinations in the name of an artisanal luxurious eating experience.  Some of the flavors include Mushroom and Lemon, Vanilla and Basil, Chocolate and Lime, Rose and Ginger, Lime Raspberry Espelette Pepper, and Rose Vanilla and Cloves.   Although it was a few years ago, I can remember vividly that my favorite flavor was the Lime Raspberry and Esseltete Pepper macaron.  The Raspberry made for a very fruity flavor and the lime gave the macaron a fresh and bright flavor that gave the macaron a spring zesty note.  Then the pepper was the superstar of this dessert.  Surprisingly, the pepper did not make the macaron spicy.  Instead, it gave the macaron warmth and had the effect of adding salt to a sweet food - it opened up the raspberry flavor and gave the macaron a more floral flavor.  It was outstanding and the flavor is complex, yet simple enough so that it is hard to describe.   Pierre Hermes also has poundcake, waffles and many other desserts - most of which can be shipped, although products like ice-cream you can order online and pick up.  They are located in France, on rue de Bonaparte street to be exact.  If you're ever in the area, if you want to order from them (for a pretty penny), or if you're a master baker and need some new ideas of innovative desserts to make, I would definitely visit their site.  For more on Pierre Hermes, visit: http://www.pierreherme.com.

 

This summer collection is inspired by French pastries, namely the absolutely delicious macaron!  I got this box of macarons a few years ago from my sister, who studied in Europe and spent a bit of time in Paris.  The collection of macarons was called Les Jardins.  If you look at the website, the packaging is now different - more modern - but I love the old world feel of the box that my sister gave me because it looks more authentic and timeless. 

Pierre Hermes is the maker of these macarons. Really, this is more like the designer, given the immaculate flavor of these delicious bite sized desserts.  Pierre Hermes blends together unique combinations in the name of an artisanal luxurious eating experience.  Some of the flavors include Mushroom and Lemon, Vanilla and Basil, Chocolate and Lime, Rose and Ginger, Lime Raspberry Espelette Pepper, and Rose Vanilla and Cloves.  

Although it was a few years ago, I can remember vividly that my favorite flavor was the Lime Raspberry and Esseltete Pepper macaron.  The Raspberry made for a very fruity flavor and the lime gave the macaron a fresh and bright flavor that gave the macaron a spring zesty note.  Then the pepper was the superstar of this dessert.  Surprisingly, the pepper did not make the macaron spicy.  Instead, it gave the macaron warmth and had the effect of adding salt to a sweet food - it opened up the raspberry flavor and gave the macaron a more floral flavor.  It was outstanding and the flavor is complex, yet simple enough so that it is hard to describe.  

Pierre Hermes also has poundcake, waffles and many other desserts - most of which can be shipped, although products like ice-cream you can order online and pick up.  They are located in France, on rue de Bonaparte street to be exact.  If you're ever in the area, if you want to order from them (for a pretty penny), or if you're a master baker and need some new ideas of innovative desserts to make, I would definitely visit their site.  For more on Pierre Hermes, visit: http://www.pierreherme.com.

MS Society Auction Item

Amber Royal

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The MS Society of Maryland is holding a fundraising event that features women in business throughout Baltimore called Women on the Move. With great thanks to my father, Dr. Walter Royal III, and the MS Society,  Royal Things is honored to donate a handmade, one-of a kind piece of jewelry (image above) to the auction that will be held at the event. The event will take place at the Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, Maryland from 6-9 pm on September 18, 2014. To learn more about the Maryland MS Society and the upcoming fundraiser, visit http://eventmdm.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=24166&pg=entry.