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Alex And Ani Sparkles At Rideau Centre

As a diehard jewelry lover, I spend a good chunk of change on sparkly treasures. A few years ago during a trip to the States, I noticed fashionistas sporting some serious arm game…their wrists adorned with tons of bangles with cute little dangling charms. I later found out that Alex and Ani was a huge trend down south, and treated myself to an Eye of Horus bracelet which I treasure.  

What I love about this particular brand other than the fact that it is eco-conscious and sustainably created, is that a lot of the pieces hold a lot of special meaning. Many feature world renown symbols such as those of the Zodiac, Armenian crosses and Egyptian hieroglyphics, semi-precious stones or are made of unique materials. For example, their  beautiful Liberty Copper line is comprised of jewelry made from the original copper preserved from the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. How cool is that?

So, fast forward to Summer 2016 and Alex and Ani finally graces little ol’ Ottawa with its presence! Tonight was the grand opening of Ottawa’s first Alex and Ani store at the newly expanded CF Rideau Centre, and I was thrilled to host this fun event!

Guests were treated to cupcakes and David’s Tea while they shopped the entire Alex and Ani collection. I was thrilled to meet the Alex and Ani fans, some of whom had impressive collections of their own. I was also thrilled to meet all of the new customers that the night attracted and a bunch of my blog followers! What a thrill!

Here are some pics from this really fun night and a video of my new Birth Month Spike Necklace! Check out the cute little ring I snagged too!

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Well, that wraps up a really fun night! Welcome to Ottawa, Alex and Ani! Thanks for having us!

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. September 23, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Congratulations on one of many big nights to come! I am glad you had fun and their jewelry pieces are stunning.

    • Dominique
      September 23, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much, babe! I wish you were there! I haven’t forgotten you. I was exhausted last night and will send you those questions asap. I would love to get filming this weekend. xoxoxo

  2. September 24, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Very nice jewellery, my wife may like a few of those pieces.

    • Dominique
      September 26, 2016 / 8:51 am

      I promise you, there will definitely be something at Alex & Ani that your wife will love! Thanks for reading!

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