Tuesday, December 27, 2016


I was preparing for a pot luck get together this holiday weekend. And I thought hard about what I should bring. I settled on a classic. Doesn’t everyone love a classic?  When I was a young girl, my mother bought me Betty Crocker’s  New Boys and Girls Cookbook.  (I recently found a copy at a flea market and snatched it up!) This book always had the best brownie recipe. Simple and perfect.  My brother and I baked it often and inhaled our masterpieces.  We loved our yummies so much that when our older sister created her own rich multiple egg brownies adapted from a famous department store’s recipe my brother affectionately named them “chocolate blunders”. Yes, my sister called them “chocolate wonders.”  So with fond memories of my childhood, I whipped up a batch of Betty’s recipe. And, this classic was in fact a hit. Score!

I’ve been designing jewelry for so many years now.  I add and retire designs each and every season.  There are only a few that have been in the Dunitz Collections since the very beginning.  These are the classics. They’ve been copied by others. Ours always remain a good seller.  The one that immediately comes to mind is our Coral Necklace. Each season I introduce it in 12 new color schemes. And every season our customers snatch them up. They are the classic in our line.  They look beautiful on women of all ages and on all necklines.  So, today – I’m also saluting a Dunitz beaded classic! -ND