We’re big fans of anything stylish and cheeky. That’s why we’ve written about everything from the goldfish earrings that CMYKlays produces to the rad pizza workout pants made by Laguna Beach’s Goldsheep clothing. We also clearly love to keep tabs on our adventures. Part of the joy of having this blog is reliving all the fun places we’ve explored. It’s like getting to take those trips a second, third or even fourth time. That’s where Jet Set Candy, a purveyor of wearable keepsakes comes in.
Based in the city so nice they named it twice (New York, New York) designer and founder Nicole Parker King and her team have put travel fashion on the map. Parker King is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and she was also formerly a creative director at L’Oreal. Parker King spent a number of years living abroad in India with her Australian diplomat husband (who now works for the United Nations) and the dynamic duo has logged a significant amount of frequent flier miles. She launched Jet Set Candy as a way to keep tabs on her own getaways.
On of our favorite items from Jet Set Candy are the luggage tag charms which are available in 14K gold vermeil, 14K solid gold and solid sterling silver .925. You can almost literally snag charms from A to Z (technically the closest you can get is from A to V – Argentina to Vietnam). There are also fun spinner charms from Jet Set Candy that focus on destinations like the Caribbean, the Hamptons and New York City.
This holiday season we’re coveting Jet Set Candy’s killer, “I Haven’t Been Everywhere, but It’s on My List” bracelet and the brand’s “Flying Colors” stackable ring in “North South East West.” (Dear Santa, we hope you’re taking notes/following our blog.) If you don’t know where in the world you’re going next, perhaps adding a San Francisco trolley or a “charmite” (a jar of British Marmite) to your budding charm collection will help inspire you to start planning your next vacation destination. Jet Set Candy is available online and via retailers like Bloomingdale’s.
Jet Set Candy
Address: 1133 Broadway Suite 330
New York, New York 10010
Phone: (212) 796-6922
Pricing (All in U.S. Dollars or USD): Chains and Chokers $30 to $398, Earrings $38, Bracelets $198 to $398, Charms $38 to $248, Rings $58 to $348, Pendants and Necklaces $98 to $198, Cufflinks $148 to $198