I hope 2019 is off to a great start for all of you. January is always hectic, and it usually takes me the entire month to get myself organized after the holidays. One of my biggest goals of the new year is to get better about time management. Habitually late, my tardiness has always been one of my weaknesses. Whether it is getting to an event on time or picking my kids up from school, I am almost always 5-10 minutes late. My dad was always the same and clearly, I take after him. My mom is the complete opposite, always early and ahead of the game on everything. They say creatives are often late, so let’s go with that.
Until last year, I had not owned a watch in over a decade. Don’t get me wrong, I love watches and used to have some beautiful ones, but having a cell phone attached to my hip made wearing a watch less of a priority. I purchased an Apple watch last Christmas, mainly for the ability to read text messages and emails while in meetings. That alone shows that I am addicted to my phone. Truth be told, I have been going through a minimalist phase lately and trying to detox a bit from technology.
Enter JORD Watches.
I have always felt that things happen for a reason and when I was approached by JORD Watches for a collaboration, I was thrilled. To be transparent, I had been wanting one of their pieces for quite some time and was planning on treating myself for my birthday in March.
From my first glance at their collection of time pieces, there was an instant obsession. Their Wood Watches are everything I adore and more. Stylish, aesthetically gorgeous, and perfect for daily use, I have never received so many compliments on a watch. I chose their Cora zebrawood & rosé. As soon as it arrived, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to wear it that evening to an event.
The color reminds me of love and when I check the time, I am reminded of the many blessings in my life. For the last decade, everything in my life has been a race against time and I ended 2018 being tired, burned out and uninspired. 2019 began just as I wanted. I took more time to enjoy the simple things, like walks in the park, reading poetry, watching sunsets, and reconnecting with friends. I have learned to let go of what doesn’t make me happy and appreciate the little things. I am happier and less stressed.
When I wear my JORD Watch, I can’t stop looking at it. The beautiful wood design is made from “Koa,” which is a species native to Hawaii and widely considered to be one of the most beautiful of the native hardwoods. The stunning contrast of the wood with the rose face really stands out. My beautiful JORD Watch has become quite a conversation piece, as everyone compliments me on it and asks where I got it. I wear it to all my food and networking events, and love sharing my love of this classic time piece with everyone. I have even gone as far as buying outfits that match my watch.
Whether I am out for coffee with friends or enjoying cocktail hour, my JORD Watch is my favorite accessory. You will absolutely fall in love with their collection, I know I sure did!
Here are just a few reasons why I love these watches so much!
– Most watch back-plates can be engraved! All Cedar humidor presentation boxes are engravable, as well!
– The watches may be sized for the recipient
– Most watches have additional options for customization — mixing and matching faces and woods!
– Every watch comes with a one year warranty and options for return & exchange
– Free worldwide standard shipping!
For my next piece, I will be sure to have it engraved. I am looking for something special to celebrate my two-year anniversary of my food account, Forking Around Town, this summer and a JORD Watch would be perfect.
JORD Watches and I have collaborated to give one of you a $100 discount for your own JORD time piece! Enter to win the giveaway here.
Thank you to JORD Watches for this press sample and collaboration. As always, all opinions are my own.