Sunday, 4 January 2015

Moving ...


This Blog has moved, please follow link above.

Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life. ~ Hafiz



Somewhere along the Mekong River ~ Golden Triangle

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Tumbled out of bed ... fell in love again ...


Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?-

See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou not kiss me?

By ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
4 August 1792 - 8 July 1822



Image By - Gustav, Klimt ~ Girlfriends or Two Women Friends 1916-17,
(Galerie Welz, Salzburg, later destroyed)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Whats New???

Auraw ~ Beautiful Wealth
Some new items are now listed on auraw.net
This is just to wet the appetite...
Classy, eye catching and very sexy. 

"Falling"
14kt Gold ~ .10 ct. t.w. Diamonds

The details are not the details,
they make the design.
~ Charles Eames ~

With Love...

Making each package feel a little special. 
Handmade art card and a hammered copper penny went on a journey with this one. Let us know if you would like a special message included.




Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
~ Confucius ~

~ Northwest Thailand ~
Artist - Bead carving expert...and so much more...


Chiang Mai, Thailand
Northern Thailand
Northern Thailand
Tachileik, Myanmar 
Tachileik, Myanmar
Northern Thailand
Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Northern Thailand

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers 
is a delectable form of defeat.
~ Beverly Nichols ~


The best chestnuts I have ever had. Tachileik, Myanmar 
Tachileik, Myanmar
Vientiane, Loas
Vientiane, Loas
Tachileik, Myanmar
Vientiane, Loas
Vientiane, Loas

Getting out of the city and into the fresh air in this part of the world is magic to the senses...the aroma is breathtaking! Northern Thailand is a tropical savanna, if you venture into the mountains if feels like a tropical alpine savanna.

Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand
 “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” 
~ Henry Miller ~


From time to time... and totally randomly I dig through my address book and mail a card to a friend, acquaintance, customer....  It brings me great pleasure to spread a little joy into mailboxes around the world. If you feel like being in my "red book"... you know what to do;-)

Love Liberty Wisdom

joanne@auraw.net ~ auraw.net

When in Rome... 
Vientiane, Laos
Best Cafe I have ever had, and I've had many in many places.
The coffee in this place blew my mind.



Thursday, 6 March 2014


Grand Opening 

Auraw.net

It's been a long time coming but the moment has arrived! What can I say, the travel bug was strong and alive this past year and a half. 
Landing here in Chiang Mai, Thailand felt a little different than all the rest. This area has a lot to offer the naturalist, the artist and the cook! 

Auraw offers ethically sourced, high quality, luxury jewellery and apparel. Wide variety of new and antique jewellery, handcrafted artisan pieces. One of a kind!

A few photos as a teaser...

Antique Silver Hmong Tribe Bangle 20th Century -  
Handcrafted Hill Tribe Silver Necklace
Hill Tribe Silver Earrings 
14kt Solid Gold Handcrafted Earrings and Pendant 
Hand-carved beads - Honey Jade and Black Onyx




Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A story of silk and gold from Bali...

Tantrik Desire Collection

100% LOOSE SILK DANCING TOWARDS NIRVANA

TANTRiKA

Take a deep breath,...... Get ready for Tantric Desire. IT'S A LOVESTYLE.
Our designs are unique, of a very Limited Edition. Our Quality constant and like life our colour pattern is in constant flux.
Batiks are made Entirely By Hand, printed in 2 meter textile pieces, using fine quality silk and colourful dyes. Depending on the Batik complexity and colour, this can take a skilled artist many days to complete.
Batiks are considered an Original Work Of Art and a true treasure.

Designer Silk Clothes Passionately Colourful, Alive And Sensual.


In September of last year I departed Canada for Bali, Indonesia. This part of the World is so beautiful and lush and green. Streets are lined with Temples, Artists, Cafe, Green Green Fields, flowing water and so much more... 

Cafe "Yellow Flower" was having a book reading By Tamara Watson; a  friend of mine that I met while driving the Water Taxi in British Columbia, Canada. Also in attendance was a man named Rama, Beautiful, Amazing... a very accomplished designer, from Catalonia, Spain. He had been living in Bali for about 10 years. It didn't take long before he was showing me a brochure of his latest creation he had just finished. I was in LOVE..., He had a few pieces left!

With the book reading over and the sun still up..., on the bikes we got and we were off to a secluded beach, it was beautiful. We spent the afternoon swimming and playing in the sand, it was bliss! 

On the way back we stopped at Rama's house for a shower and to see the SILK. He brought two down from the Loft... 30 seconds later I found myself asking how many others he had. Five bags of silk came raining down from the loft. Decisions, decisions... I loved them all, and could not bare to leave any behind. We were leaving soon for Singapore, Rama offered that I could send a Wire Transfer from my Bank once we arrived. I offered to pay now with "1 Troy Ounce of Pur Gold". Rama was thrilled, he had been wanting to acquire some Gold and here was his chance. So I paid in Gold, for the Silk from Bali, Indonesia, designer from Catalonia, Spain and just for the record I'm from Unity, Saskatchewan!

So with the transaction complete we said farewell, we were off to Singapore, Silk in tow. Once in Singapore we sent the Silk on another journey... to Canada. And we continued our travels until one day when we would meet again.

This is just to tempt you all... I'll be posting the pieces for sale in the next days so keep your eyes open! They are going to go fast! First come first serve, I have picked 5 already for myself! What can I say, A Woman needs options!


Love - Prosperity - Liberty
Joanne Lamont