I am always intrigued when things happen to people by chance.
Some call it luck. Others may think it's a fluke or just a coincidence of some sort.
Me? I call it serendipity; which by definition is the the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. And I am firm believer in it. I will even go one step further and say that when these types of occurrences happen it is the universe's way of giving us a nudge in a certain direction.
This is exactly what happened when I crossed paths with Veena Goel Crownholm. For those of you who follow the Miss California pageants, you may recall she was Miss California 2004. Kind of a big thing. :) Today she is a mom, a lifestyle blogger, and media host. She also started MomTribeLA along with her good friend, Rachel Pitzel. MomTribe is a unique mom community that focuses on the adventures of motherhood, parenting and friendship. All big things in their own right too.
Our meeting was by chance. She happened to be the 1,000th follower on my Istagram account, which just so happened to be huge goal for me. After hitting this number, I wanted to celebrate and thank my 1,000th follower so I reached out. Little did I know what was to follow.
From this chance meeting, we started a collaboration together which included creating a special "Crown Necklace" for Miss California. You can check out all the details for that here. Along with this she has become a walking billboard for my jewelry. Don't you think she looks lovely below? My Gold Fringe Necklace, Diamond Triad Necklace and Gold Stacking Rings add the right touch of elegance to her look. Also pictured is Rebecca Ferriter from CBSLA.
This picture just makes me happy and I can't deny as a jewelry designer I love the exposure.
I think us crossing paths was more than just luck or a fluke. It was serendipitous.
Veena is one of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet. I think her beautiful smile tells it all.