Gigi by Jeanne. Jeanne Roberts Johnson recently launched a chic jewelry line and we (St. Louisans) are fortunate to be the first to view and model. General Counsel (Roberts Companies), wife and mother, Jeanne is very excited to finally share her passion with family and friends. Jeanne’s entrée to the world of jewelry design was quite simply, personal stress relief after a long day. She started donning her striking earrings, necklaces and bracelets and friends and family began to ask for custom designs. Those same designs evolved and GiGi by Jeanne was born. Jeanne is now ready to let St. Louis know that she is building this business and taking her designs to local boutiques, stores and online ( On December 12 a select group was treated to a preview and pre-holiday shopping spree. Jeanne and her team including twin brother Mike’s bride Stephanie Roberts and April Amos Powell hosted a stylish event at Jeanne and Jay’s beautiful home. Guests were thrilled to view splendid designs such as Green Jade Bling, Cosmopolitan Connection, Pearly Pave, Stiletto, City Life and Golden Night. Personal favorites are the Rockstar and Glamour Girl earrings. Rumor has it that Mary Jane’s Boutique in the CWE has optioned the line beginning this month. So excited for GiGi by Jeanne and proud of our St. Louis home-girl. Bravo!     

The Amelians, Inc. hosted their annual Holiday Brunch at the St. Louis Marriott-West- Maryville on December 16. The group founded in 1958 boasts friendships that date back to high school and college. Member Zora Ward opened the afternoon with the invocation. A moment of silence was held to honor deceased member Savannah Miller Young. Delicious food, fantastic music and friends catching up set the agenda for this high spirited holiday celebration. Current Amelians members are: Ernestine Betts, Mary Shivers, Earciel Canaan, Mary Alyce Lynum, Billie Wilson, Lucille Quinones, Jean Turner, Darlene Young, Conseula Washington, Velma Coleman, Zora Ward and Cynthia Young. 

Dr. Pam Jackson just returned from Los Angeles. While there she attended the cd release party for native songbird Lynne Fiddmont. Lynne’s Christmas cd, Spirit of Christmas is climbing the jazz charts from east to west. Her lively tunes are top drawer and receiving rave reviews from jazz aficionados. A collection of contemporary jazz and smooth soul, this holiday collection features greats such as Kevin Whalum, Everette Harp and Russell Ferrante. Order your copy now from cdbaby @ Highly recommended!

I hope everyone had a Merry Merry Christmas!


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Jewelry designing is a very delicate art and you have to be really talented to find your footing in the industry. I think she is immensely talented and she should open a big store. Right now I am looking for a reliable place to sell gold in Houston, I have some antique jewelry which I want to sell.

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