21 Jul 2016 betty james date night dinner recipes

Date Night Dinner for Two

We all love a night out with our significant other: dining at a nice restaurant followed by some after-dinner drinks, dancing, or a peaceful stroll through town. Sometimes, though, planning an evening at home is a welcome change. Spending a Friday night preparing a meal together and then curling up on the couch with a movie is a perfect way to reconnect after a stressful work week.

At Betty James, we have scoured Pinterest and curated a delicious and simple menu for your date night at home. Pair these recipes with your favorite wine or craft beer, and you are ready for a romantic evening for two.


This Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini is a delicious way to start your meal. Start with a crunchy baguette topped with a spread of goat cheese and lightly drizzle honey or marmalade over it. You top it off with some prosciutto and arugula, and you have a perfect bite to start your evening.

Main Course

A pasta dish is a mostly foolproof way to create a satisfying dinner without too much fuss. This Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken is just that. The pesto and the tomatoes keep the dish bright and light, and the grilled chicken is a perfect lean option. This dish can also be served cold as a pasta salad in the summertime, so it’s perfect year-round and for leftovers the next day.


Dessert is my favorite part of any meal. If you have a sweet tooth, then you can probably relate. This chocolate mousse feels like a decadent treat, but the recipe is actually pretty simple (only six ingredients!). It can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for a day or two, so once you are full of pasta, you won’t have to spend more time preparing your sweet treat.

Try these recipes out this week for date night, and let us know how it turns out!

15 Apr 2016

What to Pack: Cabo Edition

“Excuse me ma’am, your bag is over 50 pounds.”


I’m not even a little bit embarrassed by the weight of my suitcase because it is full of essential items for a successful trip to Cabo with friends. I’m going to share a few of those items with you today, so that you can have a glam, stress-free vacation at the beach, too.

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11 Nov 2015 Carolina Betty James Necklace beautiful elegant jewelry piece


Searching for the perfect accessory to make a bold statement? Stand out from the crowd with the beautiful Carolina necklace from Betty James jewelry.

This simple, yet stunning necklace features five strands of elegant antique gold plated chain, three circle link chains & two curb chains. These artfully crafted gold chains create a timeless look that gives any outfit a polished and graceful feel.

With chains varying in length between 36 inches and 42 inches, the Carolina is versatile enough to be worn in a variety of trendy ways. Whether you are looking for an eye-catching piece for a day out on the town or a sophisticated piece for more formal occasions, the Carolina necklace from Betty James jewelry is the perfect addition to any closet.

26 Oct 2015 Leepa Necklace from Betty James Mediterranean jewelry

Leepa Necklace

Get ready to binge on the luxe Leepa necklace! A designer fave, this stunning accessory is our trendiest by far!

This art inspired “bib” creation is comprised of matte finished scenic jasper ovals and Nigerian brass. Although it has a neutral undertone, admirers will be pleased to find dramatic mint, peach, brown, cream, black and tan accents!

Approximately 18” with extender option, the luxe Leepa provides you with the glitz and glam needed to confidently conquer any and all occasions.  Wear with your favorite cashmere sweater, leggings and boots or give your “go to” dress a new look with this stunning piece.

This is what we like to call jewelry designed for maximum impact!

We’re popping the cork for this celebrated style! And we couldn’t be happier.

13 Oct 2015 versatile oyo necklace from Betty James jewelry

Versatile OYO

This 2 in 1 necklace doubles the fun. Looks like two necklaces, but OYO (South African slang for Surprise), it’s one piece! Can’t decide if you want to wear silver or gold? With this necklace you don’t have to decide. The OYO has both silver and gold tones, perfect if you want to shine in silver or go gorgeous in gold. Made of 100 year old Nigerian vintage brass, ebony with silver inlay from Mali, assorted brass findings and white crystal – this versatile necklace goes anywhere. Get sassy by wearing with your favorite “little black dress.” Or, pop it on with your favorite sweater for a more casual look.

You can’t go wrong with this necklace. Add this versatile, bold, light weight necklace to your wardrobe and Surprise (OYO), the conflict between wearing silver or gold is over – you can wear both. Congratulations, you’ve just added a piece you will come back to over and over again.

Interested in the OYO? Visit http://bettyjames.com/products/oyo to get yours today!

24 Sep 2015 Quills that thrill earrings tribal jewelry

Quills That Thrill

One of our most popular earring designs – these dangles are tribal inspired and SUPER light weight.  Made with genuine African porcupine quills set in hammered brass with a lever back ear wire, these earrings are fun and easy.

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 1.57.09 PMFound in the wild, quills are considered “good luck” charms.  If you are looking for something unique, neutral and comfortable to wear, these conversation starters are for you.

A must have fall accessory, throw these on with jeans and a leather biker jacket to add a touch of femininity to your edgy look.  Fur (real or faux) is all the rage this season, pair with quills to finish the look.  Headed to a luncheon? Pop in these distinctive earrings and add some fun to your refined ensemble.

You don’t have to go quill hunting in the wild; Betty James has already done that for you.  Go to http://bettyjames.com/collections/dangle-earrings and order your talisman today.

Coming soon – multi quill  – triple your good fortune with this design.

10 Sep 2015 Betty James' Stella Collection overlayed necklaces shot on black background

Signature Stellas

signature stella necklace betty james jewelry
Meet the Stella, a signature piece of the Betty James collection. 60 in of 4mm crystal rondelle beads create a classic look perfect for any occasion.

The Stella comes in a variety of colors: onyx, champagne, sea foam, cream, sage and more.

To see the full selection of colors, visit: bettyjames.com/collections/the-stella.

Long and versatile, enjoy wearing the Stella in a variety of ways, from: single, doubled, tripled, tied in a knot, lariat, or pulled through… Wear it your way!

For a casual look with panache, pair the Stella with your favorite boyfriend jeans and comfy white T.

Searching for just the right accessory to wear with that little black dress? Double or triple the Stella and make an elegant, timeless statement.

Whether you are looking for a classic beaded necklace for a casual day out or a pop of sparkle for an evening date, the Stella will be your go-to accessory. How do you wear your Stella?