Thursday, 5 October 2017

A Date With Cornucopia x Garden Party


About a week ago, I had two firsts. I was working my first event and I was attending my first blogger event. It was an entirely new experience. Aside from my family and a few of my friends, peoples responses when I tell them I run a blog or that I'm a blogger isn't the most encouraging. Rather, it is usually followed by a lot of bias and misconceptions. Although I'm always willing and excited to explain what I do and the amount of work and commitment that goes into creating content and running a blog, it felt good to hang around people who shared the same passion for creating that I do.



A lot can be learnt from Abimbola Osunkunle of Cornucopia. Starting with her humility. A quick search on google shows a woman whose tunnel vision, drive and commitment haven't gone unnoticed. She's been featured in Guardian, This Day and a lot of other publications. Yet, in person, you'd have no idea. Birthed on her dinning table, about 10 years ago with about 20 thousand naira, She turned what some would consider impossible into her reality. As with every success story, she highlighted how she was reprimanded constantly for quitting her job in the banking sector to pursue her dream and how she was encouraged to get another job and not depend on making jewelry alone. But, with the support of her husband, she explained how her team grew from just her, to a team of four on her dinning table and her eventual move to Isaac John street. She is a living example of how hard work, persistence and drive will eventually, get you to where you want to be.



The first thing that struck me was the name, Cornucopia which translates to, a symbol of abundance and plenty. The brand promises to provide handcrafted jewelry made from semi precious and precious stones and it does just that. The elegance and subtle craftsmanship that goes into every piece has the ability to elevate any outfit and although each piece is understated, it speaks in volumes and its beauty cannot be ignored.




Although I'm not the biggest Jewelry buff, it's safe to say I left my heart at Cornucopia. The almost minimalist approach they take in creating each peace appeals to me on so many levels and I've decided that the next time I can afford to splurge on a piece or two, I'll be picking up things for the women in my life. Asides from the beautiful scenery, lovely canap├ęs and astounding comradery, A lot stood to be learnt from Cornucopia and Abimbola Osunkunle. Hard work, Commitment and Persistence, do pay off.



Where to Find Cornucopia?
58a Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA, Ikeja


What's your favourite Jewellery item? I'm a bracelet kind of girl
 Let me know in the comments section, I'd love to hear from you

11 comments

  1. I love putting on jewelries everywhere possible but my favorite should be necklaces ��. Totally motivational ❤️

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    1. I definitely struggle with necklaces. Usually take them off half way through the day

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  2. I totally relate with the having to explain you're a blogger to people...its one of the perks of being a blogger ��...Amazing read BTW.

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    1. I find that its really fun explaining but sometimes, I just need a break. Thanks a lot

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  3. Ring lady ������������

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  4. Ideal accessory to me is my African beads but sadly I posses non.

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    1. I love those to cause there's a story behind them and it's a quality over quantity situatuon

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  5. This was a really lovely event from all the pictures I've been viewing.
    You look great Alex.

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  6. The pictures are gorgeous. Love the gardens... Not really a jewelry person either. My mum freaks out when I leave the house without ear rings.. lol. But I might go with a necklace if I have to choose.

    And great story and lesson from Abimbola. Pursue your dreams and surround yourself with people who support you.. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks a lot b. My mum used to freak out about me wearing not wearing earrings too but she eventually got tired of bugging me.

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