Happy Birthday to Vera of VERAMEAT!

The wacky world of VERAMEAT is taking a bite of the Big Apple this month. The East Village, to be exact.

We just happened upon the cool new East 9th Street boutique as the lovely Vera Balyura and her staff were hosting a hip birthday bash tonight for the jewelry designer, replete with DJ and store discount. At Vera’s side was her little mascot, the adorable Fred Meat, an Affenpinscher who is tinier than Mignon and waaaay cute.

I pointed out several necklaces and rings to Philippo — yes, hopefully with my name on them — such as the Presto or Lucky key necklace, the Vampire Duster (two-finger) ring, and the Beekeeper Centaur necklace, online. Anyone who knows me knows vampires and centaurs are two of my favorite things. Well, they’re a few of them….wink, wink.

Vera does a delicious narrative to accompany each piece on verameat.com, delving into the history, the desires, the inspirations of a design. Click on and have fun. I highly recommend losing yourself in a few of the figments of her imagination.

Then go ahead. Take a bite out of grime. And beautify yourself, your surroundings with her eccentric and beautiful brass, copper, silver or gold oddities!

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