That Special Person, Place or Thing which screams ‘PALM BEACH’

By Carolina Buia Barefoot


Carolina looking lovely in Lalalounis

LALAoUNIS: (proper noun, origin-Greek, commonly used with the words oo-la-la)

Founded in Greece by the late Ilias Lalaounis, today Lalaounis is a global brand that is tightly held by the founder’s four daughters: Demetra, Ioanna, Aikaterini and Maria. Harking on artisan craftsmanship from Roman, Grecian and Byzantine eras, Lalaounis employs skilled Greek artisans that hammer with precision at the softer, brighter 22 kt gold, using techniques such as filigree, granulation and weaving. Lalaounis pieces are both classic and timeless. They deftly dress up a woman’s daytime errand runs or accentuate our most fashionable modern-day goddesses, such as Nicole Kidman, who showed up at last year’s CMA awards dripping in its Grecian gold.

Though the family has been thoughtful in their global expansion, the privately-held brand is finally reaching the shores and arms of Palm Beach, carried at Via Coquina.

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day? We could not fil-a-agree more.  Take a closer look at our faves below….

18k Gold Disc Earrings; 18 kt. Gold Necklace with Diamonds and Blue Topaz; 18k Gold Bracelet with Diamonds; 18 Kt Gold Ring

About Via Coquina

Remember Barney’s on Madison Avenue? An emporium of unique fashions not available elsewhere? This is the promise of Via Coquina, with a focus on artisan treasures collected throughout the Mediterranean, coastal Italy and Greece in particular. The boutique nestled next on Worth Avenue’s charming Via Mizner celebrates fine craftsmanship and meaningful artisanship.

Shoppers find carefully curated fine jewelry from Capri and the Greek islands, one-of- a-kind vintage pieces, and bespoke engraved jewelry, Handmade sandals and beach bags woven from natural materials, elegant home goods, and an apothecary of small batch artisanal soaps, candles, and olive oils stimulate the senses.

A cornerstone of the Via Coquina philosophy is conservation. Via Coquina is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. sponsoring ethically crafted products of the highest quality which can become heirlooms.

Via Coquina
32 Via Mizner