Monthly Archives: September 2016

What Do You Worry About When Traveling?

Traveling is fun. But traveling is also stressful. According to*, consumers have said dealing with delayed flights and cancelled flights are the most stressful part of traveling. Along with delays and cancellations, trying to find a good flight price, having to deal with crowds and luggage are also on travelers’ minds.

Over 2,000 travelers were surveyed, and all intended to travel within the next year. Here are the top rated travel stresses and peeves:

  • 66.6% worry about flight cancellations or delays
  • 38% worry about finding the best price for a flight
  • 37.2% are concerned about illness or injury affecting travel plans
  • 36.1% have anxiety related to crowds and congestion
  • 27.1% worry about luggage size issues

Yikes! And if the stress towards per-flight issues are not enough, here’s what travelers get annoyed with about after boarding the plane:

  • 56.8% get angry with repeated seat kickers behind them
  • 33.5% worry about people in front reclining their seat
  • 32.1% dislike loud passengers
  • 25.5% dislike babies crying during the flight
  • 24.5% worry about overhead bin space for their bag
  • 18.7% get upset with aisle cloggers
  • 15.6% get upset by passengers who leave a mess in the lavatory

If you plan on going on a honeymoon or want a destination wedding, most likely you’ll have to board a plane. Hopefully you can address some of the worries and fears associated with traveling ahead of time.

The truth is – nothing is as bad as it seems. A glass of wine or simple breathing exercises may be all you need to get through the hard parts of traveling. Remember – we’re only here once, so try and enjoy each day!

Happy Traveling!

Ring by Novell’s New Custom Shop

Made by Novell's Custom Shop

Not everyone wants a ring exactly like what’s in many jewelers’ showcase. Novell’s new Custom Shop specially created this incredible anniversary band* in 14kt white gold for one of our retailer’s important customers. Seven center-set diamonds are surrounded on either side by twenty-six smaller one point stones. Want a ring made just for you? Ask one of our authorized retailers to contact our Custom Shop today!

*This custom ring features 7 x 2.5pt diamonds in the middle, with 26 x 1 pt. diamonds on the sides.

Need an Awesome Designer for Your Wedding Flowers?

Your list of wedding preparations gets shorter as the big day approaches. You’ve just checked off wedding music and invitations. Next up – wedding flowers. You have numerous floral-related pins on Pinterest. Wedding flowers are constantly on your mind. The only problem is getting started. If you need help turning your wedding flowers vision into reality, Cassandra Shah may be the perfect floral designer for you!


Cassandra freelances for renowned floral designers all over the United States. Although based in New Jersey, she can travel anywhere for the right bride. She recently has had the opportunity to work with designers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.

Her services include all things flower-related. If you can dream it, she can create it – centerpieces, bouquets, flower walls, hanging installations. The crazier the better! Her goal is always to make every bride and groom happy. And to enhance the inherent beauty of the wedding.

When Cassandra designed the floral arrangements for the Sangeet (cocktail party) of Kabir B., he and his sister Amy were amazed by her stunning designs:

“Cassandra makes sure that you feel comfortable and have a good idea of her vision for the centerpieces and décor. She made sure to take our ideas and colors of what we wanted and turned them into masterpieces. The most amazing thing she did was a beautiful banister wrap that covered our whole staircase. It was so lush and vibrant. It looked like it was taken right out of the Indian jungle.”

Having an eye for beauty, Cassandra taught herself how to design floral arrangements after observing other designers work. She first started working as a designer in 2013 at Tracey Reynolds Floral Design. A graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in Marketing, Cassandra is now starting her own business.

If you love her beautiful floral arrangements as much as we do, contact Cassandra today!