Half Moon Bay, a Sparkling Gem

Sometimes one doesn’t need to travel far to have a wonderful time.  Recently Nevra flew up to the Bay Area for some special sister time with Meyla.  The first stop was Half Moon Bay and in case you didn’t know, this area is a year-round hidden treasure.  With its beautiful coastline, lovely downtown area with shopping and delicious restaurants, it’s fun and easy to get to.

First stop in downtown Half Moon Bay (HMB) was Mirada on Main Street Art Gallery where Beksan Designs’ jewelry & accessories were on display, the last day of a five-day pop-up in this beautiful gallery.  Customers were drawn to our unique, handcrafted jewelry & accessories and gratefully the show was a success!  Most popular at this event were our natural gemstone pieces, set in 24kt gold vermeil, gold fill, or sterling silver. You can check them out here: 


To celebrate being together, we went to dinner afterwards at the Turkish restaurant, Ciya, on Main Street in HMB .  It was delicious and we spoke Turkish with the owner too.  Reminded us so much of our lovely meals together in Istanbul.  We shared chicken shish kabob, lamb (Nevra’s favorite), vegetables, and Meyla’s favorite, spinach borek!  We highly recommend it: https://www.ciyahmb.com/

Another popular restaurant that Meyla and her family really enjoy is Pasta Moon https://www.pastamoon.com/, a wonderful and delicious Italian restaurant, also conveniently located on Half Moon Bay’s Main Street.  

Lodging tip: The Cypress Inn is ideal to capture the beauty Half Moon Bay has to offer: https://www.cypressinn.com/

Of course, whenever we go out, we enjoy wearing our favorite Beksan Designs’ pieces.  When out to dinner at Ciya, Nevra chose to wear our ½ hoop crystal inlay earrings set in sterling silver which complemented her evil eye sapphire necklace. Meyla had on layered necklaces, our gold bead bracelet and stacking rings. 

Crystal Half Hoop Earrings Silver Medium

Gold Filled Bead Bracelet Small/Medium Beads

The next day began with a beautiful morning bike ride along the Half Moon Bay coast.  We so enjoyed seeing the ocean, horseback riders, natural foliage, and stunning wildflowers.  As you know, nature inspires our jewelry, think Tree of Life earrings, bracelet, and necklace.  

Tree of Life Bracelet Silver Hook & Eye Closure

Tree of Life Necklace Gold)

Whether you want something dainty or are looking to make a statement, our jewelry is designed for travelers who want something special.  Beksan Designs has events regularly at “Mirada on Main” in Half Moon Bay.  Come visit us there or at another upcoming event, https://beksandesigns.com/pages/events.  

Wherever your summer travels take you, we hope you’ll take a piece of Beksan Designs jewelry with you.  Check out our handcrafted stylish rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings online or make a personal shopping appointment with meyla@beksandesigns.com

Happy Summer!!


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