Thursday, March 3, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend Vibes

Totally ready for the weekend... Not sure yet if I am coming or going. TBD. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tie One On - Turban Love

I have a definite love for accessories. One I have never tried is a turban, although I loooove what they convey. Maybe that should be my goal this summer. Conquer the turban fear... 
Here's some inspiration and an instructional drawing. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Feels like -11°

This is a job for...fur! Who will join me? 

Monday, January 4, 2016


It's snowing in Rhode Island. This is how I would ideally greet winter. Chic and sensible coat, flourish of fur, and sunglasses. The reality may be a bit farther from the inspiration... Happy New Year! 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

My Favorite Store in Savannah

Paris Market on Broughton Street has always been my absolute favorite store in Savannah, Georgia! Here are some wonderful images of their merchandising to convey my delight... 

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Countdown...

Just a few more days until Christmas! 
Order by Midnight on Monday, Dec 21st with the promo code HOLIDAY and receive 50% off any purchase on! 
Now get to it! 
And Happy Christmas! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

OceanCliff, New Wrap Bracelets, and a Major Holiday Bonus

New items added to the website - all at 50% off until December 21st with the promo code HOLIDAY. 
We are also offering the exclusive discount for three special (and frantic!) hours at the OceanCliff Sip-n-Shop on Thursday evening, December 10th! Be there from 5-8 pm, sipping your complementary champagne and nibbling on holiday hours d'oeuvres! Free to friends of OceanCliff and the 16 vendors. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

OceanCliff Holiday Sip-n-Shop, Thursday! Dec. 10th

Come visit us at the semi-annual OceanCliff Sip-n-Shop! Thursday, Dec 10th from 5-8 pm in Newport, RI. 
We will be there will so many new styles - at a massive discount we only offer a few times a year! There are also at least 15 other local vendors, champagne, hors d'oeuvres and holiday fabulousness. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Where to Buy: Sugar by Heidi Brueggeman

Many items are one of a kind, so you may want to check all of these locations for your favorite pieces! 

Newport, Rhode Island
Down Under Jewelry, Thames Street - carrying gemstone earrings and necklaces, gemstone leather lariats
Monelle and Chace N'Lulu, Bowen's Wharf - boho chic beaded tassel and antler horn necklaces 

Providence, Rhode Island 
Simple Pleasures, Richmond Square - gemstone earrings and necklaces, gemstone leather lariats 

Padanarum, Massachusetts 
Details & Designs - boho chic horn necklaces 

Nantucket, Massachusetts 
Monelle - boho chic beaded tassel and horn necklaces, Mother of Pearl quatrefoil earrings 

Cos Cob, Connecticut 
The Drawing Room - boho chic beaded tassel and horn necklaces, gemstone earrings 

Tassels Galore - Summer 2015

Lots of tassels! 
These pieces are available by contacting Most styles shown are $140 and one of a kind! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3...2...1... RELAUNCH of

It's true. By late 2015, the ecommerce site for all things Heidi Brüggeman jewelry & more will be back online! Stay tuned and follow me on Instagram at ShopSugar and HeidiBrueggeman. 
For more information contact me at 
Booking trunk shows now! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014


It's been a long while since I've written on this blog. Since last year! 
I suppose I need a bit of a verbal creative outlet. So many things have manifested in the last several months, it's time to share! 
After a slight trip up, the jewelry has taken an official hiatus. I've had a few trunk shows recently, sharing the vintage jewelry the most. I'm going to spend the reflective winter months reworking my designs for my jewelry line. 
The biggest change has been publishing Old Beach Journal! If you happen across this blog, check out OBJ 
Currently I'm working on the fall/winter issue of the magazine and preparing for our main event in Ohio! There's more to share and a little friend has inspired me to write more... 
Til then, sunflowers: 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Trunk Show Tuesday Night December 3rd in Newport

Heidi Brueggeman Trunk Show
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
@ North Sails Sales Office, IRYS Bldg, 4th Floor
449 Thames Street, Newport
MAJOR DISCOUNTS...Refreshments! 
Happy Holidays!!!
If you would like to schedule a private appointment please contact me at

Betwixt by Heidi Brueggeman necklaces awaiting new homes

Vintage Eisenberg jewelry samples remade into necklaces using vintage chain or silk ribbons $70-400

Pyrite necklace on vintage chain, Green Onyx and Turquoise earrings, Long Carnelian and Turquoise necklace

Moonstone hoop earrings, Green Onyx and Turquoise Earrings, Antlers with Apatite, Small chandelier earrings with Carnelian and Peruvian Opal (sorry these were a bit camera shy)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Here

I haven't written much lately...I think I've been focused on feathering my nest and making sure my cold weather gear was in order. I knew the day would come when I needed a sweater and a fur. It's here.
The weather has actually been here for a little while now. I've been going back and forth with loafers versus boots, bare legs versus tights, and whether or not mittens are appropriate accessories before November. November is upon us, beaches are closed (or open depending on your level of interest in riding horses along the tideline), and alas, we must fall back with our timepieces into increasing darkness.
Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best...

Decisions made on the beach will have to wait until 2014...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Without school to plan for the last decade plus, I've wrestled with the start of Fall. Even though we don't officially bid adieu to Summer until the equinox on the full moon this month, anything post-Labor Day takes on a more serious air. Therefore so do I.
I start announcing "it's the last..." of this and that - beach days, al fresco dining, sandals, and summer sunsets. The reality is these events go on as long as we need them to, sometimes with a few more layers of clothing. Summer will return. Sometime in late April we will get the feeling that Summer won't let us down and it comes back. Maybe this is why I find comfort in the seasons. I need the reminder that life is cyclic, consistent. I too will survive a harsh winter like a daffodil bulb or a peony bush in hibernation.
I finally release the grief about summer when cool mornings arrive on my doorstep and the sun sets noticeably earlier. Town quiets to a dull roar on weekends and I inventory my sweaters. There are renewable ideas to get excited about once more because a new season is knocking at the door. A cozier season with crunchy leaves, fires, football, and routine.
Tomorrow is the beginning of New York Fashion Week, even though it's Spring 2014 collections it ushers in the beginning of the next season. Back to work, back to school. Today is also my half birthday. Usually the birthday is the beginning of the year in the spiritual world, today being my halfway point. I'll take this harvest time to review what has been, and what needs to be. Until then, let's express ourselves creatively and with humor. Most often these are the bones of my life giving me tenacity and curiosity to explore what is next.
Until my next post...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Heidi Brueggeman Trunk Show at Rē in North Kingstown, RI TODAY!

Noon until 7 o'clock at Rē on Post Road in N Kingstown, RI.
A percentage of the sales will benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Style

My friend DMK and I were reminiscing about the small silk scarf and its multiple styling uses. We agreed that our 1990s neckerchief use was a consistent style statement of ours - both above and below the Mason Dixon line. DMK and I decided we really need to dig these small scarves out and start using them regularly again in all sorts of ways. Summer being a great time to play with colorful anything, really.
Grace Kelly shown below donning her Hermes neckerchief circa 1956. Grace's clothing was always simple (and impeccably tailored please note) and her accessories were too. Well chosen lines, moments, and consistency create timeless style and confidence.

Friday, May 24, 2013

My Favorite Color

It never hesitates to make me happy...and I love it with its friends navy blue and green.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Style...

It has been a while, I know. I've been traveling. It never stops me from collecting inspiring images. The one below surely makes me want a variation on my denim jacket, a staple in my wardrobe since the 80s. I no longer have my guess? jeans acid-washed oversized version cluttered with buttons and safety pins...seems someone at NYFW was feeling the 1980s inspiration. Good on you style sister!