Nancy’s Bachelorette ♥

It all started with an email:
“Dear Dori, My sister, Nancy and I are huge fans of your jewelry. We both lived in Israel for several years and we each own at least 10 Dori pieces (necklaces and earrings). We have turned many friends onto Dori Csengeri designs through the years. I live in NY and Nancy lives in Paris now. Nancy is getting married in Israel and I wanted to explore an idea with your team. I would like to throw a memorable event for Nancy and her close female friends in Israel before the wedding. Instead of the ordinary bachelorette event I was thinking it would be wonderful to weave in Dori Csengeri design since it’s been such a huge part of Nancy’s lifestyle. Would your team be interested in hosting Nancy’s bachelorette?”
Of course, we said: “Yes!” 🙂

We met at the studio, where Dori told Nancy and her friends how she developed her unique technique. She shared with them the “behind the scenes” of making Dori pieces and answered questions about her new line of kaftans & handbags and what makes her inspired…. Image


The next stop was our Parisian style boutique downstairs, where everyone was having fun trying on their favorite Dori pieces. Image
And then, it was time to toast to the bride-to-be.a toast 2…and toast some more…. 🙂

toast 3And show some sisterly love ♥♥♥
sisters hugAnd of course, we couldn’t end the bachelorette without surprising Nancy with some rice throwing for happiness and good luck!
throwing riceMelanie, we had a blast hosting Nancy’s bachelorette at our studio.  You are the best sister ever!!! 🙂

Nancy, we’re really happy that you’ve found Mr. Right! Wishing you both all the best for the wedding and for the future. ♥♥♥

much love,
Dori & her team


team dori breakfast outing!

croissants, coffee and cake – oh my!

disclaimer: do not read this post if you are hungry and have not yet had your morning Cup of Joe 🙂

last week, team dori had a company outing at rothschild 12, a local hip cafe by day (bar by night), located in the heart of tel-aviv on the well-know rothschild boulevard. the cafe was reserved all morning especially for us, and we had the venue all to ourselves to eat, laugh & share good team dori memories 🙂

each year, dori likes to treat the team and dedicate a time where all may spend time together away from the studio and relax, enjoy one another’s company and reflect back on the past year’s success, new team additions and favorite memories.

before we all sat down to eat, we had to note how lovely cafe was set-up for our feast! tables were lavishly decorated with assorted specialty pastries, scones, cakes, & breads, and champagne, orange juice & cappuccinos were served to everyone. oh – and it only gets better … 🙂

a big block of butter was the table’s main centerpiece 🙂 with enough tasty butter to go around for days, the team still barely managed to put a dent in it! we had to take a photo just to prove it 🙂

just as we thought there was enough food to go around, the waitresses served us the biggest shakshouka pan we had ever seen! an israeli breakfast tradition, shakshouka is a tasty dish served with poached eggs, tomatoes, onions and spices (other fresh vegetables often added such as eggplant or bell peppers and even fresh goat cheese for taste) and simply warms the heart with its rich taste. the pan was so big – lets just say, we had plenty of leftovers 🙂

as we were finishing up our feast, dori gave a little heartwarming speech, thanking the team for coming and for being a part of her love for jewelry. a lovely breakfast turned into a memorable event for all and we rolled out of the cafe, filled with yummy food in our happy tummies and some new memories.

team dori thanks dori & giora for a lovely morning & some quality team bonding 🙂

have you been on any memorable company outings? what was the most special part about the event?

tuesdays with dori

its our favorite time of the week again … tuesdays with dori!
each week, dori sits with the team & shares with us her stories about life, professional experiences, hobbies and favorite past times … read on & stay tuned each tuesday for the “tuesdays with dori” posts, and soon it will be your favorite time of the week, too!

this week, we asked dori …

team: we all know you studied textile design … so how exactly did you get into fashion jewelry?

dori: i graduated from the shenkar college of fashion in tel-aviv, specialized in fabric design at tootal fabrics in manchester, UK and at cyril kowalewsky’s studio in paris. during my studies of textile design, my dream was to be recognized as a designer who brings her own unique style, color palette and motifs to her creations. over the years, i was bothered by the fact that i had no control over the way the end-user saw my textile designs or used them. my prints were scattered all over in many countries and were never presented as one mass, as a collection of serious design work. designing and making textile-based jewelry was the way to expressing and to fulfilling my dream.

team: ok, so then what road did you take that lead you to the path of embroidered jewelry?

in my earlier career as a textile designer, i worked as a freelancer, creating designs which were sold to fabric makers. the work was about exploring with shapes to create atmospheres in color in proportion to the human body. after years of practicing textile design, we moved to paris, where I studied painting at the academie de port-royal. it was a period of exploration; i was looking for new ways to express myself. among other things, I was experimenting with collages from textile materials. this is how the soutache cords landed on my desk. from there on, the road to jewelry was fairly short. i started with small color compositions in textiles which evolved into my first creations, beautiful lapel broaches. with time and experience, i developed a needle work technique which is suitable to the creation of textile-based jewelry and realized that the jewelry path is the right path for me!

so there’s a little history lesson for all you dori fans out there! stay tuned for more stories & learn more about this talented artist & jewelry designer 🙂