~ Treasures ~
“What a gift it is for me to welcome Alicia Smith as this month’s Valobra Treasure. I have had the pleasure to know Alicia for several years. I was always impressed with her gentle and sweet demeanor and her omnipresent smile. She is widely recognized as one of Houston’s fashion icons and she is a generous supporter of many worthwhile causes, but most importantly she is a fantastic mother of three wonderful sons and I am honored to call her my friend.”
What was the first piece of jewelry you ever received or purchased for yourself?
I was born in Venezuela and living in Texas before my first birthday. My Mother brought back a gold coin necklace from Venezuela which she gave to me as a little girl.
Tell us two of your qualities that make you a gem.
I have been told that I am straightforward, a great friend and that I could talk to a fly on the wall.
Rubies, sapphires, or emeralds? And Why?
Diamonds are my birthstone and I, of course, love them. However, I would never turn down rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Of the three, emeralds would be my favorite. Green is a calming color that encourages growth, reflection, peace and balance.
Share with us your pearls of wisdom.
Never stop learning and enjoying life. Get out of your comfort zone. Learn from everything you go through. You need to take care of yourself or you will not be able to take care of others. And always be thankful for your blessings.
If you could click your ruby slippers together and transport to a vacation somewhere, where would it be?
I love Aspen in the summer but truly anywhere with my family and friends makes me happy! I love to travel.