About
Sylvia
 

About Sylvia

About Sylvia

"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted"  - Garrison Keillor

Welcome to the lavish world of Sylvia Lasalandra - Writer, Author, Artisan, Pen designer, one of a kind gift & "conversation piece" creator.

After creating unique gifts for family and friends, I was encouraged to start marketing outside my circle. Being an avid collector of Political, Entertainment and Music memorabilia for 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to amass an extraordinary collection and incorporate some of the rarest woods, and relics into my creations (Not to mention decorate my home!)

Collecting pens are one of my many passions in life; the actual placing of a pen to paper is becoming a lost art. People rather text or email each other however for me; writing on a piece of paper, journal or notebook are tangible evidences of thoughts and feelings. Although, writing has become a relic of the past for many people, it hasn't for me. Writing is my way of reaching out to friends and family in a physical sense. This is what led me to create some of the unique pens that are on my website. 

As for creating the Wine & Martini glasses on my website? I'm also passionate about drinking &... EATING CHOCOLATE! cheeky

What's up with the "FA~Q" items you ask? It's the way my Sicilian Mama verbalizes it & it's much more polite spelling it that way too! wink 

( FA~Q   is a Registered Trademark®...  by Me smiley ) www.fa-q.biz

Kick back, sip on your favorite beverage and discover some of the most exclusive items that have been incorporated in glass, resin and wood. Trust me...looking is fun!  

Check back often to see what else has been added to the site & new photo's from my personal STASH!

*** Part of proceeds from the sales of products on website will go to various charities:

The Freedom Pens Project - www.  freedompens.org:The Freedom Pens Project is an all volunteer effort spearheaded by the members of SawMill Creek Woodworkers Forums to provide custom hand crafted pens to American servicemen and women overseas. We welcome anyone who is interested in our project and willing to donate their time, talent or services to assist us in our goal of providing beautiful writing instruments for our military stationed in foreign countries who are in harms way. Every Freedom Pen that is delivered will serve as a constant reminder to our troops that they are not alone and will have our continued support until every one of them returns home.  The Freedom Pens Project is an all volunteer effort spearheaded by the members of SawMill Creek Woodworkers Forums to provide custom hand crafted pens to American servicemen and women overseas. We welcome anyone who is interested in our project and willing to donate their time, talent or services to assist us in our goal of providing beautiful writing instruments for our military stationed in foreign countries who are in harms way. Every Freedom Pen that is delivered will serve as a constant reminder to our troops that they are not alone and will have our continued support until every one of them returns home.   

The Freedom Pens Project is an all volunteer effort spearheaded by the members of SawMill Creek Woodworkers forums to provide custom hand crafted pens to American servicemen and women overseas.

This wonderful organization welcomes anyone who is interested in the project and willing to donate funds, their time, talent or services to assist us in providing beautiful writing instruments for our military HEROS stationed in foreign countries who are in harms way.

Every Freedom Pen that is delivered will serve as a constant reminder to our troops that they are not alone and will always have our continued support until every one of them returns home. 

  Money raised for this organization will assist in funding, producing and shipping custom handwriting instruments  to our Military Servicemen and Women serving in the Middle East.

What a way to say "thank you"  to our brave and courageous Military Servicemen and Women.

Show Your Support For Our Sons and Daughters Who Proudly Serve Their Country.

 

 Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation www. TNBCfoundation.org
 

An incredible organization that is dedicated to raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their efforts to determine the definitive causes of triple negative breast cancer, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.

Their Goals:

* To ignite interest in the study of triple negative breast cancer among researchers, physicians, educators and scientists

 * To support professionals seeking to identify the cause(s) of triple negative breast cancer and to discover new and effective treatment options

 * To increase public awareness and support of this subtype of breast cancer  

 

Postpartum Support International -   www.postpartum.net   

The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15 to 20 % of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family. PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission and vision is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.

PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.

Peace,

Sylvia

Scroll down & glance at some of my photo's...only if you want!wink

 

 

 

 

Speaking at Capitol Hill
May 6, 2010 L-R, Katherine Stone, Sylvia Lasalandra, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Gwendolyn Keitel, Josef Weissfeld, Carol Blocker (with picture of Melanie Blocker Stokes) Susan Dowd Stone
With Paul M. Glaser at The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival awards dinner
Mike & Me
Rome
Rome Coliseum
Pompeii (The Original Brick Oven!)
Rome
Rome
Rome
Rome (mmm...makes me hungry !)
Pompeii (One of my favorite streets in the world...look Very Close :)
Amalfi Coast
Me & my Bros'
  EmPowHER     Freedom Pen Project     IAP     Postpartum Support International     Fa ~ Q     The Italian Tribune     Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch  
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