As the woman behind Accessories by LJ, Lora chooses to only represent lines that compliment her colorful, vibrant, eclectic personality and flare for fashion that has evolved over the years. It is hard to believe that almost 10 years ago, both of her daughters (Rachel of Rachel Eva and Leah of Coffee n Cream Press) were seriously considering offering her up for a makeover on What Not to Wear. Not needed anymore.

Her years of experience in sales and marketing are the backbone of her business model. Lora received her MBA from Santa Clara University, and has been a sales executive for more than 30 years. She is currently operating her business from her cozy early 1900's home near downtown San Jose, California.

Dare to be Different


This hot grandma carries it all ~ hand picked imported scarves from around the world,  jewelry designed in the U.S, Trendy handmade jewelry, letterpress greeting cards, and 100% silk scarves, vests and more all produced or designed locally in California. She continues to expand her offerings to now include knits and cork and textile bags. She will travel anywhere in California and even parts of Nevada and gives new meaning to the term 'road warrior'.