Her Story

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, travel wasn’t always an option for founder Jillian Diaz, but dreaming of a glamourous world of adventure was!  From a young age Jillian was always captivated with fashion, travel and exploring far away cultures.  Her first time on an airplane was at age sixteen when she went on a family trip to the Bahamas and afterward was hooked on travel ever since.  After majoring in marketing in college, Jillian began working for high end jewelry fashion houses who specialized in the design and importing of global goods.  This opened an entire new career path eventually leading to her own globally inspired line of Jewelry & Accessories.  Jillian’s love of travel is the heartbeat of the business.  She wants each piece to take you back to a special memory in time, vacation or life event that puts a smile on your face.

About the Brand

Welcome to the Cabana!  Step into our whimsical oasis and add a pop of color with one of our many Handmade, Fair-Trade accessories.  Our collection is inspired by years of exploring antique markets, European summers, Caribbean winters, salty air, deep seas, late nights, loud music, lots of love and many more new adventures to come.  Our earrings and accessories are handmade in India in the vibrant state of Rajasthan, a magical place saturated in bright colors, glittering jewels, and talented local artisans.  Our craftsmen and women are well treated, competitively paid, and most importantly of all, respected for the work they do in creating our eco-friendly jewelry.  Over the years we have built relationships with cottage industries and small, family-run businesses, supporting them and their communities while growing our own sustainable jewelry company.  Shop with confidence as our artisans transform our ideas and designs into reality and ensure you have an ethical shopping experience. We are so excited to bring to you a worldly, timeless collection that will take you effortlessly from the city to the Beach and Beyond!  Jillian Designer & Dreamer XO