I watched a reading by author Cara Black for her book Murder Below Montparnasse. As she shared bits and pieces of what lead her to begin writing (this particular book is the 13th in the Aimée Leduc investigative series), she shared a tale from her childhood. Impressed by a particular author as a young girl, she … More Why It’s Important to Keep Knocking
Whether the calendar says it’s fall, spring, winter or summer, a scarf is always a tasteful and wise choice to add to your wardrobe. While women across the globe wear scarves, very rarely growing up did I observe women wearing scarves in the manner depicted in books, magazines or French inspired movies. So while it … More Why Not Wear a Scarf?
How to do this luxuriously, you might ask? Well, first of all, everyone’s definition of a vacation is different, but the tools required to make sure we are able to make the most of any vacation we embark on are rather similar in almost any traveling scenario. Have a look at my nine tips to … More Travel Luxuriously
As a child I remember appreciating the simplicity and simple statement of what love was. I was intrigued and at the same time curious to know if indeed these statements held any truth. One of the first phrases that comes to mind when I hear “Love Is . . .” is Ali MacGraw’s famous line … More What Love Is
There are many pockets of Portland, each with their own personality, much like every metropolis. Below are a lists of places organized into seven categories: Food, Shopping, Entertainment, Grocery, Stay, Pets, Transportation. Food ~A Dinner for Two or a Double Date – Andina – (1314 NW Glisan St.) a Peruvian restaurant in the Pearl District … More Why Not Visit Portland?
New York Fashion Week has come and gone and while the shows continue across the pond, I’m always left dreaming and wondering how I can update, incorporate and build upon the wardrobe I already have with the ideas that were shown on the runways. Such questions can cause anyone to throw their hands up with … More Tips For Looking Fantastic Each Day
“Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. The mind and the body work together. Your body needs to be a good support system for the mind and the spirit. If you take good care of it, your body can take you wherever you want to go, with the power and the strength and … More Treat Your Body Like a Temple
“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell A handful of times throughout my life I have been accused of being boring. Initially, such statements stung because I, like so many others, have been conditioned to believe that “boring” was negative and … More Why It’s Okay to Be Boring
Nautical or Breton stripes will always be one of my favorite options when it comes to coordinating my wardrobe, and while they are a classic choice that is always on trend, they were seen ubiquitously on the runways. With color, bright bold combinations and expanding beyond the classic Coco Chanel striped top, designers had fun … More How to Wear Stripes
Styling a tray for your coffee table, side table, bedside table or any tabletop in your house for that matter is a simple, yet statement making effect that completes a room. Each time I used to flip through decor magazines, I was envious of the beautifully styled of each tabletop space, but after doing some … More Why Not Style a Tray?