Why Not . . . Save Time?

Constantly sought after, but somewhat elusive as our lives become fuller, time is without a doubt the most precious commodity.  But how do we find more of it?  It’s not as if we can purchase it while on our next trip to the grocery store.  Instead, it is something that requires conscious effort, a disciplined […]

White Christmas Decor

Just 60 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, Trina and Mike Burke, renovated a farmhouse that is ideal for the holidays as it is classically white, cozy and inviting.  Chronicled on their blog A Country Farmhouse, their hard work and attention to decor certainly is a white Christmas dream. Pick up the December issue of Country […]

The Prerequisite For A Healthy Relationship

“You have to figure out what you want for yourself before you can lock anyone else into your dreams.” –from the memoir How to Love An American Man by Kristine Gasbarre   Each year as the holidays approach and families gather, coupledom seems to be the norm around the table, or at least there is […]

Net-a-Porter – End of Year Sale

Twice a year Net-a-Porter slashes prices on the designer labels compiled on their website. Once again, here are a few of my favorite picks as the End of the Year sale has just begun. After all, we must not forget to squeeze in a few gifts for ourselves during this busy time of year. Happy […]

The Weekend . . .

There is something about these two photos paired together that strikes me as perfect. For others it may not make sense, but there are times when I feel a bit like the young puppy – anticipating, patient, yet knowing my time will come, but also like the woman in the first photo, I observe her […]

Style Inspiration

With a need for warm and outfits to pull together for the holiday festivities, be sure to load up on layers – cashmere, silk, chiffon, belts in all shapes and sizes as well as rich jewel tones and lavish decadent sequins, brocades and lace. If you’re taking on the shopping crowds this weekend for Black […]

Why Not . . . Enjoy Thanksgiving?

Tomorrow here in the states many family and friends will celebrate Thanksgiving.  Most will sit down to a traditional turkey dinner while others will enjoy a main dish a bit off the beaten path (barbequed ribs perhaps?). Either way, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it brings together loved ones without the obligation […]

A Perfect Match – Docica & The Simply Luxurious Life

When co-editors-in-chief Jen Haynes and Melissa Wilson invited me to contribute to their online magazine DOCICA which focuses entirely on living a simple life, I had to jump at the opportunity. With a variety of articles focused not only on fashion, but on lifestyle, decor and food, I have a feeling you might also enjoy […]

Hilary Swank’s New York Apartment

Much like the actress herself, Hilary Swank’s New York City apartment is chic, refined and modernly classic. In Elle Decor’s December 2011 issue, Swank shares her modest, yet beautifully designed 1,400 square foot apartment with the readers. With the help of her trusted interior designer Mark Zeff (who helped with previous residences – a New […]

Sponsor Post – Savoring Chocolate

Yes, I will readily admit, I have a sweet tooth and a tremendous love affair with chocolate.  So whenever I have the opportunity to take pleasure in a simple, bite full of a gourmet chocolate truffle, I savor it immensely.  One is always enough if it is a decadently satiating. And with the holidays, chocolate […]

All Or Nothing

“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. In the past, whenever I had fallen short in almost any undertaking, it was seldom because I had tried and failed. It was because I had let fear of failure stop me from trying at all.” -Arthur Gordon   There are many things in life […]

The Weekend . . .

Yes, the weekend is here.  And what a long week it seemed to be.  I am more than ready to dive into comforts, trade my heels in for flats (except for the chance to step out on the town and dine late into the evening) and savor two days that are sure to be full […]

Lauren Lauren’s Wedding Dress by Ralph Lauren

In the pages of Vogue’s December 2011 issue, the wedding dress worn by David Lauren’s bride, Lauren Bush, is finally revealed.  Designed by the groom’s father – Ralph Lauren, the dress is demure, yet displaying exquisite details of “antique tulle hand-embroidered with Swarovski Elements, beads, and pearls”.  Photographed by  with Norman Jean Roy and Bruce […]

Style Inspiration

Clutches, coats, cuffs and oh so much more.  Accessories are fun to shop for and can be even more effective when matched with the perfect outfit. Sometimes they last for a season, but can, if willing to be patient and search for quality, can last for quite some time. Images: (1) Source  (2) Keep It […]

Why Not . . . Prepare for the Holidays?

In just over a week, Americans will officially begin the holiday season with Thanksgiving taking place in homes around the country. It always seems to me that once the third Thursday in November arrives, the hands on the clock tick by far more quickly than any other time throughout the year. Knowing this in advance, […]

Kate Bosworth in Tom Ford

Kate Bosworth. Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 women’s collection. Styled by Brad Goreski. In the pages of Instyle US November 2011. Stunning. Images via FullTimeFord

Charlize Theron – Vogue US – December 2011

Charlize Theron glistens on the cover of Vogue US’s December 2011 issue. Captured by the renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, the magazine hits newsstands November 22nd. In promotion of her about to be released movie Young Adult, written and directed by Juno’s team of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman, Theron shares her thoughts on being single […]

Let Go And Elevate Your Life

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~Havelock Ellis I write this post as someone who for quite some time believed that having control was the path to happiness. Thankful, I have learned there is a much better and much more satisfying way to achieve fulfillment […]

The Weekend . . .

There is something very appropriate to just going with the flow that pairs beautifully with a few days visiting the southern California beach.  With only one important time to meet during my time here (must get to the wedding on time!), the rest has unfolded at its own pace and serendipitously worked out quite lovely.  […]

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011

While the nation must wait until November 29th to view the show on CBS, those in attendance at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this past Wednesday night were introduced to a few new faces (although new in the fashion world). Musical performances by Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj  […]

Style Inspiration

Regardless of the season, style remains and that is one of the main reasons I am so infatuated with the endless possibilities clothing has to offer.  As I am en route to Malibu as this posts, I can’t wait to pop into boutiques and shops to add a bit more signature style to my closet.  […]

Why Not . . . Take a Risk?

“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” – Dalai Lama It’s tempting in this world of uncertainty to play it safe and live within the lines.  And while in certain aspects of life this is a prudent decision, i.e. paying the bills on time, obeying traffic laws and being kind […]

Poised For Success – Book Review

Maintaining one’s composure is a huge stride toward success whether it is in our personal or professional lives.  It is by being disciplined and conscious in our decision making and being aware of the outcomes we wish to see down the road that can help us keep our poise.  Last week’s Why Not . . […]

9 Ways to Bring More Luck Into Your Life

“Luck is like the Tour de France. You wait, and it flashes past you. You have to catch it while you can.” –from the film Amelie Luck is certainly fleeting. Some people tend to have more luck than others, and sometimes it seems luck is absolutely unattainable by certain people.  The good news is we […]