January, for my line of work, is busy season! And as exciting and energizing as it is, it can be very difficult to "turn it off" and quiet my mind. Think about it: you're suddenly laying in bed attempting to lull yourself to sleep after a jam packed day full of meetings, emails, and phone… Continue reading How Do You Quiet Your Mind?
I always look forward to Pantone's announcement for Color of the Year. For 2019, they chose Living Coral! What great timing, too, as springtime will be upon us in the next three or four months. In fact, there have been days in December and January that have felt unusually springy. Not only is this color… Continue reading Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!
One of the things I keep hearing from family and friends regarding goals for 2019 is saving more money. I am no different. I've been thinking about this and doing some research on how to approach my personal finances with this goal in mind. I believe it takes a lot of work; changing unsuccessful habits… Continue reading Saving Money
One of the more interesting (at least to me) hobbies I've developed of late is puzzling. I've noticed some of my friends doing jigsaw puzzles, so a few days before Christmas, I went to Old Orchard Mall to run a few errands and make some returns. I decided to pop into Barnes & Noble and… Continue reading Puzzling!
This past weekend, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to attend my first opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with my dear friend, Sarah, who works in their development division. She also happens to be a trained vocal artist herself! She treated me to a viewing of Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore.… Continue reading Baby’s First Opera
I haven't done one of these in awhile, but that doesn't mean I'm not discovering new accounts on Instagram that capture my imagination, make me laugh, teach me something, or all three! Round III of IG account recommendations. My hope is you may find some value in checking them out if you're a regular Instagram… Continue reading The Instagram Accounts That Give Me Life!: Part III
This week I conducted a little experiment inspired by Instagram friendly, English make up artist, Katie Jane Hughes! Based in Brooklyn, Katie has worked with major celebrities, including model and business owner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, in addition to world famous photographers like Bruce Weber. Her work has been featured in publications and in association with brands… Continue reading Inspiration: Katie Jane Hughes, Make Up Artist!
Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! Part III of The Closet Diaries will be coming soon (click the links for Part I and II. I want to start by saying thank you to my friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers that have offered me encouragement to write this blog. I'm sure you've noticed I've taken my foot… Continue reading Rededication & Updates
What obsessions are reigning queen in my world right now? Let's break it down! Jonathan Van Ness! The "Groomer" on Queer Eye. Also, the genius behind Gay of Thrones. Also just the light of social media, topping my "most searched list" these days. He's by far the most flamboyant of the Fab 5 and there… Continue reading My 3 New Obsessions
Truth be told, I'm not one for resolutions or steep goal setting. I don't like to set myself up for feeling like a POS if I deviate from a plan. So the less rigid the plan or intention, the better! Still, I think now that half of 2018 has passed, it's a good time to… Continue reading Mid-Year “Resolutions”