Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!

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!

Baby’s First Opera

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

Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Part III and the conclusion of The Closet Diaries covers my "linen closet", where I'm storing my accessories as well as my linens and towels. I have a fair amount of jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and other miscellaneous items without a proper home. My goal in all of this was to have my closets be more… Continue reading Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Most people use multiple brushes or applicators like sponges to apply their makeup on a daily basis. One of the primary reasons they use makeup can be to even skin tone and to cover up blemishes. Well, if you don't regularly clean your implements, you're at risk for more blemishes. That's just a silly, counterintuitive… Continue reading How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Bubblegum Pink!

My post today is simply devoted to one of my favorite colors: bubblegum pink! There's something about it that's so vibrant, happy, girly, youthful, fun, and a little wild. Bubblegum pink has a firm root within popular culture, beauty, and fashion. Let me show you! Who could forget this epic opening scene, starring the color… Continue reading Bubblegum Pink!

Activating the Creative Psyche

In a conversation with my friend Arie, who is about to receive her Masters in Clinical Social Work, she brought up something really interesting when I told her I was in a bit of a funk. She mentioned that perhaps tapping into more creative pursuits, like this blog, could be making me feel different. Not… Continue reading Activating the Creative Psyche