Good Things Come In
I take the perfect pink pill, along with the perfect green pill, the perfect white pill, the perfect yellow pill…you get where I’m going. Beautiful things can come in pill-sized packages. Mental health needs to be debunked. How I leverage my disability to be a bit more extraordinary. Cause having it ‘all together’ is antiquated and overrated.
Also, quite boring. Let’s chat about it.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
“GOOP” with the Flow | 6 Easy Beauty Lessons Learned in 2020
This post started last night when I was trying to get ready for dinner and realized I basically FORGOT how to do makeup. For all the hours of YouTube videos on beauty tips, tricks, and reviews, I couldn’t for the life of me pull together a look. Which got me thinking much more existentially: what…
Designer Spotlight | ELLERY – The brand that must be on your wish list
New to me but not to the fashion scene, Australian-born, Paris-based womenswear house ELLERY is, quite frankly, a freaking dream. “From architectural silhouettes to artistic inspirations, ELLERY encourages self-expression with a decisive and avant-garde aesthetic.” Founded in 2007 by Aussie Kym Ellery, the brand is all about empowering women through luxury attire. A novel concept?…
In “Petal Moments” | How to Talk about Miscarriage – Holiday Edition
A simple guide to express how you’re processing miscarriage without feeling like it’s TMI. While so many couples head into the 2020 holiday season excited as they await “quarennial” baby additions in the new year, just as many couples (if not more) are wondering, waiting, grieving, imaging “what could have been.” No “arrival” ornaments adorning…
Wine and Watch these 9 French-Inspired Shows & Movies While You Wait for Season 2 of Emily in Paris | Vogue
Emma Specter | November 11, 2020 Adjust your berets and dig your Picasso-style striped shirts out of the back of the closet, because the smash-hit Netflix series Emily in Paris is coming back for a second season. While we—okay, I—have criticized elements of the show in the past (most notably its off-putting fatphobia), it’s still…
Hat Box Travel
My travel philosophy: make the hat box era proud. By that I mean I LIVE for the ‘Golden Age’ of travel at the height of 1950s – 1960s glamour. Hat boxes are emblematic of a sophisticated and seasoned traveler. And although they aren’t as common these days, rest assured your trusty Tumi will work just fine.
So lets plan our next getaway circa Lauren Bacall CDG arrivals gate. The Pandemic will end. Adventuring never will. Lets get ready to discover the ‘new normal.’ Pack your bag…and a great hat. It’s time to explore, together, again.
WHAT’S YOUR DESTINATION? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING?
Beauty is one of my favorite forms of self-expression. In the wise words of DAME Elizabeth Taylor, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” Have truer words have ever been spoken? Lipstick, more specifically, the power of red lipstick, is virtually unmatched. It’s timeless. It’s confident. It’s totally chic. It’s just a vibe…a BOSS vibe. When I need a boost, a little red lipstick will do the trick. Follow me, we’ll find your perfect red and uncover the beauty that makes you feel fierce.
Oh my red, it’s Chanel Coromandel.
Skin. It’s In.
Skincare is a great passion of mine. I am not an expert, but I LOVE trying new things and sharing my learnings. In the WFH era, all the more reason to spend precious time pampering ourselves through home skincare tips and tricks. Give me ALL the flowery, fragrant, fancy things. And, if we spend extra time taking care of our skin in the day, that makes up for drinking extra wine at night, right?
Dress The Part, Fool ‘Em All
Fashion is silly and playful. But it’s also serious and important. Somehow fashion has always delivered on functioning as both economic and frivolous. That being so, clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.
Fashion, it’s with us for all the big and small moments in our lives: from birthdays and vacations, to first dates and weddings, even post-breakup ‘glow up’ attire. Fashion is a part of our lives, whether we like it or not. And I like it.
In 2015, I changed my life.
That year I made a commitment to myself to live to the fullest and have more fun. I was going to achieve success, and every.single.dream.
And I was going to use my bipolar disorder to be more clutch…
not as a crutch.
The story goes…I went back to school, moved, lost love, and started anew. I WILLED a new life into existence, with a LOT of determination and help along the way. Tears were shed, but after some time, it all came together. My personal life became a thing of magic and fairy tales. I got my ‘I can be proud of this title’ job. And I had a good run at the corporate world.
Now it’s time to start anew, again. I’m not doing a complete overhaul, thank God. This time, it’s about owning my writing and pursuing what I love. ‘Finding my purpose’ if you will.
“The Cheeky Genova” will explore my interests and passions, shed light on some tough issues, and hold me accountable to deliver honest and helpful content. I’ve got a new job title now.