Grief. It’s Complicated.

I know people are yearning for positive content in an effort to escape our distressing reality, but for many, the path to “normal” post-COVID will be through grief. So while this may not be what anyone necessarily wants to read right now, this is what everyone needs to read. *This will not be my mostContinue reading “Grief. It’s Complicated.”

15 Easy Vacation Hacks To Make Weekdays At Home Feel Like A Holiday Away

As I watch with bated breathe to see if Italy will be one of the few EU countries to go rogue and open its borders to Americans this summer, I’m going stir crazy with cravings for a vacation. We’ve booked our August holidays with no change fees, so now we wait (will it be August,Continue reading “15 Easy Vacation Hacks To Make Weekdays At Home Feel Like A Holiday Away”

Day 1 Of My New Job | Let’s Contribute A Verse

“You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it at all.”Dead Poets Society Today is my first day of work! As in the first day I am pursuing a more unconventional career in favor of my passions and writing. AmContinue reading “Day 1 Of My New Job | Let’s Contribute A Verse”

8 Universally Flattering Red Lipstick Shades For Every Occasion

I never thought I could wear red lipstick. Like so many of us, I was caught up in the nude lipstick trend and thought I would never be one of those red lipstick glamazons. In fairness, I am olive in complexion so those more common blue-based reds like Tom Ford’s F*cking Fabulous or Nars JungleContinue reading “8 Universally Flattering Red Lipstick Shades For Every Occasion”

Playing Princess Di | Recreate 12 Of Diana’s Most Iconic Looks

Imagine today with the late Princess Diana to guide our way? “The People’s Princess,” Diana’s legacy will forever be synonymous with divinity, encapsulating all the good this world has to offer. Not the least of which the fashion world. I remember being young and idolizing Princess Diana, not for her royal status, but for herContinue reading “Playing Princess Di | Recreate 12 Of Diana’s Most Iconic Looks”

Cortisol 101 | Drink This to Lower Stress & Anxiety (Made Easy)

There is no magic pill or potion to make stress and anxiety disappear. But we got juice. And that’s a start. It goes without saying, these are stressful times. Between home life, work life, work at home life, love life, family life, friend life, mask life, new normal life, and all the other factors comprisingContinue reading “Cortisol 101 | Drink This to Lower Stress & Anxiety (Made Easy)”

In My Cart | 7 Items I’m Eyeing Online Right Now

We’ve all done it: add an item(s) to our cart while online shopping then leave, look, read reviews, consider, ponder, look again, suddenly a month passes (even two) and that goodie(s) is still in our cart. I am VERY guilty of this. I love to add items to my cart then wait on promotions, seeContinue reading “In My Cart | 7 Items I’m Eyeing Online Right Now”

Why I Quit My Job | The Promotion I Found On The Road Less Traveled

“Be an unstoppable force of ambition, determination, and inspiration.” Today, as I draft my notice of resignation from my current employer, I’m sad. I feel uneasy, unsure, uncomfortable, all the “uns” while trying to muster up the courage to leave. To take on the unknown. My Head | Uncertain How do I put this that’sContinue reading “Why I Quit My Job | The Promotion I Found On The Road Less Traveled”

Where To Wander | A Morning At The Market – Ortigia, Sicily

“The aroma of bright citrus, fresh basil, and aged dry herbs clashes with an intrusive medley of anchovies and sardines. Then comes along a strong note of ricotta and burrata, a finish of coals from oven-fresh loaves and roasted garlic cloves. The confusing scented market plume should be a bit off-putting, but in this caseContinue reading “Where To Wander | A Morning At The Market – Ortigia, Sicily”

Where To Wander | Sunrise in Ortigia, Sicily

“The sunrise over Ortigia, Sicily, is as close to heaven as the gates themselves. With the city’s patron saint Santa Lucia playing Peter, those she welcomes to her whimsical world enjoy all the splendors of the gods.“ Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily. Where to begin. Yes, you should vacation here. It should be at the very topContinue reading “Where To Wander | Sunrise in Ortigia, Sicily”