The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

My brother had a milestone birthday this month, and asked me to make him a Manhattan cocktail. You may not know this about me, but I’m a master cocktail mixer, if I do say so myself - LOL. I have no formal training but I have a fascination with vintage cocktails, and...

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Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

The Italian word for summer is estate (pronounced eh-stah-tay). Summer officially begins June 20th, although most people in the U.S. unofficially start with Memorial Day weekend. To make 2021 the sweetest estate of your life, let's jazz up the sunny season with these...

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10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

What do you think of when you hear the phrase la dolce vita? Do you think of the Fellini movie with Marcello Mastroianni fishing the luscious Anita Ekberg from the Trevi Fountain? Or perhaps you think of enjoying a beautiful plate of pasta with an Aperol Spritz while...

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30 Things To Do This Spring (Free Downloadable Checklist)

30 Things To Do This Spring (Free Downloadable Checklist)

Isn't it wonderful to see green again. The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing. Our Mother Earth is coming back to life. It’s a time for renewal and optimism. To help get you into the spirit of la primavera, I made you a list of 30 things to do this...

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The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

My brother had a milestone birthday this month, and asked me to make him a Manhattan cocktail. You may not know this about me, but I’m a master cocktail mixer, if I do say so myself - LOL. I have no formal training but I have a fascination with vintage cocktails, and...

read more
Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

The Italian word for summer is estate (pronounced eh-stah-tay). Summer officially begins June 20th, although most people in the U.S. unofficially start with Memorial Day weekend. To make 2021 the sweetest estate of your life, let's jazz up the sunny season with these...

read more
10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

What do you think of when you hear the phrase la dolce vita? Do you think of the Fellini movie with Marcello Mastroianni fishing the luscious Anita Ekberg from the Trevi Fountain? Or perhaps you think of enjoying a beautiful plate of pasta with an Aperol Spritz while...

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7 Things Elegant Women Never Do

7 Things Elegant Women Never Do

Elegance. I strive to be an elegant woman. Elegance can mean a lot of different things. It can encompass manners and etiquette, and also includes having an elegant mindset, dreaming up elegant solutions, creating elegant surroundings, and moving through this world...

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How To Create an Elegant Mindset

How To Create an Elegant Mindset

Elegance is not just about style, manners, and design. True elegance starts with your thoughts. Here are some tips on how to create an elegant mindset. All of the lovely, elegant things you want to create will start to fall into place for you when you start by sorting...

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5 Days of Self-Care Practices

5 Days of Self-Care Practices

It's self-care week. Yay!!! Below you will find five days of self-care practices to help you navigate this thing called life. Enjoy! Day 1 - Controlled Breathing Whether you listen to a meditation, relaxation music, or breathe in silence, take time to rest and...

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Identity Crisis – Who Am I Now?

Identity Crisis – Who Am I Now?

I’ve been going through some personal branding exercises in a coaching program. It made me realize for the past several years I’ve been going through an identity crisis. When I was living in Los Angeles and working as an automotive journalist, I had a very strong and...

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How To Make Salt Scrub for Your Feet and Body

How To Make Salt Scrub for Your Feet and Body

After winter my skin is feeling dry and in need of some loving. My feet especially are not ready to be seen in all the cute sandals I plan to wear this summer. Sea salt to the rescue! Here is how to make salt scrub for your feet and body. Salt scrub is fabulous for...

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