Stop Complaining for a Week Challenge

Stop Complaining for a Week Challenge

I have a challenge for you, and I’ll be doing this myself as well. I challenge you and me to not complain at all for seven days straight. Let me explain why this "Stop Complaining for a Week Challenge" is so important. Based on the recommendation of a friend, I’m...

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How an Elegant Woman Spends Her Day

How an Elegant Woman Spends Her Day

Do you ever wonder how some women can get so much done in one day, and look cool and elegant while doing it. Below I have listed my ideas on how an elegant woman spends her day. They are habits that can help you refine your daily experiences. Hopefully, you can adopt...

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Write Your Before and After Story

Write Your Before and After Story

Who do you want to be? Whatever dreams you have for your future, you will have to become a different person to get there. Who is she? Who is this new you who can do these things? Here's an exercise for you: Write your before and after story. Write out who you are now...

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An Elegant Woman’s Guide To Self-Care

An Elegant Woman’s Guide To Self-Care

An elegant woman knows that taking care of herself is of the utmost importance. In order to be a woman who can handle stress, think clearly, and look like someone who knows what she is doing, she needs to put in some time taking care of herself. I've created an...

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Fall In Love With the Process

Fall In Love With the Process

In 2017 I tried an experiment. I completely immersed myself into a Mediterranean lifestyle to see what would happen. (You can watch the daily videos in my Vlogust 2017 YouTube playlist.) I embraced the Mediterranean way of eating and living every day for one month. I...

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A Letter From My Future Self

A Letter From My Future Self

Here is an exercise for you. Write a letter to yourself from your 85-year-old self. What does she have to tell you about life? She can tell you what decisions you have made that have had a great impact on your life. And she can encourage your future plans. Here is my...

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Rosé Wine Granita – Adult Slushy for a Hot Day

Rosé Wine Granita – Adult Slushy for a Hot Day

Looking for an adult beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day? Try Rosé Wine Granita, a frozen blush slushy. It is alcoholic, so be sure your guests are of age to drink. I followed a recipe by a website called Feast and West, although I cut the amounts in half. You can...

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10 Elegant Wardrobe Basics Every Woman Should Own

10 Elegant Wardrobe Basics Every Woman Should Own

While I would never presume to tell you what style is best for you, there are some timeless pieces that can make your wardrobe look more elegant and expensive, even on a budget. Here are 10 elegant wardrobe basics every woman should own. 1. A good-fitting bra. Most...

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10 Ways To Add La Dolce Vita To Your Summer

10 Ways To Add La Dolce Vita To Your Summer

As with everything in life, Italians do summer with style, creativity, and glamour. Here are 10 ways to add La Dolce Vita to your summer. 1. Watch the show Riviera for style inspiration, mainly the clothes worn by Julia Stiles and Lena Olin. In the U.S. you can watch...

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How To Be Elegant on Social Media

How To Be Elegant on Social Media

Social media platforms can be a great way to communicate with your friends and family. It can help businesses and artists share their news, products, and services with the world. It can be a happy, colorful place if you let it. But you can also go down a darker path...

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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...

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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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