Friday, January 8, 2016

A little coffee....

(tee from GLAM356)

Hi lovely followers (and visitors, lurkers.....stalkers ;-) alike! xoxo) 

I'm writing to first say, "Good Morning!" 

Second, after much MUCH thought, I've decided to take a 'blog break' to focus on traveling and really making a difference in helping others. Not to say that this blog hasn't helped others, (and who says I'm leaving it forever)....forever is such a strong word). Just taking some time to do what I feel is calling me right now - travel, take life by the horns by helping and ENJOY IT!

I can't tell you how many trips I've been on and just haven't ever really, I mean REEEEALLY unplugged. I was almost always thinking of the blog, what to post, when to post, what will my followers like/enjoy.....and that's not even mentioning the editing process.....Fellow bloggers, you know what I'm talking about. LOL

On another note, the good Lord has been tugging at me for a while to DO SOMETHING. Well, yes, I've been doing a lot of somethings but not the something that's been tugging at me.

I've always enjoyed helping others. It's just in my nature. But various projects, events, etc seemed to prevent me from getting all that I wanted to do, done. 

Now, let me just clarify that yes, I'll still attend functions as they arise (you didn't think you'd get rid of me that quickly did you? ;-), I just won't be documenting them here this (as of now). 

BUT!

I still have my Instagram presence so please follow along there. :-)

....And if you're like me, as my tee above says, "All (you) need today is a little bit of coffee and a lot of JESUS."

Bye for now peeps! And thank you, THANK YOU for the wonderful journey you've taken me on! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Aesthetica. Beauty Done Right!


I really never gave much concern to 'beauty' per se other than 'beauty products.' Only in the past few years have I learned that preventive care is the truest form of keeping what you've got, looking good. 

Enter Dr. Anne Taylor (second from left). 
She's been in the business for 20 years, graduated Summa cum laude from Denison University and to say she's a master at her craft, is an understatement. 

I started seeing Dr. Taylor in 2015 and since then, I've learned that taking care of the biggest organ in our body, our skin, is the best thing you can do for your beauty well being.

You, like me, have probably tried every skin cream on the market, with minimal if any visible results. After my  initial visit to Dr. Taylor, I saw results within days! Results that I'd tried to achieve through various 'miracle' creams etc. Ladies (and gents), she knows what she's doing and does it to perfection!

I strongly encourage you to visit Dr. Taylor and her wonderful staff (really, they are the sweetest people).

When you ask? Wellllll....it just so happens that Dr. Taylor is having a grand opening at her new office at The Shops at Worthington (7227 N. High St. Worthington, OH) on January 29th. The event is going on all day (so you have no excuse not to stop in). 

And on that day, for you injectable fans, she's having a Botox special for $10 per unit!


I'd be remiss not to mention that Dr. Taylor also specializes in:

*Body Conturing
*Breast Enhancement
*Facial Procedures & Non-surgical procedures

Got questions? Call the office at 614-569-2649. It'll be the best call you'll make this year. Trust me!

Last, I just have to show off the new Aesthetica Surgery & Spa offices. Enjoy! And hope to see you on the 29th!

Waiting area and coffee cafe

Blue tones. So serene!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bubble & Bling. Party Time at Minka's Furs.

Last week in the midst of my travels, I managed to make a quick stop at home to attend the Minka's Fur's 'Bubbles & Bling' party. 

The new store is now open at The Shops at Worthington in Worthington, OH. And the store has some great fur finds. Unique? Definitely! Classic? That too. Not into fur? Then the jewelry selection is what you need to see. Several pieces I myself added to my want list ;-) And the best part is that everything is so reasonably priced! My kind of store :-)

 Gorgeous white oak hardwoods set the scene for the treats that await you inside. Come on in!

Ok. I'll start with the first piece that's on my must have list. The feather trim cap. The owner, Jasmine, told me that the feathers are not dyed. They are in fact natural color. Forgive me for being absent minded and forgetting what type feathers they are but trust me when I say this piece is stunning in person. There's also a beautiful lining inside. Please, please call the store and snap this up!....before I do! ;-) It's also one of a kind. Even better!

For the texting folk....so for everyone. Fingerless fur trum gloves. Super warm. Super efficient.

What can I say about the rainbow fur vest above right? What except that it's calling me....

Alright. On to jewelry. These agate and 14k gold genuine gemstone rings. Yes and yes many times over. Not for the faint of heart....and I've never been accused of that....

Ending with one of my favorite pieces in the store. These cuffs are everything! Really. 

(What I'm wearing:
Dress - Kiss & Wink)

Minka's Furs 614-578-2444
7227 North High St. 
Worthington, OH 43085

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Chicago.

In my what has turned out to be almost two whole months of travel, I made it to The Windy City, aka Chicago, to see a dear friend of mine. And what fun we had! 

Chicago is a great city itself but the trip was even better with the one that used to be my right hand, left brain and any other add-on that's fitting when we worked together at Fashion Week Columbus. My darling Mat left this summer for the move to Chicago and I've missed him dearly. So no better time than the present to book a flight and go!

We hit the town day and night. (And he kept me out way past my bedtime a few nights ;-) Thank you to my hotel for the in-room Kurig and the decaf I never thought I'd drink. Yes I knew what was coming in the morning if I didn't have a 'pre-coffee' before morning. LOL


At Taverna 750

The awesome pinkness in front of The Langham Hotel. 

Drinks......and more drinks......

Street walking Wicker Park style in Louis Vuitton wrap and Minka's Furs rabbit leg warmers that'll be getting much wear this season.

Did I ever tell you how much of a city girl I am? Well I am. And planning a move soon! Stay tuned to see what city it shall be ;-)

Just because..... 

No I don't wear my sunglasses at night (usually)....unless I'm feeling myself but the city at night is art of its own.

Flight time attire. 
Until next time Chi-Town! xoxo
(Wearing Top Shop sweater, Hermes scarf, Vera Wang ankle boots)

See you guys back here Thursday! Yep, Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

This just may be my favorite outfit yet.....;-)

Since I've been living out of suitcases for literally a month, I have to be creative in how I put things together. Do I miss my closet? Well, yes but its also waaaaay easier to get dressed since I don't have a ridiculous number of options. Kind of refreshing actually....

Don't get me wrong, there has been some shopping. This whole look minus the scarf and bag are products of aforementioned shopping.

My husband would say I "look like a hippie." I'm good with that! Ha! I like to think I'm channeling Jimi Hendrix here and that definitely isn't a bad thing in my book.

If you ask me, Forever 21 has stepped up on quality with several of their items. This dress, I'll be honest and tell you, I found on the 30% off markdown sale rack. Score! As I'm a pushover for dresses like look like they came straight outta 1972. The vest? I didn't buy it the first time I saw it. It was one of those things I kept thinking, "Do I really need this?" Apparently the answer was yes. (Well no but......)

In a rush to find something church appropriate, this came together by accident. It's since ended up on my 'faves' list. :-)

Thanks Forever 21! 



What I'm wearing:
Dress & vest- Forever 21
Backpack - Maxwell Scott Bags
Scarf - Jones NY