spiritually at home

There comes a time in everyone’s life to move on, from outdated patterns, habits and even versions of oneself.

I am one that is very familiar with the the process of transformation as my entire life has been a series of deaths and rebirth (figural speaking) with the last two years being pivotal in my soul’s evolution. 

Nothing will ever prepare you for the journey of finding home, however it is a personal quest that will have you feeling a sense of safety, a feeling of returning home. The question I’ve often had is, why did this spiritual journey feel like home? The only thing I continuously find myself aligning with is that the soul always wins. 

For me this meant becoming one with God never feeling separated knowing when I walk, he walks too. It also dealt with me discovering the internal god that is inside of me and sitting in stillness with that part that many of us often neglect. Through this I have experienced a spiritual resonance, where I have vibrated on a level that has allowed me to access a deep healing within my soul? 

Some of us have homes. And some of us have a spiritual home. A place where the soul soars, a deep and calm presence is surrendered to, and fear no longer exists. Some of us are blessed to return home. 

Vintage Gold Dress, similar styles found on Etsy
Pearl Earringssimilar here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Nail PolishRed-Carpet Manicure
Images as seen in Retro Lovely Magazine
Location c/o Charleen Earley, Brentwood CA


Self-Owned Energy

There is nothing more glamourous than a woman that loves herself, knows what she wants and has found harmony from within. With reiki you can experience all of this together with the life force from inside. Through my personal healing journey, reiki has gifted me the comfort of finding balance without the usage of medication.

I often have YouTube subscribers from Dose of Doris ask me how does reiki work in healing oneself. Reiki healing works with utilizing the cycle of life force energy presented in every human being. This healing technique flows in every person and tends to convert it in a productive form of energy. This is a self-owned energy form that is transferred from one person to another. I found through my personal experience this can heal a person from the inside as well as help in soothing their mind and spirit. In addition, a person can get channelization of energy by following reiki procedures and it can be used stand alone or with multiple sessions. Reiki has enforced changes in my life to remove past behavioral patterns, mindset and centering my aura allowing me to find my inner power.

As an advocate for both type one & two diabetes many have heard my personal testimonial of how reiki has helped heal my heart charka. This alone has allowed me to release past childhood trauma and suppressed emotions. The moment after I woke from my initial healing session, I felt a transfer of life force energy shift from one side of my body to the other. Through this experience I can have witnessed it assisting me in balancing my mind and priorities to lead a contented life.

For those seeking to learn more about reiki I highly recommend Patience Harmon Owner of Reiki Harmony Wellness Studio in Alamo where you can enroll in personal reiki sessions as well as learn various attunements of self-healing.

Vintage Gold Knit Gown, similar here
Pearl Earringssimilar here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Nail Polish, Red-Carpet Manicure
Images as seen in Ask Us Beauty Magazine


Escape to Tiki Tom’s

In case you can’t escape for a quick jaunt to Tahiti or Hawaii, consider slipping into Tiki Tom’s Walnut Creek.

From inside you will find bamboo walls, Hawaiian floral garland throughout and treasures from an era gone by. The restaurant / lounge bustles most nights as guest can explore a full menu offering a broad range of island-themed cuisine, from ahi poke to coconut prawns in addition to a crafted cocktail menu split between tiki classics, modern riffs, large-scale bowls.

Tiki Tom’s is your secret oasis for date night, a family celebration or an eventful evening out in glamour, of course.

Emerald Velvet Dress, similar here
Leopard Scarf, similar here
Bird Brooch, similar found here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Location c/o Tikki Tom’s
Featured in Volume 7 Issue 4 of Pinup Kulture Magazine


The Art of Glamour

Glamour is an illusion, a form of mystery revealing a fragile state that changes with time.

Glamour, from my perspective, is defined as recreation from all facets of our lives. Perhaps the best way to describe it is with a ravishing red lipstick, a sensual hourglass silhouette, and style inspiration from such mavens as Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, and Jayne Mansfield. While many may attempt to aim for class or sophistication, many will miss the mark, for there are so many ways we can make unknowing missteps. Glamour is the feeling of beauty, with an undertone of femininity, while looking like a lady for all occasions.

From a sense of seduction that cannot be afforded, I find it to be inherited by one’s genetic makeup rather than being perceived in any other form. My grammarian persona exudes through my vintage style & writing, which I use as a visual platform to embrace glamour as an inspiration. Both grammar and glamour embody a set of rules that assist people to articulate themselves and be understood as a form of confidence – which is the goal.

You only see, what I want you to see.

The trick to glamour is quite like black magic; you see me, and yet you don’t. You only see what I bring to my outer self or how I create it as my own. You only see what I want you to see.

The beauty of glamour is that I actually control how much you witness, and I promise to not cast any spells on you.
Vintage Velvet Gown, similar here
Rhinestone Accessories found on Etsy
Faux Fur Stole, similar here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Wine & location c/o Lineage Wine Company
Images c/o James Adams Photography