Category: Daily looks

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Nostalgic Shades of Blue

While 2020 has been a year exhibiting an economic shutdown by the COVID-19 crisis, thousands ill from the virus and many uncertain of what tomorrow will bring, how can anyone even see any love through all of this? If that was your first thought you had, then you are missing what this pandemic is taught us.  For each and everyone of us we all … Read More Nostalgic Shades of Blue

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Be the Light

Everyone knows at least one person who can walk into a room and it lights up and brings a sense of empowerment and positive inspiration. I am sure you know who that person is, and you are already aware they are a blessing. Just think of them and their presence as a spark that ignites warmth like a sweet touch on the forearm. You … Read More Be the Light

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Rainbow with Gold

Have you stared at a rainbow in the sunlit sky before? What you might have captured is that a rainbow has many colors some brighter than others, but never dull always true and authentic. The question lays on how you can be more authentic to your true self and not a slavish follower of social expectations. The very first thing you must do is … Read More Rainbow with Gold

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The Glamour of Diabetes

Can diabetes be glamorous? I passionately believe with the right mindset and bling; it can carry a tone of beauty and strength beyond words. Throughout my personal diabetes journey I have been introduced to many that have assisted me as a beacon of inspiration and hope. One of those fabulous encounters came from Blanca Carmona-Abene of Touchstone Crystals by Swarovski a viewer of my … Read More The Glamour of Diabetes

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The Dog on the Porch

Have you ever realized that despite the effort you put into helping another person with the necessary changes that would certainly better their life, they refuse? Well, that is the dog on the porch. Changing people is something we cannot achieve no matter how hard we try; the only exception is if they are willing to do the work and have voluntarily asked. The … Read More The Dog on the Porch

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The Gloves Are On

More than 65 years ago, women carried a sense of poise that is hardly seen within today’s mainstream. From a golden era which possessed an epitome of glamour, there was one accessory which women ideally complemented each ensemble with – Gloves. Today due to current affairs we are told to wear gloves, perhaps this is the perfect time for women to slip on a … Read More The Gloves Are On

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Motherly Love

__________________________ 01. Paco Rabanne, Hanging Hoop Earrings 02. Kitchen Aide, Tilt-Head Stand Mixer 03. CHANEL, Chance Box Set 04. Antica Farmacista, Bubble Bath 05. Chloe, Nomade Eau De Pafum Body Lotion 06. Cassadecor, Relaxed Bathrobe 07. Chalait, Matcha Tea 08. Russell + Hazel, A5 Journal 09. Apple Watch, Series 5 GPS + Cellular 10. Max Studio, Flower & Lizard Oblong Border Scarf 11. Soap … Read More Motherly Love

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Foliage of Change

As many of us start to embrace the new uncertainties in the world we once knew, we all will find it will be viewed through everyone’s lens conversely. I have always been a visionary seeing the world I have created for myself, not the world I live in. It all starts with us, our thoughts and vision. Today, I still view the world I’ve … Read More Foliage of Change

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The Captain, The Mentor

What does a leader look like? For me it’s an induvial that is admired and respect from many as well as loathed from others. Despite the reaction that is deciphered this great leader still carries on the orders that are needed to fulfill the objective on hand. Inspired by the classic phrase “If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work another … Read More The Captain, The Mentor

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CAL SHAKES GALA

On March 7th, I had the incredible privilege of attending CAL SHAKES 2020 GALA at Yoshi Oakland. Having been personally invited by John Collins of Neiman Marcus, I could have not been more honored to attend. The dress code was formal attire and I couldn’t resist visiting the lovely ladies at All Things Vintage where they styled me in an exquisite 1930’s style evening … Read More CAL SHAKES GALA

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All Things Vintage

Where does one, that is a lover of vintage glamour go to shop, the answer: All Things Vintage. From a beloved interest for both vintage apparel and design, Lucy & Claudia owners and friends of 40 years started collecting (over a decade ago) an assortment of vintage dresses, furs, costume jewelry and accessories before starting their current storefront in Oakland. I fell upon their … Read More All Things Vintage

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NVFF 19

The 9th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) lights up Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga during the most colorful time of the year, November 13 – 17.  Napa Valley Film Festival showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling. NVFF has established itself as the ultimate celebration of film, food … Read More NVFF 19