Tag: Vintage

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The Sheer Luxury of Daytime Boudoir

  The last time I worn this sheer embossed robe I was literally shedding the shame of diabetes for T1D Exposed Nude advocacy calendar photo-shoot. Since that liberating experience earlier this year at studio 23 with Tara Layman Photography I’ve been waiting for the right moment again to wear it – today is that day. Wearing nightwear as daywear can be a hit or … Read More The Sheer Luxury of Daytime Boudoir

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Being Fortunate in Business Today

  I am very privileged to have the great fortune of working with some of the best sales, marketing, and business professionals in the world. Whether they are executives in large organizations, entrepreneurs, sales people struggling to achieve the goals, or other consultants, the majority of the people I partner with are extraordinary individuals. They have gotten to where they are in their careers … Read More Being Fortunate in Business Today

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Blending History with Modern Elegance

Modern elegance doesn’t require instruction—instead, it comes from a confidence inside that allows one to exude such panache. From a meaningful craving for luxury, we at some time will embark on a journey translating this vision we interpretate and convey. Where does this all transpire from, let’s explore – shall we? It’s rare to hear anyone say they’re too glamorous or that there’s nothing … Read More Blending History with Modern Elegance

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The Tour: Be Real… Be You…

The greatest enemy to your future success is being in a state of comfort. I find those who are comfortable live in a trypophobia of fear which includes both mediocrity and regret. Perhaps the remedy is awaking each morning with blessings rather than circumstances of yesterdays past. Our eyes are opened, we have another day in which life has provided us, why not express that through gratitude? A … Read More The Tour: Be Real… Be You…

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A Journey of a Lifetime to Hawaii: The Departure

Before a long trip, there is something to be said for the unexpected experiences that will take place in one’s life. At first glance, it comes from the cultural evidence that travel can make us more vulnerable, creative and curious to explore the unseen. Today, I find myself traveling to Hawaii for a number of diabetes advocate media appearances, business sponsorships, and the opportunity … Read More A Journey of a Lifetime to Hawaii: The Departure

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The Epitome of Gold Glamour

In the not too distant past, dressing for an elegant evening required millinery precision. Is the notion outdated in contemporary style circles, or is it taking center stage once again? “Fashion changes, style remains,” said Yves Saint Laurent. Fashion today is influenced by style favorites from yesterday. Fascinators vary widely in size and design, but generally they have a small base and affix to the … Read More The Epitome of Gold Glamour

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A Poignant Connection in Luxury

In life we are provided the ability to connect, create and teach – sadly enough many of us aren’t partaking in these liberal actions – the question is why not? Perhaps it’s the reason I admire the marketing industry, finding it the one platform where you can provide a service and immediately form a relationship that brings elucidation. The goal of any centric marketing … Read More A Poignant Connection in Luxury

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A Nostalgic Feeling on Main Street

Despite the chill in the air this afternoon, a stroll Downtown here in Pleasanton will greet you with unexpected finds and uncommon treasures. The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets offer a vibrant blend of parks, historic buildings, specialty boutiques, service businesses, fine dining and coffee shops. Although the historic Main Street entrance of 1894 may seem small from a distance, to walk through downtown Pleasanton a … Read More A Nostalgic Feeling on Main Street

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Clothe your Hands in Beau Gant

While the calm winter air blows a symphony of crisp golden leafs on the cobblestone walkway of a man-made stone bridge, it’s a good thing I’ve found the luxury of Beau Gant to grace my winter wardrobe. When it comes to garments and accessories, ‘Made in Italy’ is a rarity of craftsmanship which in return provides a accustom loyalty. It’s far harder, however, to … Read More Clothe your Hands in Beau Gant

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Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue

Have you ever wondered what is on the other side of life? I have – ever since 2014 when I was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic. From a defining trait to live life rather than just passing time, I find a majority of us to be careless with no acknowledgement of how our actions, daily behavior, and words spoken carry enormous weight to … Read More Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue

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A Fond Memory of American Train Travel

I find the Niles train station to bring such fond memories, an image that never fades. Standing at the train depots boarding gate, as a little girl, with such anticipation, not only for the thought that in less than an hour’s time I’d be in the presence of a gallery of grand art belonging to my grandfather’s artistic family members. On these bi-monthly excursions, … Read More A Fond Memory of American Train Travel

Wisteria in Bloom

Today I present the idea, “To thine own self be true” a quote by Shakespeare that could be seen as the soundest advice ever given. With spring upon us, many might think of making a transition emotionally or physically, but before we do, we must ask, “Who am I?” What I’ve found throughout the years to be true is that having an authentic perspective … Read More Wisteria in Bloom