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21 Jul

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EVENT NEWS/REVIEW: THE ART OF FASHION

19 May

Last Friday (Friday the 13th) I attended a pop up art exhibition – The Art of Fashion- at the Chelsea Room in the Chelsea Hotel. The beginning of the event was an art show with several top emerging artists who had their art on display & afterwards there was a fashion show in the same room.

It was a lot of fun to see different artists’ work & see how they each expressed themselves. There were abstract artists, photographers, & artists who used acrylic paint on different odds & ends, like an old door with great window panes. My boyfriend’s friend Ben was one of the artists on display & I absolutely love his stuff – I’m hoping to work with him on some shoots in the future. Ben set up his computer with a slide show of his art while he talked to the different art enthusiasts about his inspirations & how he went about creating each photograph.


The event was great (the wine was terrible) & it was nice  being able to see support local artists. If you’d like to check out some of Ben’s work click here.

PS. I know if my mom reads this post she will be jealous. My grandfather & grandmother were artists, as are my mom & aunt.

THE EPITOME OF FASHION/BEAUTY

19 May

OH KARL…

10 May

“It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t match anything, but it can save your life.”

Oh, Karl!

OMG. MY ‘AMERICAN GIRL’ GIRLS… DO YOU REMEMBER?

9 May


Do you ladies remember this book?!? I found it during my most recent trip home to Maine. AHHH I used to LIVE by this book. Please please please tell me other people were obsessed with it like I was.

The Care and Keeping of You – American Girl Library

The Care and Keeping of You - The American Girl Library

NEW NEWS!

13 Apr

Hi Everyone! I know I went MIA again for a little bit. I had a Smucker’s event with work & spent last week in Ohio. The weeks leading up to the event were crazy & so was the event week. I finally feel like I’m above water with my workload and can get back to blogging a little bit more.

I HAVE NEWS!

I’m going to be writing for Examiner.com New York regarding Manhattan Makeup. I’m really excited to be taking on this freelance job & hope you all follow it! Examiner gets over 7 million unique views per month so I’m glad to be contributing. I will be sure to update you once I start posting on a regular basis. I’ll need all of your support!! 🙂

A MESSAGE FROM A FRIEND…

13 Mar

I got a text the other day that made my day.



















This was sent by my good friend Whitney Garrison. We went to UNC Chapel Hill together & ended up in several journalism classes together. We partnered up on many projects, and she’s such a good writer! Anyway… this was such an amazing text to receive. I always encouraged Whitney to take time to herself and truly pamper herself when she was feeling stressed out. (Whitney is the type to put off papers – and we had a lot of them. But somehow she would always write these amazing final pieces even if she was up until 5am).

If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of facials & homemade facials. I also love doing deep conditioners, & doing manis & pedis at home. These are only a few ways to take time out of your busy week and focus on yourself. I can’t stress enough how just a few hours each week can make everything seem so much less stressful.

Some rituals I like love:

  • I love to soak my feet, scrub them down & paint my toes
  • A glass of wine (Zolo is my new favorite – a type of Malbec)
  • Mini facials at home
  • Manicures (I’ll be doing a post on new colors I LOVE)
  • A good movie (The Notebook anyone?)
  • Rich moisturizing face cream
  • Fresh sheets to accompany your super clean, moisturized face