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Carmel Capri

Posted on: 5.04.2017








It doesn’t have to be fancy, and it doesn’t have to be expensive – although, it’s okay if it is. At least once a month, I make it a priority to make time for myself, allowing time to slow down,
get quiet, and reflect on what’s happening in my life.  Sometimes, it’s a relaxing day at the spa,  sometimes,a quick smoothie and stroll around the park, and sometimes, it’s even a glass of wine 
and a sunset cruise.  Going it alone may appear daunting or intimidating, if you’re not accustomed to it, but the rewards are rich and well worth any initial discomfort that may arise.  You will find that you quickly tap into a deep, well of being, a natural, sacred space that is your own, and always there, but often over-looked in the distraction of day to day activities.  You may make a new friend along the way, or not, but you will always be surprised in some regard.  Best of all, you will re-charge, reconnect, and 
remember your wildest dreams.

Loving my new Capri bag, handmade in Italy by: Moni Moni

Let's Go . . .

Posted on: 4.26.2017


There’s nothing quite like a sexy, new, workout outfit to motivate you to get your booty in shape. Many of you know I love #yoga, #barre, and #running, so this @miraraeactive set is perfect for breaking a sweat 💦. I’m hoping to take my fitness level into a new zone, and I’m also in the mood to mix it up, so I’d love to hear from some of you about your favorite workout routines and programs. 💪🏽 Running out the door to yoga . . . hope to hear back from you soon!

Rings from the Get Rocked Shop.  Handmade by Inverness and Crane.

Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate
PARIS 

PONDICHÉRIE

Posted on: 4.24.2017



I was thrilled to discover Pondichérie,  a beautiful, ethically produced clothing line based in New York.  It’s refreshing to know that your purchase is supporting traditional craftswomen and artisans abroad with fair-trade practices, while also supporting United States commerce where these luxurious fabrics are ultimately constructed into the final creations.  The line is comfortable, easy to wear, and simply gorgeous!  More and more, we must become wise consumers.  At the end of the day, the power we collectively hold to create the world we wish to see, lies in the decisions we make as consumers.  We are, after all, interdependent, on all of life around us.  Taking care of the earth, and each other, just feels good.  

Shop the Pondichérie.   

Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate
PARIS 


Sheer Madness

Posted on: 4.21.2017



Spring is finally here . . .  I want to be waltzing, carefree, through the woods, but instead, too often, I find myself dodging the traffic of my mind.  I’m trying to slow down, and realize I can’t let my struggles become my identity.  I recently returned from a spiritual retreat in India with Mooji baba.  He shared some amazing, words of wisdom that are helping me re-examine my life.  He says, "Life flows by itself. How arrogant to think it is you who makes it flow. Stop interfering and enjoy the ride of impersonal witnessing.”  How empowering, to realize that this person, caught up in this very personal story, is not who I am.  All of the ego distractions, beliefs, and cultural conditioning, are merely thoughts.  I wish for this spring to be a time of letting go, a time of softening into the heart space, a time of remembering who we truly are.  

Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate
PARIS 

Shop this Warriors of the Divine hand embroiderd dress here.

Miranda Hope earrings from the Get Rocked Shop.

Pot Head

Posted on: 9.28.2016







Seasons are changing, and autumn always seems to insist on a life reflection ...
The leaves ripen to their full sweetness, then begin falling, a perfect metaphor to remember to let go of things that are no longer serving your life.  What is no longer working, and what can you release in order to make room for something fresh and new?

I’m trying to move into the mentality of quality over quantity.  I’ve moved a few times this year, and it’s becoming clear that most often, less is more.  I’d rather have a closet with a few favorite items to relish, than a bunch of things that I don’t really enjoy wearing — and most likely won’t.  Lately, I ask myself these questions before I buy something:  Do I need it?  Would I want slip it on right now?  If the answer is yes, then I might buy it. 

Every girl I know loves a good bag, so I am happy to share a favorite, fall bag by Mechaly.  This vegan leather tote has been an amazing purchase.  How great that it’s cruelty free, and I love that it offers ample space to hold all of my things - my laptop even fits in it!  And, the best part is the front pocket.  It’s like a little miracle, because I never have to search for my keys or cell phone anymore.  

If you’re anything like me, comfort is key. That’s my favorite thing about my new, “Pot Head” tee from Coco + Pine.  Court, is a darling girl who lives in South Florida, and actually uses her own two hands to screen print ingenious sayings onto her shirts.  Also, don’t miss these crystal earrings, handmade in Barcelona, Spain by The Silver Elements.  They have no “collection” or “line”, since all of the pieces are totally, one of a kind. You can be sure you own a very unique piece, which was, somehow made, especially for you.  Designer Natalia Mart describes her company like this, “I believe,  jewelry is kind of like the cherry on the top of the cake.  It turns a look from, just ok, to something irresistible.”  As you can see, I love wearing things that are handmade.  When the artist’s hands and heart become part of the process, a soulful and magical fusion ensues.
Happy Fall. 

Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate
PARIS 


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