I Switched My Makeup Routine to Jones Road Clean Beauty-Here’s an Honest Review

I count Bobbi Brown in the company of a handful of businesswomen I’d like to think of as being influential long before being an Influencer was a thing. She along with the trendsetting influencers of the early 90’s-which also included Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart, was the face of her own brand way before personal […]

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Freeing up Your Summer Look with Wardrobe Staples

There is always something freeing about summer. Like most of you, I longed for summer breaks in my youth. Back then the only scheduled occurrence was the white truck that slowly crept down my street emitting a melody that, although expected, still induced a panic that sent me rummaging for loose change. The angst of […]

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My Love For Basic Invite and Why You’ll Love Them Too!

The other day while shuffling through the mail I came across a handwritten envelope. “I think you’ve received a letter?” I said to my daughter with a slightly puzzled tone. “Yay! It’s from my friend who lives in Texas. I sent her one last week.” “Young adults write letters? Even I use email” I said […]

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My Trip to SoHo

A mini travel guide for you Last week I traveled to NYC with one of my daughters for her 26th birthday. It was also a tiny bit of a business trip for me, but it was mostly a lot of fun. A lot of you might be wondering how things are in the city right […]

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My Simple Beauty Finds

Simplifying my makeup routine has definitely been on my mind lately. I had grown very comfortable with my makeup free days and occasionally opting for a Zoom version which I shared here. However, as the months went on those Zoom meetings became fewer, it was only on the occasional shoot day that I went full […]

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3 Ways to Unleash the Power of No and Usher in More Joy

Recently I wrote a post about self-care where I referenced Shonda Rhimes’s book Year of Yes after I took a cycling class where there’s currently an entire Year of Yes series going on. It wasn’t my first time writing about the year of yes, and it also isn’t my first time writing about the power […]

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Self-care As a Form of Activism

The other day I was taking a Peloton bike ride with one of my favorite instructors- Tunde Oyeneyin. I love riding with Tunde because not only does she deliver a fantastic workout but she also always comes through with a dose of inspiration too. This particular ride was about self-care which obviously isn’t a revolutionary […]

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4 Small Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

Happy New Year Friends! As we enter the new year I know that many of you are excited about all of the opportunities it may bring. I tend to get very excited about fresh starts but not everyone feels giddy about moving into what for many can be a pretty bleak time of year. I […]

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2020 A Year In Review

I’m not sure how many times I can say that this wasn’t the year we expected. I think most of us had high hopes for 2020, but as I’ve said before it is the year we received. I’m reminded of a very popular quote that has been circulating. I myself shared it, it reads something […]

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The Real Chic Life’s Favorite Things 2020

If you’ve been around for a little while you know that I’ve actually attended an Oprah’s Favorite Things Reveal Party, not once but twice (you can read about my first time here). It was not the television audience experience that I’d always dreamed of but a newer more modern version under the guise of the […]

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