Work Hard, Play Hard{er}

“A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I recently had the opportunity to take part in the kick-off of an extraordinary program led by life and business strategist Allison Maslan, who also happens to be a successful entrepreneur {many times over}, incredible homeopathic physician, […]

Champagne & Caviar in Atlanta

Betsy and I are still recovering from our whirlwind Atlanta adventure.  Although we had heard snippets about the winter storm, we had no idea just how bad it was.  One woman explained to us that while Atlanta gets cold, they are about as prepared for an ice storm as San Diego would be.  The whole […]


It wasn’t until the summer I started working at the chicest flower shop in town that I came to believe carnations were taboo.  Before then, I had always held a special place in my heart for this grocery store flower cooler staple having received them over the years from childhood sweethearts as a token of […]

Tea for Two

This past weekend, I flew to Colorado to host a baby shower for one of my dearest childhood friends who is expecting twin girls this Spring.  The first time mama-to-be has always loved the girlie ritual of taking time for tea, so an afternoon tea party seemed like the perfect way to shower the Lady […]


I can’t seem to get enough of sunburst mirrors these days.  They’re the perfect addition to any room, adding a punch (or a burst if you will!)  They work in just about any room: foyers, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and I’ve even seen a few in kitchens. This is certainly not a new concept […]