“My career is where it is because of the lessons I’ve learned. I failed English and that inspired me to become a writer. I failed a relationship and that inspired me to write about love, dating, timing and sex,” said author Jillian Conley as we sat at Rise Sushi, sipping on pinot grigio, shaking off the fall chill. And write about those things she did. In her latest book, Loving Mr. Wright, Conley wraps up the novella …
When you hear the word cloche, what do you imagine? If you’re a fashionista, you’re picturing the iconic bell-shaped hat, like this Eric Javits “Lally” cloche at Bloomingdale’s. If you’re a gardener, you’re thinking of miniature greenhouses to protect young plants in your garden in the spring. And if you’re an interior design maven, you’re visualizing a pretty, clear glass table accessory with something beautiful underneath. Cloche is the word for bell in French, and it describes the much-loved shape of all those popular items. When I was at the High Point Market in North Carolina, a huge furnishings trade show, I spotted dozens of cloches in all sizes. Like so many classic … Read more
As children, each moment was the only moment we were in. Our innate sense of being mindfully present allowed us to hone into our minds like it was a McDonalds playground. Things like painting and drawing flourished our imaginations and brought our inner selves excitedly to the surface. As adults, we sometimes become clouded with life’s ever-growing stresses, and that openness and ability to eagerly delve into our subconscious tends to fade. But what hides in that subconscious mind and what a little creativity could do, could be the key to ever-lasting happiness in life. Whether you see a therapist, or maybe have known someone who has, you may not have heard … Read more
My fiancé and I always have fun. I mean, he is legitimately the funniest dude I have ever met. And as nervous as I was to get our engagement pictures taken (hello, cheesy Facebook albums that I would neverinamillionyears publish), we managed to have a seriously fun time. I credit Mr. Fiancé himself, but I also credit the one and only Tennile Sunday, our awesome photographer. There is nothing natural about posing for photos that are meant to convey love, humor, we’re-obsessed-with-each-other adoration, lust and cutesiness. But there is something wonderfully natural about having these photos forever and ever; a youthful couple in love, the excitement of upcoming nuptials in their … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!