Suit Up

Spring has sprung! Time for warmer weather and trips to the beach! Spring break, anyone? For those of us who live on an island, it's summer year-round. And you know what is terrifying about that? Every single day is fair game when it comes to having to suit up. At a moment's notice, you may have to pull out your favorite, or better yet, your most forgiving swimsuit, and bare your beach bod, ready or ...

Island Hair

For thirty-five years I pretended my hair was straight. I tried every different product to fight against what nature gave me. Anti-frizz serums, straightening lotions, humidity resistance sprays... you name it. If it claimed to create fake straight, I bought it. I also had to have a professional hair dryer (don't get me started about the day the fuse blew in my Super Solano), the perfect flat iron, and even multiple curling irons in tow ...

Shop Local, Find Friends

Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a job where I have to be respectful, polite, and professional regardless of how people treat me. Maybe I realized early on that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, isn’t that how the saying goes? What I’ve learned, though, is that your honey can’t be artificially sweetened. It must be 100% pure, natural and unfiltered, because most people can get a pretty good read on whether you’ve ...

Year Round Tan

It’s summer summer summertime! And wow, what a hot and sticky summer it’s been. The good news is that if you covet a bronzed body, this summer has provided the perfect weather for tanning by the pool or lake. I am a big believer that everyone looks better tan and that if you only have one hour to devote to your vanity, you can get more bang for your buck at the pool than in ...