Chop Chop

Two months ago, I believed the best part of living in our glorious apartment at Phillips Place was the ease of grabbing takeout or the many trips to Whole Foods where the lovely folks there cooked for us. While some of the choices we made were pretty healthy, others were just plain silly! I used to proudly claim that "we eat at 1900 Mexican at least once a week!" like someone was offering a prize ...

Bohemian Beautiful

I’ve always dreamt of being boho. Do you know what I mean? I think I had images in my mind of tall, waify models with long hair wearing the coolest bohemian clothes. Loose, effortlessly cool dresses that look like you didn’t try yet seemlessly pulled off the chicest look. Maybe I watched one too many episodes of the Rachel Zoe Project. Since, clearly, I’m not tall or waify, I sort of gave up my dream ...

Easy Breezy Summer Meal

One of the most stressful decisions my husband and I have to make daily is what the heck we are going to eat for dinner. Neither of us is very creative in the kitchen. We also both hate to clean up after dinner. Who doesn't? And it seems like we are never in the mood for the same thing. AGH! It’s so frustrating. I could go on and on, but I'll spare you the drama. One ...

Sunday Funday

Ahhhh, Sunday. The day before the work week starts and the hustle bustle begins anew. Today was a dreary Sunday in Charlotte, and the thought of not maximizing all of my weekend time makes me sad. A lot of times rainy weather inspires me to shop. I know some people think rainy afternoon are the perfect time to go see a movie. But many of us sit all week in desks or in our cars, ...

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 ...