Hollywood cleans up its (make up) act

clean make up

High fashion takes its cues from cool kids on the streets, but mainstream consumers (and consumer brands) take inspiration from Hollywood. Like it or not, our popular culture is highly influenced by the doings of the latest starlets. Why else would the red carpet arrivals of inside industry events like the SAG awards warrant televised commentary? And how many of us will be cuddled up on the couch with a glass of bubbly to catch the first glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams in all their glory on the Academy Awards red carpet? No Read More →

Goal setting for the win (and a video from me)

Winter Solstice Bath salts and crystals

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver, Poet Happy bright new year, friends. So far, 2014 has all the makings of a great year. Prosperity, growth and big time success feel just within reach. I’m feeling hope and joy from so many people these days. And while, most of us ride on the sense of renewal that comes with a new year, I’m thinking that this year may carry a piece of that goodness with it throughout the coming months. Everything I’m reading (and Read More →

Weekend links for the holidays

Holiday table

Happy weekend, friends. I’ve come across so many interesting stories, recipes and thoughts online lately. In the midst of the consumerism and crazy of the holidays there also seems to be no shortage of thoughtful and thought-provoking ideas online. I just had to share a few. If you’re looking for a break from the hustle, check them out. Healthy cashew date treats I plan to make next week. When setting a goal ask yourself “how do you want to feel?” A genius approach to goal setting. Flower crowns. It looks like I’ll never tire of Read More →

Goddess holiday gift guide


2014 Moon calendar, $16 ~ 100% Beeswax candles, $10 ~ The Moon Divas Guidebook, $14 Shopping normally gives me a twitch. Malls are the perfect storm of hideous lighting, perfume and uninspired branded sameness. It’s an exercise in frustration and I rarely leave feeling good about my purchases. Especially, if I’m looking for something really special. Treasures are few and far between. So I thought I’d gather a little round up of goodies I’d love to see under the tree this year. I’d be happy to give or receive any of these finds. Some of them are things I Read More →

The little things


If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year it’s that a good life is mostly made up of the little joys and celebrations sprinkled throughout every 24 hours. From a good night of sleep to a sunset over the ocean, small moments of little, lovely things truly do elevate the every day. I thought I’d start sharing a few of my favorites – as they seem to come in cycles based on the seasons, our home routines, adventures, travel and work opportunities. Here are a few things that really lighting me up these days. Sunshine Read More →

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