Royal Wedding Bliss

It was such a treat to watch Meghan Markle aka the American Princess aka Dutchess of Sussex get married to such a dreamboat, royal rebel Prince Harry! Besides having crumpets and cucumber sandwiches for that touch of english charm, it was lovely watching with friends such a monumentous occasion. It's refreshing to see a smart, resilient, against the odds woman be seen for her accolades rather than what life dealt her. Though the Tig is now defunct, I look forward to seeing how this lovely lady makes a positive impact in years to come! Here's to you Meghan and Harry!

Off To The Desert

It's that time of year again - festival season! Not to date myself but I remember the days when Coachella was one weekend and daily passes were a thing. Crazy how hype and time changes things. Posts start to riddle the internet about what outfits to pack and how to look festival ready. Truthfully, I find that funny. Why you ask? Not only is this taking place in the desert but I was under the impression that when you go to a festival, it is all about the music, the vibe and the people you surround yourself with. Of course its a plus when you can look nice even though you just danced till you're drenched. My packing advice for Coachella is as follows. 1. Comfortable shoes - you will be on your feet most of the day so they better be comfy. I'd recommend some vans or cute booties. 2. Baby wipes - the desert is a beauty and dirty place, so sometimes a wipe down is refreshing.  3. Bandanna - it gets windy and you don't want to end up with dirt in your eyes or mouth. 4. Button down shirt - for when the temperature dips, you'll want to stay cozy. 5. SPF - the sun is a cruel temptress and sunburns are no fun. 6. Sunglasses - speaking of the sun, protect your eyes people  7. Camera - trust me when I say there will be wicked moments/scenarios that you'll want to capture. I usually go with a trusty disposable. 8. Water bottle - the desert is hot, plus if you're dancing your butt off, stay hydrated. 

Reflection & Gratitude

Reflecting back on 2017, I have dealt with my share of disappointments and struggles. Yet grateful for those moments of growth in between. Being given the opportunities to reach certain goals and achieve special milestones was also a highlight of mine. I was fortunate to travel the world, make new friends and be involved in unique projects. I look forward to keeping this momentum going.

Furthermore, since the new year has commenced I thought I would write a letter to 2018. 

Dear 2018, 

Please show me kindness and strength. To be kind to myself and the strength to know when to speak up or move on. To show the citizens of the world that vulnerability is not a weakness and our differences add variety to life. For those that are self-serving to wake up and realize their actions are impactful, no matter how larger or small. And lastly, for our priorities to be with good intention. I love you and whatever you bring our way.

❀️ G