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Tis The Season

24 Dec

Wishing you all the Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring!

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ― Hamilton Wright Mabie

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale


Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man. -Wilfred A. Peterson, The Art of Living

The xmas holidays have this high value: that they remind Forgetters of the Forgotten, & repair damaged relationships.”
– Mark Twain, from a letter to Carlotte Welles, December 30, 1907Christmas, the holiday season, is, at its best, a time of remembering who and what is important. A time of healing.

Merry Christmas to the forgetters, the forgotten, and all who believe in our power to heal all the ills, hatreds, and misfortunes that at times plague us all.

 Falalallalalallala!  The Christmas holiday is my favorite season of the year!  I try my best to spend Christmas back east every year in Pittsburgh where I’m from.  However, this year I’ve decided to festively enjoy my time in sunny Los Angeles.  I have to admit I’m totally envious of all these Facebook posts I see about “being snowed in” and “family parties with all the comfort food,” not that I need 

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Although I’m desperately envious of all the fixings I’m going to miss this year I’ve tried to keep myself busy here.  Some of you are aware that I have a hobby of making soy couture candles.  I had a roommate years ago whose father owned Archipelago Botanicals.  My roommate offered me a business partnership so we opened an Ebay store and liquidated for Archipelago.  The name of my business was My Couture Candles.  I quickly became a power seller and had a polished reputation.  Unfortunately I had to close down that business but I never forgot how happy  I was in that time.  Many customers emailed me and told me they would follow me wherever I went.  It was a really wonderful experience.  I am extremely grateful for that opportunity, so thank you Chaya for that.  Six months ago I decided to dabble again.  I didn’t have the luxury of being able to sell Archipelago so I decided to work on my own line.  Here are a few photos of the candles I have been selling.  Thank you so much to all my friends who have purchased my Holiday Candles and continue to support me in my endeavors!  I’m really looking forward to flourishing in 2013!Image


Paris, France pt. 2

22 Feb

After two days in Switzerland we decided to take a drive to Paris since I had been flying for so many hours.  The cars were racing at over 120 mph.  Europeans are crazy:)  We finally made it to Paris at midnight.  After checking in we walked in the rain and took our own little tour around the city at night.  Paris has the most beautiful architecture I have seen.   Once we arrived back at the Ritz we decided we needed a nightcap so we had a drink at a little private bar in the back section of the Ritz, I don’t recall the name.  There were photos of celebrities and famous people all over the walls and I could just imagine how many had been in this little bar sipping a fine glass of vino just like myself.

The Ritz Hotel in Paris, France


The architecture was beautiful!

The Academie National de Musique



Here are some photos of our Room at the Ritz.  It reminded me of a Juicy Couture Add.  And P.S. the coffee was amazing!  It’s all in the detail:)

I wanted to take steal these towels!  They were gorge!

More Ritz!  Sorry to be flip flopping with pics but I wanted to mix it up!

Paris, France @ the Ritz part 1

11 Feb

If you know me, you know my birthday is a BIG DEAL.  Every year I consult my best girlfriends about how were going to make this celebration something to cherish forever.  If I don’t call them, they’ll call me.  My birthday is an excuse for some serious fierce girl time.  I’ve had gorgeous dinners at the most beautiful restaurants in Los Angeles.  I’ve partied in all the biggest nightclubs and it all seemed so boring to me.  Once you’ve done all that, where do you go from there?  The lightbulb turned on and I said, let’s do Europe.  Helllllll yeeeaaaa!  I really wanted Melissa, Kristyn, Irene and Dino to come along because I love them so very much but everyone’s so busy and it was tough orchestrating the event.  I’ve had the same agent for ten years,…Melanie Jayne.  So when the opportunity came I thought of her.  Melanie has been handling me as an actress for a long time.  She has always been there for me through the toughest times:)   Bottom line, I love Melanie.  And I owe her big time!  So I asked her to join me in Europe for my birthday!  And we KILLED IT!


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