Monday, February 24, 2014

20 Questions




1. What brings you the greatest joy? My husband, M, and my friends

2. What are your vices? Chocolate, Ice Cream, and being over dramatic {sometimes}

3. What is on your nightstand? My moleskin journal, Kindle, hand cream, a lamp, and a picture of M

4. Do you have a secret talent? I can wiggle my ears

5. What is your greatest indulgence? Soul Cycle classes and champagne 

6. What should every woman try at least once in her life? To live by herself for a year.  Prove to yourself whatever the future holds you can take care of yourself.


7. What makes you laugh? M hands down

8. What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I was the biggest brat as a teenage-seriously the biggest bitch ever.

9. What is on your bucket list? Lots and lots of travel, have kids one day, make a movie

10. What is on your feet right now? Bare feet

11. How did you make your first dollar? as a hostess at a fine dining restaurant when I was 15

12. What superstition do you believe in? Wishing on eyelashes

13. What items in your closet do you wear the most? Jeans, J. Crew tops and wedges-basically my go to everyday outfit

14. What is the best gift you've ever received? Tattoo on my 25 bday of M's name.  He has Brit on his wrist too.

15. What is on your liquor shelf? Tequila

16. What is on your kitchen counter? kitchen knives

17. What would you never leave home without? my cell phone

18. What movie has the greatest ending? 

19. Who is on your guest list for your ideal dinner party? Jon Stewart, M, Ryan Gosling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Middleton 

20. What is the one thing you wish you had known when you were younger? Sometimes reality is better than your wildest dreams

{questions borrowed from here}


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Friday, February 21, 2014

Five on Friday

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG


Hallelujah! It is Friday!  Is anyone else thrilled it's the weekend?  No big plans this weekend, except our  Sunday LA family dinner we do once a month with about 20 of our friends from GA/people we've met out here.  With friends starting families it is a great way for us to stay connected. So let's get this Friday blog party started and talk about the 5 things that rocked my world this week.

{1}
The Tone It Up Girls...yes, I'm late to the party.  M actually introduced me to them years ago, but I didn't take notice until now.  He works in the fitness video industry so he's always looking for new talent.  Well, my sister is ripped and she credits her toned arms and legs to at home workout videos.  This week I gave up a day running for weights and I turned to these girls.  Thanks ladies!


{2}
WhatsApp being bought by FB for $16B!  My girlfriends and I are addicted to this app.  Most days I don't know what I would do without it.  It's gross to be so dependent on technology sometimes, coming from the girl whose phone it attached to her hand 24/7. 

{3}
My new favorite Soul instructor, Kym.  Y'all if you ever visit LA you have to visit Soul Cycle for a class.  She is ripped, plays amazing music, and I pretty much want to be as cool as her one day.
Abs to die for.  #mygoal
{4}
T0MS is launching optical glasses.  They are kind of fabulous and uber stylish.  Even though I don't wear glasses I am temped to get a pair.

{5}
Happy Birthday to my favorite (and only) sister in law, Allie!  She turns the big 29 tomorrow.  I wish we could be there to celebrate with you.  Last year of your 20's sis...enjoy it!!!! xo

Getting ready to go "clubbing" at age 16 Alpharetta, GA.  We thought we were so cool!
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

hi

Hello-long time, no type.

The past few months have been a whirlwind in good and bad ways.  It feels like life is finally starting to get back on track and I’m excited about it.  I don’t do well with change internally, but externally I always have a smile on my face.  I don’t want to be looked at in a negative light.  M’s finally got his happy wife back and let me tell you, the one who moved in for a few months was one big bitch.  Looking back now I’ve realized I needed to go though those changes to get to where I am now-you can't be happy all-the-time.  I’m embracing my new future, new bosses, new friends, new challenges with an open heart.


I think sometimes we add pressure to ourselves to be the best at all times.  No one can keep that up, even Beyonce, just look at her doc from last year.  She struggles with it too.  I want this to be my happy place where I can share what’s going on in my life and not worry about being the best blogger out there.  So today the pressure is released off my shoulders, I’m standing proud and ready for whatever life throws my way next. 

Here we go…
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Make Lemonade

Sometimes life is full of surprises, today is one of those days.  My boss resigned and took the CEO position at Lululemon (announced today).  As sad as I am to see him go, I am so excited for his new opportunity.  Seriously it's a dream job (after Louis Vuitton, Burton & T0MS, of course) and he is the perfect fit according to Business Insider.  It also doesn't hurt to have a friend who works for your favorite workout brand.  Congrats LP!!  You were a dream to work for and hopefully we will have the opportunity to work together again someday soon.  As for me, I am staying at T0MS supporting the COO.  Life is good here in Southern California.  


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert changed my life.  It came out when I was getting ready to move to LA and I was scared.  I quit my job, moved home and was waiting tables.  I felt like I had the entire world at my fingertips.  As I was reading I found myself highlighting passage after passage; I just couldn’t get enough, it became my anthem.  Although I’ve only read it once and I despise the movie {not a Julia Roberts fan}, this book will forever be apart of shaping my early 20’s.




"You have more good luck than anyone I've ever met. You will live a longtime, have many friends, many experiences. You only have one problem in life. You worry too much. You always get too emotional, too nervous. If I promise you that you will never have any reason in your life to ever worry about anything will you believe me?

For work, you do something creative, maybe something like an artist, and you get paid good money for it. You always get paid good money for this think you do. You are generous. Also one problem. You will loose all your money once in your life. I think it will happen soon."

M knows my dream 40th birthday present is a mini Eat Pray Love trip with my girlfriends.  Ahh what an amazing gift that would be!


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