Old Hollywood Glam For My 21st

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Serving you up some 20th century Hollywood glam for my 21st birthday! Always having an affinity for the silver screen’s golden age, I decided to channel my inner vintage starlet for my birthday dinner. I traded in the red carpet of Hollywood for the red carpet on the Napa Valley Wine Train, an Edwardian dream […]

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Keeping it Darling

The art of being a woman is exhibiting a certain level of strength while exuding feminine class through genuine and benevolent intentions in all you do. Each woman is her own piece of art. Not everyone is a Baroque, Peter Paul Reubens painting of perfect, precision and idealization. Most (and I would argue all) women […]

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Long May She Reign

“Since Mary, Queen of Scotland was a child, the English wanted her country and her crown.” “She is sent to France to wed the next king…” “to save herself and her people—” “a bond that should protect her…” “but there are forces that conspire…” “forces of darkness, forces of the heart.” “Long May She Reign.” […]

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Valentino and the Nutcracker Ballet

With only four days until Christmas, I have been practicing some favorite family traditions: watching the nutcracker ballet, drinking festive coffee drinks, and watching too many Christmas movies to count (Anything from Beauty and the Beast and the Enchanted Christmas to Elf). Nothing warms my soul like the Christmas season and getting to celebrate Christ’s […]

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Keeping it Clarsonic: My Experience

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t set aside enough “me” time. I am a recovering “yes” woman with ambition the size of America and will sacrifice sleep for success. That is why it’s crucial for me to have a skin routine that makes my face feel and look radiant. When I have […]

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How to Achieve the ‘Overdressed’ Casual Look

I am not going to lie for a split second about this. I am the girl who is always overdressed. I love a good cat eye, crisp shirt, bold lip, and wear white shorts after Labor Day. I am a daily fashion divergent and proud of it. Therefore, you can most certainly find me wearing […]

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A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel

Since I was a little girl, I had this fascination with going to high tea. My mother used to take me to a local favorite called the English Rose Garden, where we would get all dolled up and indulge in delectable finger sandwiches and confections on a doily covered table. Since the teahouse closed down, […]

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The Lady in Lavender

Tiny towns, hidden treasures. My hometown delights in the beauty of each season. February turns the Stanislaus County into a pink paradise with its endless orchards of blossoms. May and June are when one can pick plump blueberries directly under the toasty sun. And July, July is the lovely Lavender season. Whenever I’m on spring […]

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Capitol Chic: Visiting The California State Capitol

After basking in the opulence of European landmarks, I decided to explore those in my own backyard. What better historical haven whose sites to admire than California’s State Capitol museum? Everywhere you look, whether up at the dreamy and heavily adorned rotunda or down at the checkered floors beneath your feet as you take in […]

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Fashion From the Fourth

How did I celebrate my Independence this Fourth of July? In the most poetic way possible: I left Britain for America, and am still trying to figure out how to be emotionally independent from Britain, where my heart still resides (study abroad withdrawals, are quite real). With that being said, I do love America with […]

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