Knight of Swords

After I left law – I did not become the woman I am today overnight.  Leaving my legal career was a major decision.  However, it was but one of many decisions I made over the following years that thrust me into a new chapter of life. Each choice was different and of varying degrees of …

Tis’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

In 2003, following a successful venture into “seasonal” holiday drinks – Starbucks revealed a fall drink – and the Pumpkin Spice Latte (also known as ‘PSL’) was born. 15 years later, just because Starbucks created the ‘original’ does not necessarily mean it has the best PSL on the market…or does it? Along with a few ‘celebrity’ …

Let’s “Fall” in Love

I truly enjoy summer – but there is just something about fall.  I love it when the air starts to turn crisp; boots are back in style; the colors turn rich and warm (just like my favorite pumpkin latte).  It isn’t just the fashion I love – but the home decor as well.  It is so …

Floral Design

Flowers will always be my first love.  I don’t know what it is about them – but arranging flowers – putting them in water – and giving them away – just brings me so much joy.

Go “Green” for your Next Event!

I recently designed an engagement celebration for a couple.  They wanted a “rustic chic” theme (right up my wheelhouse) – but threw me for a loop when they requested that every aspect of the party be “green” and “sustainable.”  I mean – I know what recycling is (I’m not from Mars).  But biodegradable flatware? Re-purposed …

Opening the Door.

“Yes, I am the door.  Those who come in through me will be saved.”  John 10:9. After I acknowledged God – and started to study His Word – I resisted finding a church home.  The usual culprits were at play: pride, ego and (of course) fear. I told myself I did not need to hang …

Stone Mountain Fried Chicken

I was born in Brooklyn, New York (this makes me a “Yankee”) but spent my formidable years in the south (Georgia and coastal Carolina). During my southern tenure – I picked up a few souvenirs – specifically: a lingering accent and the ability to say “y’all” like a native; a love for Friday night football …

Set the Perfect Table for Easter

Table top design is one of my favorite parts of hosting an event (whether private or for my own family).  A great table top is all about layering different textures to create a unique and one of a kind look. When I am designing a table top scheme – I use the following tips and tricks. …

Tabletop Design & Decor

I am obsessed with plates.  I love high-end designer dinnerware sold at luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus.  I love antique plates from second hand stores and local boutiques.  I love plates on clearance at Home Goods and World Market.  Lord help me at a garage or estate sale.  I squeal when I see a pattern …

A Bright & Blooming Easter

As a Christ Follower, Easter is my favorite holiday of the year (Thanksgiving being a close second).  As a Chicago resident, after months of frigid cold tundra, Easter not only represents the celebration of my God’s ultimate sacrifice, but also the end of sub-zero temperatures, puffy coats and salt encrusted vehicles. This year for Easter, …