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    My Summer Reading List 2015 

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    It’s summertime and for me that means lazing around on our screened in porch or in bed and reading some really good books. I just finished reading Adultery by Paulo Coelho and Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins this past weekend and both were page turners and I highly recommmend them.  

    And what about Kindle vs. hardcover for reading books? For me I like reading all fiction on my iPad or phone but I like hardcover books for non fiction books. I like to be able to highlight and take notes in a book and go back and refer to them. And it’s also nice to be able to display them on my bookshelf and loan them out to friends and family. 

    What books are you reading this summer?



    eating…these days it’s a clean shake for breakfast,  vegetarian salad for lunch, and a Puree juice or tea in the afternoon. Dinner lately has also been vegetarian and I am using this cookbook for recipe ideas. I just made this mushroom and kale stroganoff the other night and it was yummy. 

    reading… Wild on the Kindle every night before bed. And did you catch this article in the WSJ? 

    watching…just finished watching Transparent on Amazon Prime and anxiously waiting for House of Cards on Netflix in February. 

    listening to…well now that Serial is done I need a new podcast to keep me entertained. Check out these 6 Podcasts to fill your Serial void.

    dreaming of… going to South Africa…hopefully in December 2015! 

    anticipating…this weekend because my entire family is visiting us and I can’t wait to host everyone at our home. 

    loving…my new Day Designer planner. I feel way more organized and accountable for the things I need to get done each day. 

    creating...hmmm this is tricky. I guess I am still trying to make our house feel and look more like a home. The first floor is just about complete and we are about to tackle the interior design of the master suite on the second floor. It’s all coming togther-thanks to my friend and interior designer Joanna Abizaid

    appreciating…the idea of delegating. With my new crazy work schedule I have to delegate out tasks I no longer have time to do. Thank goodness for my new STYLE’N interns and our afterschool sitter/helper. 

    learning…well I am not sure it’s exactly learning but I am getting back into yoga. I took a break for a couple of years-just wasn’t into it. But I am trying to add some variety into my workouts and giving it a go again. 

    celebrating...we just celebrated Ariyana’s 7th birthday last weekend in Charleston and this weekend we are celebrating my parents 43rd wedding anniversary. 


    Hello January 

    Happy New Year!

    We just returned from a two week family vacation {photos here} to Singapore and Thailand  and it was the perfect way to close out 2014, re energize,  and get excited for 2015. I especially love traveling at the end of the year because it’s the best time to reflect on the past year and think about future goals for my personal life, health and wellness, and career.  

    I have never been big on making resolutions because for the most part I believe they are empty promises. But last year I decided to choose one word to describe how I wanted to feel instead of what I wanted to accomplish or do in the New Year. This one word can be used to help guide me in my actions, behavior, goal setting, and how to best use my free time. This year my one word mantra is happiness. 

    Do you have a one word mantra for 2015?


    Holiday Gift Guide For Her 

    Keep Her Cozy

    1. CableTwist mittens  $29.50 on sale 

    2. End on end pajama set in swiss dot $98 and now 30% off 

    3. Royal navy marled beanie $14.97 on sale 

    4. Hansel from basil trouser socks $5.99-$11.50 on sale 

    For The Beauty Guru

    1. Chanel holiday lipstick $35 and nail varnish $27

    2. NARS virtual domination cheek palette $65 

    3. Jin Soon tout ensemble gift set $56 

    4. Flash Tattoos $20-$30

    Deck The Halls

    1. Moscow mule mug $19.95

    2. 12 piece shiny copper flatware set $99.95

    3. Faux fur throw $79.95 

    4. Woven pillow $39.95

    5. Jo Malone London pine & eucalyptus home candle $65

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    Holiday Gift Guide For The Bar Lover 

    Regency Set of 6 Gold Wine Glasses and Wine and Cheese Slate Serving Board

    It is the season of giving and this time of year it’s always better to give than receive—especially to those people who have hosted you at parties and miscellaneous events throughout the year. Let them know how much their time and effort means to you by giving them something that they’ll truly enjoy and continue to use time and time again!

    If you are looking for gifts for a wine lover, a hostess gift, or just a fun gift for a loved one, I have you covered with these fabulous bar inspired gifts from JCPenney. These gifts will be sure to delight and are exactly what every party-thrower needs in their home to host the perfect bash!

    Giving-whether through a gift, an act of kindess, or charity has always warmed my heart, especially around the holidays.  If you’re looking for holiday cheer and inspiration on kindness and giving be sure to check out JCPenney’s #JustGotJingled campaign and also check out StyleList for more fun gift ideas for friends and family. 

    1. Ravi Wine Decanter | 2. Regency Set of 6 Gold Wine Glasses | 3. Wine and Cheese Slate Serving Board | 4. Wine Enthusiast Champagne Recorker| 5. Epicureanist Wine Chilling Stick With Pourer | 6. Personalized Bottle Opener | 7. 1.5 qt stainless steel ice bucket | 8. Marquis by Waterford Vintage Round Pitcher | 9. Set of Four Slate Chalkboard Cheese Markers | 10. Vinturi Deluxe Wine Aerator Set

    Compensation for this post was provided by JCPenney via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of JCPenney or AOL.