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Taking A Chic Little Break

In Daily Musings on December 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

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Well Dahhlings, it’s time for me to take some much-needed, quality time out for myself.  The last 3 months have been hectic, crazy, challenging and a major eye opener.  Life was put in perspective!

The most important thing is, I’ve learned some truly great life lessons, which I know will take me further then I’ve ever been before.  I’ll be back on January 4, where you can expect new and exciting content. Maylana’s Closet is going to another chic level in 2013.  Please stay tuned!!  Jan 5, will be the first anniversary of this blog, and Jan 21 is my birthday!!!  Let the celebrations begin!!

So, for the next few days there may be a couple of random posts, but I intend to fully relish in this much-needed time off. I believe 2013 is going to be a fantastic year, the ground work for which has already been laid, to make it absolutely EXTRAORDINARY!

As you continue to enjoy this holiday season, please remember those less fortunate and try your best to reach out, even if it’s just to say hello or smile. If you can do more, please find it in your heart to do so.

2013 HERE WE COME!!

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LL

Silent Night…

In Daily Musings on December 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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Merry Christmas Dahhlings; especially to my UK family, and also to my new WordPress, Facebook, Blog Trends and Twitter families; I wish you all a fabulous and glorious holiday season.

May the season find you healthy, in good spirits and prosperous.  May 2013 be the most fabulous year yet! God Bless!

Christmas isn’t Christmas for me, until I’ve heard Silent Night {Stille Nacht}.  For me, it’s one of the most beautiful and moving Christmas carols ever.  Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and lyrics written by Father Joseph Mohr.  Here’s one of the versions I love, sung by Mariah Carey, who in my opinion, sings it beautifully.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS DAHHLINGS!!! LL

The Elves Have Been Busy…

In Daily Musings on December 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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Hi Dahhlings! It truly has been a very busy last few days, so busy, that I never got a chance to write my last-minute shopping guide among other blog projects.  The collage above should explain why I’ve been MIA! It’s been a pleasant problem to have, I truly enjoy creating elegant items for my customers, and this time of year is especially busy.

I hope you’ve gotten all of your gifts, decorations, delicious food and all the other important goodies for the big day. 2 days to go!!!

If you haven’t gotten your gifts yet {tommorow is Christmas Eve!} I suggest you take yourselves to the nearest supermarket or drug store, and buy some of those well-known gift cards! Itunes, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, anyone?

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Love ~ Light ~ Passion

LL

Wednesday Musings…

In Daily Musings on December 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

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Happy Wednesday Dahhlings. Only 6 shopping days to go until Christmas, have you finished or even started your holiday gift buying?

I’ve been busy, busy, busy creating and selling my crochet hats, business has been good, and I’m extremely thankful to all my lovely customers. Contact me at lana@maylana.com for more details.

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Within the next day or so, I’m hoping to bring you my personalized and extremely last-minute gift buying guide, for those of you who are still at a lost of what to give {you’re cutting it close here :-)}.

And remember to always tell yourself…

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Love ~ Light~Passion

LL

What A Great Sunday!!

In Daily Musings on December 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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It’s Sunday, and its been a really good day both professionally and personally. I’ve accomplished quite a lot today!  I hope your Sunday has been as wonderful as mine.  I’ve managed to complete 4 of my infamous crochet flower hats, made some sales, taken new photos for my Etsy store; and with my sister, we’ve managed to dream up even more fabulous ideas for our business.  It’s great when you have a business partner, who’s on the same page as you, and then constantly brings added fabulousness and creativity every time!  Love you SIS!

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The hat above {originally called the Penelope hat}, is a staple of the Maylana’s Closet collection. The quote above, is quite fitting, because creating these hats is definitely one of the things my future self, will thank me for! In a future post I’ll tell you how the Maylana’s Closet crochet hats got started, it’s a story near and dear to me… Stay tuned!!  If you’d like more information regarding hats from the Maylana’s Closet Collection please email me at lana@maylana.com

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Here’s a glimpse of a beautiful item that’s going to hit the Etsy store this week, it’s GORGEOUS!!

Wishing you a Glorious, Inspiring and Amazing week!

LL

A Joyful Monday To You…

In Daily Musings on December 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

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Well Dahhlings. here we are, yet another Monday.  December seems to be speeding by; this coming Sunday will be the 15th, meaning we will already be half way though!!! How’s your holiday shopping going?

Wow… I’m amazed at how fast, time is speeding by.  Before you know it we will be drinking champagne {or sparkling wine} celebrating the new year.

I’m actually looking forward to 2013, lots of exciting things happening for myself and Maylana’s Closet.  I’ll be celebrating the first birthday of my blog on January 5th {look out for celebration posts}, I’ll be going home to London to celebrate an important milestone birthday {watch out for fabulous blog posts live and direct from my hometown, London}, plus my sister and I will be nurturing and growing the vision we have for our business with unlimited passion!  We’re going to the next level!!

Why did I post the dress above? I thought it was simply gorgeous.  One of my Facebook associates thought it was just my style and he was absolutely right. I love everything about this dress, and with my short hair, it’s absolutely perfect. I wish I knew who it was by, because it would make a lovely birthday dress.

Start your week with a bright light, nothing but JOY will shine on you.  Wishing you a Positive, Inspiring and Beautiful week!

And remember to…

Create powerful thoughts of happiness and your body and mind will always remain happy.

Love, Light & Passion

MaylanaLL

How Pink!!

In Daily Musings on December 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Pink Coat!

Wow!! I simply love this coat.  While perusing my inspirational site Pinterest, I came across this coat and just had to post.  I WANT IT!!!

LL

{From The Archives} 10 Things…

In Daily Musings on December 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This is a post I wrote back in May.  It’s very timely for me at the moment and I hope it is for you too.  It’s just a gentle reminder that we must always take care of ourselve.

“Life Is A Song Worth Singing” This is the title from one of my favourite Teddy Pendergrass albums.  Life truly is worth singing! 

Happy Sunday to you… Mwah 🙂

It’s Friday!!!! Time to kick up your heels, and celebrate the weekend.

Here are a 10 things you should do for yourself this weekend.  Pick a few or better yet do them all. You’ve got 2 days!!

  1. Buy yourself some flowers or an orchid plant
  2. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi and if it’s not in the budget do it yourself.
  3. Give yourself a facial, your skin will love you for it. (click link for homemade recipe)
  4. Treat yourself to a quality glass of wine or better yet champagne and if you don’t drink pour some sparkling cider in your best champagne flute and toast yourself for being such a fantastic person.
  5. Go to Barnes & Noble or any bookstore and treat yourself to a good book; here’s one for you, Roots of Style” by Isabel Toledo
  6. Take a walk.  Just walk around the neighbourhood.  2 things will happen here; (a) you’ll get some exercise and (b) you may just notice something you never noticed before.  If you live in a boring neighbourhood, drive/walk somewhere, where there’s scenery and walk there (no excuses).
  7. Buy or download the Anthony Hamilton cd “Back to Love” you’ll be glad you did.
  8. Buy or download the new Estelle cd, “All of Me“, you’ll be glad you did that too.
  9. Instead of having breakfast at home on Sunday, get dressed, find somewhere cute and go out for brunch, let someone else cook for a change
  10. Sunday night take a luxurious bubble bath, with your glass of champagne/sparkling cider, and the book you bought, then relax and think about how wonderful you are, and how much you’re looking forward to the brilliant and blessed week ahead of you.

Have a fabulous weekend Chicas!

{Note: click on the links for sweet inspiration}

LL

Friday Ramblings…

In Daily Musings on December 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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I love love this Chanel floral sweater dress.  I’m not sure if it’s from last season or this one {if you find out, please let me know}, but it’s simply gorgeous!!! This dress truly cheered me up today; Chanel always does 😉

Warning! This post will be a mish mash of thoughts, images and inspiration.

Thought For The Day ~ It’s been a tough long week, decisions had to be made in order for peace of mind to be had.  Always remember to never ever sell yourself short.  There is not enough money on earth for you to sacrifice your self-respect.  Always go with what you are truly feeling. Short changing yourself pays you nothing!

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Working my fingers to complete hats, cowls and scarves… Stay tuned.

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I posted this image, not because of the model {though she is attractive}, but to me it’s a perfect black and white photograph.  Add a Burberry trench, and  a Birkin bag… Classic! For me this photo screams Chic!

Art by Donald Brun

I found this lovely piece of art by Donald Brun on my Tumblr blog ~ See what inspires mehere

marc jacobs2Totally in love with this Marc Jacobs Camille Satchel, which appears to be sold out everywhere, even eBay!

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Love this quote, it’s always a good idea!

 Maylana’s Closet wishes you a Fabulous, Inspiring, and Self Loving Weekend!

And remember…

God's Voice

LL

“A Coward’s Dream” ~ An Indie To See!!

In Daily Musings on December 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

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About a month ago, I was honoured to be invited to the premiere screening of the independent movie “A Cowards Dream”.  A moving docudrama about how domestic violence starts and unfortunately ends. This gem of a movie was written, produced and directed by Dysco SwagisBack Jackson {don’t you just love that pen name} and Cellus Davis. This well crafted movie was created on a small budget with love, insight, and taste.

The movie follows Tina and Mark and how their perfect relationship suddenly turns into a horror movie. It shows how easily domestic violence starts and why so many women {and men} never report their abuse.

This could have been a dark feature because of the subject matter, but with great taste, humour was gently interjected to lighten the mood. Without giving the plot away, you will never look at whipped cream the same again; those who have seen the movie, know exactly what I’m talking about. Kudos to the actors who literally donated their talent to help make this movie happen.

Due to really high demand, there will now be a second showing of “A Coward’s Way” being shown on Thursday, December 6, at the Magic Johnson Theaters, 800 Shoppers Way, Largo, Maryland 20774.  You can purchase tickets here.  This will be the final screening for this highly praised and powerful movie.

This issue is close to the heart of Dysco; due to the tragic event of a family member, he is petitioning for Domestic Violence Month to be moved from October to May.  Because October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is another very important issue, Domestic Violence Month is being overshadowed.  It would be great if we could all help him make this move happen.  Dysco needs 25,000 signatures just to get started, we can do this!!!  Domestic Violence is a huge issue here in the United States.  To learn more on how to help click here

Dysco & Cellus deserve to be on their way to the Sundance film festival, lets help get them there. If you see no other indie this year {which is nearly over}, go and see this one, you’ll be glad you did, don’t just hear about it, BE THERE TO SUPPORT THEM!!

LL