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Sunday Musings…

In Weekend Chronicles on June 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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Hi Darlingsheart Red

My posts are a little scant right now, because life is really busy, lots going on, and has also taken an unusual turn, but in the very near future, I will be making important lifestyle changes, where I’ll be able to do exactly what I truly love… “Blog, Style, Vintage™” Stay tuned!  Sometimes you take on a project, which in the beginning you thought was going to enhance your life, but instead has caused you to continually turn to God, to help get you through each day!  Without going into details, it has yet been another teaching moment to guide me through this exciting, and wonderful, yet complicated journey called life.  No matter, what, I am Truly Blessed Beyond Measure!

This quote really spoke to me today…

Quote - I do not exist to impress the world

 

This weekend in DC was simply glorious!! We truly could not have asked for more, the sky was azure blue, with snow-white clouds and a lovely breeze, even in the high 80’s.

Everywhere I went, everyone just seemed so happy, and there were tons of babies everywhere which is always an adorable sight to see.  Church as always was a joy to attend. I truly love this time of year.

I want to wish you a beautifully blessed week, and until next time, remember to…

Quote - Be Who You Are

 I’m re-posting my anthem, “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan for the “I’m Every Woman” out in this world.  Click on the link and enjoy!

Until next time… Peace, Love & Blessings

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5 Things I’m Loving This June…

In Daily Musings on June 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Here are the 5 things I’m loving right now {in no particular order}.

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 Love, love the styling of Ilse de Boer by Cathy Kasterine, for the June 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, UK edition

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 Behind The Candelabra – Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, directed by Steven Soderbergh. ~ This movie traces Liberace’s torrid five years with Scott Thorson, from their first hello to their  bittersweet goodbye.  As Mr. Fabulous famously quoted, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” And he’s right!  This is a movie I definitely want to see.

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 Capital Jazz Fest, held in Columbia Maryland ~  one big jazz party.  The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages.  I will be in attendance this on Saturday {weather permitting}.  I hope to have some fabulous photos to show you after the event.  Click on the link to see the amazing line up, Chaka Khan, Robert Glasper, Ledisi, Will Downing, just to name a few.  I’m looking forward to this one.

BasAcc Universal Stylus - Overstock ~ $3.82 on OverstockMy Universal Stylus set, which I just ordered from Overstock.com for only $3.82 {yes you get 10 of them, one for every day of the week and then some!}.  I love the Diva colours.  I need these to use on some of my drawing apps on my iPad {plus they’re great for customers to sign their signatures with, when I make a sale while using my Square credit card reader}.  If you want a bargain, Overstock’s the place to go!

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This month, I’m looking forward to purchasing “Ghana Must Go” by Taiye Selasi ~ This riveting book has gotten rave reviews, both in the UK and here in the U.S.  {The following is reproduced from Amazon book description} The central character Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before.  A must read if you ask me!

I could quite easily, list 5 more things, but I think this will do for now

Have yourselves a Fabulous Tuesday!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

Maylana 2013

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Enter Mr. Reggie Wells…

In Daily Musings on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

While getting my bi-weekly haircut on Saturday, which at this point was actually at 3 weeks (busy, busy), who should walk into the salon, but Emmy award-winning make-up artist, Mr. Reggie Wells himself! Who is Reggie Wells? some of you may ask; Mr. Wells was Oprah Winfrey’s makeup artist for 20 plus years!

He was an absolute darling and a pleasure to talk to and was so down to earth with no airs and graces.  Reggie had us all rolling with laughter within 15 minutes of his arrival.  Reggie has worked with all the major stars including: Chaka Khan, Diahann Carroll, Oprah Winfrey, Iman, Whitney Houston, and more.  Unfortunately I was unable to take a pic with him, though he was willing; but I was smack in the middle of my haircut and colour and he had to leave.  So here is my photo of Mr. Reggie Wells and Mr. Duvall who is the owner of the salon.

Can you believe Mr Duvall is 82 years young!! He is one of the sharpest business men I know, with amazing stories of Washington, DC in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.  To read more about Reggie’s time with Oprah click here.

Mr. Wells is also the International Creative Director of Australia’s beauty brand Hissyfit.  Hissyfit is the brainchild of Australia’s Olympic gold medalist Louise Dobson and former magazine editor Sue Smethurst.  To see more on Hissy Fit click on the link.

Wishing you an amazing and productive week.  Smooches!

Goodbye Whitney…

In Daily Musings on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Like most of the world, I watched Whitney Houston’s dignified and spiritual funeral service held in Newark, NJ today.  The comments and performances were absolutely beautiful and from the heart.  The person who was noticeably missing from the service was Aretha Franklin, it would be interesting to know why she did not attend.  I will not speculate.  Chaka Khan was also absent, Chaka was very close to Whitney.  The moment where I choked up was when the 6 pallbearers lifted Whitney’s  beautiful gleaming casket up on their shoulders; when the light hit the casket, for me that was the moment it was final.

Kevin Costner‘s eulogy was very thoughtful,beautiful, and enlightening with a little humour thrown in.  Who knew he and Whitney had so much in common? If we believed the rumours that came out during the filming of “The Bodyguard” we would not have thought so.  The lesson here, do not listen to gossip.  Tyler Perry became a pastor for a few minutes.  The Winans Family, boy do they roll deep… There is a lot of them!  Talent is embedded in their DNA. 

Once again I wish Whitney, Godspeed and God’s light. I know she has been well received in heaven and is right now been giving a glorious homecoming by Amy, Luther, Michael, Phoebe,  Teddy, Etta, Marvin, Isaac, Gerald and so many others too numerous to mention.  Biggie,  Tupac and Heavy D  will be throwing down some rhymes (clean) for her; with Mr. Don Cornelius as the gracious host.  They’re having a party up there.  Whitney’s in good company.

Rest In Peace, Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

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