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Fabulously Head Wrapped!

In Daily Chronicles on November 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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What I love about Instagram is that you meet and are able to follow the most interesting and creative people.  One of these people is a beautiful woman by the name of Paola.  Paola Mathe is a lifestyle blogger of Haitian descent based in New York City, but to me she is so much more than that.  She is beautiful, talented and moves to the beat of her own drum.  She exudes so much life and happiness,while embracing her rich Haitian culture.  Paola appears to be enjoying every single minute of life.  To me Paola is a woman who is living Boldly!

I have been following and collecting Paola’s Fanm Djanm (which means “Strong Woman”) head wraps for quite a while now.  These gorgeous creations are a statement unto themselves.  With their gorgeous colours and patterns, they are a sizable length, to create whatever style of head wrap you desire.  To make even more of a bold statement, you can also purchase and add a head chain; these stunning pieces of head/hair jewelry will surely cause you to stand out from the crowd.

Paola is an entrepreneur and blogger who truly inspires me.  Paola, you are a true Fanm Djanm!

To purchase your head wrap, visit Paola at her beautiful website 

Discover Paola on Instagram at @Fanmdjanm and @FindingPaola

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All images are the property of Paola Mathe

Photographer “Live Boldly” Michael Rowe

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Congratulations Lupita Nyong’o!!!

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on January 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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Lupita Nygong’o just received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Congratulations, Lupita! This young lady is certainly going places, and to top it all off, she is stunning!! Did you see that red dress at the Golden Globes! In the photo above, yellow truly becomes her, don’t you think? No matter what Lupita wears she looks gorgeous.

The beautiful and talented actress from 12 Years A Slave has truly made her mark on the film world. Let’s stay tuned to see what she does next.  I hope she takes home that well deserved Oscar.

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All  photos via Google Images

Saturday Musings…

In Weekend Chronicles on January 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Hello Darlings!  I hope you’re enjoying this rather wintry Saturday, which has finally gotten up to 29 sunny degrees!  looking out the window, there’s a beautiful blue sky and lots of sun; if it wasn’t for the snow, you wouldn’t believe it was so cold.  This morning when I was out and about it was very nippy 15 degrees… but I had the mink on, so I was fabulously warm!

The photos below are from Friday morning and Thursday night, which is when the snow started. It was no longer lovely, when it took me 40 minutes to get the snow off my vehicle!!  I must say at the moment, it feels good to be nice and toasty in my apartment, where I’m now taking down my Christmas decorations, while drinking a glass of Coquito, which is made for me, every holiday by one of my Latina divas in New York.

Daytime, #daytime, #snow, #snowy, #snowday, Snow day,

Nighttime, #snow, #snowy #night, Night

Have yourselves a fabulous Saturday.

Love & Light to you!

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Mother Nature’s Fashion Show…

In Daily Musings on November 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The spectacular show, Mother Nature displayed today, was nothing short of stunning! She wore all of her colours, and showed them off in a vivid display of reds and golds for us mere humans to enjoy.   The sun was shining, the sky was blue, with the wind whipping around our necks; it was just a gorgeous day, where, even if you had nowhere to go, you had to go out, and just go for a walk and enjoy Mother nature’s awesome splendor.

The rose in particular stood out for me.  Every other rose around it was shriveled to a crisp, but this rose was holding on for dear life, standing tall and proud in her redness as if to say, “look at me I’m still here!!”.

Click on the images to really see the colours of the day.

Wishing you a Beautiful and Blessed Week

All images taken with iPad mini

A Week To Be A Gorgeous Succulent…

In Daily Musings on November 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

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Hello Darlings!  It has been one doozy of a week, to say the very least!  I captured the above photo with my iPad, because to me it signifies strength.  It’s actually part of a dazzling floral arrangement, but for some reason, this Succulent seemed to stand out more than the beautiful flowers surrounding it.  As you know the Succulent is a very hearty shrub, which usually retains water in arid climates or conditions.  Succulents can withstand the most extreme circumstances, and will still look beautiful, long after the other flowers surrounding it have withered and died.

This was a week to truly becoming a beautiful and robust succulent; meaning, no matter what comes your way, you stand strong and look gorgeous doing it.

Have yourselves a very fabulous and chic weekend!

And remember Darlings…

Breath

Blissful Blessings

Love Life Right Back!

In Musings While On Hiatus on July 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

#quotes #inspiration #motivation #inspire #motivate #love

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On hiatus, sending you a burst of inspiration.

Monday Love…

In Daily Musings on July 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

 

Happy Monday

Hi Darlings! Aren’t you happy that Monday is here again?  It’s a new week to start over, complete what you started last week, to begin anew.  Don’t look at Monday as a downer, look at it as a bright and shiny new beginning.

The above photograph was taken by me, of the much underrated Carnation. The Carnation is inexpensive and easy to come by, and is mocked for her cheapness.  But one thing about this beautiful flower, is she’s more hearty than the other more expensive flora we like to buy {you can easily get 10 or more days out of her}, available year round, and comes in an array of colours, which compliments any décor.  Just because she’s cheap, doesn’t mean she’s not beautiful♥

Be Love ♥ Be Light ♥ Be Amazing™

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Loving Alek…

In Daily Musings on July 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

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I love these images of Alek Wek who is the main feature in “As If  Magazine.  The South Sudanese stunner is definitely one of my favourite models, ever since I saw her on the cover of Elle Magazine, back in 1997 {Wow… how time flies!}.  Photography by Tatijana Shoan.  As If Magazine is a large-format quarterly luxury publication, which is distributed nationally in major U.S. Cities.  For more details click here.

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Posted from my iPad

Love This Dress!!!

In Daily Musings on May 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I love everything about this dress and the photography.  I love the way the photographer captured the dress, like a beautiful exotic bird, spreading her wings, showing you what she’s got! Stunning! 

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Images obtained via Tumblr

 

A Bank Holiday & Iced Coffee

In Daily Musings on May 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Boozy Iced Coffee- Averie Cooks

Hi Darlings! I hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday, both here and in the UK.  Although I’ve had an extremely busy week, I’m enjoying a marvelously long weekend; by getting lots of errands and projects done. While cruising Pinterest, I came across this lovely {and easy} Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee recipe, by one of my favourite foodie bloggers Averie Sunshine; who runs the blog Averie Cooks.  What I love about this particular iced coffee is that it contains Frangelico, which is a liqueur made with toasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla extract.  Averie takes some of the most fantastic food photography, trust me you’ll come away drooling.

I’m looking for some new drink recipes to try out this summer, and this will certainly be one of them.  I’ll post them as I find them, so that you can try them too.  Click the link or the image to be taken to the full recipe, I’m sure you’ll feel it’s worth it.

Wishing you a fabulously short week.

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

Maylana 2013

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