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Three Years Old Today…

In Daily Chronicles on January 5, 2015 at 6:01 pm

 

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Maylana’s Chronicles is THREE!! Oh my goodness! Where did the time go?  It has been an amazing journey. So much has happened in my life, in the 3 years since I decided to become a blogger; some things amazing, some things not so much.  What’s important is, it’s been a fantastic and enlightening journey, I’ve learned so much, and I’m looking forward to showing you what’s to come in 2015.

I want to thank my true followers, who have stuck with me, through little to no blog posts, to blog posts every single day.  Thank you for being here!

I love every single one of you

Kisses

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Happy Birthday To…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings, Monday Musings on January 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Me! Yes Darlings, today is my birthday; I am so thankful and blessed to see another year.  It has been an interesting year from 50 to 51, so many lessons learned, so much enlightenment.  Many thanks to my UK family, Instagram and Facebook friends who have wished me lovely birthday blessings, I thank you all for sharing my day with me.  The best gift today, was being completely snowed in here in DC, therefore, I did not have to go anywhere, so I was nice and cozy at home.   

My birthday is actually my personal new year, so goals have been set, prayers have been said, and I’m looking forward to seeing what my 51st year brings.  Jill Scott’s Golden video was sent to me as part of a birthday greeting, it sums up the way I’m living my life perfectly!

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Love, Blessings and Light!

From The Archives…

In Musings While On Hiatus on September 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

 

Here’s another from the Archives, honouring International Woman’s day.  Every day is our day, because as women we must  always keep calm {and beautiful} while running the world. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, therefore the soft relaunch of this blog is yet to happen, but there’s still 2 weeks left in September {time is going by way too fast}.  I promise to be back before  the end of  the month

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To all my sisters all over the world, Happy International Women’s Day!

We are the support system of society; the entire world comes through us.  Remember we are Influential, Powerful and Beautiful Queens, who can multi task at a moment’s notice, some of you, all day long with kid(s) in tow, while running a business, going to school and/or working a full-time job.

You are Extraordinary!  Wield all of your magnificent power in your 4″ heels and your flats, fabulously!

In honour of yourself, do something special with YOUR Day!

Charlotte Olympia Shoes #charlotteolympia #shoes, shoes, Charlotte Olympia

I couldn’t resist posting these Charlotte Olympia shoes… We all deserve a pair!
 

Love ~ Light ~ Passion

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The Word Cute…

In Daily Musings on June 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

michael-kors-yellow-large-miranda-pebbled-tote-product-1-6283138-031864362_large_flexGorgeous… Not cute!

Hello Darlings, I hope you’re keeping cool in the sweltering heat we’re having.  We’re actually expecting a huge thunderstorm in Washington, DC, so I hope you have your bottle of wine and some lovely cheese and crackers, while you watch something good on TV or even better, catch up on that book you put down 2 weeks ago {myself included}.

Now… The reason for this post, is I’ve realized I have a major issue with the word CUTE! To me the word “cute” describes, babies, kitten, and puppies.  The word cute does not describe a $400 dollar handbag or any beautiful bag for that matter, beautiful shoes or a stunning dress.  It amazes me how many people use the word cute to describe anything that is well made and beautiful.

Maybe it’s because I’m older now, so I no longer see beautiful and absolutely gorgeous and unique items as cute {not that I ever really did, as I was taught to know the difference}.  It truly irks me when someone comments on something I’m wearing, and they say “that’s really cute!” I tend to look around for the adorable baby when I hear that.  I truly appreciate the compliment, but is cute the only word that comes to mind? I do not wear, nor do I own cute things.  Is it just me, or is the word CUTE overused in the wrong context?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Kitten

Now this is cute!

P.S. The handbag above, is the Michael Kors Miranda bag, which is on my “Dream List”~ $1,195 ~ available at Nordstrom’s

See you soon Luvvies

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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!

Ghana Must Go

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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A Little Friday Treat…

In Daily Musings on May 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

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Happy Friday darlings! We finally made it and the weekend is here.   I’m happy to report that so far we’ve had 2 gorgeous days of sun and blue skies.  I hope you have something wonderful in store for your weekend.  Get lots done!!

Above is a photograph, I took yesterday of some beautiful flowers blooming in my neighbourhood.  They just appeared from nowhere.  I think they got some major encouragement from the lovely weather, and wanted to show off their pink glory.  I would love for you to right-click on the photo, and save it, whereby, you can turn it into wall paper for your iPad or computer {it looks stunning on my iPad}.  Just a little Friday treat from me to you.

Have yourselves the most Ultra Chic and Wonderful weekend, see you soon!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

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300…

In Daily Musings on April 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Wow! This is my 300th post!  I can’t believe that I’ve actually written 300 articles in the 13 months since I started this blog.  I probably would have reached this number a lot sooner,  but there were times I was only writing once maybe twice per week due to a busy schedule, and all the other things life can throw at you sometimes, but nevertheless, I’m still here and loving it.  As a treat, here are 20 things you don’t know about me {unless you know me personally} in no particular order.

  1. I love dark chocolate drizzled popcorn
  2. I don’t like rhubarb {I remember rhubarb and custard at school… yuk!}
  3. I love the show Castle on ABC {reruns shown every day on TNT}
  4. I don’t like radishes {another yuk}
  5. I love Amazon.com {you can buy practically anything on there!}
  6. I watch King of the Hill, American Dad and Family Guy every night before bed {yeah I know!}
  7. I’m probably the only person who hasn’t read the entire book, Anna Karenina {I’ve tried… TWICE, I’m going to try again}
  8. I won’t drink or eat anything that is the colour blue {except for blueberries, which are naturally so}
  9. I love all types of pasta, but pasta doesn’t love me… Bloat and instant weight gain.
  10. I’m very good at procrastinating {who isn’t}
  11. I’ve read practically every James Patterson,  Alex Cross book (yeah I know, real serious literature}
  12. I’ve read all of the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella {yep, more serious literature}
  13. I love the show Suits on USA ~ Isn’t Gabriel Macht who plays Harvey Specter simply gorgeous in those Tom Ford Suits!
  14. My favourites movies are Snatch, Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, all the Ocean Eleven  movies and Breakfast At Tiffany’s (I love them all equally)
  15. I wear black nearly every day {remnant of working in the record and beauty industries} I do wear colour in the summer.
  16. I love Psych, on USA, though I’m not loving this season as much.
  17. I wear 4″ heels practically every day
  18. I say “Thank You” every day I wake up
  19. I love Ackee and Saltfish {salted cod fish}, with rice and peas, or basmati rice {Jamaican dish}
  20. I’m probably the only person in America who has not seen Scandal {except 10 mins of first episode} with Kerry Washington!

So there you go, 20 things of no real importance, but they make up fabulous me!

THANK YOU so much for following and reading my posts, it really means a lot to me, and THANK YOU for your lovely comments.  I’m looking forward to writing another 300 and beyond…  See you there!

I think I’ll treat myself to some chocolate drizzled popcorn!

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From Forty To Ninety…

In Daily Musings on April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Degrees that is! Can you believe it’s 90 degrees in DC!! Just last week we were at 45, then we had that gorgeous weekend in the 60’s and now since Monday we’ve been in the 80’s. There’s been no time to prepare, you go to bed with the heat on and wake up and suddenly you need to turn on your ceiling fan or A/C. Does anyone believe in Global Warming?

Last week I became a Lucky Magazine contributor, {see badge at bottom of page} and I received this response from the team at Vince Camuto regarding the blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, on these gorgeous blue sandals.

I’d say it made my day!  If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, click here and it’ll take you to their community page. Good luck!

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, click on the birdie and I’ll follow you back.  See you there!

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In the meantime, I’m going to see if I should start pulling out my summer things, or is this a joint hoax between mother nature and that silly groundhog!

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A Very Sore Friday…

In Daily Musings on March 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Welcome Friday! The weekend is finally here, and in my book not a minute too soon!  After taking a tumble in Whole Foods yesterday, {I’ll spare you the gory details} I’m not feeling my best, therefore, this post will be short and sweet, while I nurse my slightly bruised body.

Have yourselves a fabulous and amazing weekend, and remember…

girl and boy

LL

It’s A Lovely Wednesday…

In Daily Musings on February 27, 2013 at 11:24 am

Tulips!

It’s a beautiful Wednesday, here in Washington, DC.  The sun is shining brightly and we’re expecting a whopping 60 degrees today.  After a couple of days of rain and dreariness, it’s nice to see the sunshine.  Unfortunately, we’re expecting rain again tomorrow, but it’s February, so really, what can we truly expect?  Let’s enjoy it while we can.

In the meantime, enjoy the image of these beautiful tulips ,which are on sale at FTD, 30 stems for $39.99, with overnight FedEx/UPS delivery ~ Go ahead and treat yourself and bring a touch of spring into your home.

Happy Wednesday to you!

LL

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