Minor Adjustments


| Someone somewhere once said that change is good |

For the vast amount of time spent in one’s bedroom, a little interior rejuvenation every now and then is essential. Updates as simple as changing the hardware on your dresser, giving an old mirror a fresh coat of paint, or introducing an ornate object to your decor can make all the difference.

| drawer pulls, Anthropologie |

| (from top left) etsy.com | | Z Gallerie | | Pottery Barn | | Jayson Home | | Anthropologie |

Helping Hand

Fashion, Style

| (from top) Tory Burch Foundation bracelet | Warby Parker glasses | Kate Spade Hand in Hand bangle | Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Fund polo shirt | MAC Viva Glam lipstick |

It’s always inspiring to know that designers and brands are doing their part to help those in need. Here are a few fabulous items from some of my favorite designers within the fashion and beauty community who are waving their philanthropy flag.

| Tory Burch Foundation |

A non-profit organization created by designer and mother Tory Burch in 2009 to help provide economic opportunity for working women in the United States. By providing loans and financial support to working women, the TBF strives to empower small business people working to support their families. All profits from the purchase of the TBF wrap bracelet go directly to the foundation.

| Warby Parker Buy a Pair, Give a Pair |

Eyewear brand Warby Parker promises to donate a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Through this endeavor, they have already donated over 150,000 pairs worldwide to those who cannot afford proper eyeglasses.

| Kate Spade Hand in Hand collection |

Through their Hand in Hand collection of jewelry, Kate Spade has partnered with Women for Women International, a non-profit organization that gives financial and emotional support to women who survived conflicts and war. Having helped over 398,000 women rebuild their lives, the organization also provides rights education, job skills training, and small business development. 25% of the profits from the purchase of the Kate Spade Hand in Hand bangle go directly to Women for Women International.

| Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Fund |

Lending their hand in the global fight against breast cancer, Ralph Lauren provides proceeds and support through their Pink Pony Fund. 10% of the profits from purchases of all Pink Pony products are donated to programs for early diagnosis, treatment, and research.

| MAC AIDS Fund |

Makeup mega-brand MAC provides resources, vital services and support to people highly stigmatized and neglected who are suffering from HIV & AIDS. The MAC AIDS Fund partners with leading organizations in the fight against HIV & AIDS to stay aware of funding and volunteer needs. All of the proceeds made from the purchase of MAC Viva Glam products are given to the MAC AIDs Fund.

South of the Border


| sunset view during dinner |

Nothing says rest and relaxation better than a week in Mexico. While most of our time was spent sipping margaritas by the pool and swimming in the ocean, we also made sure to explore the Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Chichén Itzá and to indulge in delicious seafood meals.

| tableside Caesar salad |

| wild peacocks |

| the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá |

| wall carvings at Chichén Itzá |

| cafe flambé: a nightly indulgence |

Stone Cold


Our tour of the ” craft beer Mecca of California” brought us to Stone Brewing Company, one of the premiere craft breweries in the world, located in Escondido, a town near San Diego.  Not only did they showcase an exceptional tasting of beers, but the tour of the brewery and the restaurant & beautiful bistro gardens were a highlight of the visit.

| on site herb garden |

| chef picking his herbs |

| the spread |