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Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Henry Van Dyke

From our table to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Photo from Bright Bold Beautiful

 

I've never been a fan of Halloween. Not even when my kids were younger. 

It might have something to do with the fact that I am terrible at decorating for it. And dressing up — so not my thing.

However, if I were going to, say, a masked ball, I might have to pull out this little number. Ooooh, that hair! Well, and the mask. After a busy week of clients — packing for trips, dressing for events and fall shopping — I think I'll just fall into my chaise lounge. Oh, right...that is after the lacrosse tournament, tending to puppy and ensuring my daughter makes her Halloween events.

No rest for the weary.

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Photo from Happiness Is

Much to do before catching my flight to NYC this morning.

Quite frankly, I am not sure I will get everything done before I leave. However, I have to trust that what doesn't get done will be okay not getting done. It will still be there when I return. And this girl needs to spend her energy on the streets of the city I love. That's where I do my best work, after all.

Here's to working hard. And here's to knowing when to hang up, disconnect and just let it be.

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Editorial shoot by Amelia Strauss, Graham Yelton and India Wadsworth

There are some things I long for. Especially during a busy week.

Taking time out to connect with friends is essential. It does so much for the psyche. Sharing. Laughing. Learning. I love it! It's too easy to get lost in the day-to-day routine. However, if you're not careful, that day-to-day can take you over. If I could schedule lunch with friends multiple times a week, I would. Seriously. It's good stuff.

So here's to nurturing friendships.

Go fill up your schedule with lunch dates!

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Photo from Vogue Australia March 2015

grapefruitvodkaTime out.

My new summer drink has arrived. 

It only took NYC to get me on board with a Texan vodka, thanks to Debra, a couple of weeks ago. Ever since then, I can't go back to wine.

Crazy, because I love champagne and wine. But this drink is a must. Simple goodness, I tell you. Stop at one glass, or go for a second. The taste is delicious!

My recipe, no measuring tools required:

Fill cocktail glass an inch (ish) full with Deep Eddy Rudy Red vodka. Add ice all the way to the top. Splash club soda over top. Squeeze in two lime slices.

Devine.

You're welcome.