Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A SENTIMENTAL MOOD...

I believe this photo says it all. I found this image surfing Etsy one day while was taking a break from working and quickly added it to my favorites. It struck me instantly and I new it would be the subject of my next post. I stared at the photo for a while pondering on the fact that I've always wanted one of these tub thingies..a caddy to be specific. So much so, it put me in a particular mood and thought every woman who has a tub at her disposal should make it a point to set the mood regularly at the end of her day. Meditative bath time had been a ritual before I moved into my town home that so happened to have a very retro stand in shower. And while I love its nostalgia and quaintness, I do, at times, miss my bath time ritual. Which brings me to my PSA (public service announcement for those of you who aren't familiar with the acronym..lol). We often say we don't have time for things, or say "when I have the money...then.." and the reality is we have to make time in the moment. And use what we have to take advantage of the bliss that is before us. What ever feels right for you, take time to carve out your little sentimental "me time". Whether it be candles and a good book via your bath caddy, or hot tea and John Coltrane, the time is NOW! Use what you have to romance and treat yourself to peace and ease. It is necessary to center from a busy day of being pulled in many directions. So take some time, turn off your electronics and unnatural lighting. Light some candles or bask in the early morning sunlight and set a tone of rest or begin your day with ambiance. Your creativity, mood, and loved ones will thank you. Let flow! ♥

For the caddy and other inspiring works, visit Margaux and Walter's shop here

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A SOUTHERN "BELLE"

This is my friend, Cat Belle. And by "friend", I mean it in every sense of the word. She is not only my friend, but an amazing designer, phenomenal hair and wardrobe stylist, and a charismatic and loving mother of two. I could go on about all the amazing things she does, but i digress. Did I say amazing? Oh,yes..I did.Lol. I first found this woman by way of her Natural Beauty Salon in the Little Five Points Bazaar in ATL. This was back in the day, when it was the pulse of the area. For those of you who aren't familiar, this bazaar was the center point of creative vibration and eclectic raw expression. You could find anything from incense to crystals, to banging shoes and handmade a ccessories. And with just a stroll around the other side of the game to Mood's music, you could cop the next hot new indie album. This gem of a woman happened to be a significant contributor to said "pulse" and i was blessed enough to work with her. They were the first days in my new found home when my steps were Divinely ordered into her shop. After our meeting, she adopted me into the creative fold as one of her stylists and the rest is history! I learned a lot from this woman and she continues to inspire me as well as the masses. A humble, graceful being she is, but don't get it twisted; she's a force to be reckoned with! Her comedic antics and her exceptional sense of style are only preceded by her brilliant mind. She's a lover of retro fashion, and a textile junkie just waiting for something to pop off so she can whip out the perfect ensemble to let an unsuspecting admirer "HAVE IT"! Cat is a true matriarch of ingenuity and Birth mother to Cat's Eye Handmade. So if you need some fly gear,(side eye)........enough said.
Everyone of us knows a sister friend that is galvanizing the globe (from our point of reference anyway) and ferociously carving out her mark in the world. And if you don't, you betta get to lookin' and/or you better get to carving! My girl is causing a fashion ruckus and making Love to life, so if you need any pointers or are lacking inspiration..catch a glimpse through Cat's Eyes, and i assure you..you'll never be the same again.

START,AND END THE DAY WITH A CUP OF TEA...

By the way, this isnt my hand..lol
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