Inspired By…

Florals. They’re everywhere, which just makes me insanely happy.

Absence makes the Heart…

  It’s been a few weeks.  Time, it gets away. People demand.  Progeny needs. Time is a commodity best handed out with droppers. One drop here, two there. Waste not, want not. But I do waste.  And I definitely want. “Part of the problem”. Society’s tether, Obligation’s umbilical cord. At least we’re here, Surviving, striving,…

Inspired By…

On a brighter note- another “Inspired By” mood board. This time it’s Cafe Henrie in NYC.

Silent All These Years

Words fail me. When I want them, they won’t come. Or they sputter, spewing with ineptitude on my audience. When they do come, they are rarely cohesive, Constructive, Thought out, considered. My foot has never tasted good, but I persist. In it goes. As I chew, I flagellate. Condemn, Punish. I can see them- my…

Well Rounded

I’ve come to realize that- like myself- my blog must be well rounded.  I am not merely an author. I am also a jewelry designer.  And a stylist.  And an avid traveler. Therefore I will post for all my passions.  For they all make me a defiant romantic.  

Inspired By…

Belgian Countryside. Inspiration:  I’ve really gotten into the new show Nate & Jeremiah By Design on TLC.  During the first project, they used the theme Belgian Countryside, which I was struck by.  It has the warmth of French Country, but the simplicity of Scandinavian modernism. I could see this look translating well to jewelry design.  As…

Girls Who Travel

I just finished reading an interview with one of my new favorite authors: Nicole Trilivas: Interview with Nicole Trilivas on “The Fly Away Life” Her novel, Girls Who Travel, is one of my new favorite books.  It’s funny, real, detailed in all the best ways, and has characters you want to know.  I’d been having a…

In Defense of Sex Scenes

If you hadn’t noticed, I’m an author of romance novels.  Most novels of this ilk get a bad rep for being flowery and raunchy.  Some, truth be told, are. But there are a lot of romance novels that are neither, yet still hold to the traditional elements of a romance story.  They show, in-depth, a…

Weekend Roundup

I’ve been seeing a lot of good stuff on the web recently, so I wanted to share.  Though I want to try out all of them, the ice cream shops of D.C. in this article are really calling my name.  (They forgot Dolcezza, however, which is a great oversight) As it’s my wedding anniversary today, I was…

Inspired by: The 90’s

Sometimes it’s something simple.  One image that grabs you and takes you back to another time. Yesterday I came across an item that I hadn’t thought about since I was ten years old. Esprit, the fashion brand that was all the rage in the late 80’s, early 90’s came back to me in a flash of…

I’ve Seen the Light

Today I discovered my favorite light.  I’d been thinking about  my favorite time of day, when it occurred to me that it’s more about the light.  Twilight is definitely high up the list. But it doesn’t quite strike the right chord. Today I found it- my favorite light.  It was unusually warm for a winter’s day…

Inspiration: “Stoker” the movie

I had forgotten all about this film until I recently recommended it to a friend of mine.  The movie itself- while beautifully acted and gorgeous in cinematography- is extremely creepy.  Creepy in that way that it could be true.  Creepy in that way where you want to look away, but you can’t. So I recommended…