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Solaz Los Cabos

During my recent travels in Los Cabo, I was afforded an opportunity to do a site visit to a new resort under construction – Solaz Los Cabo.   While many luxury vacation resorts often offer many onsite amenities to lure clientele (which you will certainly find here too), the nature environment of Solaz is the key here. Situated in the semi-desert environment of Baja Sur California, visitors will find a property that strives to blend in perfectly with the landscape.…

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Art + Culture Interiors

México

México! Last month I escaped to Cabo San Lucas with my bestie for a mid-winter vacation. Anyone who knows me, knows that winters are usually hard for me to tolerate. I’d looked forward to this trip for weeks knowing that I would escape to a warm, sunny place, with a beach… my peace place!  Into San Jose Cabo we flew, and immediately the change of scenery lifted my soul. Gone was the cold, dreary rain of D.C. replaced with the…

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Art + Culture Color Crush Interiors

Hiding in the “Shadow” – 2017 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Shadow 2117-30   “Shadow” has been crowned the 2017 Color of the Year by American paint company, Benjamin Moore & Company. A dramatic statement hue, this deep, rich shade of purple evokes an air of sophistication. Shadow can be used to make a room feel cozy.   I would recommend this splashing this color in a bedroom or living/entertaining area. The use of the color would also pair nicely with a neutral palette by…

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Art + Culture Color Crush

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

The Pantone Color Institute has announced it color of 2017 – Greenery. Described as “a refreshing and revitalizing shade,”  Greenery, a yellowish-green hue, is all about [the need for] new beginnings.  2016 was definitely a year of anger, division, and  a rough season of politics throughout the world. We could all use a moment to rejuvenate and start anew in the new year. According to Pantone, “Greenery offers us self-assurance and boldness to live life on our own terms, during…

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Art + Culture Interiors The Business of Being Creative

Suites x Design

Over the last couple of years, a number of design fashion houses have tried their hands at hotel interior design.  Enjoying the luxury of these designers is no longer limited to the clothes that we place on our backs. We can now enjoy stylish fashion in the places where we rest our heads. Whether you’re in process of planning your next vacation and looking for a new luxurious experience, or you simply want to add a little something to your home…

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Art + Culture Soul Sparkle

The Dog Days of Summer

This edition of Soul Sparkle is for those who love to keep fury friends in our homes.  As you know, I have a Maltese and I don’t have to tell you pet loves out there how having a pet can really make anywhere feel like home.  Pets shower us with love which adds to our feng shui lives. They bring incredible flowing energy into our home, helping us to relax, feel happy, and they help to stir stagnant energy in…

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Art + Culture Art Pause

Baltimore Joy

After a long work-week, I woke up to a beautiful Friday morning. There was no rain, no overcast, and the temperature was perfect. Not wanting to waste a day inside or in the District amongst lost tourists, I opted to take a quick road trip to Baltimore!  Yes, I braved the congestion of interstate 95 so that I could spend the day in Charm City. Baltimore of course, holds a very special place in my heart. It’s where I went…

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Hotline Bling

In October of 2015, Canadian rapper, Drake released a video for his “Hotline Bling” single. The single was released back in the summer and it was in heavy rotation on my playlist right along with a lot of the world. The fall video release brought a resurgence of the song and it had many of the pop culture news outlets talking about Drake’s “dad moves” and turtleneck sweater featured in the video. Even Saturday Night Live did a parody of…

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Art + Culture Color Crush

Pantone Color of the Year for 2016

Earlier this month, the Pantone Color Institute announced its choice color for 2016. For the first time, the color systems company selected two colors blended together – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Hues of baby pink and baby blue, mark this year’s color choice. In the announcement, Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director stated, “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming…

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Dedicated to (the Future of) Art

This weekend it was a balmy 70 degrees here in Washington, D.C. As a lover of mild weather, this weekend inspired me to trek into the District on a weekend sans restaurant plans. Because I work downtown and spend so much of my week between Farragut Square, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom, I rarely venture back to those neighborhoods on my “free” days unless I’m linking up with friends for food and/or drinks. This weekend was the exception; I broke…

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