When they don’t listen, don’t speak

For all of the opinions I’ve had in business, and there have been many many many across industries, I’ve been taught to be quiet and, statistically, by male leaders. Especially if I had a different opinion than the CEO. After this happens a few times, I stop saying anything. I watch destruction. I don’t care.Continue reading “When they don’t listen, don’t speak”

Define Success

I’m proud to say that I don’t owe anyone for my personal success in life. My parents financed my education and raised me with cultural exposure, and I’m grateful for that. But it was up to me to utilize that knowledge and create the life I wanted for myself. I was born a dedicated, independent,Continue reading “Define Success”

Family Color Palette Reference Board

When you’ve known people for a long time or even your whole life (without even remembering much from the early days), you see them in a lot of outfits and more importantly, colors. So for my family, when they are thinking of others in the immediate group, I’ve created the Family Color Palette. Mom: Turqouise,Continue reading “Family Color Palette Reference Board”

The Fear Of…

From the Grammar Diva who has a fondness for phobias, here are some entertaining ones that may ruin your social season. FEAR OF… Alcohol – methyphobia [Understandable, just don’t hang out with me.] Anything New – neophobia [Change is always hard.] Church – ecclesiophobia [The structure will not hurt you unless it collapses on you.]Continue reading “The Fear Of…”

…And you MUST have four names

Welcome to the UES, where old money gents are mellow yet insecure because they didn’t earn it themselves, or, even worse, it is from their wife’s side of the family and hurts their di(ck)nity. Moving down to other generations, like mine, which I think have a slightly better grasp of the real world, I amContinue reading “…And you MUST have four names”

What Will It Take To Make You Happy?

I remember my mother telling me about a former friend of hers who said, “If only I get that new Mercedes, I’ll be happy;” “When I get that mink fur coat, I’ll be happy.” The thing was, she got those things and countless others, and was never happy. When it came to materialistic things, sheContinue reading “What Will It Take To Make You Happy?”

Lie or Truth: Which is Scarier?

People hate me because not only do I expose the truth about them, I am honest about the Devil I am. Take it or leave it. I believe in being upfront and open because I don’t like to waste time on liars or waste time on lying. Yes, sometimes the truth stabs but I doContinue reading “Lie or Truth: Which is Scarier?”

Blurred Lines: Gender Equality

“I really need a mani-pedi today,” my boyfriend said on Sunday. It’s something I introduced him to that he now loves. When we walked out of the salon his first time, he started skipping down the street saying “I feel like I’m walking on air! Look how clean my hands are!” This was exactly theContinue reading “Blurred Lines: Gender Equality”

Weddings Just Don’t Do Marriages Justice

Let’s talk weddings, as well as the sharing of photos on social media. Some of the pictures are beautiful, yet many make me cringe. Bad hair, bad makeup, ugly bridesmaid dresses…and then venues that are generic and only face-lifted by flowers and lighting. The dance floor pictures are by far the worst. It’s like prom (andContinue reading “Weddings Just Don’t Do Marriages Justice”