Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Fog

Sometimes I feel as if I'm walking in a fog, unclear to where I am going. Seeking a path in which to follow.

As days pass things begin to become a little clearer but still there's that mist of fog. So I continue walking as the fog begins to fade and the path becomes certain.

Through this spiritual journey, I remain forever inspired in becoming the best of me.......

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simplicity of Life....

Ah the simplicity of life!!! If only things could be simple.....

I know I've had that thought many a times but in times of trouble I take a moment then take a couple of deep breaths and say to myself, "God give me strength"!

Putting my love life on hold for now, staying positive, keeping myself busy, enjoying the love and support of my closest friends continuously saying to myself, "that I'm am the Goddess of my own domain"! As I put a big beautiful smile on my face as I joyously prepare for
Highball Halloween and Trauma!!!!!

HIGHBALL takes place in our fabulous Short North Arts District on High Street. The event began as a one-night event centered around the signature Costume Couture Fashion Show, where local designers compete for the top spot and a cash prize. Now its become this spectacular two day extravaganza which has gained national attention with a grandeur outrageous street party, amazing stage performances and a public costume contest which showcases the most creative and elaborate costumes you would want to lay your eyes on!

It's a fabulous event enjoyed by all!!

OMG! This will be my sixth year attending!!

Usually a group of my gal pals show up with a theme for #Highball.

Last year it was the Can Can Girls, the year before that it was Disney Princesses/Greek Goddesses. This year its sexy nurse/ zombie nurse/combination of both.

I just hope it's a lot warmer than it was last year.

Then there's TRAUMA!! What can I say about #Trauma....WICKEDLY FUN!!!

This will be my second year attending and I can't wait to see what they have in stored! 

The first time I went which was last year, I have to admit I was a bit nervous not knowing what to expect especially after viewing the website but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I had an incredible time and that's all I'm going to say....(wink, wink)

Now to go shopping for the right naughty costumes!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cautionary Tale....

Ah life!!! What a beautiful, mystical, worrisome, troublesome, painful, wonderful. loving,
courageous and I could go on and on and on journey....

Am I trying to make a point? Oh, not really. Just thought it would be a nice start to my post.

Someone posed a question to me recently and that question was; "do I believe in love at first sight"

To be honest I'm not sure if I do and I consider myself a hopeless romantic though past events may have tainted me a tad bit.

I guess in a perfect world it would be nice to fall madly in love with someone at first sight with the birds chirping a beautiful melody in the background as the sun shined brightly high above, knowing this person you first laid eyes on was truly meant for you and the two of you would live happily ever after ... YEAH, RIGHT!!

For one, I'm a cautiously optimistic hopeless romantic. Which may be a challenge for any deserving, handsome and amazing gentleman that I find myself getting involved with and giving my heart to.

I hate to say it but because of past situations I do tread very cautiously when it comes to matters of the heart.

It's become more apparent since I started writing about romance and relationships incorporating some of my past relationships into some of the stories. Thanks to the encouragement of special people in my life.

Its interesting the discoveries I've come across as I write. For instance, I find myself going back and re-reading some of the classics while researching for modern day authors that continue to write in such a manner.

The reason I enjoy doing this is because I feel the classic writers of yesteryear wrote so eloquently and with such sophistication. They gave way to such intellectual conversations because what was written was very thought provoking and not filled with mind numbing rhetoric.

Another thing I discovered while writing were important questions one should address when first dating someone.

Which may be difficult in this day and age when a majority of people are engaging in conversation via text messaging. I've even heard about couples going out with each other and instead of having a nice conversation amongst themselves they're both busy texting on their cell phones. WOW!!!

Now getting back to the questions one should ask when first dating. The number one question that should always be asked is......"What are your intentions"?

Plain and simple right? I mean this was the question asked back in the golden days when a young gentleman wanted to take out or date some one's daughter.

Let's be adult about this! When you meet someone you're attracted to, let them know up front what your intentions are. Don't have them playing the guessing game and investing their emotions in a relationship going no where.

Be BRUTALLY honest!!! If your intention is to just sleep with them or make them your friend with benefits or to just casually date or may be you are looking to develop a lasting relationship. Then just be straight forward and say so. No beating around the bush.

Now for those who do believe in love at first sight, I hand you a rose, wishing you all the love and happiness in the world!

OK, I'm done with my latest distraction. Now back to work!! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

And so it goes....

Well I finally got my copy of the 856 page September Vogue. I guess it's better to receive it late than never. Usually when I get the Vogue September issues, I first flip through the pages looking at the latest fashions to see what captures my attention giving me ideas to what I need to update my wardrobe for the fall and winter months. Which with my extensive wardrobe I really don't need too much.

I can honestly say I have never been one to follow fashion trends, I'm one who loves the classics but some of the designers that always seem to keep me wanting more and whom I love are  Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Michael KorsRoberto Cavalli,  Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce and Gabbana to name a few.

I tend to purchase items of interest and dress accordingly to what fits my personality.  Which most people tell me I'm very classy and laid back. So on most days you'll find me dressy casual.

After viewing the many innovative and beautiful fashion pieces within this year's September Vogue issue I then read some of the delightful and well written articles I find very interesting. Which can range from the whimsical letters from readers in the Talking Back section, to Vogue in Paris where six Vogue writers tell of their amazing experience in the wondrous city

Sitting the magazine aside for a bit I've noticed that day has turned into night and the moon showing half of itself sits high above the darken sky. I soon find myself lost in thought as I imagine myself somewhere else. Images of me somewhere on a beach appear with my toes dug deep into white sand, sitting and watching the sun as it slowly descends into the crystal blue waters off in the distance.

Meditating on pleasant thoughts, engrossed in heavenly dreams while getting lost in a warm embrace.

Buzz!!! Cell phone vibrates notifying me that I have email that may turn out to be just junk at the same time it brings me back to reality but that's ok because my imagination tends to become reality. So I will enjoy that warm embrace soon whether it's on the beach, on a nice comfy sofa, in front of a warm fire or other secret places.

None the less, back to here and now where's there is emails to answer, emails to delete along with appointments to confirm before calling it a night. And so.......

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Things Can Only Get Better.....

The sun light shines brightly through my window as I hear cars flying by in both directions near by.

My mind filled with random thoughts and creative ideas, while my feet are propped up on a near by stool as I admire the black high heel boots I purchased from DSW which I'm trying to break in.

"Focus", I think to myself trying to concentrate on one thing at a time which seems to be a major task as my desk looks as if a tornado has danced upon it.

Hmmm note to self "must organize office or find someone crazy enough to do it for me", I think to myself with a slight grin.

Yes, I'm in such a joyous mood on this beautiful sunny day and why is that??!!

Could it be that I woke up in a glorious mood after hearing a certain song on the radio or could it be because of a sweet simple text I received or maybe its because of a certain someone or maybe a certain something or maybe a combination of both??!!

Either or I've decided to open myself to the possibilities, telling fear to take a hike.

Many of us are scared to take chances because of situations we've experienced in the past therefore letting fear grip us and take complete control, not allowing ourselves to open up and truly experience the possibility of something special and amazing.

I admit that I continue to tread cautiously when it comes to new experiences and relationships but at least I'm putting myself out there and praying that I make the right choices this time around.

Ok, enough of the self revelation....

This past weekend I attended the Annual Columbus Creative Industry

Mixer (#CCIMevent) benefiting Project Zero Ohio. This is an event I try to attend every year to mix and mingle with industry professionals in the Columbus area. Professionals such as fashion designers, photographers, talent agents, film and media along with many talented local artists. As usual I had a fabulous time.

The next (not to be missed) events on the roster are Columbus Fashion Week (#CMHFashionWeek), showcasing some of our most talented and amazing local fashion designers! Then there's Highball Halloween (#HighBallCbus), combining fabulous fashions with Halloween surrounded by amazing costumes!!!

Oh how I love Columbus in the fashionable Fall.

Monday, September 22, 2014


There are days where I sit at my desk staring at my laptop as my mind screams "GET ME OUT OF HERE"!!!
I know there is so much more to my life but right now I feel as if I'm going in slow motion trying to get somewhere fast but moving at a snail's pace. I truly need a vacation, a get away, an escape to recharge myself and quiet my mind.

I need to revive the creative aspect of my mind and I need to silence everything else that is going on in my thoughts which can be a difficult task for a woman from time to time.

Especially when you're dealing with raising a family on your own, taking care of a household, working on projects all while maintaining a positive outlook on life which can be a challenge within it's self but I press on sometimes in the moment and other times in an "outer body experience".

What do you mean "outer body experience" you may say. Well, what I mean by that is my body is here doing all the tasks that need to be done but my mind is off elsewhere. Which goes to show that I do need an escape or I could just take the time to meditate on a daily basis focusing more on my inner being maintaining inner peace while coping with the surrounding world outside.

Oh, who am I kidding??!! I want to be spoiled and pampered right about now!!! LOL

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Black Actor Playing James Bond??!!

After reading an article on about Denzel Washington being interested in playing James Bond, I thought to myself "is the world let alone America ready for a black actor to play James Bond?

I for one would love to see it!!!

I know some may complain that I'm not being political correct by saying "black" and not "African American".

Well the actor in which I believe would be the best candidate for that particular role is not from American but from England.

So you see, African American would not be an appropriate description and the actor I am referring to is Idris Elba. Sorry, didn't mean to go off topic but anyway....

Though I love Denzel and think he's an amazing actor, I truly believe that Idris Elba would be best suited for the part if ever the studio decided to make such a move despite some people stating (yes, there's actually a forum on the subject) that creator Ian Fleming would roll over in his grave.
Idris Elba     -     Denzel Washington

So again I ask the question, "is the world ready for a black actor to play James Bond"?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Twlight Zone

I swear there are times where I feel as if I'm living in the twilight zone. Sometimes I can have the weirdest of days!!! Like today!! Dealing with egotistical, irritating and pessimistic people.
Not to mention technical difficulties with my son's phone while he's on a trip with his classmates out of state.

I swear, I literally want to grab my pillow and scream into.
I think for the most part its just a sign that I need a much deserved vacation!!!

Since work has tapered off a bit, I'm now looking into increasing my investments by building up my stock portfolio and investing in real estate. Both rentals and re-sales

Which should give me plenty to do with researching, financing, choosing the right contractors, to getting down and dirty with renovations since I enjoy doing with home improvement projects myself.

Hmmm, maybe I should contact #HGTV and pitch my own little home improvement show. . .lol

As far as the modeling goes, I'm still doing a few local fashion shows here and there along with keeping the portfolio up to date shooting with amazing local talent.

Still planning trips to major cities to sign with agencies but for now that's on the back burner until next year. So keep an eye on my Facebook pageTwitter and Instagram for updates. :)

My love life, well don't ask. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find someone with some true substance. 

Where's the romance, where's the passion, where's the depth, where's the wanting to truly get to know someone and connect on a stronger level?

I know for me, I would like to find someone I can truly connect with on every level. Someone who can be my best friend as well as my lover. Someone I can laugh and be silly with, to cuddle with when the world seems cold. To share the good as well as the bad with, knowing that having each other makes everything seem alright.

Ah, that would be so nice to have....but

Right now you have to have on some very high waders to muddle around in all the dating scene BS of today but all in all I still remain forever hopeful that the one I seek is still out there trying to find me. I just wish he would hurry up.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Blahs. . .

I'm sitting here waiting for creativity to flow through me and feeling a bit blah. I truly believe it's due to developing cabin fever dealing with the brutal winter here in the Midwest and the desire to do something wild and exciting!!! I guess I'm looking for that next big thing, trying to keep myself busy!!!

Life has become a bit mundane these past couple of months which has caused me to become a bit bored and restless. On top of that Valentine's Day is around the corner and for the first time in years I do not have a Valentine. Which I'm not sure how I feel about that??!! We'll see as the day nears. . . .

Dating hasn't been a problem. I've met some very interesting and entertaining men. Some nice, some not so gentlemen like, but I have yet to find that special one though I know he is out there!

Meanwhile I'll just keep myself busy with being a mom and a growing business woman. Staying positive, staying strong and living in the light!!!