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.......