We are our surroundings and upbringing even in the things we don't like about ourselves. I've always been the kid and friend everyone called/ calls about everything. My mother was and is that person everyone calls and the cheerleader for all of her friends (women [...]
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April 20th in Dumbo Brooklyn, a group of fine, glowing, beautiful, stylish and driven women met up, sipped and built. Aka another #NewYorkCoffeeTalk where you never know who's showing up until the morning of. Even with tickets it's still a treat of sorts because I [...]
Ever come to a stand still and don't know what your next move is? *raises hand* This happens to be every once in a while. I'll be on a roll and then BOOM! I become stuck dead in my tracks. Sometimes with warning and other [...]
Allow me to reintroduce myself..my name is V.A to the N. A(fake Jay Z voice) Ok let me stop, but hey there! It's been a while. I've been living. Like more gratitude, living in the moment, a lot of quiet time and isolation when not [...]
I love coffee. I really do. However, I don't have time to be having coffee all the time with anyone and with no purpose. " Let's grab coffee!" is not what it used to mean prior to social media and DM's. Years ago I was [...]
My tip to Paris was above and beyond anything I had ever experienced on a trip. It was bigger than the shows, features and the designer dresses I got to wear. It was the big little things and lessons that really changed me for the [...]
People hear freelance and instantly they think you have this crazy amazing life filled with light cameras and "action". There is that, but there is also waiting for checks and creating your own checks. We have crazy schedules. Some months I work a 2-3 week [...]
When I was packing for Paris I thought “You have to bring that vintage dress!”. The one I snagged from a thrift shop like 6-7 years ago just because. I’ve never been to Paris and who knows when I’ll be back so when In Paris do [...]
Location: Paris Song : The Carters "Heard About US" Mood: Pulls In Paris/ Keys to the city Guys!!!!! Where do I begin? Paris was a dream. I'm typically a wordy person, but the last fews days when I think about Paris and asked about my [...]
"Can't believe we made it!"(Beyoncé voice) To Paris that is. For years I've been saying how I have to go to Paris and this country and that country. I got tired of wishing and hoping. Twas bout damn time I started doing what I said [...]