Skip to main content
All Posts By


fashion & styleimage & beauty

The DC Goodwill Fashionista Gets a Makeover

Just a few weeks are left until the 2013 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala: The Art of Fashion at Artisphere in Rosslyn. Did you get your tickets yet? As I continue to finalize the models, music, mood, and - of course - amazing fashions from our local Goodwill stores, I had to make sure to pay attention to one special person and that's the DC Goodwill Fashionista!  She…
August 22, 2013
food & drinkhealth & wellnesstravel & leisure

Can You Stay Healthy While Traveling?

A delightful cup of cappuccino first thing before breakfast and after my morning meditation. I used to think that when I travel, I can't eat healthy.  That is not the case any longer.  This week, I am on a little work and play holiday in the Mediterranean and I have to say, it is so worth the long distance travel.  The weather is gorgeous and AMAZING!  But just because I…
August 21, 2013
fashion & styleimage & beautywork & business

A Little Image Upgrade Goes A Long Way

A little polishing of your image goes a long way, as you will see from the images below!  In an earlier post, I posed the question, "What does your professional image say about you?" Due to such great feedback, I decided to feature more.  One commenter shared "I’ve stepped up the way I dress in the office, and it’s contagious!  My colleagues now are starting to bring their ‘A game.’"  That…
August 16, 2013
love & relationshipswork & business

Want to Have a Fulfilling and Satisfying Relationship? Treat It Like Business!

Do you treat your romantic partner as nicely as you treat your clients?  Do you do reward your partner for his or her loyalty and dedication to you?  Better yet, when was the last time you asked your partner for feedback on how you are doing and what can you do to improve the quality of your relationship? Feng Shui Tip: His side of the bed. As different as romantic…
August 8, 2013
food & drinklifestyletravel & leisure

Experience the Taste of Mexico Right in Your Neighborhood: Taqueria el Poblano

Want to experience the taste of Mexico without actually being there?  Taqueria el Poblano!  You know how much I love to visit Mexico every year for my detox from the busy and energetic life I lead, so whenever I miss the food of Mexico, this is where I go to get freshly made salsa, guacamole, and the tasty fish tacos.  Not to mention the refreshing margaritas, too!  It's not just…
August 2, 2013
communicationimage & beautylifestylelove & relationshipsnews & eventsself helpwork & business

Getting to the Honest Truth Communication Seminar

Want to know the secrets to having great, productive and healthy relationships in your workplace and also personal life?  I want to share with you a great and rare opportunity coming up next month!   Steven Gaffney, the master and expert in  "HONEST COMMUNICATION" is the person responsible for transforming all my relationships in the past several years will be delivering one of his key seminars on August 28.  Regardless…
July 30, 2013
fashion & styleimage & beautywork & business

What Does Your Professional Image Say About You?

Imagine this: all eyes on you as you are about to give a major presentation, or how about all eyes on you as you walk into a professional networking social or important meeting?  Would you like those eyes to think "WOW!!! How sharp, professional, confident, and polished this person is!"  Or will they be thinking "OMG...this person could use a little image upgrading!" We all know you only have one…
July 26, 2013
image & beauty

The Delicious Feminine Way

Lovely lily from my garden. The other day my friend Suzi Pomerantz shared a very beautiful poem that so resonates with me and where I currently am.  I am a lover of all things feminine, delicious, and divine.  This poem touches me in every womanly way.  Share this poem, written by Ann Strong, with that special woman in your life who touches your heart, and let her know how much you…
July 22, 2013
fashion & style

Behind the Scenes of Last Year’s Goodwill Fashion Show!

Hair and makeup test run for the 2012 Fashion of Goodwill Fashion Show & Gala. It is hard to believe that in less than 3 months is the Fashion of Goodwill Annual Runway Show & Gala again.  I could not be more excited!  Today on the DC Goodwill Fashion Blog I am sharing with you an exclusive look into the creative process that goes into the show ahead of time.…
July 18, 2013
arts & culture

Art Inspiration for Your Monday!

To follow up from my blog post last week about how Art can inspire romance in the bedroom, I want to share with you another favorite artist of mine at the moment.  We have several of his pieces in our home and office.   His name is Drew Gaffney and his photography, printmaking, and paintings draw are simply awe-inspiring.  I've collected a few of my favorites below that I think…
July 15, 2013
image & beautylove & relationships

Spice Up Your Love Life With Art…

Summer is here and that means lots of sizzling hot and heated romance.  Well, perhaps for only those lucky few who have the secret all figured out.  But for many of you, I invite you to keep reading. If you are currently lacking romance, passion, and or spark in your relationship or in your life, then your bedroom may be the problem. The bedroom is the most important room in…
July 11, 2013
lifestyletravel & leisure

Five Reasons Why I LOVE Living In America…

I hope you enjoyed the cookouts and fireworks of 4th of July yesterday.  But to me,  it's much more than just fireworks and cookouts.  As an immigrant, it's truly very special for me.   As you might have read in my biography, my family and I were just a few of the hundreds of thousands of Boat People who escaped Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon.  It was traumatic for…
July 5, 2013