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    Join Me for The Art of the Happy Hour

    Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m so excited to share a big announcement this week. I’ve partnered with The Arts of Healing Foundation to host The Art of the Happy Hour at Le Colonial in River Oaks District.

    Join us for a special happy hour on Friday, Sept. 21. With the purchase of a $25 Happy Hour ticket that directly benefits this year’s charity, The Lung Force, you will receive a $50 gift card voucher that can be used at one of three River Oaks District destinations (Alice & Olivia, Baanou, and Joie; I’m obviously excited to shop Alice + Olivia!). There will be amazing cocktails, a live art demonstration from artist Rylie Caldwell, and plenty of time to mix and mingle.

    Rylie Caldwell

    The Arts of Healing Foundation is a non-profit that deepens the relationships in the Houston Medial Community by producing an annual art show featuring the physicians of the Texas Medical Center and benefiting charities in the medical fields in which they practice.

    This happy hour is so important to me for many reasons. How many of us have had a loved one in our lives who needed medical attention? In all of those instances, it was a caring doctor who stepped up and saved the day.
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    River Oaks District

    One of the reasons I’ve been less present the last two weeks is because my father received some bad news about his heart health. Coronary artery disease runs in the family, and this news is no surprise since my brother just had three heart surgeries this summer! Still, the panic was there and all I could think of was how terrifying it would be if we didn’t catch his condition in time. I’m 1,000 miles away from my dad and had to hold it together from afar for my family. Because of the compassionate and understanding doctor’s office, I was able to have a one-on-one call with his cardiologist. His doctor answered all of my questions, weighed out the pros and cons, and showed me that physicians can be truly selfless in their effort to protect their patients. 

    My Dad and I on Father’s Day in 2013

    We all will face illness in our lives, and we look to the doctors who surround us to give us a chance to spend a little longer on this earth with the people we love most. Organizations like The Lung Force help improve the quality of life for patients around the world who need it most. I’m so honored to team up with the physicians behind The Arts of Healing Foundation and raise money for this great cause. Will you join me on Friday? Grab your tickets here!

    It’s Wine O’Clock with Favor

    As a business owner and queen of side hustle jobs, I know the EXACT need to unwind after a tiring and busy day. The worst feeling after a long day? Checking the wine cooler to find it empty. The last thing I want to worry about when I get ready to watch the latest episode of “Insecure” or draw a hot bath is that I’ll be without my favorite wine in hand.

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    A to Z: Best Labor Day 2018 Sales

    Photo: Bag – $177 (40% off), Shoes – $41 (use code EXTRA40 at checkout), Necklace – $87.50 (30% off), Ottoman – $158.24 (20% off)

    Happy Friday, friends! Today’s post is short and sweet, but I HAD to share some of the special Labor Day 2018 sales happening now through early next week. With my birthday just around the corner, I know I’ll be taking advantage of some of these deals. Below is an A-to-Z guide of every great sale I could find happening NOW!

    Some of the BEST sales include Nasty Gal with 50-80% off EVERYTHING, J.Crew Factory with 50% off everything, LOFT with 40% off, and Wayfair with up to 75% off. See the FULL list below. 

    Happy shopping!


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    5 Little-Known Tidbits About River Oaks District

    BTS River Oaks District Tour - Houston Bloggers

    Do you ever wish you could live a totally lavish life for just one night? Let’s just call River Oaks District my fairy godmother. Last week, I was invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Houston’s chic shopping and dining destination. Aside from a great spot for food and window shopping, there is so much more to River Oaks District than meets even the most discerning eye. While we were there, I had a chance to pop into retailers that I’d always been a little too shy to step into and learned so much in the process.

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    My 30-Day Optimism Challenge Progress

    This post was sponsored by Frost Bank and all opinions are my own. Thank you to the brands who make Cup of Charisma possible.

    Have you ever just felt so happy you could do a twirl?! I’m on Day 19 of Frost Bank’s 30-Day Optimism Challenge and I’m feeling so rejuvenated and energized this month. Overall, focusing on my levels of happiness has been an uplifting act that’s spilled into every facet of my life.

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    Calling All Creatives: 5 Best Tools to Get Organized

    Is it just me but are creatives prone to a little chaos? I’ve always had a ton of off-the-wall ideas and jump from project B before fully finishing project A. It’s both a gift and a curse creatives face. While I wouldn’t give up my imagination for anything, I would LOVE to be more organized. Through research and a lot of trial and error (like my crazy journey for a morning routine), I’ve found the seven best tools to get organized. 

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