Believe it or not, before a few weeks ago I had never been to West Elm. Now that my home is covered in fresh new succulents and a new West Elm duvet, I can vouch for my new obsession. I recently attended a blogger brunch at West Elm Dadeland for the special launch of the Kate Spade Saturday collection. The collection is ultra-vibrant and bright, exuding the many layers of the Saturday brand. Distinctively known for its signature use of yellow, Kate Spade Saturday is filled with primary colors that standout in any home environment. The brand’s take on modern florals, somewhat of a fauvist display of flowers, is my favorite print in the collection.
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Beauty is not definitive and it certainly cannot be contained by an S, M or L. To say ModCloth is pushing the boundaries of our definition of beauty is trivial, because we really shouldn’t have any boundaries. In the online retailer’s recent promotion of its new swimwear line, the women of ModCloth proved just that. Beauty ideals are unideal.
Welcome to the new and improved Cup of Charisma!
From site crashes to CSS for Dummies, I’ve spent the last month redesigning my blog and revamping my message. (Here’s the secret: it’s all about you.) I’ve always been extremely passionate about social causes and finding my purpose in the world. I might spend 20% of my time stuck in my closet conjuring new looks, but what am I doing with that other 80%? The truth is for awhile I had no idea. All I knew is that I had so much energy for life and nowhere to channel it.
That yearning to find a space to call my own was the idea behind Cup of Charisma. I was filled with not just thoughts, but questions. You know the inner monologue… What’s my 5-year-plan? How can I make rent? Should I move to a new city? Will my parents be my roommates forever? How many engagement photos will it take before I crack? Maybe I should go to grad school? Is everyone more successful in their careers than me? And the kicker: What impact am I meant to make?
If you’ve read about exciting parties at Art Basel, the cultural powerhouse that garners more than 75,000 onlookers and 250 world-class art galleries, you’re more than accustomed to reading three painful words: by invitation only. While breaking into Basel’s exclusive artist meet-ups and celebrity performances might feel like an impossible feat, there are plenty of accessible places to be and be seen. From Fauvists to fashion followers, there’s an Art Basel event for everyone.