Beauty Travel

    How to Keep Your Skin Healthy During Summer Travel

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    Travel is an inspiring and enlightening experience but that doesn’t hide one truth: travel can wreak havoc on your skin. Summer weather conditions are an especially harsh time. While being on an exotic beach is compelling, the sun that beams down is less satisfactory. I’ve narrowed my travel skincare routine to a science, trying to find the keys to keep skin healthy during summer travel. Similar to my winter skincare guide, summer comes with a unique set of challenges and requires customized treatment. Continue Reading

    Style Travel

    8 Amazing Dresses for Summer Vacation

    While summertime heat is brutal, fashion is my favorite. I love whimsical maxi dresses and bright patterns but rarely get a chance to be so bold and colorful during the year. When it comes to traveling during summer months, a portable wardrobe is key. Today I’m sharing eight amazing dresses for summer vacation that can easily fit in your suitcase without hassle. Continue Reading

    Growth & Inspiration Style

    50 Meaningful Conversation Starters

    There is one question that’s always on the tip of our tongues in countless places. At the bar, the networker,  and the casual blind date, the words slip out before we have a chance to retract and think of anything more compelling. Four bland words punctuated by a question to feign interest: “What do you do?” In a world where we are so driven by what others do for a living, I think there is an opportunity to use our conversation starters to discover who people are deep down.  Continue Reading


    The Ultimate Guide to Pendant Lighting

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    Let there be light! Apartment life has made me accept the status quo of simple home lighting. Our unit’s lighting fixtures are neutral enough to not disrupt our style, but I’ve always eagerly waited for the day I could choose my own pendant lighting. As I plan for my next home, I sought to round up the best pendant lighting I could find. What’s your lighting style?

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    Houston Women Podcast with Dana Tyson

    Houston Women with Dana Tyson on Sunny 99.1 Interview with Jillian Goltzman, Houston lifestyle blogger at Cup of Charisma

    Happy Thursday, friends! It has been such a wild last two weeks and I’m so excited to finally tell you about it. Two weeks ago, I received an email from Dana Tyson at Sunny 99.1, one of Houston’s most popular radio stations. At first, I didn’t even realize who I was corresponding with until it finally clicked: radio host Dana Tyson wanted me on her brand new podcast. I said yes immediately, and within a few short days, I was nervously waiting in the iHeart Media lobby. Our conversation was the kickoff to Sunny 99.1’s Houston Women with Dana Tyson podcast, and I am so humbled by the opportunity. Dana has set out on a mission to feature Houston women who are trailblazers in their careers, and it was such an honor to be the first guest on.

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    15 Best Mid-Century Modern Sofas Under $1,000

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    Growing up, I’ve always been a lover of all things vintage. When living in Miami, my favorite hobby was to visit thrift stores on the weekend and do my best to sort through relics for gold. I pore over clothing patterns at JoAnn fabrics, marvel at the fashions in shows like Mad Men and the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and find myself constantly diving into the past for inspiration. You could say my taste in furniture is in the same vein. There is nothing I love more than a mid-century modern couch.

    My current living situation has posed a bit of a challenge with my personal style, but times are changing! I’ve been pinning mid-century modern home decor for years, and am finally ready to put my obsession with aesthetics to good use as we look for a couch of our own. Styling a home can quickly add up, so I decided to pass along a few unique gems I’ve found while online shopping to help you score the perfect mid-century modern sofas under $1,000 from some of the best home decor brands online. Continue Reading