Dreams do come true!
And speaking of dreams coming true, currently I am out of the country sailing the Mediterranean Sea visiting the Greek Isles and Turkey. Somebody pinch me!
I was invited to join the Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage back in Fall 2104. I must admit, I was reluctant. Why? I have never traveled so far to reach any destination, I don’t like flying and I am not a swimmer so I was not sure a yacht cruise would be a good fit for me.
However, Cynthia, the curator of the #MDFVogage, contacted me again in the Winter/Spring and asked if I would like to join one of the voyages in the Summer. Although I still was a bit nervous, I agreed, plus I was thinking Summer is a long ways away, so if I wanted to cancel or back out I could.
One of my mottos that I keep on my vision board is to not be paralyzed by fear. I realized, I was letting my fear control my perceptions about this trip and it was an opportunity of a lifetime. So I got myself ready to go!
And Divas I am so glad I did. This trip has been life changing. I am currently on Day 4 of the #MDFVoyage and I have been to Athens, Greece, Symi Island, Greece, and Datca, Turkey. I never dreamed in a million years I would visit Turkey. Priceless!
I want to share a few pictures from my one night stay in Athens, Greece before I departed to Rhodes island, Greece for the voyage. Greece is a beautiful country. The pictures below include The Parthenon, Dionys Theatre, First Olympic Stadium, Zues’ temple, Athena’s temple. Athens City Views!
I will have a full re-cap of my experiences when I return next week!
Disclaimer: Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage provided the yacht cruise complimentary. However, all opinions are my own.
Every morning I wake up and surrender to God. When you surrender you know God is control guiding your life and everything happens as it should. Trust HIM!
I am in love with a new lip balm: Balm Chicky Balm Balm.
First I just love the name, Balm Chicky Balm Balm sounds like a clever hook to a song. 🙂
Balm Chicky Balm Balm is unique in several ways. It comes in a fat tube so you get a lot of lip balm for your money. As an added bonus, it has the “friend end.” The balm has two ends to the package. The regular end holds 3x as much lip balm as a regular tube of lip balm. The other end of tube holds a snap cap full of lip balm that you can share with a friend. The Friend End allows you to share your lip balm with a friend without sharing germs. Genius!
Balm Chicky Balm Balm also comes in several yummy flavors. Juicy Melons (my fav), Sweet Baby Ginger, and Hot Chocolate Love. Love the names too!
More importantly, the lip balm is super moisturizing on the lips. I only have to apply the lip balm in the morning and maybe in the evening and it keeps my lips super moisturized. Fabulous!
You can find Balm Chicky Balm Balm online or at several Target stores. It retails for only $7!
Life is not perfect. But when you start focusing on your blessings, you realize that Life is still Good!
Divas I must confess I have never heard of the Atlanta Moon Ride until now.
The Atlanta Moon Ride, now in its 3rd year, is a 6.5 mile night cycling event where participants are encouraged to ride with flair, dress in costume and cruise through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods at night. The Atlanta Moon Ride is so popular it has grown to almost 3000 participants in its first two years.
The great thing about the Atlanta Moon Ride is that is supports a great cause. All proceeds from the Atlanta Moon Ride will support the work of Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.
Also, W Atlanta – Midtown
is offering discounted rates for Atlanta Moon Ride participants! Guests can make a weekend out of the festivities at the hotel, featuring discounted rooms for $138 per night. For more information, click here
This looks like so much fun. I may have to dust off my bike and participate. 🙂
I saw this quote on Pinterest and I love it! “Nobody is just too busy, its just a matter of priorities.”
One of my favorite luxe charities, Bert’s Big Adventure, has teamed up with Moe’s Southwest Grill to raise money to further its mission to provide chronically and terminally ill children and their family a once in a lifetime dream vacation to Disney World!
When you dine out at any Moe’s locations on Wednesdays for the month of June, starting today June 3, 10% of the total sales from the day go back to Bert’s Big Adventure. This includes June 3, 10, 17, and 24.
If you dine at Moe’s today or any other Wednesday during the month of June, be sure to use the hashtag #Moes4BBA
I love luxe causes and this is one I will support!
About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adven- ture, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and pro- grams create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges. Online at www.berts- bigadventure.org, facebook.com/bertsbigadventure and twitter.com/bertsbigadv.
Gratitude is essential. It kills jealousy, despair and worry.
Divas if you didn’t know Milli Millu London makes luxury handbags that are made from high quality materials like calf leather and gold hardware.
The Luxembourg Bag by Milli Millu is becoming an icon in its own right. It is a favorite among celebrities and is highly functional for the woman executive as well. The bag has a sturdy handle that can also easily fit on your shoulders. As a bonus it comes with a long cross body strap for those days you need a hands-free option. Lastly it has a compartment that easily fits a 13 inch laptop. Score!
The Luxembourg Bag comes in muted tones with pops of color. Gorgeous!
The Milli Millu London, Lumembourg Bag retails for 475 British Pounds.
When you want to give up the most, that is when you have to keep moving forward.
The Royal Suites By Palladium adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, has partnered with L’OCCITANE en Provence to bring guests the highest quality products from this global cosmetics leader.
Divas this is so MAJOR! I am such a fan of L’Occitane products and have used their facial and skin products for years. They are high quality, made with all natural ingredients and are perfect for my sensitive skin.
The collection, which uses essential oils from plant products, aligns well with Palladium’s commitment to the environment. The natural scents, ideal for both men and women, are another special amenity to augment the five-star resorts’ attainable luxury experience at The Royal Suites Yucatán (Riviera Maya), The Royal Suites Punta de Mita (Riviera Nayarit) and The Royal Suites Turquesa (Punta Cana).
Guests of The Royal Suites by Palladium can now enjoy the following L’OCCITANE products, complimentary with their stay:
- Revitalizing Shower Gel: Enriched with mint, pine and rosemary essential oils, this shower gel provides an energizing boost to start the day.
- Relaxing Body Lotion: Enriched with lavender, tea tree and geranium essential oils, as well as vegetable extracts, this body lotion helps to soften the skin, leaving it delicately scented.
- Repairing Shampoo: Formulated with five essential oils (angelica, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang and sweet orange), this shampoo gives shine, vitality and softness to hair.
- Repairing Conditioner: This pleasant and soothing conditioner assists in detangling the hair, leaving it soft and smooth.
- Extra-Gentle Milk Soaps: These soaps are formulated with shea butter, known for its softening and protective properties which are especially beneficial when treating sun exposed skin
What a great collaboration!
I am learning to trust God with all things above me.
This past week I had the privilege of test driving the new 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L Premium with EcoBoost. This car has it all: power, style, technology and fuel-economy.
This car has POWER, after all it is a Mustang! It has 310 Horsepower and 320 lb- of torque. Divas when I started the engine it was loud but with a sweet purr. When I drove this car, I would arrive at my destination and folks would say, I heard you coming from way down the street. I loved it!
The Mustang 2.3 L with EcoBoost also includes 6-Speed SelectShift®. The vehicle shifted with ease and I could go from 1st gear to 4th in seconds.
The design of the new 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang is simply hot! It has a new aerodynamics design featuring a new body that is wider and sits lower than the previous model. I personally love the back of the vehicle. It was a bit flatter and added a nice touch to the design.
My favorite part of the vehicle’s design was the black rims sitting on 19 inch Pirelli tires. “faints.”
I felt like such as badass driving this car. The car’s color was a showstopper as well. The triple yellow tricoat paint was bright and caught so much attention. The 2015 Mustang’s loud engine purr coupled with the black rims and the paint job had folks stopping me everywhere I went. I would get flagged down on the road, stopped in the parking lot and luxe son’s friends were so geeked. They thought I was so cool. LOL!
The car has premium black leather seats and a very cool feature I have never had: heated and cooled seats. This feature is perfect for those hot Summer days when the leather seats heat up so quickly in the Sun. And they work super fast. I used this feature a lot with the high Atlanta temperatures.
Of course the new 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L comes with standard with Sync with MyFord Touch. This features allows you to connect your smart phone and other devices to the vehicle for easy access to your music library, phone and other apps. Plus it is all hands-free!
The vehicle also has BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert helps make driving more care-free. It uses radar to detect a vehicle in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror.
I simply adored this feature. My son plays travel baseball and we had to drive 50 miles outside of the city all weekend on the highway to his tournament. There were a lot of vehicles and trucks on the highway. This feature ensured I did not have any collisions while traveling. The systems alerts you to vehicles or people in your blind spots with a red light in the side mirrors and a beep. Fabulous!
Premium Sounds! 390watt Shaker Pro Audio System with HD Radio Technology
Divas my ABSOLUTE favorite feature of this vehicle is the sound system. All I will say is bass, bass, bass. The 390watt Shaker Pro Audio System with HD Radio Technology is available on EcoBoost®Premium and GT Premium models. The audio system includes an AM/FM stereo, single-CD/MP3 player and 12 speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer which has been smartly-mounted in the trunk without sacrificing storage space.
The sound was insane and the subwoofer was the perfect compliment for the Memorial Day weekend. Although we were driving up and down the highway for travel ball, I played all of luxe son’s favorite hype songs to get him ready for the games. We kept “Turned Down for What” , “Lose Control”, “Seven Nation Army” and “Another One Bites the Dust” on repeat. We were rocking in the 2015 Mustang 2.3L Premium. We would roll up and people would just stare. Fun times!
The 2015 Mustang 2.3 L with EcoBoost is beyond fuel efficient for a high-powered sports car. I received the vehicle with a full tank of gas. I had the vehicle for 7 days and drove to and from Woodstock, GA which is 50 miles away, all weekend and I only had to put 1/4 tank of gas in the vehicle. Unheard of! Done and done.
I loved this new 2015 Mustang 2.3 L Premium with EcoBoost. Of course because it is a sports car, so it is not really comfortable with kids. :-(. But as a solo vehicle for a luxe mom who just wants her own toy to live the hottie life, it is a must!
The new 2015 Mustang 2.3L Premium with EcoBoost retails for $29, 625.00. Fabulous price!
Listen to your inner voice. It never steers you wrong.
My favorite luxe jeans brand, Hudson Jeans, is having a super sale and I am so excited!
Here are some of my favorite styles at ridiculously low prices. Love!
Krsita Supper Skinny-Addicted. Was $245 now $147.
Nico Mid Rise Super Skinny-Tactics. Was $220 now $110.
Nico Mid-Rise Super Skinny- Jaded. Pastel jean colors are in and these are in my favorite color-green! Was $176 now $88.
Divas be sure to check out all the styles on sale now at www.hudsonjeans.com.
Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend the Grand Opening of luxury Italian leather goods retailer, Tod’s, in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, GA.
Of course the event was super luxe and swanky! There were beautiful people, gelato, prosceco and bouquets of flowers. The private event was hosted by Michelle Crosland, Joanne Chesler Gross and Coy Wire. Fabulous!
Check it out!
The absolute best part of the evening was the live handcrafting of the iconic Tod’s Gommino by a leather artisan flown in from Italy. I mean have you ever? He made custom Tod’s shoes with monogramming for guest to purchase. And Divas there was a line.
10% of the evening’s sales will be donated to Meals on Wheels and a Meal to Remember 2015. Love luxe events that benefit luxe causes!
The Buckhead Atlanta location is Tod’s 9th nationwide boutique. The store reflects the utmost in quintessential Italian elegance. The décor, which is sophisticated, creates an environment of contemporary character which still maintains the solid elements of classic traditional Italian design. This serves as a great reminder of the constant evolution of the company which is continually linked to research and technological progress without ever losing sight of the values of tradition and craftsmanship.
Tod’s Boutique in Buckhead Atlanta is located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE, space A170, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Visit www.tods.com for more information.
Be sure to check out the store. It is gorgeous!
In this life, you can have whatever you want. You just have to have the courage to go out there and take it!
I am so excited to share my new favorite luxe wellness spa: Tired Soles.
Tired Soles is a foot and body speciality wellness spa and they specialize in foot massage, body massage and aromatherapy.
When you enter Tired Soles, you are immediately greeted with soothing music and nature sounds. If you are having a stressful day, it immediately puts you in a relaxed mood. Also the spa smells simply amazing. Tired Soles uses an unique blend of aromatherapy to relax your senses as you prepare for your massage.
The foot massage at Tired Soles is not just a foot massage, it is an experience. Before the actual foot massage begins, the therapists “prepares” your feet with a soak and scrub.
First my feet were soaked in a warm Tibetan herbs bath. The Tibetan herbs serve as an effective detox to rid your body of toxins.
Next, the therapist used a scrub to throughly wash my feet and legs before the massage. Divas have you ever had your feet and legs washed??? Divine!
Now we get to the good part: the massage. Celeste was my massage therapist and she is AMAZING.
Celeste asked me what type of oils I wanted for the actual massage and for aromatherapy. I chose coconut oil for my massage and lavender for my aromatherapy.
Celeste massaged my legs and feet so good I felt like I drifted off into Heaven. She focused on tension areas and really worked hard to get out all the kinks. She noticed my right leg had more knots and tension and she asked me if I favored that leg. I told Celeste she was right. I did favor that leg and actually walked harder on the right side of my body.
The foot and leg massage was the best I have ever had. However, it gets better. For the remaining 15 minutes of my 1 hour foot massage, I received the BEST hot stone massage ever!
Tired Soles uses hot stone as a pleasant ending to your foot and leg massage experience. Celeste massaged my tired legs and feet into “butta” with the hot stones. Love, love, love.
Of course after this amazing massage, done with such love and care, you see I simply went to sleep.
Tired Soles offers the following services:
1/2 Hour Foot Massage $25.
1 Hour Foot Massage $35.
Full Body Massage 1/2 Hour $45.
Full Body Massage 1 Hour $70.
Be sure to check them out and if you pre-schedule your appointment via their website, you will receive %10 off your service.