Dec 8, 2017

Rattler Rant: It's All About Legacy

Hey Beauties-- I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving. I recently had an opportunity to take my son to a college football game for my alma mater. It was such an experience to share with him. He had so many questions. Questions like: did your best friends go to college with you? Did you meet daddy there? Will I go to this college when I grow up? And I couldn't help but to go back down memory lane. It's been a decade+ since undergrad and his questions certainly made me think about how far I've come and in many certain terms....how far I've got to go. My ultimate goal in life is to leave a lasting and impactful legacy behind. It's my reason. My purpose. Geesh....2018 is knocking and honestly it just feels like these minutes, hours, days and weeks are rolling the hell on. All the more reasons to remain focus on our why, who and hows. When it's all said and done...I'd like to be able to say.....I did it. My legacy is secured. Until then, I'll keep on pushing. One day, month and year at a time. Counting all of these blessings. Oh and of course....Go Rattlers! Would love to know...on this day, what are you most grateful for?
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FAMU gear and paraphernalia for women

Dec 3, 2017

6 Amazing White Wines

I love a great bottle of white wine. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about reds. My taste palate simply can't tolerate reds. Well, at least I haven't found the right one. I know there have been countless studies that stresses multiple benefits to drinking reds over any other type. But until my taste buds can agree with a fabulous choice of  Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, I'll simply just have to stick to my usual. I pretty much enjoy many sweet or dry wines more with a preference for still over bubbly. Many of my Friday nights involve one of these bottles and my favorite show on Netflix (what a life right? LOL). Since the holiday season is upon us, I figured I'd share some of my favorite white wine choices with you.
Best White Wines

  • Bougrier 'V' Vouvray - Bottled by Jean Claude Bougrier at his Loire Estate, this Vouvray is medium-bodied. Bold flavors of cream and hazelnut (these flavors really work together) creates a mild sweetness that is balanced by the right amount of acidity. This French bottle is a must have in the cellar. Hands down. Pair it with some Bousin Garlic & Herb cheese and a fresh fruit medley and bon app├ętit. Region: France | Price: $ | Varietal: Vouvray
  • Tesoro della Regina Pinot Grigio - I'm funny when it comes to pinots, but this is one smooth and sophisticated option. Infused with apples and peaches, this medium-bodied wine is sure to please Pinot Grigio lovers. I love the crispness of it. Pair it with some sushi, oysters or ceviche and you are set. Region: Italy | Price: $ | Varietal: Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris

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Nov 26, 2017

5 Classic Fragrances for Her

Smell good----as often referred to by my 8 year old, is a favorite for many beauty babes. Myself included. But with the beauty industry overloaded with millions of new products, it can be hard to sift through the rubble to find that one perfect and useful product. If you've been reading my blog for sometime now, you know that I'm really not one to chase trends in fashion. Nor in  beauty for that matter. I typically stick to what's been proven beneficial for the long haul. 
Best Women's Perfumes and Fragrances
And my perfume collection makes the case. Some of my favorite fragrances were originally released decades ago. They are timeless classics that have transitioned well from season to season throughout the years. So whether you are a fragrance novice trying to find your signature scent or a fragrance connoisseur seeking to complete your ever growing collection---I've got you covered with these classic-worthy scents of all time. From sparkling freshness, ocean breeze or feminine sensuality---- these scents have stood the test of time for me. So there you have it, my top 5 fragrances of all time. Until next time.....Be Bold. Be Fabulous. Be You!


Nov 14, 2017

Travelista: The Perfect Travel Gift for Her

It's the season for gift giving. I'm loving this amazing 100% luxury leather passport holder and luggage tag set. It's the perfect must-have for the nomad. For the expat. For the travel enthusiast. Inspire her to travel the world in style. You can find the luxury set here.
Best Leather Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set for Women Travel Gift
And she can also sip tea or coffee in style with this 16oz bistro mug while planning her next world excursion. You can shop this mug here.
Best Coffee Mug Gift for Traveler Woman