Paris Fashion Week Fitting

Paris Fashion Week Fitting

I recently attended my first fitting / behind-the-scenes of Paris Fashion Week for the Joccelyn brand! Amongst other things, I confirmed that I’m definitely the shortest person in Paris. Well, at least during Fashion Week 🙂 

The opportunity came for this Paris Fashion Week Fitting and we, not only seized it, but warmly received it!

Wow to all that my eyes saw (gorg!) and ears heard (ha!).

The B&W outfit was to show I was supporting a designer and not *in* the show, though, we can trust that, again, no one would have mistaken me for a model.

Best part? The venue was a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe. All awesome!

What are you magically working on calling into your life and warmly receiving?

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good.

Paris As Empty-Nesters

Our stance no matter what streets we walk or where we live: life, she’s gooood.

Hello from Paris.

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good.

Note To Parents (Letting Go)

A note on letting go (to college freshman parents – now that I have a month under my belt). Maybe all it really means is letting in a different kind of love.

And that’s actually awesome because it means that while they are in a big season of growing and changing, we are too, (it’s our time, too — to growww & change, we gotta keep up!)…

At first, things will feel hard because we’ve had a certain type of [say, young vs mature] love for the last 18 years, but really nothing fundamentally has changed…

Where they live has changed dramatically (hard) and how they decide to grow on their own has, too (so cool this learning about themselves thing; something only they can do!).

But love (the base of central importance) is a constant. You will always “have” them, and they will always “have” you.

Rest easy, parents, and find the letting go maybe a little easier by letting a different kind of love in.

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good.

Hemingway’s Beautiful Quote

Hemingway’s Beautiful Quote

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast – Hemingway

Josh cried leaving these doors. My time for crying wasn’t much later.

It’s a big new season in a new place and as Josh said so beautifully recently, “We moved Nolan into his Parisian apartment, he has orientation soon, and tonight is the first official night of him no longer living at home. “Home” is a term of art for us, meaning where the three of us are together rather than a place, and in that sense we have the opportunity of many home moments with our collective move to France and Europe. But, still, this stellar human will now lay his head in his own place, start university, and launch his ‘next’. Life is beautiful. Hard and soft and deep and fun. Beautiful.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself, yes to the many different emotions, with one of them definitely being a constant current of thankfulness.

Cue Nolan’s time. He was not only ready, but he’s already giving thriving energy. It was such a beautiful day moving him in recently and he is well on his way.

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good.