do you ever feel like you want to throw it all up in the air and go back to what you know!??! That’s where I am right now. Won’t bore you here with what my life 10 years ago used to be like, but in retrospect it was easy. I was in love. I traveled with the man I was in love with. I learned a new language. I dressed as if no one was looking or judging. I did things with no planning and I just loved everything I did! I was in a super happy place.
I was even in that happy place up until the middle of last year. Being a self-employee while working on building an empire can sure take a toll and start chipping away at those things that make me happy. Super happy, b/c that’s the only way to really live life!
Since I’m quickly getting tired of the little things (and even big things like an unpublished book) that take away my mojo, I’m going to focus daily on things make me smile and fall in love no matter what.
I started yesterday!
A dear friend, a new one at that, treated me to a full spa day! Yes, girlies! A 6-hour day at the spa, doing all I love, bar none! Spa Sydell
is a prominent day spa in Atlanta, GA boasting 6 locations in really neighborhoods. Each facility is different, but the concept is the same: To provide an escape to feel better. I was there for my birthday back in Nov. but like this time!
It started with a 90-minute full body massage by the soft-spoken Paulette who begged me to breath and breath and breath and “let it all out!” But shit, my back was hurting so bad, it was hard to! But I tried every 10 minutes or so. I then went and got a great facial where I was expecting the aesthetician to tell me how bad my skin was (you know that time of the month likes to bother me), but she loved my skin and complimented me to no end! She simply suggested a few prods that would help with the few brown spots I have on my cheeks. And then a fab and super healthy gourmet lunch with Voss water followed by a luscious and very relaxing mani and pedi!
I chose two awesome colors from the OPI Burlesque collection. I like to play with colors so I mixed & matched a dark green with a glittery gold: match made in spa heaven!
The ladies that took care of me were sweet and over-indulging, making sure I was treated like a Diva. The better part and what topped it all off was my lovely friend who’s seen my stress and urged me to come in and just let loose. I did just that.
The spa was laced with waterfalls, soothing music, aromatic scents that followed you everywhere and lighting that initiated mini naps. It’s the place you really want to go to let go of all inhibitions, boy problems and the negative energy!
I left there renewed, refreshed and excited about getting my happy back. I was giddy leaving with my two choice colors of OPI polish and ginger souffle for by body.
All that pampering set me back for my dinner date at a sexy chic but rustic Italian restaurant, Taverna Fiorentina–an authentic Sicilian posh place not too far me. My dear friend Deborah invited me out to experience an amazing tasting which I’ll speak more at on my food blog. Though I was fashionably late, the menu was intoxicating that I went right for it!!
6″ stilettos, a fresh mani being rocked with new nail color and 3 glasses of Moscato later (only after a fine red from a visiting winemaker from Italy whom happened to be sitting next to me at the table) and I realized how lucky I am. I mean really! What a romantic day just for moi!
These are only a few things to start helping me get my happy back that I’ll start sharing with you luvlies. I deserve these kinds of indulgences, no matter how stressed I am, busy or unmotivated. I say to you: Just do it! Take it! Embrace and love the new you!
And so a giveaway!!! I’m in a happy mood and want to share some happy with you! Some of you may know my fabulous and superbly generous mother is a jewelry designer! Well, I’ve collabo’d with her a few times and have come up with some lovely pieces that I wear!
So, I want to share some with you! I designed these and she did her work in making sure they came out to standard and utmost quality! Perfect for a wedding, cocktail party and even a date! Because we all know that pearls and crystals pair well! Retail at $85.
(Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, gold quartz, 14kgf hook and chain)
What you have to do!?!?
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1. Leave a comment telling me what nail color you’re wearing!
2. Follow me here on GFN and Blogluvin
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