Raising Confidence

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti circa 2010

I've written before about what confidence is, and what makes me feel confident. Confidence is a combination of a natural asset and a learned skill. Everyone has situations when they have to put in some effort to be more confident. Even people who are confident most of the time experience things that make them feel shy or nervous. Learning to be more confident can be harder as an adult. So it's important to encourage confidence in children. Of course, every child is different. Some will find it easier to put themselves out there than others. If you want to raise a confident child, here are some tips to do so. Full disclosure, I don't have children but I feel that you don't need kids to know what's right and what's wrong.


Eco Button

Photos by Cheyenne Gil

Lately, I've been tired of wearing pieces that made me feel bad about myself. Underwear is so important, not just because of the obvious, but because it's difficult not to feel inadequate when wearing something that doesn't feel comfortable. Lingerie has a way of boosting our confidence and making us feel empowered. For me wearing under garments that also help contribute to a better Earth, well then that's a win- win! Many brands are adopting a philosophy of creating clean and easy garments that exist somewhere between a modern culture and a natural world. High quality and organic fabrics that benefit both the producer and the consumer while minimizing environmental impact are just purely and naturally beautiful! I recently got the opportunity to work with one of my favorite photographers to showcase some great lingerie! 



Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Everyone knows that the stuff you may have in your bag are the things that you use quite often, from essentials to emergency supplies. Everyone has to know what's in your bag! Makeup bags to travel bags, gym bags to toiletry bags. What about what's on our shelves? The shelves in our bathrooms and/ or bedrooms contain the items we REALLY use on a frequent basis. For me that's certainly true, the items on my shelves are my secret weapons for beauty enhancing without covering up. 


Spring Scents

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Spring is in the air, and I really mean Spring is in the air! I've culled through quite a few fragrances recently to make sure I've found the scent for the season, and I believe I have. Every season, as I adjust my wardrobe accordingly, I do the same with my fragrances. Lighter, brighter and more botanical scents to compliment the seasonal sun dresses and espadrilles! I've rounded up five of my favorites, check them out! 


The Wanderlust

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

I  have to admit something to you, my dear readers, I have the travel bug, and have had it for years. Ever since I've stepped on my first plane at the ripe age of four years old, to Venezuela, I've been addicted. Traveling is like a drug, the more you do it, the more you want to keep doing it. I know more about foreign cities than I do my own and I've even given travel advice. I plan out trips and itinerary for future adventures and sleep with my passport! I'll share with you some of my wanderlust and travel destinations to possibly pass the addiction on to you!