Foodie Alert: You Need to Make Pisto Manchego

When you try this version of Pisto Manchego, you will wonder why this stew was not a regular go to soup for you. What makes this Spanish dish so amazingly…

Make This: Spanish Shrimp in Olive Oil (Gambas al Ajillo)

It’s been a long time since I did a country focused post.  I needed to explore a new cuisine I’ve never made (or tried) before.  I asked a friend which…

Love Yourself: What to Read When Your Heart is Broken

Whoever thought I could get hit with a broken heart?  I started off this year all gung ho about my new mission this year: TO LOVE MYSELF.  The first eleven…

Currently Reading the Latest from Shadow Mountain

On Tuesday, Shadow Mountain released two new books “Wizard for Hire” and “The Other Side of the Bridge.”  One book is for the kids, the other is for those searching…

Oscars 2018 Predictions

Are you ready for all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year?  On Sunday, the Oscars 2018 will take place.  Hopefully, there will be no repeat…

Learning How to Love Yourself

When I began my journey this year into the foreign domain of learning how to love myself, I had no idea what would happen.  I had certain goals in mind…

Book Review: The Abundance Project

Have you ever felt stuck?  No matter what you do, you can’t get back to attracting the good things in life to you.  You feel disconnected from God/the Universe/the Source. …

Books to Read During Black History Month

It is Black History Month.  This past year, I had the pleasure of being introduced to some great authors and stories that really hit home and I enjoyed immensely.  If…

Perfectionist Wannabe + Amazon = LOVE

I am happy to announce that I am now an Amazon influencer.  You will be able to shop my favorite picks and finds that I feature both here and on social…

27 Picks from Forever 21 for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a date night outfit for this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than these picks from Forever 21. Which one is your favorite? Here are a few of my…

What to Read When You Want to Learn How to Be French

When you think of French literature, one book that comes to mind is the famous children’s classic, The Little Prince(or Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  What most people…

Everyday Choose To Do Better than Good

Everyday we should not just aim to do good. We must focus on doing better than good. With each action you make, consider looking beyond the initial act.  Think to…

Dream Wardrobe: Which Handbag Do You Buy?

After spending over the last decade curating the perfect handbag collection, I learned a few things about collecting couture.  If you want to buy couture, you need to buy the…

The One Thing You Need to Do Every Day

Every single day, before you leave the house, look at yourself in the mirror and say these three magic words. You will find yourself smiling, your spirits lifted and your…

2018 Resolution: Love Yourself

As the new year begins, I reflect upon the person I am and the person I want to become. Am I living my best life?  How can I do things…

Fight the Winter Hair Blahs + Free Samples

Now that the temperatures have dropped, my hair and scalp are starting to take a beating.  During the winter months, I need to change my hair care routine.  So when…

My Best Kept Secret on Where to Buy Designer Handbags

For those who know me, they know I have a rather large collection of designer handbags.  From Céline to Fendi to Valentino and Prada, I have them all.  To be…

Mouth Watering Slow Cooker Portuguese Ribs

I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for such a long time. Amazon Prime put three racks of ribs into my hands last week, and I knew it was time…

The Scariest Movies to Binge On this Halloween Season

October is a change of seasons for me.  It symbolizes summer is indeed over and autumn is finally here.  The warmer clothes replace the summer ones.  Pumpkins are everywhere and…

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is the Next Harry Potter

I was growing tired of reading about everyone’s problems.  It got to the point where book after book I reviewed were about people with very deep issues.  I needed a…

September Edition: A Note from the Editor

A Special Note from the Editor Fashion. Books. Home. Food. DIY.  These are all things this site promises to deliver, but it has not really lived up to doing just…

Seeing Red: An Ode to a Passion

On a hot, muggy summer day in Bangkok, I crossed a bridge over a highway, following my mother and aunt to catch a bus.  Locals sold their wares along the…

Book Review: The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs explores the dysfunctional family dynamic.  Not everyone comes from a perfect, loving and caring family.  There are many that come from screwed up parents,…

50 Back to Fall Items Under $50

It’s that time of year when women across America start thinking about their back to school fall wardrobe.  What is wonderful about transitioning from summer to autumn is that we…

The Joy Project: How to Find Joy In Your Life

Are you unhappy with how things are going in your life?  Do you have dreams you want to accomplish, but can’t seem to figure out where to start?  Is everything…

The 3 Best Sales to Shop Now

FOREVER 21 FLASH SALE The Sale:  Up to 50% off select items with promo code! When: Thursday, July 27, 2017. Shop the Forever 21 Flash Deals: So Good They’re Gone…

Beauty Journal Spa Days

Sundays are my spa days.  This is the day I try out all of the different products I receive, including the stuff my friends recommend. This past weekend, I extended…

Miles Morales: A Book to Get Excited About

Book: Miles Morales Author: Jason Reynolds Publisher: Marvel Press, Disney Book Group Release Date: August 1, 2017 Rating: There are very few books I cross paths with that make me…

Hurry! Last Few Hours to Score these Shopbop Deals

Have you shopped the big ShopBop sale yet? You have only a few hours left to save an extra 25% off select items (including sale).  Use code SOLUXE at checkout.…

On My Radar: Fashion Picks For Now & To Invest In

There are so many beautiful and fun items out now that caught my eye.  From the Gucci boots (my God, they are gorgeous) to the Fenty Puma x Rihanna sneakers…