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I am recently married, proudly Italian, and adopted. I am a business woman, an equestrian, a tastemaker and a mentor among many other things.

I love to honor the legacy of my family and be the best version of myself in all things, but especially in hospitality. I love nothing more than being known for throwing great parties - because what client doesn't want their planner to be the kind of person they want to go to party with, right?

I have jumped out of planes, ridden in hot air balloons and have eight yes, EIGHT!) tattoos. I have lived in another country, driven in a stock car race, and I proudly own my very own motorhome. I am also food obsessed and driven by all things sparkly (like a big magpie essentially).

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This website is the 360 degree story of my life and what I have learned thus far (and continue to learn every day). I hope to share with you within these blogs what I accomplish, what I fail at, what matters to me and how in the end we are not all as far apart as we may seem. The human factor is truly a beautiful thing, and having humanity for the world around me is my mission.

My ethos, the very spirit of who I am manifests itself in my beliefs and aspirations and this is where I am going to share all of what develops that, drives that and shapes that.

My life, designed by me. Shaped by many factors. and lived honestly and with intention. My hope is to continue to live my life walking to the beat of my own drum while never judging anybody else's beat. So I welcome to this space all those souls who share these beliefs and revel in this kind of magic, created by love, kindness, education, tolerance, some sage burning, and a belief that faith - regardless of religion can carry us all through the storms that we will inevitably weather.

I look forward to sharing all of the facets of my life here; from my adventures in Wedding Planning (10 years strong owning my own business!), to my Managing Partner journey in my family’s hospitality business that is approaching 80 years in business. Throw in a dash of travel, a whole lot of amateur equestrian competitive goals and a smidge of Italian obsession and you have just scratched the surface. I am obsessed with the pursuit of excellence in life. I love to create events, weddings, restaurants and moments that make people FEEL things.

Today I am hugging my loved ones

Today I am hugging my loved ones

I struggled today when thinking of posting on social media. I had no personal connection to the 9 lives tragically cut short in an accident yesterday. But as humans, with humanity – I am in fact connected. I am feeling sadness for the profound, senseless loss of...
What is your word of 2020?

What is your word of 2020?

I am sitting here in our rental house, overlooking the barn on a beautiful, breezy early Florida morning. My horses are outside in the sunshine, the dogs are asleep on the screened in porch where I am typing, and all feels delightful in the world. I am working on some...
Eleanor’s Christmas Wish, the musical

Eleanor’s Christmas Wish, the musical

Welcome to the North Pole.  Home to Santa, Mrs. “Cookie” Claus,  Twinkle, Sprinkle and Sparkle the elves and Clara, Santa’s cousin who is in charge of the Naughty and Nice List.  And, Eleanor.  A rag doll who has lived in this magical world for years but has just one...
Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

Each year, November is recognized as “National Adoption Awareness Month” and it is something that is really close to my heart, as I am adopted. For those of you wondering, I was adopted at birth and my parents chose to talk about my being adopted from as...
Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veterans Day. For me, this is a day where I remember my Dad who served in the Army after being drafted in the 1960s. He speaks of it often and remembers vividly how fortunate he was to have served because it shaped him into the man he became. He has told me...
A Month of Thanks | Storybook Farm

A Month of Thanks | Storybook Farm

November includes Thanksgiving. So I am giving thanks all month by supporting great organizations that do work that matters. First up, the special place that my Reese calls home. Storybook Farm is doing great things. Support their efforts as they grow, and learn more...
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