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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

Living with losses, and learning to see the gains too

Living with losses, and learning to see the gains too

Living in a time like this, it is tempting to focus on all that has been lost, isn’t it? From revenue to opportunity to routine. From planned travel to planned celebrations, there is plenty of loss to go around. High school seniors can’t go to prom, or even...
Introducing The Illinois Events Coalition

Introducing The Illinois Events Coalition

Hello friends! A few weeks ago I found myself chatting with my husband Collin and dear friend Ali Phillips, both fellow small business owners and event industry creatives about how frustrated I was at the lack of a unified voice for those of us in the events &...
Easter Celebrations

Easter Celebrations

I love setting a beautiful table for meals every day, and especially on holidays. Hard to process, but Easter is on Sunday. There is no better time than now to adhere to the advice that I always give when setting a table at home – shop in your own house! Look...
Living in these strange times as a restauranter

Living in these strange times as a restauranter

I don’t have a lot of smart, “expert” words tonight in the wake of today’s events. I have so many emotions. I keep looking at this photo, taken maybe two years before I lost my grandfather Gene, who together with his partner Georgetti, founded Gene &...
Waking up in a different kind of world

Waking up in a different kind of world

This morning, we woke up, as we have been doing every day recently to a very different kind of world. One in which Italy is essentially shut down, doing its utmost to contain the spread of this Coronavirus, one in which all countries and all people are watching and...
A Floral Fantasy In Mexico, A Feature In Destination I Do

A Floral Fantasy In Mexico, A Feature In Destination I Do

I’m SO excited to see this gorgeous feature in Destination I Do!  The team behind it all was amazing and I so enjoyed collaborating to create this stunning photo shoot in sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico! A Floral Fantasy In Mexico Mexico is known for stunning...

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