Monday, August 30, 2010


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Today is a very special day, it is my wedding anniversary. Stefan, I love everything about you: I love that you sing to me, make me laugh, hold my hand when we are walking, respect me, think that I am beautiful inside and out, poke my ears with your fingers (OK, not that!), and most of all, I love how you love me. May we have 1000 lifetimes together, Tesoro. -Cher ღ

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Best of the BEST in Interior Design!

Seeking a Top Interior Designer? A Lifestyle Expert? Well, look no further, because I know just the person! Barclay Fryery is the best of the best! I absolutely adore him! Contact Barclay to begin a better lifestyle today! A lifestyle of luxury that will leave your friends covetous!

About Barclay Fryery:

Turn on the TV or radio, pick up a newspaper or magazine, surf the net and you're likely to see Barclay Fryery. He gives new meaning to the term “Million Dollar Man.”

Fryery is a Greenwich, CT-based lifestyle expert, interior decorator, TV host, columnist, author. He has been named one of the top 125 designers in America by "House Beautiful" for four consecutive years. He has also been featured in "Elle Décor," "Maison Francaise..." He decorates for those who are truly chic and for those that want to be - he fusses over the way they dress, the way they decorate, the way they entertain, he teaches them how to “Indulge!”

Barclay was the winning designer on the USA Network's "House Wars" in 2003. You can also catch him as a guest expert on A&E's "Mansions, Monuments & Masterpieces." Fryery has also appeared on "Living it Up! with Ali & Jack", ABC Good Morning America, CBS - The Early Show, Weekend Today in NY-WNBC, Fox & Friends-Fox News Channel, The Flip Side and The Biz-CNNfn, Style Court-E!/Style, Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie, and Style & Design with Leslie Mueller. Regarding his press appearances, Barclay says, "All my life I have wanted to share everything that's wonderful and help people become fabulous through my design work, radio, TV, print and of course, there's my Web site, he said.

Currently, he is shopping a TV show and book called "Indulge - Seven Ways to a Fabulous Life" - from his own experience he will inspire you to be the very best that you can be.

"There is simply NOTHING WORSE than seeing someone walk through the halls of their home not looking like they belong there," Fryery insists. In order to create a lifestyle for a client, he looks at the architecture of the home, how the client dresses, what is the flavor of the neighborhood and gives the client an elevation of their current style within their range. He gives them something they never, ever thought they wanted. Some of Fryery's design maxims include: "When in doubt, think symmetry;" "A balanced room is never a bad thing," "Try not to do too matchy-matchy- mix it up," and "Fashion inspires great interiors."

As a creative consultant for very special events (he actually plans them for you) his beat includes fashion shows, museums, auction houses, choice lunches and occasionally Wal-Mart by day; at night it's grand events, openings, galas et all. His professional lifestyle goal is to track down what's hip; what's not. When "House Beautiful" asked him his preferred window treatment, he responded, "Pencil-pleated silk draperies that pull up high, paired with petite bamboo blinds underneath." About his featured layout apartment, he said, "I think the secret of life is learning how to delegate. This place (his apartment) functions like a hotel, which keeps me free to focus on the next project."

In his lifestyle manifesto which introduces a compendium of his work, Fryery defines key style terms: "Style is a distinctive manner; glamour is an essence that encompasses excitement, beauty and charm; elegance is a manner of tasteful grace and refined luxury."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brayden Pierce

Actor Brayden Pierce of Melrose Place visiting Emerging Magazine. he has a fabulous personality.

Joslyn Pennywell

Joslyn Pennywell from America's Next Top Model visiting Emerging Magazine.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

They Say Wisdom is a Journey

I find it wrong for someone to speak negatively about a parent to their child. Unless the other parent abused, it is wrong. During a divorce, personal feelings can cloud judgment and wound the children--good memories fade.

You see, if the other parent feels wronged in some way, they hurt. And with that pain, they spread it to others by saying negative things. Funny, even when they make the other parent go to marriage counseling before they can divorce and it does not work, the pain turns to anger and they really go off the deep end; they try to keep the children and much more. If that person was so bad, why make them go to counseling? They do so because they do not think that person is bad at that time and truly want to save the relationship.

Really, it is so sad for the children involved. What is best for the children should be #1, not what is best for the parents.

My mother never spoke a negative word about my father and set those values within me; she wanted me to know him myself, and not from a one-sided story. I am grateful for her wisdom.

(I just saw a program about it and needed to speak my mind.) ;)

Monday, August 16, 2010

As Intended

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

— Marilyn Monroe

The Weight of Sweetness

Notes Scattered Along the Trail

...and I will never forget how we loved those warm nights--not for the security of it all, but for the way they witnessed us; moving separately and arriving at one...slowly cooling beneath the summered moon.


This morning, I stretched across
the bed, my night gown moved
over my hips... I thought of

(Published in 2 zines)

The Orchard

As adults, we often feel unfulfilled. We feel the need to keep up with the latest trends and so much more--grasp all you can deep inside the orchard!

It is not always about the latest trends, where you go or who you know—accessories, accessories. Sometimes, it is about being unique, discovery, and holding tight to meaningful things. It is about standing out in a crowd of 100 people wearing Prada, adorning a fabulous unknown piece and a smile.

There is so much one can learn to live without and be truly happy--a child-like simplicity.

Like any uncharted territory

I have often wanted to share my heart with the world, to make an impact without uttering a word.

I photograph because I want to.

It is my comfort, my passion, my explanation, my connection, and my hope. I need it the way I need the sun, the breeze, the moon, the stars, the sea, good conversation, honesty, cappuccino, love and friendship.

May my need for these disappear, when my need to capture something beautiful does, for then I shall be truly lost to myself.

Like music, this Autumn inside of me

My favorite time of year. It is simply amazing how on the way to dying, somethings can be even more beautiful.


Autumn is here and I am super excited about capturing new photographs this year. I will capture seasonal photographs in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. I am confident I will have such fun doing so. There is so much history, covered bridges, changing of the leaves and of course, the sea! I will always love its beauty.

In other news:

It has been a long weekend and I am so glad it is finally over. Too much to talk about there, but my heart aches. I will skip the details, because it is something I prefer not to share. Life changes unexpectedly and when you can do nothing to change it, you have no choice, but to take it on face to face. Sometimes, it is not that easy. :)

Stefan and I are having a great time with this upcoming event--it is going to be fabulous! If you are in the Beverly Hills area, scroll down this page and check out the event! The event will be on Sep 11th and all for a wonderful charity. There will be 2 full free bars, celebrities, designers, models, media and more. Hope to see you there.

In other new:

Happy "early" Birthday! So much love to you two!

Hmm, what else...

I guess that is it for now, because I have lost my train of thought. :) Oh, I must tell you, Stefan and I are going salt water fishing! I simply cannot wait! I hope I catch a shark, so I can swing him around on the pier and scare the other fishermen! ;)


Sunday, August 15, 2010

There is nothing more heartbreaking than the sound of a mother's cry for her child.


For everyday for as long as I can remember you have always been there. You have held me when I've cried, made me laugh when I was sad, held my hand as I crossed so many streets. Times haven't always been the best but I always had you. It is because of you, I think, that I have even made it half as far as I have. There are so many words I would love to say to you, so many feelings I crave to express but even with a life's worth of time I could never tell it all to you. There are a few things I will tell you.

You have taught me to be strong.
You have shown me the difference between right and wrong.
You have told me that there is nothing to fear,
Yet when I was still afraid you stayed near.
I've never doubted that you care
And I'm more than grateful for all the years we still share.
My memory of love and fun is almost too long,
And our friendship is more beautiful tahn any song.

I loved you when I first heard your voice and I'll love you long after your voice is forever gone. Because even then, your words will carry on. You will always be in my heart, reminding me that I'm loved when I least feel that it is true. And you will always be in the back of my mind, warning me before I doing something bad. I wonder if you could ever understand what I mean when I say "I love you." But then I remember that you love me just as much. I love you mom.



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