Maverick Mondays–A New Blog Series

Mondays are for Mavericks

Welcome to a new week, my dears! As you know, Monday’s around the blog typically mean a big dose of motivation and inspiration designed to encourage you towards your goals and help you get through the week. I decided I wanted to kick the inspo levels up a notch, so I created a new series…

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Motivation Monday: Ain’t Nothin’ To It But To Do It

Aint Nothin to It

There are 53 precious days left in 2015. What in the world are you going to do with them to catapult yourself towards your goals and dreams, my dears? Listen, I totally get it. It seems like there are a million and one impediments and obstacles that seems to slow you down or prevent you from…

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Motivation Monday returns next week!

Hello, my dears! I just wanted to drop you a quick post to let you know that Motivation Monday will be making a return soon! I know these motivational posts {which I hope are just as inspiration to you as they are to me} have been, well, intermittent at best these last 3-4 weeks, but just be…

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Fizz Friday: Global Champagne Day 2015

Champagne Day ecard

Yes it’s Fizz Friday, but did you also know that today is Global Champagne Day, my dears?! While it’s true that a real Bubbleista never really needs a special holiday to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne, Global Champagne Day is a wonderful reason to have for raising a glass {or three} in festive celebration. Created just…

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Motivation Monday: Discipline + Effort = Amazing Things

MyTaughtYou

It’s Monday, darlings…welcome to a brand new week of possibilities! As promised in last week’s Transformation Tuesday post, for this week’s Motivation Monday I’m going to update you {as promised} on what I accomplished  from committing to 5 straight days of self-discipline–and keeping the promises I make to myself–during the #OverHereBeingDisciplined challenge put together by…

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Transformation Tuesday: The Power of Self-Discipline

Believe You Deserve Dream

I was recently considering attending a workshop for women entrepreneurs and in doing my research on the event {listen, I’m a lawyer–I’m trained do research} I stumbled across a website called Think & GrowChick. Doesn’t the name of the site just make you want to click the link and check it our further? Well I was intrigued…

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Motivation Monday: “S” is for “Seeds”

Planting seeds

Autumn is approaching, and one of the quintessential symbols of the season is fall harvest. Think about it: every fall as elementary school kids we used to create and/or color pictures of those little cornucopias filled with fruit, veggies, and acorns. It was a clear indication that this time of year was about bounty and harvest and celebrating growth. But…

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Monday Mea Culpa…Well, Sort Of

sorry I'm not sorry

Soooo…you may have noticed that the posts on the site have been a bit, well, “skimpy” for the last few weeks. A post here…another there…no real sense of normal regularity. In fact, I’m sure some of you have recently come to the site for your regular, weekly, scheduled dose of “fab fizziness” only to end up thinking “Hey…what’s…

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Motivation Monday: “I” is for “ideas”

{image courtesy of madrimasd.org}

There was a {actually quite moving} commercial by General Electric that aired several months ago about ideas. The premise and content of the commercial, I have to admit, was actually quite moving. I was so impacted by it in fact, that after watching it the very first time it really got me thinking. A lot.  If you…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “O” is for “Oenothèque”

Wine Wed Word Oenotheque 1

I have a confession to make: this week’s Word Wednesday Wordologie vocabulary term of effervescence was chosen solely because it’s just such a fun word. A fun, French word. So put on your beret; sweetly purse your lips; and let’s say this week’s word with our worst best French accent: Oenothèque {click here to learn how to say…

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Motivation Monday: “H” is for Hustle (But It’s Not What You Think)

{image courtesy of Design Love Fest}

You know you’ve heard all these phrases before: “Everyday I’m hustlin’!” “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” “Grind harder!” “Life is 90% hustle, 10% sleep!” Sorry, but I’m not buying into a single bit of any of that. Don’t get me wrong, I completely subscribe to the ethics and value of working really hard; making sacrifices; blood, sweat,…

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Wine Wednesday: My Wine & Spirits Education Trust {WSET} Wine Ed Expedition

WSET Wine Tasting cartoon

Hello there, my dears–time for another edition of Word Wednesday! I’m pushing pause on #Wordologie for just a moment {no worries; it WILL be back!} to share with you what I have been up to in my little wine world lately. It’s no secret that I have a passion for wine. And when you’re serious and/or passionate…

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Fizz Friday + Fab Four Round-up

Veuve Rich

One of my goals with #FizzFriday is to keep you bubbly lovers in tune with what’s going in the world of champagne and sparkling wine. So, this week I’m going to combine Fizz Friday post with a Fab Four for Friday roundup to hip you to some of the coolest developments and resources when it…

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{Un} Motivation Monday: A Little Honesty About Encouragement

Unmotivated

If you’ve been hanging around the site for a while you’re probably familiar with my inspirational #MotivationMonday posts where I write about experiences and realizations in an effort  to inspire aspirational action. In other words, I want what I write to get you act, to your benefit. I believe it’s part of my purpose in life to…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “H” is for “Horizontal Tasting”

Wine Wed Word Horizontal 1

It’s time to get “fizzical” with today’s effervescent Wine Wednesday Wordologie vocabulary lesson. Class is now in session! This week we’re talking wine tasting–a specific king of tasting called a “horizontal tasting.” Why should you know about {and certainly participate in!} a horizontal wine tasting? You always ask the most wonderful questions! A horizontal tasting…

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Motivation Monday Special Edition: It’s Up to You & Me

Let me take a sip of this latte before I break open this journal and start chatting with Belle.

Just like many of you, at some point or the other I’m in various stages of pursuing my vision and goals in life, and because of that you can consistently find me doing 2 things: (1) journaling/writing {especially my ideas}; (2) learning/getting my knowledge up about the industries I want to make an impact in. That journaling…

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Motivation Monday: “E” is for “Endgame”

Mapping Your Plan

You’re ready to take a vacation. You want to go somewhere you haven’t been before and decide on Canada. You live in New York and have decided to drive. You don’t have the best sense of direction and, being the adventurer that you are, you’ve decided to not map out the trip–you know you’ve gotta…

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MotivationMonday: A Memorial Day “In Memoriam” Special Edition

my_tombstone

** {in an official television announcer voice} We preempt the regularly scheduled “From A-to-Z” Motivation Monday post for today’s Mot Mon “special edition.” We will return to our regularly scheduled post programming next week with the letter “E.” {wink} For those of us living in the US, today {on the last Monday each May} we commemorate Memorial Day, a holiday…

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#MotivationMonday: “D” is for Dress The Part

Edith Head quote you can have

“Image is everything.” “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” We’ve all heard these quotes many times before, but who’d have thought that Andre Agassi; Will Rogers; and CoCo Chanel (respectively) would all subscribe to the same belief that…

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#MotivationMonday: “C” is for Celebrate

Confetti celebration sky (1)

We are 2 words into this post and I can already hear some of you now: “Celebrate? I don’t have anything to celebrate…” Are you sure about that? Take a moment to really ponder the totality of your life’s circumstances before you say that you don’t. And for the record, I’m not talking about those…

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