Today Matters

Apr 26, 2017

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I love to read. I mean, cuddled up with a good hardcover book on a quiet day with absolutely no distractions what-so-ever kind of reading. With my hectic schedule, I don’t often get time to sit and read the way I used to. Don’t get me wrong I read other blogs, watch videos, podcasts and read an e-book or two. But gone are the days, where I have an entire weekend to finish a book from start to finish.

I remember as a child refusing to go to bed because I just had to finish “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Okay, maybe I’m dating myself with the Judy Blume series but my point is, I have always enjoyed a good book, whether it be for personal development, educational purposes or for pure pleasure.

Today’s recommendation: Today Matters, by John C. Maxwell

Topic: Motivational, Personal Development

Why read it: Because today really does matter (insert corny joke). Honestly, it’s a realistic approach to understanding what matters today to allow for success tomorrow and gives you 12 simple practices to guarantee that success.  My son was gifted with this book after he participated in a Toastmasters public speaking workshop. I asked (okay forced) him to read at least 10 pages each day. His personal review, “It showed me how to be more positive.”

Enjoy!

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IAWH x Friends

Dec 15, 2016

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I couldn’t have been more pleased! I had the pleasure of officially launching the IAWH blog and online store and celebrating with a few of my entrepreneurial friends. It was such a lovely afternoon for a personal video and photoshoot, with nothing but sun to add to an already perfect day.

The day was filled with great food, wine, and even better conversation. We settled in quite nicely at the Designers Authentic Warehouse Loft; a creative, intimate space that made the day even more fun.

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Thanks to our makeup artist Rahnell Branton the women arrived and were treated to a mini makeup session followed by tasty hors d’oeuvres and a Coconut Crusted Chicken Thai lunch prepared by our caterer, Maiya Griffith. It was an amazing day chatting with the ladies about family, business and our personal goals for 2017.

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Thanks to everyone that helped me make the launch so memorable: my videographer Shawn Pinnock (aka Pplus), my makeup artist Rahnell Branton (Rahsthetics) and our personal chef for the day Maiya Griffith. 

And a very special thank you to the lovely ladies that helped me make the day possible, Shiva Burnett (Founder, Avazera), Sofia Stefou (Founder, On Brand Video) and Tia Thomas (Founder, Love & Light Jewels).

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Thank you all, I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings your way!

 

 

 

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Queendom

Nov 10, 2016

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I’m back up at the crack of dawn, not always by choice I might add. But it’s been a crazy several weeks. I’m pulling together something special for the blog this month and that’s been taking up all my time. More to come on that little surprise! But in the mean time, I have to update you on the latest additions to my music playlist.

You guys know I can’t get through my early morning/late night writing sessions without some good music. Some writers enjoy absolute silence while they create. Me on the other hand, music is what gets me going.

So who’s up next? Artist Austyn Leshawn that’s who. This new Toronto artist has my attention, her “Queendom” track is an absolute powerful ballot that can inspire women everywhere.

She’s definitely inspired me to get some work done.

On repeat:

  • Queendom
  • Guarantee

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Weekly Wisdom: Opportunities

Nov 1, 2016

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Secret Supper Club Anyone?

Oct 25, 2016

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Shhh! I’ve got a secret. Well, not exactly. Other than I had a great night out this past Saturday and dined at one of the Food Networks Top Secret Supperclubs in the world. How lucky am I? Very. I love a good meal, glass of wine and meeting new people. And besides that, for one night I can avoid an over-crowded restaurant and can actually take some time to get to know the person sitting next to me.

Have you ever attended a secret supper club? It’s a cross between a dinner party and a restaurant, at a secret location, enjoying a great meal with a small group of friends or strangers.

If you don’t know what to expect. Expect to be fed that’s for sure. But for the newbies (like myself), here’s a few tidbits on secret supper club etiquette that will guarantee everyone in attendance has a great time!

  • Don’t panic: you will receive instructions a day or two before you attend your dinner.
  • Dress: unless stated in the instructions, dress comfortably to eat, relax and mingle among the group.
  • Drinks: supper clubs are not licensed to sell alcohol. But you can bring your own. Your host will often recommend what type of alcohol (often wine) you could bring to pair nicely with the meal.
  • Service: it’s not a normal restaurant. Expect service but not the same type of service as a fully staffed restaurant.
  • Seating: you will most likely be sitting with strangers but it makes for a fun atmosphere.
  • Help: depending on your host, some supper clubs welcome any help when things get too busy.
  • Be on time! but not too early. If you arrive a few minutes early, you may get your choice of seating.

Bon Appetit!

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