• Summer 2019 with Loews Ventana Canyon and Lakeside Spa

    July 10, 2019

    A few weeks ago, Loews Ventana Canyon invited me to experience their summer spa specials to promote #GlobalWellnessDay at the Lakeside Spa. This sponsored post is one of my favorites because I was able to share it with one of my best friends, Shelby. While it’s nice to go to the spa alone, I much…

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  • Summer Checklist Featuring V8+HYDRATE

    June 25, 2019

    We’re officially in the first week of summer! Since I live in Tucson, our “summer” temperatures started a bit sooner so I was able to create a pool checklist. Anytime I go to the pool in the 100+ degree weather, it’s usually a process. I need to make sure I’m properly equipped with all of…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: The Masters of the Craft

    June 13, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain presented their chefs with the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and creativity through the Masters of the Craft, a Marriott-based volunteer competition. Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Mangione and newly-appointed Executive Chef Emily Dillport invited me to participate as one of three judges for the event! As you can imagine, I…

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  • First Time on the Road to Hana

    May 30, 2019

    When you hear Maui, one of the first things that comes to mind is the picturesque Hana Highway featuring 620 turns and 59 bridges through the tropical rainforest. I can hardly believe Alex and I almost didn’t do the drive– the Road to Hana far exceeded our expectations! Alex and I both get car sick…

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  • How I Cope With Mental Health

    May 21, 2019

    Last October I opened up about my mental health struggles. During that time I did not have an answer or an optimistic solution. I’ve always been the type of person who could quickly overcome any obstacle or dilemma, but I had reached a breaking point. The severity of my depression and anxiety began around March…

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  • How to Empower Women

    April 10, 2019

    Women can accomplish incredible things when they support each other. We live in a world where you have the freedom to spread hate or love. Why wouldn’t you choose to encourage others rather than shut them down? Here are three ways you can empower women: 1. Celebrate Her Success! Support a woman’s goals, dreams, ambitions,…

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  • What I Learned from my First Year of Marriage

    March 7, 2019

    This year, Alex and I celebrated 12 years together and our first wedding anniversary! Marriage is a holy institution where a husband and wife are bonded through the word of God, and I was able to experience firsthand what this meant after I got married. There are two main things I learned and it only…

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  • The Ritz-Carlton Earns Forbes Five-Star Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

    March 6, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain received recognition as a Five-Star luxury resort for the fifth consecutive year from Forbes Travel Guide. Under this recognition from Forbes Travel Guide, the property continues to be the only full-destination resort in the southwestern United States, and remains as one of the eight most luxurious hotel and spa properties in…

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  • A Syrian Sentiment

    March 1, 2019

    New York Fashion Week is the opportunity to showcase creativity and eclectic styles. For my every-day-look, I tend to gravitate towards feminine whimsical or classic pieces. However for NYFW, I wanted to do something different for Rebecca Minkoff’s show. I integrated a piece of my family into the look I created: a velvet bolero with…

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