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The (active) transformation started several months ago when I read a book called “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” (then came “The Art of Happiness” and “The Power of Now”). The book did exactly what it claimed. The last few months have been transformative. Not only did I go through my entire home and kept only the things I love, I did the same with people.

I confronted relationships that were a burden to my self-improvement. I felt like I was going through a mid-life crisis at 30. Growing beyond the comfort of my own box, often times it was tough to learn new feelings I have never felt before. There were times I was so scared that I cried and even felt down. But each time I was able to emerge feeling stronger and ready to face the newness that was ahead.

More than ever, I understand the importance of having good people around me and see the positives in life. I’ve learned new practices like Yoga & Meditation, which in turn has also taught me to love myself more as a whole and in the NOW.

Thank you to my readers, I know it’s been quite a while since I have updated. But it was a much needed break for a healthy mind. Sophie & I are still working on improving MSP. We will still be sharing our love for fashion through our mutual connection of style & photography. In addition, I’m hoping to share with you more of my transformative experience with MEDITATION, SELF LOVE & not just the success story but the struggles as well.

Thank you for your patience, your love & support.


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We moved into a new home

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Our fur son, turned 2


Sophie & I are still making magic

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Styling work at The Fader


We snowboarded in Italy & Switzerland and shopped in Milan



I learned to be comfortable (& silly) in my own skin

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I have been reading “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama the past few days. Its extremely eye opening and the book in itself has bought me lots of happiness. I have not always been the happiest person, if anything I’ve been a pessimist for most of my life. And sometimes I feel down. For no reason, despite fighting it everyday and putting forth the effort to find happiness in everything I do. Sometimes this wind of sadness just hits me and I feel like a failure, bad about myself and everything negative in between that I can think about it. I don’t know why I do.  But last night I felt this way and instead of stewing in my funk like I usually do, I thought I try to change that. I picked up the book and only after a reading a few pages it changed my perception almost immediately.

The chapter I read about was about empathy. The best way you can feel empathy is by thinking about a certain situation in someones else shoes. So I did & after thinking about a bunch of different scenarios I came up with this. I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to write a blog, to style, to travel, to have eaten good food  among many (many many times over ) other amazing things. But most of all, I have an amazing family and a wonderful husband and a fat, cuddle-y, sweet fart-maker of a fur baby. Best of all, I got to spend the weekend with the two of them eating brunch. Why then should I be down?

Well that’s my rant and thats what I wore to brunch.

I hope everyone had a great day and the  lines are too bad at the mall!