Lashes: Virago Babe
Wow! Incredibly honored to receive the Community Star award from Dress for Success Phoenix at tonight’s gala! This isn’t the prettiest photo, but I’ve been ugly crying tears of gratitude and joy. So this is real life! 😉
Warmest thanks to EVERYONE who lifts women up. When you invest in a woman she will reinvest 80% of her income back into her family and her community. It doesn’t take much to make a big impact and help a woman break the cycle of poverty.
September 2017 – Modern Luxury Scottsdale (Pgs. 28 & 131) |
| VIDEO: Something New Media | DRESS: vintage – Fashion By Robert Black | EARRINGS: Stefanie Somers, “Kirin” | SHOES: Michael Kors (on sale of course!) from DSW | LOCATION: Cantabrica Estates in the Troon North Corridor of North scottsdale; Lablonde Homes; Hallmark Designs; Rethink Interiors; Vicki Kaplan of Arizona Best Real Estate
Honored and thrilled to be named one of the “Women of Style: 5 Valley Trendsetters You Need to Know” in Modern Luxury Scottsdale Magazine!
The funny thing is at first I didn’t want to do it because I had just retired from modeling (and embracing stepping OUT of the spotlight) and even with running several businesses with my husband, Dr. Alan Christianson, there is still a part of me that feels I’m not special enough to highlight. (Being very vulnerable and transparent here). Additionally, I argued that I wasn’t about ‘luxury’ – I’m about purpose, glamour and vintage….but I don’t focus on brand names. (Case in point I’m always selling my designer things – or buying them on consignment – because I feel GUILTY for spending too much money on myself when I feel it can go towards others who need it more)!
But then I look at our annual donations….or I look at the time I spend volunteering and then I chill out a little. And really, what’s wrong with wanting to feel beautiful when you are lifting others up???
And the irony is, ALL of the women of style who are featured have big hearts, are in charge of amazing organizations or businesses that serve others….and they happen to look good doing it. So yes, it’s an honor and a privilege to stand along-side the women in this issue. Thank you Modern Luxury Scottsdale for selecting women who “wear” compassion…and fabulous shoes!
I love that these gorgeous flowers arrive in a box! It’s like a present within a present.
We’ve had the craziest 2 weeks at the clinic.
Flooding….renovations…. resignations ….. moving ….rescheduling…. emergency room visit ….it’s been a doozy! So I wanted to get a special little something for the team because they have gone above and beyond for our patients – especially with all of the craziness happening. This beautiful boxed bouquet 💐 is just what the doctor ordered! (Or, Dr’s wife) And normally I wouldn’t get them sugar, but at least macaroons are gluten-free. 🙂
Bonus: The box makes it easy to transport when you’re ready to take it home from the office.
Thank you Flower from Lover for the incredible gift. The ladies at the clinic loved it!!
PS – Because it has been so crazy, pretend I had time to style my hair. 😉
Heading home with my favorite #nerd after flying to Denver, driving through 3 states, (at least 16 hours total there and back to Denver) so we could watch the eclipse in Nebraska.
Every now and then my husband rolls his eyes at things I say – and vice versa.
Every now and then we argue – usually about stupid things.
Every now and then he drives me crazy.
But we stick through it. We support each other. We don’t give up.
He doesn’t yell (like ever).
He doesn’t even curse. (That’s ok because I do enough for both of us). 😉
He constantly does small acts of kindness (like filling up my car with gas and refusing to let me take out the trash – because ‘that’s what boys do, it’s not a job for girls’).
He is an incredible father.
He talks nerdy to me – and I freaking LOVE IT!! (Seriously brilliant)
He cares about people and helping them feel better.
He is kind – but also alpha when he needs to be.
And he still makes me hot!!! 21 years of marriage y’all!!
If you haven’t found your “nerd” yet, I hope you do. (And remember he had a furry red beard when we first met….so fall in love with someone’s mind first because you can always change their physical qualities….or hope they do).