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Travel Bean: Hola Mexico

Hola Mexico! Visiting Cancun has been something that I have wanted to do since watching Spring Break on MTV when I was a teenager. Earlier this year, I finally decided to visit. The stories I always heard about Cancun were about the resorts, beaches and partying all night…

Her Movement: Delilah Masani Faye Mulraine

When venturing to connect with Delilah Masani Faye Mulraine, I found her by message.  She was conducting a retreat in Belize.  This is what she does.  She is her own movement, and her images, capturing her spirit, are what enticed GS to share her movement with the world….

Asha’s Attic

Upon, walking up the steep narrow stairway that leads to Asha’s Attic you are greeted with an oversized children’s book titled Asha’s Attic and a handcrafted sign created by the owner to let you know you’ve arrived to the most original resale shop in Chicago. The attic, as…

HOME

Ask me where I find peace and I’ll tell you without a doubt it’s HOME. It’s where I love to be when I need to heal my soul and connect with the Almighty. After I started my own family, I wanted to ensure that I created a safe…

Furnishings with Character

The resonance and timbre of her speaking voice will blow your mind, and she can do the James Brown like…like James Brown!  Barbara Hayes is a character!  Her furniture reflects a past era that would have welcomed her with open arms and invited her to “Have a Seat.”…

She Could So She Did

This could just as easily say “She believed she couldn’t, so she didn’t.” The only constant is her belief. There are times when we accomplish something because we are forced to do so by circumstance – a parent or child becomes ill, our boss makes us do a…

Creative Freedom: Karen Joy Jewelry

Her Chicago kitchen smells like the warmth and glow of family, and her home studio reflects the precious time spent cultivating each piece of her jewelry. It is creatively designed.  Karen Gill has created a bit of heaven with a whimsical flair, but she takes the craftsmanship of…

Our Last Dance

The year before he transitioned, my husband, Bob, and I embarked upon a remarkable journey; we remodeled our kitchen.  We had never had a ‘new’ kitchen, so we customized it to suit a 6’7″ chef and a 5’4″ prep person.  Being ‘Mutt and Jeff’ had finally caught up…

A Case of Carson

What happens when an eclectic style maven has a fire in her home and loses her clothes?  In the case of  Carson Traylor, she turned her closet upside down, cleaned what she could of her collection, wore whatever people gave her with ease, and went right on steppin’.”I…

Artistic Baths

You want a life lesson?  Wait for a bathroom to be renovated.  Janice Clayton Mayes was on a cruise when her guest bathroom was under construction, but she was front and center for the transformation of her master bath.  Mayes now enjoys two bathrooms that are magazine ready, and…