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A Preview Of “Shine”

Here is a preview of the first chapter of my novel, “Shine”.

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Sneak Preview Of My First Novel, Shine

In this excerpt from my first novel, Ellie currently bartends at her deceased father’s favorite bar.

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The APMA’s, from the view of a former self-professed semi-Scene Queen

The past few days have been a whirlwind: I was asked to cover the Alternative Press Music Awards in Cleveland, Ohio and view an exhibit for AP’s “Never Give Up”, a 30th Anniversary event celebrating the magazine’s influence for the last 30 years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Even better, AP united […]

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California ❤️

                    

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New Orleans

The houses in New Orleans are beautiful: many are French-inspired with high-rise balconies full of plants that flow freely onto the side. The architecture is incredible.          A steamboat on the Mississippi River. New Orleans is famous for being haunted. A good friend of mine tells the story of being possessed at […]

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More of New Orleans 

We decided to break away from New Orleans and experience the bayou deep in Lousiana to look for alligators and crocodiles. Amazing experience, I highly recommend it! Our new friend 🙂 The store and grave of Marie Laveau, an infamous voodoo witch. Legend says that if you visit her grave and leave a gift, she […]

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Life Lessons from Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

Anybody that knows me knows I loathe anything Kim Kardashian related – yet I found myself downloading her mobile game one night during a weak moment of boredom and curiosity. What was this game, that was earning $700,000 a day, really about? Why were grown women (and some men) playing this game as though it were Trivia Crack or […]

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queen stevie

everything. 

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MY TOP 10 BEAUTY PRODUCTS

1. I’ve been obsessed with Mario Badescu’s DRYING LOTION since I was introduced to it years ago – and it’s saved me from a lot of embarassment by eliminating breakouts overnight. The secret ingredient in this is the calamine lotion! You use it by sticking a Q-Tip in the layered mixture and dabbing your blemish, leaving it on […]

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Wedding Details

Our wedding rings atop my wedding bouquet: purple calla lilies, gold-tipped roses, and white roses. Our wedding bands, created by the amazing Richard Seylaz. Both are engraved and mine has notes of my birthstone, sapphire. Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. My cousin had this charm made for my bouquet. ❤ Our Ring […]

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Governors Ball

I recommended this festival in last month’s Music News in Metropolis Nights Magazine and I’m so happy I had a chance to check it out. Usually I’m skeptical about festivals, possibly because I figure they will all be like EDC: girls wearing neon skimpy outfits while indulging in MDMA, dancing to music that makes my […]

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Grenada

Blooming trees   Driving through Grand Anse Fresh coconut water 🙂 Lime trees! Those who pass on in Grenada are buried ABOVE ground. A casualty of Hurricane Ivan. The country has had a lot of difficulty rebuilding since. Most of the houses on the island have missing walls. Curbside stores are a dime a dozen […]

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Reality Television: The Opiate of the Masses

Real Housewives of New Jersey: Sneak Peek Dude, I miss me some Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita.. and I can’t believe I’m going to say it…but Kathy Wakile too. Caroline Manzo and her family were the very definition of family values that people should aspire to have in their own families: loyalty and FUN – […]

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Kleinfeld ❤

My cousin is a huge fan of TLC’s “Say Yes to The Dress” so she encouraged me to make an appointment. I am so thankful she did! My consultant listened to all of my thoughts and concerns and after trying on several dresses, she handpicked her “wildcard”- which ended up being “The One!” I never […]

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The “Jersey Shore House” Remains

At a recent trip to Seaside Heights, I noticed that the shore house that had housed “The Jersey Shore” cast (when MTV was still filming) was selling tours to help Danny, the homeowner, who had suffered extensive property damage during Hurricane Sandy. The actual Jersey Shore house wasn’t impacted too badly, but the same cannot […]

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Jim & Shady

Jim & Shady. Photo Credit given to Leanne Aciz.

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5.26.12

what ever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same  5.26.12

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rest in (p)aradis(eace).

“…sleep with my MemoRies, pictuRes, apologies.” ~ the get up kids

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