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INSPIRED BY: Artist, Jaye Moon

We’re committed to sharing stories of those who continue to inspire us - because we could all use some extra light in our lives. Our next artist, Jaye Moon, is known for using her artwork as a universal, communication tool.Moon’s most recent work, The Wizard of Oz, is one of those pieces that just sticks with you. It was just installed at Nam Jun Paik Art Center in Korea for a show called “The Future of Silence: when your tongue vanishes.” The exhibit examines language and it’s cultural representation - so it only makes sense that Moon’s work is included. The New York based Korean artist was inspired by Nam June Paik’s himself after seeing his monumental piece, “Electronic- Superhighway...

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RITUAL 7: 5 Habits for Healthy Skin

This time of year, my skin tends to mimic the ups and downs of the changing weather. But, I am taking this social distancing as a chance to revitalize my skincare routine! Here are a few daily habits that have helped keep my skin smooth and glowing:   1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER Water plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy body, and that goes for healthy skin too! Drinking plenty of water will help rid your body of any bad toxins which can improve the complexion of your skin. We also tend to retain water when we aren’t getting enough of it, so staying hydrated will help to reduce puffiness. 2. DON'T SKIP THE SPF When the sun isn’t...

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RITUAL 6: New Years Anti-Resolutions

This time of year is all about New Year Resolutions. We are all about looking introspectively at our lives - it allows us find ways to improve. It can be hard to not get down on yourself though when all you focus on what you should be doing. So, this year, we are creating an anti-resolution list to start 2020 off on the right foot. What is an anti-resolution? Much like resolutions, the list is meant to help you take stock of the things you’d like to change. However, the focus is on what you won’t do this year. For example, instead of an “eating healthy” resolution, you might choose to not snack after 8:00pm. I find that targeting a...

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Inspired By: Painter, Alma Thomas

          For our next ‘Inspired By’ artist, we are going back in time. Alma Thomas, born in 1891, is most notable for her colorful, abstract works and her role for women, African Americans, and older artists. She continues to inspire artists of all ages even after her death over 20 years ago. Thomas first studied abstract art during her time at Howard University, but it wouldn’t be until she retired from teaching in her 70s when her career as a professional artist would be recognized. Her determination, specifically in her later years, is one of the many reasons she has been a constant to artists.Alma’s work is colorful, large, and dense. From her work in Color...

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Gift Guide 2019

'Tis the season for giving and I'm sharing some of my favorite gifts to give this holiday season! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa - everyone deserves a little something to celebrate. From stocking stuffers to luxury gifts, you're sure to find something for everyone on your Nice List! COCKTAIL NAPKINS - $8 I love these are fun cocktail napkins from Alexander Girard! They add a little festive touch, without being denominational. These would make great gifts for your co-workers or neighbors. CASHMERE TIGHTS - $20 I have been obsessed with Calzedonia Hosiery for decades! For a while they were only available in Italy, but now you can get them here in the US! The Cashmere Thigh High Tight is only...

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