Foreo Luna: Silicone is the New Black

Foreo Luna for combination skin

I think the message of self-love and self-esteem has finally sunk. I love myself. Except for the flab that seems to be hanging around the middle. And the hair that seems to be thinning on top. And the skin that seems to be… Okay. Maybe I need some work on that self-love stuff. I am […]

Confidence and Fashion go hand in hand with Project Gravitas

Fadra and Lisa Sun - Project Gravitas

Back in February, I bought a gorgeous new little black dress. I was invited to the Washington Automotive Press Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. I was assured it was going to be a fancy event and I would rather be overdressed than underdressed. It was a beautiful cut and very age appropriate but I […]

Making Catalog Style Work for You

Aventura Clothing - Catalog Style

There are plenty of women out there that are totally comfortable with their bodies. I love that. I love women that know and understand their size and their shape and they do an excellent job of dressing themselves in a way that’s always flattering. Then there are women where it might be more accurate to say […]

The Magical Curling of the T3 Micro Twirl 360

Fadra with curls

Hair, Never Meant to be Curled My hair is straight. Straight, straight, straight. I spent the better part of the 80s trying to pretend it wasn’t. I submitted to perm after perm after perm. I thought that a spiral perm would do the trick. Or tight curls. Or loose waves. And they worked for me. […]

A Guide to Event Fashion: Haven’t You Worn That Before?

Nori dress with infinity scarf

It’s one of my very favorite times of year. It’s conference season! And it’s not just conference season. It’s event season too. Just this year, I’ve traveled to the Detroit with Ford for the NAIAS, the Washington Auto Show, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe for Volvo, VACATION, the NY Auto Show, Sweet Welcome in Hershey, Los Angeles […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Hair, There, and Everywhere

SOC Sunday 2015

Last week, I wrote an interesting post about excitement and jumping into things, especially when they scare me. And then POOF! The post vanished. Completely gone, never to be found again. Maybe it was meant to be. Maybe those words were just meant for me. But this week, I’m making sure I hit save because I want […]

An Anglophile Finds Her Crown Joules

Fadra in the sun #aventuralife

An Anglophile is a person who admires England, its people, and its culture. Its antonym is Anglophobe. ~ Wikipedia, source of all things First, let me say that I had no clue there was such a thing as an anglophobe, which is basically dislike of or fear of the English or England. Personally, I consider myself […]

100 Good Deeds in a Weary World

A Good Deed Brightens a Dark Work #DeedADay

There are a few movies with which I can quote almost every single line. Some are funny, some are poignant. All are memorable. The title of this post, for example, comes from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The original, starring Gene Wilder, was and is one of my very favorite movies. I sympathize with Charlie […]

For all the fine, thin, straight-haired girls out there


They say the grass is always greener on the other side. And that certainly seems to be the case with women’s hair. Those with full, curly locks wish they could tame their hair into long, sleek locks. Meanwhile, those with straight hair long for just a little bit of wave. In fact, I find it’s very rare […]

Finding Local Adventure – Twitter Chat #traventura

New Mexico

When I was 24, I joined the ranks of the travel industry. I wanted to get out and see the world and the only way I could think to afford it was to become part of the industry that promoted the one thing I wanted to do! While it didn’t pay well, the fringe benefits […]

How I Lost My Summer Fashion Sense


Back in the Spring, I applied to and was accepted for the Aventura Ambassador program, which basically meant I could wear and talk about clothes that are supposed to be comfortable and eco-friendly. I was selected with some of my other favorite bloggers like Jessica, Alissa, Deborah, Tracy, and so many others. What an amazing group of […]