dress: J. Crew (similar) || earrings: C. Wonder (similar) || bracelet + clutch: kate spade new york || shoes: TOMS (similar)

I am officially 29 years old today! I have waited for so long for this new number to arrive–sometimes one needs a fresh start, and I am determined that this is THE year for amazing changes…physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I finally feel that I am on the path to becoming the confident and happy woman I have always aspired to be–sophisticated, charming and classy–just like my nickname “The Duchess.” I am looking forward to what the future holds for myself and my loved ones–and I cannot wait to make a positive and ever-lasting impression on this beautiful world.

New Beginnings

The color yellow has come to represent words like wisdom, joy, happiness, and sunshine…while petunia flowers are uplifting, soothing, and sacred. Combine these two beautiful things together and we gain happiness, optimism, and love.

It is my fervent hope that through this blog, I can give you a special glimpse into the eclectic world I am privileged to be a part of…and inspire each and every one of you with my passions for travel, fashion, culture, and philanthropy.