Are you ready to travel?

I cannot wait to walk these beautiful streets. Look at these incredible photos my Photographer Liz Donnelly took for me last fall. I miss you Europe…I will be back.

Look at these dreamy photos. We are planning a tour of the epic gardens of Italy and Portugal. Lets get planning.

XO, C

Inspire others by living your best life

What makes you happy? Family, friends, work, home, travel and my dogs are the things that make me happy. I have committed to being grateful for something each day. I am grateful for sleep these days with a new puppy who rises well before the sun, I am thankful for my comfortable bed.

These are my goals, hopes and dreams for 2020.

1. EXPLORE MORE & LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!

2. EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.

3. READ, WRITE, COMMUNICATE & MEDITATE MORE.

4. TRAVEL MORE…TO ROME AND BEYOND!

5. EMBRACE LOVE!

6. THE BIGGEST GOAL…LIVE TO INSPIRE!

My goals for 2020 are simple. Enjoy life more, and stress less! Live in a way that inspires people to enjoy their own lives more!

Please share your goals by commenting on this post! Thank you for stopping by. Best, Celia

Liz Donnelly thank you for these amazing photos.

Where Shall We Go?

As I get prepared for my next trip to Europe, this time it is Portugal. I reflect on the things that make up a successful trip. I will fill you in on the details when I return! I have not been to Lisbon and beyond in over 40 years.

  1. A well-planned group, if you are with a tour, make sure the tour company puts like people together. There is nothing better than making life long friends through travel!
  2. Great art and architecture, go off the beaten path…in Europe, any church will provide beauty.
  3. Fabulous food & drink, learn about the culture through their specialties.
  4. Live like a local, dining, shopping and enjoying daily life like a local is the BEST part of traveling.
  5. Read and study your destinations before you go, you will get so much more out of your travels.
  6. Pack smartly, you will need the essentials and can buy what you forget to bring when you arrive. Some of my favorite purchases have been due to necessity.
  7. Take pictures…but be present in the moment! Enjoy being in this new and exciting environment, don’t miss out by taking selfies.

I will keep you all in the loop if you have any suggestions for Lisbon or Porto we would love to hear them.

Best, Celia

Fall Decorating…yippee

DIY topiary…you can do it!

Fall is one of my favorite times of theYear. It is crisp outside and so colorful. As a designer I love an excuse to decorate…new season..new look.Here are some of my favorite ideas forusing pumpkins and other fall foliage.

Lovely front door…more is more in this case. I love the corn with the pumpkins and fall wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an easy fall look, Kale, and mini gords…these are available at every grocery store…no excuses you can do this!

 

 

This is a cute idea

 

 

J’adore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you love about fall? Do you like fall colors, flowers, pumpkins…food? I like all of those things, this year I have 20+ in-laws coming for Thanksgiving…I love a big crowd. I hope you all enjoyed this post.

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Thank you for reading my post! Happy Fall.

Best, Celia