John Taylor of Duran Duran is a fantastic curator of music so this is a natural way for him to interact with his fans and create new ones.

When I worked with Duran Duran, John and talked about how to use social media to build community which he has been doing for a long time. I encouraged him to publish more music playlists so this is a great New Years present for all of us to enjoy.

Here’s a two hour mix tape of John’s favorite music of 2013. Since John is such a great tastemaker so much of this music will be new to me in 2014. Thanks John for sharing!


Love this tune & Dan!


My Big Fat Tuscan Wedding

Dan and I are getting married over Labor Day Weekend in 2014. There were a couple of deaths in our family last year. They made me realize that you need to see your family and friends not just during the sad times. Happy occasions like weddings are wonderful excuses for big celebrations.

The luncheon will be in a beautiful Tuscan-esque courtyard. Here are a few images that have inspired me so far. You can follow along with my wedding ideas here.

Feel free to share your wedding inspirations with me.  Our Rabbi suggested starting the dancing with a hora, the traditional Jewish circle dance, to get the party started. What advice do you have?

p.s. I made this image myself after the incredible Blogshop workshop. I didn’t know Photoshop at all on Monday and look at me now!!


Not Scared of Boo

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Halloween is coming but it doesn’t frighten me. Change has been brewing and saying boo for quite awhile. During this time of Lilah growing from a baby to a little girl (she decided to potty train herself tonight, yep), wedding planning, work stuff, preschool tours and oh yeah  the regular fun that life brings I have been working on getting back to my passions. This helps to soothe me and enjoy life in all of its hectic-ness.  Who knew that hobbies actually help?

One of my passions is fashion. I had a ton of fun checking out the Spring 2014 runway shows each day on the Style.com iPhone app and saving the looks I loved on my Pinterest boards. I hope to recognize some of my favorite looks on the red carpet. The look above is from Vivien Westwood.

Another passion is art. I’ve been taking myself on “dates.” One of them was to the Bulgari exhibit at the De Young Museum. Another was to the Contemporary Jewish Museum which I just adore.

I also love making art and playing with color. I’ve always wanted to take the Blogshop Photoshop workshop and today I made that happen. I’m a total newbie. In fast, today was the first day I opened the app but look at what I made! Photoshop is just incredible and I hope to blog and express myself more often in art and on this blog.