We left the gala inspired by the impact that a brand can have for good.
We left the gala inspired by the impact that a brand can have for good.
At 34, I decided it was time that I liked my bed and felt luxurious getting into it.
A peek inside the littlest Darling's new digs.
As a female business owner, lately I’ve been delighted at the amount of women in business that are gathering together to assist, connect and uplift one another in their diverse ventures.
Recently, I was invited by Stilettogal (a media company targeted towards Millennial women in business) to attend the first of an event series called Digital Diva. The event brings in speakers and panelists from various industries to teach women how to build their brands online. On the invitation I noticed that Glamsquad was going to do complimentary hair and makeup touch ups before the panel started, which was just icing on the cake given that we were also privileged to hear from two very successful women: Marleine Pacilio, Director of Digital Global OPI Products and Katie Ann Rosen Kitchens, Co-founder of FabFitFun.
After grabbing a cupcake and a lovely glass of white wine, I settled in at my table with open ears to learn from this fabulous panel.
Growing up, I wanted to be a professional figure skater — wait, who didn’t? I would watch the likes of Oksana Baiul, Nancy Kerrigan and Kurt Browning (whom I loved because he has my same birthday) and my heart would soar with dreams of becoming an elite athlete.
There was something about their confidence, the beauty of their talent and elegance that drew me in. In 7th grade, I decided to get serious. I told my mom I wanted to be homeschooled in order to take figure skating lessons every morning at 6am and ballet lessons in the evening so I could become a competitive skater.
Compete I did. Make it to the Olympics? Not really … but it’ still a secret skill that I can bust out around the holidays on the local skating rink [smile].
Planning for our first big “adventure” to Europe, my husband and I expected to find an easy way to jump to and from the seven countries we wanted to visit with ease. Not “planners” by nature [smile] we of course waited until our flight date was two weeks out to even start laying our plan.
But after one night on the computer, we were quickly overwhelmed with so many options that we wanted to give up and “just figure it out when we got there.” What ever happened to travel agents and choose-from-a-five-option-menu?
But then we found Eurail. If you go to their website, they have several (but not too many) travel options between most European countries by train. We found a route we liked, pre-chose all our departure times (you need reservations) and went for it — done, easy. Choosing backpacks over suitcases so we wouldn’t be lugging rolling bags (my pet peeve is their dysfunctional wheels), we got the tickets in the mail, booked a few hotels and airbnb’s five days prior, and flew over the ocean.
Dear Darlings, M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! My first thought of Christmas is often associated with my favorite Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge, deeply transformed by various visiting ghosts in the night, finally grasps the
On 11/11/11 at 11:11 pm (with no significance in the numbers besides the fact that they are a fun bunch of "1's") Darling Magazine launched online. We can't believe it's been a year already tonight, and we are so grateful for the many women (and
Beneath the calm exterior of Darling, there is a team of 50+ volunteers working hard at bringing you our first ever print issue! It's been hard to keep quiet about all the amazing photoshoots and articles, but in less than a month the secret will
Every once in a while a girl just needs some beautiful visual inspiration
So freely did Elvis Presley “bump, grind, and shimmy” around on stage that Ed Sullivan pronounced him “unfit for a family audience” in the 1950s. However, after selling millions of hit singles, in 1956 Sullivan reluctantly hired Elvis to perform, yet still insisted that Presley
Sometimes in life we forget the basic fundamentals of being human. Caught up in all our technology--phones, texts, tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram--or whatever your go-to is, we need to remember that face-to- face time is the most valuable gift we can give one another. Even
Darling discovered the art of Emily Grace Goodrich, and couldn't help but share her stories told through lovely lines, shapes, and colors. Enjoy Emily's commentary and artwork below, and don't forget to be inspired to pick up your own pencil or paintbrush
wooden floor. chirping bird. slight tickle. BIG smile. strings played. dusty books. love rightly. grey beach. stripes sideways. long corridors. risk. grass. curtains pulled. leaf pile. running in heels. candlesticks. water wading. dark sky. smoke whirl. rain hard. fascinated goosebumps. crisp books. fire ignite. tart taste. i am lost in a story. i think
Michelle Kim Photography partnered with Darling Magazine to create this beautiful photo shoot which artistically represents the many sides of love, showing that it not only dwells in romance, but among all ages, in friendship, and family. Over the next days we will be publishing articles and
Oh, LOVE. Not only a word, but a force, a fire, filled with power—able to lift us to the heights of joy, and drop us into the depths of sorrow—to transform a reality, and change a life. Love has existed since the beginning of time, and
I am a nerd. Learning is one of my favorite pastimes. I love the History Channel, National Geographic, and anything or anyone that can tell me "how things are done…" We can take everyday objects and products for granted, especially because of our consumerist culture and
Write a note to yourself and stash it away for next year. Make a list of things you are thankful for this year, and important lessons you have learned. Or perhaps write down a quote or scripture from the Bible that was especially significant to
Say a prayer. Wherever you are at on your spiritual journey, God wants you to talk to Him. This Christmas Eve night, pray for direction in 2012, for your family or friends, and give thanks for all you have. From the series: 25 Days of Darling http://unwastedyouth.tumblr.com/
Be a servant. This Christmas we will all most likely be around family or friends who have taken us in for the holiday. Make it a point to serve them. Here are some ideas: Offer to vacuum, sweep or clean whatever is needed before the
Talk to the person next to you on the airplane. As many of us will probably be on planes this season, let's take this challenge and actually engage someone new. Asking "tell me about yourself" is a great question. Instead of discussing the typical background
Put away your cell phone while conversing with someone. It's harder than it sounds, but it also will make a bigger difference than you would think! Give the person you are with your full attention. It sends a message of "you are not as important as
Talk to someone at a party that is an "outsider." Some people are very shy and uncomfortable in social situations. Go out of your way to approach them and introduce yourself. Ask them questions about themselves and make them feel comfortable. Invite them into a
Give a compliment. Many times we think something nice about a friend, or even a stranger, but don't tell them. Instead of letting that thought pass, say it out loud. For example, if a sales associate has great hair, a bright smile, or stylish shoes,
Put others first. There are only a few shopping days until Christmas, and parking lots and malls are a scene of mayhem; people are on edge--honking at one another and fighting for their place in long lines. Until Christmas, be conscientious while driving, even give someone
Treat a friend to a manicure or pedicure--or both! If your finances allow, go for the massage chair and foot soak as well! Also pick fun holiday colors, so you're both ready for the many holiday parties ahead! For color ideas, see our article, Darling's
Go to the dollar store and buy items for “care packages” for homeless people. Keep them in your car so you can hand them out to those you encounter on the street or freeway exits. Instead of handing out money, this is a way to
Write a handwritten card or note to a friend or loved one. If this person lives in your home, leave it as a surprise on their pillow, in their closet, or perhaps in the bathroom cabinet. From the series: 25 Days of Darling Photo Credit: juliaspoppies.com
Offer to buy or cook a friend breakfast. Try and pick a friend who is short on cash, or perhaps unemployed. One-on-one time is so meaningful, especially when you really need the support of a friend. From the series: 25 Days of Darling Photo Credit: Copyright 2009