Raised in Houston, I have called Louisville home for the last 14 years. So when you see certain phrases in my broken Spanish, or maybe a preference for hot sauce and big hair, you will know where these things are coming from. In my former life, I worked in television news and then in development and marketing for the Speed Art Museum. I have stayed at home for the last ten years raising my three children. I reconnected with Liza Graves, co-founder of StyleBlueprint and sorority sister at Vanderbilt, through Facebook (see it is good for something). I started reading her blog and talking about it with my girlfriends. Who knew I would be working there within one year of that happening?
The way I see it, the criteria for writing for a style blog are as follows. Likes to write, check. Likes taking pictures, um, half check. Likes clothes, beauty, fashion and shopping, check. Likes meeting people and getting out the community, check. Likes food, check. Likes decor (if I don’t have to do it myself), check. Likes discovering and promoting local treasures in Louisville, check. Is very curious by nature, triple check.
Though I like writing about all of these wonderful, stylish things, you will most often see me in my true authentic disguise, which is my exercise clothes (without having exercised) or in my car transporting someone to some activity. My closet is overflowing with clothes and I can never find anything to wear. My billboard is littered with recipes I know I’ll never get around to trying. And I have an entire drawer devoted to fabric samples for furniture that I’ll probably never recover. But a girl can dream, right?!? So what I’m saying is, I’m just like you, but writing for StyleBlueprint let’s me live vicariously through people who are actually making style happen. Most importantly, it is providing me, and I hope you, with inspiration to discover our personal style and to discover all that Louisville has to offer.Google+ Profile
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The Fourth Annual Bourbon & Bowties will be on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Corbett’s. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by EIGHTEEN of the Bluegrass’s top chefs, hosted by Chef Dean Corbett.Read More
The 17th Annual Cabo Wabo Summer Fling is Saturday, June 1 in the Central American Airways Hangar at Bowman Field from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. This event will benefit Blessings in a Backpack.Read More
This is the 100th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society’s and there will be a luminaria ceremony on the Big Four Bridge on Thursday, May 30 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The luminaria will be decorated with a names of people who have been diagnosed with cancer.Read More
The Butchertown Art Fair will be Saturday June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Enjoy great local artists, music, food trucks and a beer garden.Read More
Did you know that there are lots of great local artists and artisans on Etsy? Take a look at ten Etsy artists from Louisville. Image credit: Sycamore Hill.Read More
The 2013-2014 Broadway Series kicks off with The Book of Mormon about two young Mormons and a trusty horse. Sounds interesting?Read More
The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hotel will be hosting dinner and a movie screening of the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby” on May 31 and June 1 at 6:00 p.m. They are offering cocktails from the 1920s and a five-course meal, as well as complimentary copies of the book from Carmichael’s. 1920s attire is encouraged and tickets are $99 each.Read More
Meet a StyleBlueprint favorite FACES of Louisville: Dr. Tami Cassis.Read More
StyleBlueprint has lined up a great collection of Summer 2013 giveaways! They start today with a $250 gift card to lululemon in Louisville or Lexington!Read More