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I just came out of a Levo League workshop today where we spent two hours planning out our goals for 2015. It was much needed to put my life in perspective because 2014 was such a rollercoaster – personally and professionally. We were asked what “word” defined 2014 for us, and I said “confidence.” I’ve become so much more confident as a woman, business owner, friend, etc. this year. I enjoy being bolder than before, pushing more limits, and testing boundaries all around me. I always say this one phrase whenever I can’t think of anything else to say – “You can’t win ‘em all.” Yeah, I know it’s a random filler phrase, but I think 2015 will have a new motto – “What’s the worst that can happen?” This new found confidence in me has been pushing me to be a better person each day, and I think my new “motto” will remind me to take more risks and jump at more opportunities.

I’d love to dig deeper into my year with another blog post soon. I think there’s a lot to learn about where I was each month and the progress I’ve had as an individual and small business owner. There’s only one way for me to keep going and that’s onwards and upwards.

So tell me, what are some of your goals for 2015? They can be huge ones or even tiny ones that lead to something bigger. Spill the beans in the comments below!

Photo by moi from my recent trip to Paris. More photos to come from that trip soon!

The Inaugural #LadyBossSleepover


It’s almost the end of November. Damn. I’m heading out to Paris this Wednesday (!!!), so I’m spending all day at The Hive to try and catch up with life, business, et cetera et cetera. I have all these ideas for blog posts that I should be sharing on this Malam headquarters here, so maybe I can do that on the plane ride to the city of l’amour. Or I’ll just sleep the whole time to catch up on some much needed zzz’s. We’ll see.

In other news, last Wednesday was extremely special. We held our first ever lady boss sleepover at the oh-so beautiful Hotel Monaco here in Old City. The decor and design of this hotel was inspired by “the couple who travels around the world.” Bright colors, worldly pieces and knick knacks, and the most luxurious couches and chairs you’ll ever sit in. If Jonathan Adler had a baby with the country of Morocco and an affair with an 18th Century Duke of England, Hotel Monaco would be the love child (in my opinion). Seriously a gem here in Philly.

So what is this lady boss sleepover you ask? It’s where me, Sara Kelly and Antoinette Johnson come together for a night of turning dreams into realities, of adapting stress into solution, and of creating magic from the constant ideas that act like the Tasmanian Devil inside our minds. I met both of these ladies a year ago, and a year later we’re developing partnerships and strategic ideas that epitomize ambition. No dream is big enough, and I thank these two ladies for making me realize that.

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