Posts tagged "Paul Gonzalez"

Finding the spirit of Christmas is a little harder this year

Christmas 2015
I am the poster child for Christmas, period. I know there’s a lot of holiday geeks out there, but I feel like I’m right at the top of the tree. I’ve even been known to dress like a Christmas tree for holiday gatherings so you can see there’s no limit to my enthusiasm. I have... Read more »

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks
I love anyone and anything with a positive message. There’s enough madness and sadness in the world so we sure don’t need more of that. Oprah had the right idea with her Gratitude Journal and America’s Pastor, Joel Osteen, always delivers a feel-good message on Sunday mornings to his over 7 million followers. I never... Read more »

Downsizing sucks but there's light at the end of the tunnel

Downsizing sucks but there's light at the end of the tunnel
Downsizing sucks. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy but I had no idea how difficult moving could be.  Sadly, now I know and I feel like it’s taken years off our lives but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  We downsized to a beautiful condo, albeit one smaller than our... Read more »

A Love Letter to my Interior Designer, Paul Gonzalez, Plus a Peek Inside his Own Magical Homes

Designer/friend, Paul Gonzalez, with his omnipresent blueprints.
I wrote this post in 2011, and yesterday, June 25, Chuck and I lost our best friend.  Paul was a blazing ray of sunshine for all who knew him.  He had 23 nieces and nephews who worshiped him like we did.  There wasn’t a negative bone in his body and he always acted like a... Read more »

Chicago Designer Elda de la Rosa Unveils her Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

Elda de la Rosa taking her bows. I was proud to be her featured model for her Fall/Winter 2010 collection which was shown this week. Chicago designer Elda de la Rosa hosted her Fall/Winter “Ooh-La-La” fashion show in the historic landmark  Edgewater Beach Apartments, home of her atelier, and it was an SRO crowd.  The... Read more »