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10 Life Lessons
From a Southern Belle Pageant Queen

10 Life Lessons From a Southern Belle Pageant Queen

On a recent visit back home down South, my niece told me in her sweetest Southern drawl, “Aunt Tonya, I saw a pic of you in the County Museum when you were the Strawberry Queen” Yes, I held the titles of: Little Miss Chadbourn (the little town I grew up in) And ……are you ready… Continue Reading

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A Chic Awakening:
How Your Clothes Affect Your Life

A Chic Awakening:  How Your Clothes Affect Your Life

“I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.” -Giorgio Armani “I feel so frumpy at work,” Leanne said to me during a coaching call. “I don’t take the time to dress up anymore,” she continued. I asked, “Why don’t you… Continue Reading

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It’s Here!
The FKL World Tour 2017
….you coming?

It’s Here! The FKL World Tour 2017 ….you coming?

Are you a woman who’s ready to elevate the quality of your life and connections? Do you desire to be inspired, challenged and celebrated? If so, please keep reading! Now, I don’t mean to brag, but… I’ve been told that I host the most fabulous, fun and transformative in-person experiences. I think it comes from… Continue Reading

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27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

Are you tired of feeling constant worry, overwhelm and living life like a race? For over 10 years, I tried every diet on the market, felt hopelessly inferior to everyone around me, and chronically worried about everything from work to how I was parenting my daughter. So, when I had arrived in Paris for the… Continue Reading

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Liberate Yourself, Starting With Your Closet

Liberate Yourself, Starting With Your Closet

On a snowy Friday afternoon last February, I was curled up on my sofa with a heart full of worry and sadness. It finally occurred to me that my daughter, who has been my dearest friend, biggest fan and greatest teacher only had one more year left at home. For a single mom, the meaning… Continue Reading

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3 Areas That Deserve Your Daily Attention

3 Areas That Deserve Your Daily Attention

Every fall, I take the most fabulous group of ladies to Paris for an indulgent retreat on femininity, style, confidence and luxurious living. The intention: to French Kiss Life with every ounce of our beings. Every woman comes back changed.  But, it’s not because we’re sitting around writing out our 5-year vision plans or mapping… Continue Reading

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Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Many years ago, I was in desperate need of some inspiration. I felt that there were two different versions of me: Version One: The woman everyone saw Version Two: The woman I desired to be (on the inside.) It was an exhausting conflict. Quite honestly, it made me feel like I was plain vanilla (not… Continue Reading

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The Posture Secret

The Posture Secret

Want to know one of my favorite pastimes while in Paris (especially during Fashion Week!?!?) People watching. (isn’t it so much fun?) You can tell a lot about a person by how she carries herself. Let’s analyze. Why do you think models are so captivating? Sure, they’re 6 feet tall and wearing the latest trends… Continue Reading

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Want to Blow Your Own Mind?
Do This Every Day

Want to Blow Your Own Mind?  Do This Every Day

It’s an ordinary Tuesday. I have three client calls, two meetings and an article that is due. I don’t plan on leaving the house until 6PM to join up with a friend for happy hour. It would be so easy to roll out of bed, down some coffee and feel gross all day. Trust me,… Continue Reading

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The Beautiful Things

The Beautiful Things

I just spent a week in Paris, and I’m now sitting by the French Riviera. My senses have been overloaded with beautiful things — the aromas of lavender at the market, the taste of fresh pressed olive oils, a street voilinist, the breathtaking view of the Seine at sunset. It’s easy to see beauty when… Continue Reading

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