Don't be beautiful

They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. 
But honestly? 
Forget that. 
Don’t be beautiful. 
Be angry, 
be intelligent, 
be witty, 
be klutzy, 
be interesting, 
be funny, 
be adventurous, 
be crazy, 
be talented - 
there are an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. 
And what is beautiful anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word? 
Be your own definition of amazing, always. 
That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.

Nikita Gill via Expresso

Anna Wintour's Secrets to Success

"....four key pillars of success including aim higher, dare to be different, use all your gold, and make interesting friends." (source)

Agree-especially that last one!



A Task Will Swell

"A task will swell in {perceived} importance and complexity 
in relation to the time allotted for its completion..
If I give you 24 hours to complete a project, 
the time pressure forces you to focus on execution 
and you have not choice 
but to focus on the essentials....
In the end products of a shorter deadline 
is almost inevitably of equal 
or higher quality 
due to greater focus."  

Reading an old favorite and came across this  from The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

Beauty

(love this)
One day my face will show that I have loved and lost
That I have frowned and fought
That I have yearned and cried
That I have celebrated and smiled
My face will show that I have lived and it mattered to me

Now I understand what true beauty really is. 
You feel it, you touch it, 
you see it, 
and you live it. 
You see it in your face, 
your feel it within your heart 
and it burns within your soul.
Beauty to me isn’t something that we create. 
It’s always been there, 
and as we grow older we see more of it, 
we appreciate the simplest of things. 
We embrace where we have been,
 and what marks life has left on us, 
because we have lived. 
We look at life in a different way, 
and we realize we are beauty. 
We always have been, 
we always will be. 
So let your face show that you have loved and lost, 
you have frowned and fought, 
you have yearned and cried, 
you have celebrated and smiled, 
and you have lived 
and your life mattered to you. 
That’s true beauty.
Mary Costanza

The Best Craft Coffee Spots in Las Vegas

If you're like me you love good coffee. That kind of place that makes their own syrup and doesn't burn their milk and really cares of coffee. When I travel I read the local Yelp reviews trying to wade through the advice to figure out if it's actually good coffee or if it's just syrupy standard stuff that people think is good coffee.

All that to say, I'm a coffee snob and I own that fully. So about Las Vegas....we found two great spots! And one to avoid.

Go to PublicUs. It's off the beaten path near Downtown Las Vegas (not the strip). There will be homeless people close by. And you will be blown away by the coffee, the friendliness, the store aesthetic and even the food. We went here every day, one day twice. Each time we were greeted warmly and served up a nice rich latte-not overly sweet at all. We tried the food and that was good too-all made in house. The interior is industrial meets mid century modern; so well done. I know you will like it :) Every person working there seemed to enjoy their job and care about their business. Sorry no pictures, I was to busy enjoying my coffee.

The Mothership. Good solid craft coffee. Kind service and all pastries baked in house-Yum!

Cafe Presse (inside the Venetian). Bitter coffee with overheated milk. I expected more from a coffee place inside an Italian themed hotel. Skip it.