Joy de vie

delight, happiness, merriment and JOY

My Mom's Blog on Life in Bali

My fearless, adventurous mother has been living in Bali for the last two months, totally immersing herself in the Indonesian culture. Read all about her experiences here!

Happy 84th Birthday Grandma! Here’s hoping I inherit your incredible genes!

Happy 84th Birthday Grandma! Here’s hoping I inherit your incredible genes!

Falling for Fall!

Drooling over the eggplant/lime (what is a better name for this yummy color???) combinations!

Game of Thrones is my latest HBO obsession. If you haven’t gotten hooked yet, I strongly reccommend starting NOW. You’re only 1 season behind. Go. Ank keep an open mind - there are dragons AND zombies!

Game of Thrones is my latest HBO obsession. If you haven’t gotten hooked yet, I strongly reccommend starting NOW. You’re only 1 season behind. Go. Ank keep an open mind - there are dragons AND zombies!

Dedicated to my little sister who is always trying to understand my extrovertedness

Dedicated to my little sister who is always trying to understand my extrovertedness

True Love

True love has been on my mind lately. As I venture into year 4 with my TDOW (Tall Drink of Water), I think about sustainability. What can we do now to ensure we love each other later? For inspiration, I look at those couples around me whose love has stood the test of time. Couple #1 - my aunt & uncle. In this photo they are getting married (aka eloping) on Halloween 1977. What’s their secret to love through the years? If I guess from this picture, a sense of humor AND putting each other first, no matter what. Thank you G & W for inspiring my first TRUE LOVE post!

All about BRIGHTS this Spring! Refinery 29 is the BEST blog for fashion inspiration. Today yours truly is rocking a neon pink tank under my black suit. Even a corporate HR diva can rock neon at work!

'The Night Circus' is an incredible book that I recommend to anyone fancying a bit of whimsy & intrigue. It is the best book I've read all year and it transports you into the illusionist world of a magic circus.

'The Night Circus' is an incredible book that I recommend to anyone fancying a bit of whimsy & intrigue. It is the best book I've read all year and it transports you into the illusionist world of a magic circus.