Galentine’s Day Celebration Ideas

Galentine’s Day is just a few weeks away.  (Yes, you read right, and No, it is not a typo.)

For fans of the show Parks and Rec starring Amy Phoeler as Leslie Knope, you are probably no stranger to the non-official holiday, Galentine’s Day.  What is it exactly?

“It’s only the best day of the year!” 

Galentine's Day

Galentine’s Day is a celebration of friendship.

A time to spend with the important people in your life that stuck around.. those who are there for you whether or not you’re in a romantic relationship.

There’s so many ways to celebrate!  Brunch with waffles, lots of waffles! Dress up and look fab, RSVP at a fancy restaurant  or go hiking, have a mani-pedi with your gal friends.  Go to the beach, have a picnic, lie around in your jammies reading a book or watch a movie with face masks on… do ANYTHING you want.  Exchange gifts, or not… but if you’re planning to, here’s some cute ideas to gift to your favorite gals…

Photobooth Kit
Everyone taking pics will absolutely love these funny sayings. #selfiefirst

Note Cards
Sweet and sassy sentiments perfect for your besties.

BFF Journal
So easy, just fill-in-the-blanks, and voilà

Coffee Mug
Pretty and useful for caffeinating!

Sleep Mask
Nappy hour comes after, and rhymes with Happy Hour.

Hot Seat Card Game
Find out who your friends are, who they really are! 😛

Face Mask
Every gal’s face has a story, protect it!

Self-Defense Alarm Keychain
More than just a keychain, this will keep your galfriends safe from the creeps!

Or if you’re stuck and can’t think of anything, there’s always the lifesaving AMAZON Gift Card.  I’m sure your special someone won’t mind, the possibilities are endless : )

Last but not least, here’s another one of Leslie’s iconic, girl-power quotes…

“You’re a beautiful talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox.” -Leslie Knope

 

Honey

The Magical World of Ghibli

Our next Japan trip is only three months away.   As we plan to revisit the magical world of Ghibli, it inspired me to create a quick post to share with you some of my most favorite quotes from Hayao Miyazaki’s creative masterpieces.

 

Not but not least, wise words from the legendary man himself…

Hayao Miyazaki Quote

Sharing with you a shot outside of Studio Ghibli Museum on our last visit to Tokyo in 2018.  Luckily, we were able to book tickets in advance through JTB USA. Can’t wait to go back!

Studio Ghibli Mitaka Honey Aubrey

H

Hello MMXX!!!

In just a couple of days, we will be ringing in 2020!  What a grand celebration as Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 marks the first day of a new decade, the 20th year of the 21st century and the 20th year of the 3rd millennium!  Not to mention that 2020 is also a leap year!  For ladies wanting to propose to the love of your life, you can do so this year as do the Irish  😉

Most of us go through thoughts of New Years resolutions.  Whether it’s a new diet, fitness program, hobby or personal development, beginning the new year starting fresh always seems like the best time to do so. Sometimes we follow them, most times we break them.

The past few years I have quit on the NY resolutions as I have learned to just be grateful for every single day.  The one thing though, that I consistently have to do is to learn something new.  Never stop learning.  Every day I want to learn something new.  It doesn’t matter about what it is, or who it’s about.  It may or may not even be relevant to my life at the moment, because for all I know it might be useful for something later.  My mind is reminding me every day to “learn something, Honey.”  Growth and continuous education keeps me motivated.  Learning allows the mind to be knowledgeable but still curious, and always wanting more…

Here’s some inspirational quotes to encourage you this upcoming year to go beyond what you know.

Learning_LoveHoney

  • “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates
  • “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” – Aristotle
  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
  • “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
  • Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” – Bob Marley
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

BTW, fun fact I just learned: for those of us born in the 80’s, did you know we would have already experienced living in  four decades (80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s) going into a fifth and we have yet to reach the age of 40?!  That is amazingly mind-boggling when you think about it.

Wishing you a wiser and fabulous, Happy New Year!!!

Love,
Honey

She was beautiful…

 

…. but not like those girls in magazines.
She was beautiful for the way she thought.
She was beautiful for the sparkle in her eyes
when she talked about something she loved.
She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile,
even if she was sad.
No, she wasn’t beautiful for something
as temporary as her looks.
She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.

She is beautiful.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hello 2017

 

15802994_145697752586891_8236725814540894208_n

Another year, another set of new year’s resolution for most people.  But then again, it’s perfectly okay to not have a specific list for a change.  After all you don’t want to go through feeling like a failure after missing spinning class, or taking a bite out of that delicious-looking brownie midway through Day 3!

How about just some words of wisdom from great minds and big hearts?

Below are some of my fave quotes on celebrating and appreciating another new year…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DARLINGS!
LET’S MAKE 2017 ANOTHER FABULOUS ONE!

Next Stop: Bali

Bohemian Princess’ new collection features exquisite ethnic necklaces from Bali, Indonesia. Handcrafted by local artisans, each piece is so beautiful, it will make you feel like you traveled there.

20130926-000350.jpg

An international tourist destination, Bali is rich in scenery, food, culture and history.

20130925-235026.jpg

Who’s up for a trip? 😉

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust


Honey

Breaking up with stress….

Aloha world,

Yes, it’s me, Honey, and I am alive and breathing fabulously, thank you 😉
Life has been very busy, as usual. My last post was almost 3 months ago (yikes!), and I know, I know, I always say I would post more, and from now on, I’ll try.

In between fashion shows, pageants, jewelry design, and over-stressing- I’ve been going 100 miles and hour, never stopping. That’s why, darlings, I have not been able to sit and blog.

I thought I did things more than enough to not stress about them, but I feel almost always flustered, and that’s not good, because it ages me AND it makes me feel crappy. I lose sleep, wake up with circles under my eyes, break out, have stomach cramps, and headaches, ughhhh. Stress is like a bad boyfriend- the kind that keeps you up all night wondering what he’ll do this time to disappoint you and make you cry. Yup…what a crappy, crappy feeling. This not-so-good feeling turns you into a monster, “the bitch” and it makes you the bad person in the relationship. The only way to make this feeling go away is to end it once and for all. So I will…

….because I decided to break up with the one thing that’s overtaking my life….stress.

Proof below:::

Dear stress,

Let’s break up.

Love,
Honey

😉

Alright, now just like after a break up, and you start on a clean slate. Out with the old, and in with the new.

…regardless of who, or what you’re breaking up with…the best advice is below::::

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together. ~Liz Taylor

Breaking Up with Stress

Another great idea would be list the things you want in your new lover. For a stress-free attitude, I’ve compiled some wonderful quotes to remember, to help relax my mind. Hope this helps you as well, darlings!

Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you. ~John De Paola

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. ~Natalie Goldberg

Give your stress wings and let it fly away. ~Terri Guillemets

There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. ~Ray Bradbury

Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it. ~Brian Tracy

Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. ~Ida Scott Taylor

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Now, just breathe…..and…

Relax

 

😉


Honey

Peacocks & Paper Cranes

These past three weeks of my free time I had spent creating beautiful accessories with special meaning and symbolism.

Earrings and pens made from beautiful and vibrant Tibetan peacock feathers symbolizing beauty, grace, enlightenment, protection, renewal and good luck…

PeacockPens_HoneyAubrey

PeacockEarrings_HoneyAubrey2

Inspired by my lucky peacock decor that hangs in my living room, I wanted to share the goodness I feel when I see it…The vibrant hues lifts up any spirit, and encourage a promising tomorrow.

I have also learned to fashion paper crane earrings created from high-quality origami yuzen paper. Various beads, gemstones and pearls are incorporated into the paper crane to create unique earrings- none of the designs are the same.

papercrane earringspapercrane earringsh

Tsuru, or paper crane is a symbol of hope, peace, happiness, loyalty, good health and yes, good luck. Legend has it is you make fold 1000 paper cranes, and you get to make a wish.

My wish in this lifetime, is to sell one thousand paper crane earrings.

Pens and earrings will be posted for sale on my Etsy within the next few days. Hope you like them! They make perfect Mother’s Day Gifts 😉

H