ASC TRAVEL: TEN OUTFITS, TEN DAYS, ONE CARRY-ON!

This past September, I told you all I went to Italy on an anniversary trip for ten days. Didn’t know that? Read all about it here! Now, hindsight is 20:20, and last year my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Paris. My luggage for that trip included a backpack, a handbag, and a large…

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THANKFUL 365

Happy Monday, friends. Welcome back after a much needed holiday weekend! As I sit working in the Phoenix airport, I’m looking at the to-do list for the weeks ahead and it seems like it’s non-stop all the way into the new year! Anyone else’s schedule looking like this? I’m tired already! This past Thanksgiving holiday…

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ASC IN ITALY TRAVEL GUIDE P1: ROME

Buon Giorno! Welcome to the first of four parts of my Italy travel diary! Here I’ll be spilling all the deets on how my hubby and I traveled during our collective 2.5 days in Rome for our anniversary trip, our favorite eateries, and some resources on navigating Italy’s largest and most populous city! First and…

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FROM ASC TO ITALY, WITH LOVE

I’m sitting on Trenitalia, headed to Rome from Milan at approx 157 km/hr. The time is 14:42, and because I’ve spent the past five minutes fumbling through translating the display screens aligning the roof down the middle of the train walkway I know it’s about 74 degrees Fahrenheit outside. By this time, it’s Friday, and…

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Brand New, Thirty-Two!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Today is not just your regular, I’m almost to Wednesday, halfway-through-this-already-long-week Tuesday…. It’s my bday, y’all! This birthday cycle has been full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and yes, stress. Looking back, a year ago I wasn’t even married yet. So much can happen in a year, and I guarantee…

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ALANAYA ON THE RUNWAY!!

Hi beautiful people! First of all, if you don’t follow me on social media, you’re missing all of the fun. @Urbahnbeauty or @AlanayaBrown (shameless plug!) Second and most importantly, this past Sunday I put on my first ALANAYA fashion show EVER! The process was a combination of the hardest yet most exhilarating thing I’ve ever…

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ALANAYA BRIDAL: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE DRESS

ALANAYA Bridal: A closer look at the woman behind the dress, and the inspiration behind the garment she created for her wedding day.

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ASC IN ITALY TRAVEL GUIDE PART 4: MILAN

Happy Thursday, world travelers! If you’re reading this, most likely you’re interested in traveling. Well you’re in the right place! This is the last travel guide segment on my trip to Italy last year with my hubby. And what better place to end than in one of the international fashion capitals of the world?! “Milano”…

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