06 September 2017

Hurricane Irma Heading For Caribbean & Florida


Hurricane Irma is barreling towards the Caribbean and Florida. St. Thomas is the little red dot on the left in this graphic. MANY prayers to everyone in its path. I am in touch with our friends living in St. Thomas. More to come...
















07 August 2017

✡️ Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas 🕍

One of my favorite places in St. Thomas is The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas,​ a shul that my brother, Sherman​, introduced me to six years ago. It was founded by Sephardic Jews from Spain and is known for its history and sand floors. I buy much of my Judaic jewelry here too. 
Let's take a look inside...


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03 August 2017

☃️ The Cool Side of the Caribbean ❄️

While March is our favorite time to be in the Caribbean, we will take a last summer trip in July sometimes before the true kickoff to school in August. July obviously brings intense heat and we needed a reprieve from the sun and sunburn. 

Magic Ice  in Charlotte Amalie is a great place to get out of the heat. The temp is 25 F!




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29 July 2017

St. Thomas: Home Away from Home

Every year, we spend a few weeks at our place in St. Thomas. Spring is our favorite time to go, but we make a trip in late July to give the little one his last "big trip" before school starts. For us, it is simply an excuse not to leave the same lounge chair for a week. 


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19 September 2013

Chase Alexander


I am excited about my new business, Chase Alexander Media Consultants. It has been in the works for a little while, and once I officially launched, it picked up business rather quickly. It is the perfect blend of my TV news and healthcare public relations background. I am now representing clinical areas that range from alternative medicine to psychology and neurosurgery. Best of all, I can tailor my hours.  
                   
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There is another big thing on the horizon, which has kept me very busy this year (thus, the blogging hiatus). It is an exciting time, indeed, and happy that it is all falling into place as planned.








24 May 2013

Model Mayhem


Hiatus has been good to me.

It has been a crazy past few months, but I thought I would do a quick check-in.
One thing keeping me busy is my little model, Cameron Alexander

Here is one of his latest shots. He is quickly transforming from toddler to "little boy" before my eyes!
While I am still holding out that he will be an entrepreneur or a surgeon, he may just land in front of a camera lens as a future career. As long as he does not land behind a TV anchor desk!




08 March 2013

Hello, Hiatus!

All good things must come to an end, even if it is temporary. Like many fellow bloggers, I have decided to take a break after six fab years of various preppy & delightful blog entries. I have a couple of big projects brewing right now, which will need much of my attention for the time being. Of course, I will be back along the way to tell "y'all" about them!

THANK YOU for following me over the years. It has been a wonderful blogging journey and I look forward to jumping back onto the preppy debutante again one day. I have not abandoned all social media and will continue my little updates on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and I recently joined Instagram. Hopefully, I will see you in the other social media circles for now!

-rikki


"I've Been to the Mountaintop" 
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 





27 February 2013

LIGHTS OUT: U.S. Fashion's Night Out


Many of you woke up to the email below this morning.
For the past four years, women across the country planned their Ladies' Nights Out around one of the biggest fashion events of the year (outside of Fashion Week), Fashion's Night Out. 
I have spent a few years blogging about Fashion's Night Out from Neiman Marcus in the Chicagoland area, to the Dallas area Neimans. 

FNO will be on hiatus this year (insert very long, sad face here) stateside to give retailers the opportunity to focus on other events. Meanwhile, it will continue abroad in Europe, Asia and South America, among other continents, and will be spearheaded by Vogue. 

Fashion's Night Out was always a great event to attend and Neimans consistently did a stellar job. It will be missed this year, but I am sure the Girls & I will simply find another reason to get together for clothes and cocktails. 










24 February 2013

Designer shoe...designed by YOU


Some time ago, I was shopping for boat shoes and realized that I had almost every color combination I could think of, with the exception of one. An obvious one to boot...pink & green. I had pink shoes and green shoes, but none that combined the two colors. Then I did some online shopping and came across Timberland's site to customize your own shoe!


I started my shoe from scratch, which stirred a lot of creativity


It is a very simple and easy process, You can choose to personalize your shoe with your initials or your fraternity or sorority letters. 




Timberland provides a step by step guide, selecting colors for the tongue of the shoe, panels along the side, collar and back, as well as the color of the stitch and laces. 


You can finish off your masterpiece with a stitch inside your shoe, showing that they are your creation. 
Voila, in about two weeks you will have your own design on your doorstep and ready to wear.