My life and my heart were full -- a wonderful husband, three great children, a fantastic job with good benefits -- but in just one day I went from being a perfectly healthy 41-year-old woman to a breast cancer patient.
"Did she just fall off a treadmill?" I blinked once, and then I let out a sigh of embarrassment and confirmation that just as I was able to see the crowd of people around me, they could also see me. Here are eight other reasons why I'll probably never meet a guy at the gym.
Essentially everyone I know has worked as a barista, including myself. So I understand that the barista is the unsung hero of the service industry. What I have issue grasping is why people insist on treating the slingers of their drug of choice so poorly.
Travel makes people better people. When you learn more about the world and the people in it, push your boundaries, and try new things, you become a more open, outgoing, and awesome person.
It is Art Basel time in Miami which brings world-class art, parties, celebrities and culture and Art Basel problems. How many blisters can my feet take? Is Band-aid an official sponsor of Art Basel this year?
The best part of this, that very few people caught, is that they are for now only going to sell the "plus-size" clothing online. Not at the stores. Apparently, Abercrombie has standards. The "fat, uncool" women cannot go into the stores. They can shop online, where they belong.
A political prisoner changed my life. That man, now free -- always free, really -- wore number 466 at Robben Island prison in South Africa. Today, he died. I know Nelson Mandela won't have the opportunity to read this. But I do need to write it.
I love Miami. Miami is one of America's most iconic cities. But I love Miami for what it really is... beyond the stereotypes, beyond the clichés, beyond even our beautiful beaches. I love the real Miami.
The chocolate that started the company, the iconic Sweet Sloop, is still going strong. It's an almond butter crunch sailboat with a white chocolate jib floating on dark chocolate and a pecan spindrift washing its sides. The small factory can churn out 28,000 a day. Isn't that sweet?
There's a lot of art, which isn't to say it is all good, and there are a lot of art dealers trying to sell their wares. Here are some tips for navigating the fair.
The chaos of Art Basel Miami Beach is bigger than ever before, with even more satellite fairs, special projects, artist talks and museum openings. As if the fairs themselves weren't enough to keep you busy, there are also some fantastic not to be missed installations outside of the walls of the convention center.
Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.