Happy New Year! Is it just me, or did 2011 really zip by?! I feel like I blinked and it was the holidays again. And now here we are in 2012! Holy moly!
2011 was filled with lots of good
things and bright moments. Lots of friends, lots of laughter, lots of
family, lots of fulfilling and active choices. And there is only more
good to come in this next year. I'm going to try to write more
meaningful posts, though there will inevitably also be some good ol'
fluff, because, well, who am I kidding. First up - the Golden Globes are
around the corner, so get ready for A's and my second round of Award
Show Fashion Recaps! Whee!
But before we go there, I
want to start the year off with a little shout-out to some of my friends
who have some noteworthy things going on in their worlds, electronic or
real. In no particular order...
* A's new(ish) blog, Anthologie,
is great. Just all around great. She themes each day, and therefore has
some really good fodder for consistent, content-rich posts. There are
good updates for those who know her and her family, but there's also
regular good stuff on crafts, food, beauty products, fashion, and lots
of great ideas. If you're on Pinterest (and if you're not, get on Pinterest), you'll want to pin a million little tidbits from her posts.
Another friend A made a hugely bold move and quit her (amazing)
full-time job at a major magazine in NY to pursue a freelance career and
move back to Chicago (yay for us in Chicago!). First and foremost - I
am incredibly impressed by A's bravery, and also by her tenacity. She's
been writing away, taking this freelance life by the horns and killing
it. You can check her out in this month's Whole Living, where her
article on being healthier in the work place made the cover - WOOT! Go
* My friend EA is also taking on new challenges in 2012... And she faced her trepidation and is doing it in the blogosphere! The 52 Project
will have E and anyone who chooses to join her doing something
different each week for the year, with the over-arching goal of simply
living a healthier, more balanced, more meaningful and inspired every
day. How wonderful is that?! I'm going to join her wherever I feel
inspired, and you should, too! It's a fantastic idea, and an inspiring
way to approach the new year. I hope she doesn't kill me for posting
this on Owlet............
* My former (and maybe soon
will be again) trainer and now great friend C is going to kick 2012 in
the pants. She's opening her first studio (yoga, fitness, personal
training) in Chicago in the coming weeks! It's in Lincoln Park, and as
soon as I'm given the green light to release more details I will, but
you can feel free to email me if you're local and interested! She's so
talented and so strong and she really connects with each of her clients -
a gift that makes anyone lucky enough to work with her get more out of
their fitness/yoga/training experience then they likely ever had before.
This new facility is going to be beautiful and incredible. I will be
there regularly. Come with! AND... her previously self-produced annual
detoxification guide (earlier versions were printed and sold low-budget
to clients only) has been given a total overhaul for the 2012 edition,
and it will be sold on Amazon (and at the facility) starting this month!
Oh, did I mention I'm the editor?! (a little self-promotion - forgive
Good things for good friends to start the year off right. Here's to a wonderful year to come...