Love Notes Blog

June 4, 2019

This month for our June's Person of Inspiration, we managed to catch up with the perpetual globetrotting and uber chic, June Haynes, Global Luxury Consultant and Founder of June Haynes Luxury Retailing. 

Wherever she is in the world, whether she's working...

April 16, 2019

Laos is the homeland I fled with my family at the tender age of four, half asleep, in the dark of night, across the Mekong River. According to The Guardian, “Laos was hit by an average of one B-52 bomb load every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, between 1964 and 1973.” T...

March 22, 2019

I’ve had many goals and aspirations throughout my life. But just short of realizing a dream, I would often quit and start something new.  I would put in so much work and just quit. At 19 years old, I joined the military to seek a new direction for my life.  Serving in...

March 20, 2019

Do you love Springtime as much as I do -- flowers blooming, nature coming back to life, longer days, the smell of fresh air and the excitement of new beginnings? It is our time for rebirth -- to shed the old and bring in the new. 

It's also near...

February 14, 2019

The other night a friend asked me who is the person that broke my heart. All I could do is chuckle. The timing of the question was inconceivable. My ex’s birthday just passed. John Legend’s Green Light was playing in the background. In 2009, I gifted tickets to the Evo...

January 6, 2019

For this month's Person of Inspiration I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with my friend, Gail Federici, Co-Founder of John Frieda and Founder & CEO of Color WOW Hair. Read our inspiring interview below where Gail shares her knowledge and expertise as a successfu...

December 3, 2018


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always existed from a state of fear and being in defense mode. I was a precocious child, which meant that I expressed myself in ways the adults around me didn’t understand. It also meant that my voice was quieted and my ways of expr...

November 13, 2018

It was nearing the end of my trip to India when I realized that my favorite wrap was missing. 

"Where could it be?" I thought. 

It could have been anywhere at that point. I had traveled on two airplanes, multiple cars, and stayed at 3 different locations. I sea...

November 7, 2018

My dad had cancer for nearly as long as I can remember. For at least 17 years his cancer was like a pesky yet serious disease that we managed to keep at bay with surgeries, light chemo pills and potions. When his cancer came back, we stitched or nursed him back togethe...

September 5, 2018

I am the child of Mexican immigrants. I was born in the small border town of Laredo, Texas known as El Ombligo del Diablo—The Devil’s Bellybutton - due to the 115-degree plus heat. Laredo is where the poverty and unemployment rates were the highest in the country and g...

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