Girl, you'll be a woman soon. Soon, you'll need a man.

I love to start a new year motivated and focused. Last year my focus was balance and flexibility.

My fitness goals for 2013 are running speed and endurance as well as ballet precision. 

I love this running and posture chart. Good form can make the difference between a frustrating run or pure euphoria. 

The more side planks the better. They are a great way to reinforce great posture. 

Opt for your beach cruiser instead of your gas guzzler. You'll be surprised by how great you'll feel. 

Friends are highly under-rated for fitness. They keep stress away and also help keep you motivated!

And of course...a little inspiration!

Do you not think so far ahead? 'Cause I've been thinkin' about foreva ooooooo...(Frank Ocean)

As some of you know, I took my love for art and became Creative Director for the National Art Society.  We provide free art portolios for members and promote artists around the world.  Here's a few of my own art pieces:

This is my most recent piece "Desire" (A Study of Self-Reflection: In Perspective). Color pencils. 9x12 on 150lb paper. 

Prismacolor on 60lb. black paper. 9x12. I wanted to tackle 3 challenging studies: water, reflection, and little Nemo ;) 

"Free" Model: Miss Nastia Luikin. I drew this one upside down so I wouldn't smear the charcoal. It forced me to only see value. 

"Je Ne Sais Quoi" Prismacolor pencils on 150 lb paper. 9x12. I had a lot of fun with this piece. Model: KareleaHair Stylist: Kay Matthews.

"Exodus" A 3 year project, pen and ink on museum board 24x36. 

Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy.

Sexy and skanky. My go to combo= blazer with mini sequin shorts.

Bold bright skinnys with platforms are trending big this fall. 

I'm determined to rock my fedora at least one more season!

Go night to day with ballet flats. Day to night in with fab pumps!

I'll end this post with a chunky gold cuff and gold accent sleeves. Sophisticated and sharp.

Elegant, Contemporary-chic office concepts

I've had more feedback about my feminine office spaces then any other posts. So, I wanted to add several more. The top one caught my eyes with its amazing ornate wallpaper designs.

This is Khloe Kardashians office. I love the mirrored desk, and seating area. Great Style and a perfect example of how to execute a feminine dark palette!

I'm not crazy about the bold greens, but for those seeking a fresh, spring office style, this could be perfectly suited for you.

This is a great mix of textures and design. I love the black and whites in shabby-chic decor.

I love simple, clean lines. I'm a big fan of acrylic chairs, it gives any room and artistic edge.

I LOVE the soft blue lighting accents in this room. I think more people should focus on the overall ambience of a room. Opens everything up sharpens the tone.

You must not know about me...

It's bikini season once again, but a bikini body requires year round consistency.

After workouts, be sure to eat healthy foods. No sense in throwing away all that hard work.

Throw in great outdoor workouts to tan and tone simultaneously.

Even after "fun sporty workouts" be sure to end with a full body stretch.

I just love this portion control illustration. Especially if you always clean your plate.

Small snacks keep cravings and harmful binges away.

And of course, ill end with some great booty inspiration!

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Hey I heard you like the Wild Ones...ooooo

Have you ever met an outfit that made you want to rethink your life?

Opt for a sheer top on a breezy beach day.

Fun, flirty pale yellows look stunning on tanned blondes.

The Hermes birkin. I will see this bag in my dreams.

This post is killing me.

Miley Cyrus dancing.

I'm gonna soak up the sun, Gonna tell everyone to lighten up :)

I wanted to share a modeling shot taken over the weekend by PacifiCA in Laguna Beach. I was so excited the get such a beautiful shot with the birds, the beach and the boat in the background.

I dig my toes into the sand. The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket...

Nothing clears my head like a beach run. When I look at the vastness of the ocean and beauty of the water, it helps put things in perspective. (I took this picture after my run, although no picture could ever do it justice).

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People Who Inspire Me: Leonardo DaVinci

Since I'm devoting this blog to a WIDE array of my interests, including the arts, it is only fitting I write a post dedicated to Leonardo daVinci, whom has been an obsession of mine since 5th grade.

Today, society focuses on the importance of specialization. DaVinci was a specialist alright--a specialist painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer ;)

Although he is better known for his paintings (although he had only released a handful of them, and procrastinated many of them), he was a master draftsman, he kept journals with nearly 13,000 pages filled with ideas, inventions, art, and various studies.

Da Vinci was a great observer. The credit for his anatomical studies should be given to Andrea di Cione, aka Verrocchio, whom he apprenticed with since the age of 14, and taught him the importance of anatomy training in art.

Feline (and dragon) study. Notice the cat proportions are different than the cats of today. 

The Vitruvian Man was created circa 1487. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the famed architect, Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or Proportions of Man.

The man himself. So much speculation exists about his art, inventions, mirrored writing, even his sexuality, that as a true fan of his...I'll let him carry all those secrets with him without my own judgements. "It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement." (A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) 

I'll end this post with Leonardo's earliest known drawing, the Arno Valley (1473), Uffizi. I love this because of its mistakes; He drew this when he was 21, there is an imbalance of vanishing points and his waterfall study (mid-right) proved fruitless. It's nice to see that even a brilliant artist has to start somewhere. (Keep in mind since the time of this drawing he had already been in his apprenticeship for 7 years).

If you want to kiss the sky , better learn how to kneel. On your knees boy.

I finally took my love for barre and got a job teaching "Barre Body". It's a wonderful workout that combines ballet, yoga, and pilates.

Barre Body emphasizes deeply stretching your muscles after working them to fatigue.

To create long, lean muscles use light weights for high repetitions.

I love working with large groups. It promotes camaraderie and friendly, healthy fitness competition.

It's only fitting to end a post dedicated to "Barre Body" with a great fitspiration photo of a dancers dent...