A Daily Dose Of Glamour

A daily dose of glamorous inspiration…



So in keeping with my last post on Living a Charmed Life, I wanted to kick things off with #36 ‘Drink more water’, from ‘100 Ways to Age with Grace, Elegance & Joie De Vivre‘. I’ve seen these BKR water bottles everywhere, but the high price tag left me wondering why I should spend $28 on a glass water bottle… I finally relented after receiving an Amazon Gift Card for my Birthday in July. I chose the color ‘Bubble’ (pictured above) which looked like a blush pink online but when it arrived is more a, well, bubble pink, just like its name. Im super pleased with the color choice (so me) and love even more the amount of water I’ve been consuming since I have received it.

It’s a funny thing to find you’ve increased your water intake just due to the fact that you’re now drinking out of a glass water bottle.  But I can say in all honesty that the change of taste from drinking via a glass bottle vs. plastic is distinct. I find the water I am drinking no longer has a taste and goes down a lot smoother. After using the bottle for a few months I feel comfortable saying that I think the high price tag is worth it, not just for the increased water intake but also for all the sweet compliments I get anytime I am seen guzzling from it.

BKR water bottles come in a lovely range of color choices, AND if you are anything like me, you will appreciate that they offer replacement glass bottles if you ever clumsily drop yours ! Happy drinking!!

Living a Charmed Life


When I started this blog it was with the intention to focus on one thing glamorous each day. Well, that doesn’t always happen… see I deal with an unfortunate thing called anxiety.  I call it the invisible evil, as it is this invisible monster that gets in the way of me living each day to the fullest. It drags me down and discourages me from living my best life. Although, there is one positive thing that anxiety has given me and that is a need to maintain order in my life. For me its a form of striving to keep control as anxiety takes away a lot of that from me. My point is, when it kicks in, so does my sense of maintaining some sanity, looking for ways to keep myself grounded and engaged. It’s an endless cycle, but the outcome has me trying my best to overcome any negative feelings and pulling myself up and finding something better to focus on. For me, this has developed into a quest to live a (somewhat) glamorous lifestyle (glamour equaling pursuing the best in life and not necessarily a jet set lifestyle).

My aim for the past few years has been to do at least one productive, positive thing each day. I’ll be honest, sometimes the only productive thing I have the energy for is going to the grocery store, but then I will try to make those purchases count by buying healthy foods vs. a box of krispy creme. I guess its the little things….

This long entry is leading somewhere, I promise. I found a new blog today while browsing through Pinterest; Live the Charmed Life – The Elegant Guide to Lifestyle Design. Lifestyle Design, I love it! The author of the blog, Deeanne has put together so many wonderful lists to design your lifestyle. My favorites being ‘100 Ways to be Elegant’, ‘100 Ways to Age with Grace, Elegance & Joie De Vivre‘ & of course ‘100 Reasons to become an Expatriate‘ (because being an expat is my number 1 goal in life).

These lists are so great that I have printed them out and have begun highlighting the ones I have already completed (yay!) and the ones I aim to begin working on. So here is to the quest of pursuing the best me, I’m so excited to see how much progress I can make by the end of the year! And I can’t wait to share it all with you, daily!!