Words You Live By

Jul 20th, 2016 FASHION, Travel mwmelissa 3 min read

Have you ever been asked the question  What are the ‘Words You Live By ?  I was recently asked this question and frankly, it caught me a little off guard, but this is how I answered. “I do my best to live being grateful and thankful in everything.” I have adopted this phrase from my friend and Bible study leader of many years and have…



Apr 23rd, 2016 FASHION, Travel mwmelissa 4 min read

My weekend started with a flight to Charleston to visit my son, then a 4 hour drive up I-26 gave me a chance to do some hiking in North Carolina. Breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountains, named for the blue color that appears when the sky is hazy, energizes my soul. Hiking trails leading me to places unknown bring the peace I yearn for,…

Royal Hawaiian Honolulu


Mar 1st, 2016 FASHION, Travel mwmelissa 7 min read

The last stop of my Hawaiian getaway…The Royal Hawaiian, Honolulu located on the famous Waikiki beach boasts beautiful views of a gentle surf , soft sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the Pacific. Also seen from the hotel, the tuff cone, known as Diamond Head sits in the background and at 762 ft. tall it’s perfect for that birds eye view of Honolulu, not…