Here’s to a Fabulous 2011!

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2010 has been a year of surprising new paths, self-discovery, exciting travels, and promising new projects. Though it’s been mostly great, there have been some challenges as with any year. I can’t think of any other time that I have so eagerly anticipated a new year. I have a really good feeling about 2011! Part of my eager anticipation, no doubt, is due to my excitement for the official launch of High Gloss. We have been working so hard on the magazine and cannot wait to finally share it with everyone. We also have a TON of exciting and inspiring things planned for the rest of our 2011 editorial calendar, so it should be a year filled with travel and fun photo shoots (along with all of the hard work that goes into producing an issue)!

In the past, I’ve talked about the fact that I am a list-maker. Everyday, I operate with a to-do list. Yep, each day starts out with a Post-It on my desk and I work until I’ve checked everything off of it. Seeing as how I usually make the same resolutions over and over, I figured I would take the same approach I did in 2009 and make a to-do list for 2011 rather than random resolutions I am not likely to keep.


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{1. Take charge of my organizational skills…a must with everything that I have to oversee and plan for the magazine. I also hope to be the best possible editor that I can be for High Gloss, creating a fresh, top-notch magazine that is inspiring to our readers. Embrace this newfound path that I am on. I have never been happier, more passionate, or more fulfilled by my career than I am now.}

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{2. Continually search for inspiration for La Dolce Vita, High Gloss, and my own personal life, whether for the home or in fashion.}

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{3. Seize opportunities that are presented to me and celebrate even the smallest victories! We are always are own worst critics.}

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{4. Try not to sweat the small stuff, surround myself with positive people and laugh as much as possible!}

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{5. Cherish every moment with loved ones and try to be a better wife, daughter, sister, friend, and puppy mom to Tate.}

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{6. Travel whenever possible! Next to my husband Fabian, traveling is what I love most in life.}

Thank you all so much for your continued support. I know that some of you have been reading La Dolce Vita since its inception in the summer of 2007, while others of you are more recent additions. Welcome! I’m not sure if you all know this, but you all inspire and motivate me so, so much and for that, I am incredibly grateful. I hope to be able to continue to grow and develop this little, old blog without which so many things would not have been possible and to do my best to connect with you and inspire you on a daily basis in the new year. Thank you, my dears! Now, do tell…what are your resolutions for 2011?

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  1. Such a wonderful list. Mine is quite similar, actually. I’m so inspired by what you are doing — following your dreams and finding happiness in your creativity. So impressive. I can’t wait to see High Gloss!
    Happiest of New Years!!!

  2. Yours was the first blog that I really identified with, and inspired me to start me own blog. I have a good feeling about 2011 also! Congratulations on a successful year!

  3. I like the “celebrate small victories”. Often times we hold off things until it’s something major and dont use certain flute glasses or wear certain things until it’s a “special” occasion. Every day we’re alive is special. I really don’t do resolutions per se but I do have some goals (goals I’m less likely to break) & mines is evolving my blog more (click my name 2 view). Also get more clients & attend at least one design bloggers conference.

  4. Just wanted to end the year letting you know how much I love your site and look forward to the release of High Gloss. I check your site everyday and love the inspiration it provides. Thanks for sharing your passion and imparting style to those of us who thrive on copying others creativity….to make our lives La Dolce Vita too! Happy 2011. May it be filled with love, joy and peace that only He can bring! Blessings!

  5. What a great and inspiring list!
    I love your site, and look forward every day to reading it!

    Happy New Year!