‘Insist on yourself. Never imitate’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)

Imitation is only good when the purpose is to learn and establish productive behaviours….otherwise forget about it! It`s time to define yourself. And this is what we`ll be doing here together. You will be finding here a lot of ideas to define your style. And this goes beyond fashion.. If your focus is on business though, … Continue reading

The Color of 2013

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” This is what Pantone, the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, is saying about the color of 2013 – Emerald. “Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in … Continue reading

My Wish List

Good Morning December! There have been two years now since I am carefully preparing my list of “to wish for” every end of December. Now it’s the 30th and I am working on my new list. I am gonna share with you my way of doing the list, so hope it’ll be useful. You should … Continue reading

We all make our choices – the hard thing is to live with them

I have been watching The Words over the weekend and it got me thinking about what they say towards the end of the movie that we all make our choices, the hard thing is to live with them. Well how will you know the choice you make wouldn’t be hard to live with? I really … Continue reading

Luck is an Attitude

Start by defining luck to yourself. I personally like to thinks it`s more about an attitude of self-confidence, going out there and getting what you want, achieving, keeping that mind-set that enables you to see opportunities without getting down the road of pessimism. It`s strange how I`ve forgotten this and then by coincidence 3 things … Continue reading

New Year`s Eve Confessions

What is your dream of the perfect New Year`s Eve? I am pretty sure you do imagine one, or remember that perfect scene from a movie… I must confess I have a thing for putting my dreams on a dashboard to be right where I can see (and chase) them so this time I will use this … Continue reading

Human Sigma – Managing the employee-customer encounter

Have you heard about Human Sigma? Briefly “what Six Sigma did for manufacturing, Human Sigma will do for the service economy” – Ralph Olivia, Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Business Markets I have recently finished reading Human Sigma, written by John H. Fleming and Jim Asplund, an interesting reading bringing a whole new perspective … Continue reading

Burgundy & Black Leather

Did you have one of those days when you feel happy just like that and everything falls into place? Well, that is how I feel around winter holidays! And I am not sure if it`s because secretly I can`t wait for my presents (shh) or is the Christmas spirit all around that gives me a boost … Continue reading

Two places to go to while in London

This is not going to be a post with tips & tricks about sites to visit in London. If you are expecting that, I suggest you stop reading now :). Imagine it`s a cold, rainy, Sunday in London – what would you choose to do? Well.. since I love chocolates, cakes and pastries (I could … Continue reading

Winter Snow and Tolstoy

Yesterday we just had the first snow in Bucharest. Although it gave me a boost of energy and a holiday mood, I have to admit the first thought of getting out in the cold this morning was painful. Among this mix of feelings and thoughts I couldn`t help myself from wondering how come we don`t … Continue reading

Green Winter Friday

I don`t know about you but I love cold sunny mornings 🙂 and here`s the result Photos by Alex Melente photographer (