Archive for January 13th, 2011

January 13, 2011

Book Review::Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire

by heatherkp

I finished reading this just recently and LOVED it!  I have read a lot of business books and this one has such a refreshingly different point of view; A WOMAN’S.

Did you ever read French Women Don’t Get Fat?  We if you did, you probably loved it and your bound to love this book also by Mireille Guiliano.

This woman is a powerhouse, she’s the best of French and American cultures rolled into one.  She knows style, has class, is smart, savvy and sexy.  In this book she teaches you a little bit about how to turn all of these to your advantage.  I thought it was great that she talks openly about this not a weakness but a strength!  She admits that the upper echelon of the business world is run by predominately men and tells you what you need to know to turn the fact that you are a woman into an asset.  She shares everything she thinks might help including tips on dressing, entertaining, travel, manners and navigating the politics of business.  This book isn’t just about being a successful business woman, it’s about successfully enjoying all life has to offer you in both your career and your personal life.

January 13, 2011

Thursday::Things

by heatherkp

I finally joined Pinterest in December and I’ve found it to be such a fantatic tool for organizing all the things that inspire me!  I was worried (as you may be too?) that it would just be another website that sucks time away from my day but I’ve found that’s not really the case.

I find that I use the Pinterest bookmarklet to pin things as I’m browsing other sites.  In the past I’d have to do a screen capture and or bookmark the site or subscribe to the blogroll or favorite them via Etsy or Flickr and going back to try to find anything was next to impossible!  Some people also use Tumblr for this purpose but I’m loving the way Pinterest works and how I can create my own categories, tags etc.  Here is one of my collection of THINGS::Girly Frilly Things to be more specific!

And here is a board of THINGS::Tactile Texiles to be more specific.  I love the flexibility of this new website!

Click on these photos for links to the boards and for more specifics about each pin.  For now you need an invitation to join but you should get a response from them within a few days at most.  Are you on Pinterest?  What do you love about it?