You might have wondered, "what the hell happened to Julia and All About the Pretty?" I admit that I have been away and it's not by choice. It's because the job that pays the beauty bills had me humping in a way that I can only describe as brutal. The last few months have been crazy with work. But, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally here. I'm on a renewal. A renewed focus to the site and my life in general. Jaime is still the fabulous intern and I've added Amanda as a New York correspondent. I live close to New York but not that close.
A big step in the renewal process is The Don and I are headed to South Africa and Egypt for a three-week vacation/business trip on June 17. When we first met my bucket list trip included attending the World Cup and going to South Africa. His bucket list including Egypt. Needless to say after almost a year of planning - yours truly and l'homme (the man in French) are heading to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup and then on to Egypt. I will be writing every few days while I'm there.
In other great news I am a contributor for two online publications. Southern Flourish is an online publication that focuses on the South. I have a piece on "green beauty" for the Spring issue and the Summer issue will be arriving in the next few weeks. Click on the magazine and flip through to get all the Southern goodness and love on your screen.
I'm a writer for BlackAtlas.com. BlackAtlas.com is a travel website sponsored by American Airlines and I will be having specific travel articles on their site as well. This is a great opportunity for me to expand my writing to include more travel writing.
It's been a crazy, wonderful, and busy year. I wouldn't change a thing of how everything has worked out. Thank you for staying faithful in subscribing to my feed, sending emails and checking on me, and letting me know that this too shall pass. The lesson is always in the journey and what an incredible journey it has been. Thank you for being on this journey with me. I can't wait to explore Cape Winelands, Cape Town, and Durban South Africa. Then we are headed to Aswan, a luxury cruise down the Nile River, Luxor, and finish our journey in Cairo.
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