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Yes, Naomi! (insert clapping emoji here)

Naomi Campbell instagram

I love a girl that creates a chatty talk show in the midst of a global pandemic. Naomi Campbell is doing what she needs to in order to keep her spirits lifted, while at the same time lifting the spirits of others. I am all for it! My favorite episode of “No Filter with Naomi” is the one with Marc Jacobs, but I also loved the one with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, especially towards the end.

This quote by Marcel Proust is definitely a mood for me these days: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” How we feel is directly connected to our outlook on life. When we go through hard times, it’s really helpful to look for insights, tune into inner strength, connect with our community and take on perspectives that are empowering. What better time to raise our awareness and creativity?!

Take a look at Naomi Campbell’s Youtube channel to see more. She’s on a roll right now turning lemons into lemonade, making the best out of her quarantine time.

Wishing wellness and mental poise for all of my friends (that’s everyone). It’s a challenging time for all of us in different ways, but we can do hard things. The human spirit has the ability to create miracles and turn roadblocks into stepping stones.


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Too Good Not To!





Some things in life are too good not to share. In this case, it’s someone. I have to share what my good friend Terry Singh is up to. I’m so proud of him! He’s been getting all sorts of press lately for a super-cool fashion line that he created.

The photos you see of Terry are by Nacho Guevara (1 & 2), Luca Morgantini (3, 4 & 5) and Andrey Gavrilenko (6). There is also a fantastic video of him on Facebook. It’s a must see!
Here is the link:

You can also follow him on Instagram:
and check-out his website:




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Richard Olsen’s Blog & Takashi Kobayashi’s Treehouses in Japan

Takashi Kobayashi

I’m out of town this weekend — leaving in the next hour or so. That means I won’t be here to write a blog post, but I will leave you with something to check out! Visit Richard Olsen’s Handmade Houses Journal. It’s where I found this fabulous & inspiring video about Taka Kobayashi’s architecture:

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You Give Me Pleasure ;) ♥ Xx..

Hello Sunday Lovers! If you are wondering why I have posted this Sunday’s blog post early, it is because I have left for a road trip. This weekend I will be visiting the Catskill Mountains.

I will see you when I return! Until then, please enjoy all of the things that have given me warm-fuzzy-inspirationally-positive feelings this week. — Have a great weekend!

The idea of leaving everything behind & moving into the woods brings me pleasure. For more info on the awesome treehouse: click here.

Tavi Gevinson is such a gem. She sparkles. And I think her idea of uniting rallying like-minded teens is brilliant. To view her latest project: click here.

Orange wedges or Orange juice — so juicy, so tasty, it lights me up. I could easily have it everyday. If I can get my hands on a case of citrus. I’m happy.

One of my new favorite documentaries is Zizek! It’s wonderful. I found it on Youtube. If you would like to view the entire film: click here.

I’m loving this site called PicMonkey. You can turn any humdrum photo into a work of art. Just drag your photo on the homepage & have fun! After that, you can save it to your desktop.

Currently reading The Journey Home, by Radhanath Swami. Every page is an adventure. Also, there is a lecture he gave at Harvard that I really enjoyed. To view the video: click here.

Just the thought alone of jazz brings me pleasure — but watching John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, & Elvin Jones play by brings me super-pleasure!


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Gabriel Angelo: The San Francisco Trumpet Kid with Distinguished Style

“I live with all my heart and soul. It makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I’ve given something away, to the people.” – Gabriel Angelo

As most of you know, I am originally from Northern California. I grew up in the East Bay, across the water from San Francisco. I moved to New York in the summer of 1996, with the idea I would one day return to the Bay Area. Well, I ended up loving New York City so much, that that day never arrived. And I am sorry to say, that I am quite out of touch with what extended family is up to back home. It’s been many years since I have spent quality time with anyone outside of my immediate family (which I stay in contact with).

Interesting thing is, yesterday I received lovely news from my sister. She sent me an email that read: Have you seen what our cousin is up to? She attached video of Gabriel Angelo playing the trumpet. I thought, “Wow. What a cutie. What a talent!” His spirit was truly undeniable & charismatic. As I looked at him & pondered his name, it sounded familiar, like I knew it from somewhere else. Then it occurred to me that I knew it from Twitter. Gabriel tweeted “Hi” to me (@AimeeLovesYou) back in February. I replied to his tweet by saying “Thanks for the hello, Gabriel. Lots of NYC energy sent your way.” But I honestly had no idea that he was family! I just never made the connection. (Unless I see the last name Cavenecia, I never assume one is related to me. If I see Cavenecia, I know immediately!). I often meet people through my blog & Twitter. People frequently reach out to say hello, to promote their work, or to ask a question. I assumed it was one of those typical encounters when I received a tweet from @MasterBlasterG (Gabriel Angelo’s twitter name).

I replied to my sister’s email. And received a reply from her featuring another video of Gabriel, this time with his mother. Gabriel’s mother (who is married to my first cousin on my father’s side) has always been dedicated to her children. So when I heard that this was her son, it didn’t surprise me. I always assumed her kids would be bright. But I was thinking smart, intelligent — not playing the trumpet, decked out in Brooks Brothers suits! But nonetheless, it made me smile that the hard work & dedication she put in, provided the nourishing environment for a talent to grow & a unique character to flourish. I’m so proud of Gabriel, his mother & his father. Such a wonderful gift. The love, the trust, the hard work, the talent, the challenge, the dedication, — it’s all a gift. And I am so glad that they are brave enough to share it with the world, & to see that fearless service is the key to life. A life of service is the highest calling. To dedicate yourself to the joy of others, is truly Divine.

Gabriel Angelo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

For more information on Gabriel Angelo, follow his personal blog, his twitter account, & his Facebook page.

And yes! I know he plays a cornet & not a trumpet!
But he is commonly known as the Trumpet Kid — so I’m going with it!


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Fruit is Back in Fashion

scott schuman

I’m a huge fan of the blog The Sartorialist. You have no idea how happy I was when Maria Kerner said this line in her interview with Scott Schuman, “Some people get crazy about alcohol, but I’m crazy about fruit! Fresh squeezed juice is all I need to be happy and healthy – and I’m able to drink more than a really good professional alcoholic drinker could!”

I couldn’t agree more and I can’t wait for raw fruit & vegetable drinking to become as trendy as alcohol. I would love to be able to go out with friends and order cucumber juice straight-up or a basil-mango drink on the rocks. It sounds way better than the hang-over and puffy eyes I’ll get from wine, liqueur or beer. Natural foods are so much sexier than processed foods. They look and taste sexier and they make you look and taste sexier! The only thing that makes processed foods trendy and desirable is the marketing. Let’s start a new trend and bring nature back in fashion. Fruit is the new black.

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