Set the Mood

Stephanie Marinello

Photos by Evan Anderson

Hello Smart is Sexy loves!

Today, is one of those days, for whatever reason that gets me thinking about the simpler things in life. I recently wrote about how to let things go and how they can affect you less if you consider every moment just a passing memory. Because ultimately that is just what they are. How they affect you is something else, and that is what we try and deal with every day.


So let us set the mood for the week, my mood this week is– I am grateful. As I got ready for my event the other day I stopped by the beach, to take a moment to myself. How lucky are we? I mean cmon, let’s re-read that last sentence, “I stopped by the beach” oh so casually. Dude! How many other people NOT living in California, are as lucky as we Angelenos!? Whether you go to the beach, hate the sand, love the water or not this is a part of who we are, we have that optioneveryday. It might be a drive, it might be a walk or just a bus ride…..but we get to go to the beach whenever we want. It’s there, it’s not moving anytime soon, just us.

Then I thought — aside from it being super windy, the fact that this is our season change…blows my mind! I was born and raised here, and it still blows my mind! We have left summer behind for fall and soon to be winter, but I am here, with my toes in the sand…..this rocks! If I want snow in a few months…I can drive there, or fly to it if I get picky but I get this everydaythe beach, the sun, the warmth, and the sea-breeze. I get to enjoy it, just the way I like it, and everyone does it differently, that is why Los Angeles has so many sub cultures. Weather aside, growing up in California has so many perks, Proposition 8 recently being one of them. Don’t get me wrong, we are not the BEST state, as we do have our problems but for what we do have, I am thankful for.

Home is where the heart is,

I’m thankful I can call California my home with all of you.

Stephanie MarinelloStephanie Marinello Stephanie Marinello Stephanie MarinelloStephanie MarinelloI like to eat before I head out to my events, have you been to the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica before?

Come with me, let’s ride the elevator up to the top and enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset in Santa Monica for happy hour at the Huntley!

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Smart is Sexy.

Set the Mood for the week.

What’s the mood you’re feeling for this week? Where do you feel most at home? Why is it special to you?

Xoxoo Beijo!


One response to “Set the Mood

  1. Great photos and amazing post to go with it! Thank you for always sharing your beautiful thoughts. I am GRATEFUL that you are in my life!

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