My name is Amanda. I spent the entire holiday season running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
This was me all holiday season. The whole thing. I had Post-it note upon Post-it note. I was running around from place to place, frustrated with my lack of organization (I had just been to the dollar store 3 days ago!) and downright angry at myself for doing the same thing over and over again year after year – over committing myself to holiday party organization committees, family commitments and work deadlines while under committing to myself. Then it came to me. This is not living the Refined Side. This is madness with all-hands on deck trying to rush together the perfect holiday season while simply forgetting the basic tenets upon which I live my life – precisely what this webpage is all about.
And while I hate (no, that’s not strong enough… Loathe and despise) New Year’s Resolutions, I am hoping that you will look beyond the cliché and commit with me to living 2015 dedicated to the most important person in the world, yourself.
We here at the Refined Side are dedicating all of 2015 to helping you find your sparkle. We will help you recognize that the little tiny voice which exists within all of us that is telling us that we are different from others, that we are worthy of love and attention, and that we deserve to be pampered and taken care of – is a little voice we should be listening to.
We’re not asking you to become self-centred, snobby, ignore your children or become a lady of leisure. We’re not asking you to develop into a damsel in distress, run out to find someone to take care of you or to change a single thing about who you are. What we’re asking you for is to join us as we spend the entire year aspiring to find, create and savour moments of luxury in your everyday, real life. We’re going to help figure out little ways that you can create your very own version of what this webpage is all about – La Vie En Luxe.
We want you to feel special, look special and believe you’re special – because you are. And we will help you get there.
So here is to you, for joining us on this very exciting journey, and for all that 2015 holds in store for us.