If I were to ask you what music and gardening have in common, initially, you would probably say you weren’t sure. With a little more thought, you may say something like both are known to stimulate calm. What you would never say is Terry Steele. And you would never say Terry Steele because this award-winning singer and songwriter is better known for music than his love of gardening.
As America reopens, there is an eagerness to step away from our screens and step out into the warm summer days and nights that are filled with the electric energy of people connecting, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. From bottomless mimosa brunches to scenic rooftop views with great music to dance to, there will be no shortage of invitations to fill up your social calendar.
“I have crocheted more afghans than I can tell you,” Vice President Kamala Harris said in an interview with The Washington Post last year when reflecting on her activities during the height of the Pandemic. A lifelong crocheter, it was during the Pandemic she found herself tucked away in her Brentwood home, revisiting her childhood hobby alongside her daughter, an avid knitter herself.
It was 380 BC when Greek writer and philosopher Plato wrote in his work, The Republic, "our need will be the real creator." Over time, Plato's words would be rephrased and Americanized to the familiar declaration, "Necessity is the mother of invention." This declaration took on new meaning in 2020 when COVID-19 mercilessly bullied its way into our lives and forced us to reimage and invent ways to do what we once did with effortless ease.
Each summer, there seems to be a new theme to lead the charge on romance. Who remembers watching Grease featuring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta while they sang about all the fun and trouble they'd gotten into during "Summer Lovin"? Years later, I listened to Drake rap-sing about all the guys he was going to flex on and girls he was going to snatch in "Summer Sixteen." Most recently, I've listened to Megan Thee Stallion provide the template for living your best "Hot Girl Summer" while being careful to remind the people not to get too carried away because "my man is picking me up after."
Have you ever wanted to enhance your skincare routine but didn't know where to start? Are you unsure how to determine which products, facial procedures, or treatment programs fit your skin? Then Kaylee Harris, owner of Vis Jolie (Live Pretty), is the woman to see! As one who “went through puberty at a very early age,” Harris understands the insecurities and frustrations that often accompany acne and frequent breakouts. With the first-hand experience of such battles and vulnerabilities, her career path as an esthetician permits her to assist her audience, who are primarily composed of individuals lost and misguided in their skincare journeys.