Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2015

When I began writing a New Year post, I intended to share with you all of my resolutions for 2015–devote more time to my blog, exercise more, visit my favorite museums more, reconnect with old friends, etc. But then I started thinking, how can I be proactive about only a handful of specific goals when life is one giant goal waiting to be discovered? So, this year I’ve decided to scratch out all of the other resolutions on my list and stick to one all-encompassing goal: Do.

Do make this year the best one yet.

Do push myself to be the best person I can be.

All of my dreams will come true as long as I continue to do.

Happy New Year! And thank you so much for joining me on my journey.

xo
Bona

 

Finding Love in Drew Barrymore’s Heart Photographs

From Drew Barrymore's poignant photography book, Find it in Everything, published last month by Little, Brown.
A heart in a bowl of miso soup, from Drew Barrymore’s touching book of photographs, Find it in Everything.

Today I am inspired by Drew Barrymore to find love in the most unexpected places. Her new book, Find it in Everything (published by Little, Brown), is a compilation of photographs of hearts she found in everyday objects. Her pictures remind us that love and happiness can peek through the most surprising hiding spots, causing instant joy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Becky Murphy, author of the new book “I’d Rather Be Short,” plays a game of “Would You Rather” with Bona Style. Read her answers below!

I'd Rather Be Short, published by Plume, will be available online and in bookstores on October 29.
I’d Rather Be Short, published by Plume, will be available online and in bookstores on October 29.

Becky Murphy is 5 feet tall, and proud of it. Her new, pint-sized book I’d Rather Be Short: 100 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be Small is a witty collection of drawings and captions that prove that tall stature isn’t everything. Continue reading “Becky Murphy, author of the new book “I’d Rather Be Short,” plays a game of “Would You Rather” with Bona Style. Read her answers below!”

Bright Lights, Beautiful City

summer skyline

Temperatures reached 80 degrees in New York on Wednesday and to celebrate the warm weather, Alex and I dined al fresco on our building’s rooftop. Birds chirped cheerfully as we sipped Chardonnay, and dined on roasted wild salmon and spring vegetable risotto. As the sun set, the city lights began to twinkle around us, reminding me that nothing beats springtime in New York or cozy dinners with my soul mate.