Join us for a 1-on-1 free design workshop to learn how to design your

home as a present at Farrow & Ball / SoCo in Costa Mesa, CA!  It's a great

way to meet designers in person, get all of your questions answered, and

receive 20% off design fee!  To check out the upcoming dates, please 

visit www.outlivedesign.com or follow @outlivedesign on

Instagram or Facebook.

 




 

I ran into Johnathan Goldsmith at the Last Book Store in Downtown LA!




 

Why do we see so many boys these days not willing to leave their parents' nests

to build their own?  Why do they make their current family a priority over their future

family?  When we educate ourselves we understand that a relationship may be emotional,

physical, social, but a marriage is a financial commitment to preserve mutual love and respect in

order to provide a solid foundation for your offsprings that meets their needs before they step 

into the real world.  Without this awareness, emotionally weak boys lean onto their mothers

and financially weak boys lean onto excuses, games, and lies because they're not ready to

support a new family or may have other financial priorities.  Does that mean they

don't love the girl they're in a relationship with?  Absolutely not!  When 

that's the case, it's better to let time, patience, and courage

cure all wounds; not people and their two cents.

 




 

Check out my recent project!  A mix of styles and price points to

keep it transitional and budget friendly.  Because I work on very selective

projects, this one was extra special as it was less about decoration and more

about solving problems.. "designing."  We took it out of early 1940's and

updated it to 2018!  Unfortunately, I won't be able to share any

"before" pictures to show you the amazing transformation per

client's request.

 




 

Another awesome teen workshop at Piadina, Tustin Marketplace! 

We had amazing professionals, such as, a Police Officer, Programmer, Football Player,

Accountant, Attorney, Business Owner, Doctor, Engineer, Teacher, Pilot, and more who 

graciously dedicated their time to share their experiences with teens to help

them find their career paths and design their lives early!  To hear

about the upcoming workshops, please follow Tustin Kiwanis on

Instagram or 'like' its page on Facebook.





 

UC Irvine School of Social Sciences talks about my newest startup,

Outlive Design, and how it helps you design your home as a present!  

Check it out:

https://www.socsci.uci.edu/newsevents/news/2018/2018-03-12-outlive-design.php

 

 




 

This is not only my dream house, but also the coolest new 72-hour Cabin in Sweden designed

to soothe stress in human beings!  Karolinska Institutet experimented on five different 

professionals and saw a 70% decrease in stress level.  These cabins are now open as holiday

retreats to the general public.  Get more information by visiting www.visitsweden.com

 




 

Pantone's Color of the Year 2018

(...and my personal favorite!)

is Ultra Violet! =)

 

 




 

Anxiety is an emotion we experience when we believe we are vulnerable

to some sort of threat in the future.  These thoughts are created due to experiences

from the past that we are now projecting onto our future.  Investigating our thoughts and

bringing ourself to the awareness that they cannot harm us cure anxiety.

@razsoos





 

Please join us to learn about the newest online invitation, Outlive Design, for hosts that love

interior design and would like to receive it as a present on a special occasion, such as,

a wedding, housewarming, baby shower, birthday, or an anniversary!  Along with

refreshments and swag bags, we're offering 20% off design fee, 3 gallons of

paint, and a Farrow & Ball design inspiration book!  Learn more on IG...

@OutliveDesign | @Farrowandball

 

 




 

I'm in love with my new favorite city, Austin!  It's the most friendly city with a growing

population of young professionals from all around the country and delicious foods.  While I was in

Austin, I decided to visit Waco (only a 2 hour drive) to check out Chip & Joanna Gaines' Magnolia

Market and Garden at the Silos.  They're a power couple and the stars of the hit TV show, Fixer

Upper, on HGTV who have truly transformed lives all over Waco and lifted the city's

economy in unbelievable ways! Check out more pictures on Instagram &

Facebook @OutliveOnline!

 

Image: My iPhone




 

We poured beer to raise funds for the children of Orange County at Tustin Tiller Days!

 

Image: My iPhone




 

Low, clean, minimal, rustic!  =)


Image: Tamara Magel Design / Houzz




"Less is More" couldn't be more true especially after experiencing a recent wildfire that forced

us to evacuate our home.  It's important to practice letting go and living a minimal, meaningful

lifestyle.  Letting go of useless things and unproductive people around us helps us outlive our

day-to-day life we try to make the most of.  Here's a list of things you should always 

keep in your car for each individual incase of an emergency:

1.  Wate bottles, energy bars, first aid kit

2.  Cell phone / laptop chargers, glasses if you wear them!

3.  A small bag for pjs, t-shirt, towel, toothbrush, toiletries, slippers

4.  Save all important doc in your Dropbox (copy of driver's license, passport, etc.)





New York 911

New York 911

 

Remembering 911 :\

Great shot by Sanam @volare.amore (IG)

Thank you!




 

A family trip to Solvang, a cute little Danish town in Southern California.

 

 







 

 

I've been secretly obsessed with Elvis Presley and his life! 🤓

August is the month when people around the world celebrate him as he was the king of

rock 'n roll and a global icon.  He fell in love with Priscilla when she was only 14 and married

her several years later.  While he was at his peak, she decided to walk out of the relationship

leaving him heartbroken.  He increased his drug intake to fight depression which slowly

started to take a toll on his health and stardom.  He was never able to fully recover

and finally died at the age of 42 in 1977 in Memphis, TN. 


Images: Pinterest







 

I recently stumbled upon a thought-provoking, controversial documentary on

Netflix called What The Health!  Did you know that eggs are just as bad as smoking,

humans are designed for plant-based diets, protein originates in plants not animals,

and cow's milk is meant for calves, not humans?  Plant-based diets can reverse all

diseases!  Please check out the documentary and see what you think about it!

 

Image: Pinterest / Cannellevanille

 








The way we think is the way we live.
The way we live determines the quality of our life.  As they say… start at home.
Start early!

-Mariam E.





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