Money Mondays Series: Negotiation Strategies for Performing Artists

There are a few questions you should ask yourself, as an independent artist, before accepting a performance contract. How will this performance help my career when it comes to exposure (will there be people in attendance who can help move my career along, by referring me to other potential clients)? What is the atmosphere –…

Try Not To Judge Abby Lee Miller

I was watching the news about Abby Lee Miller and her bankruptcy.  I got into a conversation with another performing artist who was really bashing her. I just could not bring myself to join in. As I explained to him, we only know what the news, tell us and what she says. We do not…

How to Make Yourself Feel Like a Queen

Let’s face it. We all would love to be a Queen for at least a day! The word Queen means different things to different people. For me, I think of confidence, manners, poise, grace, and having the ability to be strong in the face of fear. After a particularly long day, I was feeling down….

Absolutely Last Second Holiday Gift Ideas

Guess what? According to some holiday season calendars, you actually have until January 5th to deliver your gifts for the holiday season 2016.  Ok , so I have a habit of waiting until the VERY last minute to shop during the holiday season. I like to buy myself  try new things, so I usually by…

On The Run Eating Out Holiday Hacks

If you are anything like me, you are probably running around this holiday season and find yourself having to eat out more times in the span of a few weeks than eat at home. Stop the guilt! One of the best things you can do for yourself is to just maintain during the holiday season,…

Opera Inspired Dessert For Your Holiday Dinner Party

I love the party scene from La Traviata! I asked London based Author, Lifestyle Writer, and owner of Energya, Paola Bassanese, to create an elegant dessert inspired by her favorite opera. Paola created “White Chocolate, Elderflower and Pink Bubbly Soufflé” inspired by La Traviata for my show Operaluscious “Where Opera Meets Lifestyle” you can also watch Paola…