The Good Life
with a Southern Drawl

By myscoop2 — June 25, 2014

Birmingham

And The Greatest Of These Is Love (2/14/2020) - Amor fati – it means to love one’s fate. It is a belief that to truly live and love and be the best human you can be, you must fall in love with life – all of it, the good […]
Vulgarity Is Ugly, I Stay In The Game To Fight It (2/5/2020) - I went to sleep the night of the Super Bowl, energized and joyful. I just witnessed two aging women perform their hearts out in one of the most fearless, grandiose displays of athleticism and sensualness while paying homage to Latin […]
5 Easy, Delicious Plant Based Super Bowl Recipes (2/2/2020) - Once again another American reason to dive into a platter of wings or cheese dip (as if there wasn’t some new reason every week;). Maybe you are trying to keep a New Year’s resolution, maybe you are looking for healthier […]
Vegan Nachos Recipe (1/27/2020) - Holy smokes! These vegan nachos are the BEST nachos I’ve ever eaten. Piled high with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, pinto beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn, jalapeño, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, olives, chives, and a pepper-cashew sauce made in […]
The Gift Of Presence (12/31/2019) - I’ve been thinking a lot about presence lately. No, not presents, but presence rather. With all the distractions we encounter daily, from the ding of texts to rushing to get the kids here or there to Facebook updates to checking […]
The Real Story of Alcohol, My Story and Stories From Other Women (11/7/2019) - After I wrote my first piece on alcohol “Perhaps Mama Needs Her Wine Shouldn’t Be The Catchphrase For Motherhood” , the response was incredible. Over the last year and a half I have had hundreds upon hundreds of women message me […]
The Perfect Day In Lexington (10/12/2019) - Rolling green hills dressed in wildflowers, thoroughbreds grazing behind white fences that sweep along the highway, this is Lexington, Kentucky. Behind the obvious reasons to visit – horses and bourbon – there is a town full of charm, creativity, and […]
Best Of Provence (6/26/2019) - We often think of time as passing us by. As we drove passed fields of lavender and poppies, rows of grapevines and olive trees I wondered if maybe we were just looking at it wrong. Maybe instead of thinking of […]
Best of The French Riviera: Saint-Tropez (6/25/2019) - Were you never told St. Tropez is paradise? -Karl Lagerfeld The pastel colored buildings, the narrow streets, the bougainvillea wrapped balconies – the colors and smells of the Mediterranean wind along every cobblestone street of this iconic Mediterranean town. If […]
Best of The French Riviera: Day 1-4 (6/24/2019) - “Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” I called out of the window of our castle room. My husband had to remind me France already had plenty of cheese. In the medieval village of Eze we had the ultimate pleasure […]