Author Archives : Grey Dynasty

Breaking Ground


I’ve been an introvert for as long as I can remember, choosing to stand in the shadows, too shy to seek out the spotlight. If in the spotlight, I fidget awkwardly, feeling inadequate (and I think it shows), looking half-petrified half-bemused; that’s my resting-face when I’m feeling nervous A couple of weeks ago when I found myself at the centre…

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Fashion Full Circle


It was always going to be fashion for me. I had a natural flare for it. I made my outfits with calculated precision and reckless abandon all at once, crafting fabric onto my body, synching up the waistline, cascading over the hips, Oh the joy of creation, to take a piece of fabric and turn it into a work of…

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Working Girl


I’ve been a polymath for as long as I can remember. Many things have held my interest, not just for a while but for a considerable amount of time. Today I thought I’ll share with you some of the interests I’ve immersed myself in and made a career of at one point or another. FASHION My mother taught me everything…

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Paris Lessons


Last fall, my friend Chanel and I visited Paris for a bit of retail therapy and some sightseeing; in other words, the trip was just for the heck of it. While posing for pictures and generally goofing around, a couple of strangers approached and asked if we could be photographed together; I enthusiastically agreed, flattered beyond words. My outfit matched…

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The Journey Continues


Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore ~ Andre Gide It’s Saturday, Memorial Day weekend and I’m free for the day. The last time I wrote, it came from a raw place. I had been intending to relocate my operations back to the US so I could be closer to my…

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Dream on


Never give up on your dreams, whether you’ve clarified them already or not. If there’s a hunger inside you, a nagging, a longing, doubt, restlessness… then start on something, anything. Pick a direction and set out. Don’t think it would be easier if you know which direction to take; that is the question that will keep you chained –trust me…

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End of an Era


The women’s March on Washington and beyond is the precursor to planned series of acts of ‘civil disobedience’ should the rights we have earned so far be reversed. We refuse to go away quietly. Indeed ‘the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing’ (Edmund Burke). I hope you’ve all been keeping well, as have…

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Process Goals


Hello everyone, it’s the New Year and everybody is talking about goals and goal setting. Having chosen a rather unconventional lifestyle since this past year, conventional or traditional goal-setting neither appeals nor applies to me at this point in my life journey. So I’ve come up with the concept of process goals, where instead of pursuing definite goals, I’m choosing…

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Sisterly Love


Hi dear friends, Last month I was in London to meet up with my younger sister Christina and my brother-in-law, Joe. They live all the way in Australia so they take it upon themselves to buy a yearly round-the-world ticket and make the rounds to see our spread-out family. While I stayed in London only for a while they stayed…

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Chanel -Due Credit


Hi folks! I’m a firm believer of two things; it takes a village and give credit where it’s due. I met Chanel right at the beginning of my blogging journey at the end of 2015. I had just launched a blog that September and my first post featured meeting her at her October 2015 meet & greet in New York…

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Green with envy


Hi folks! Christmas is upon us this weekend –how exciting, isn’t it? This is my first outdoor photoshoot I’ve done since I got back home this thanksgiving. I choose to use this jacket that I’ve had for several years now because green compliments the red of Christmas –with envy –Lol! In all seriousness, I figured a green-coloured winter coat fits…

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How to Paris


Ladies, gentlemen, a final Paris post covering 9 steps on how to dress like a Parisian. Beret When I think about Parisian fashion, it cannot be complete without a beret, a red one at that. Like I mention in my previous post, Lisa help me locate this red beret in a store in Antwerp and I build my whole shoot around…

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Happy Birthday Mr. Grey!


It’s Saturday night. Sunday morning really, considering it’s past midnight. I’m sitting here in bed warm and cozy, typing away, listening to Sarah Mclachlan’s ‘In the arms of an angel’, one of my all-time favourite songs. My husband has dozed off next to me, breathing quietly. He must be exhausted, I think to myself. Earlier today, he was out taking…

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Prague – 8 places to visit


Prague is often referred to as the golden city owing to its rich history and its many old buildings. Its immaculate squares, narrow streets and impressive small towers attest to the magic of this city which has very few new buildings, thus retaining its old city charm. In my travels, I’ve been to the city many times before, initially when…

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Practice in Public


Practice is a concept we are familiar with and frequently engage in. The main purpose of practicing is to better oneself, to improve acquired skills, or to learnt to accomplish a task efficiently. As the saying goes, Practice makes perfect. Yet the type of practice we engage in is what determines whether it eventually makes perfect. And in all honesty,…

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Parisian Chic – La Louvre


Hello ladies, gentlemen, I hope you’ve been keeping well? I have. I’m excited to inform you that you can now shop my looks by clicking on the ‘shop my looks’ image, found on the right hand-side bar. Today I’m sharing with you details of another of my Paris photoshoot outfits. The location this time is the La Louvre Museum in Paris, the…

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Life so far in the Grey Household


Hi lovelies, I’ve been back home in the US for a week now and I still don’t know how I stayed away for so long. It helps that the boys came out to visit, but still I was gone for a long stretch. Since I’ve been here I’ve been busying myself with getting my house in order. With hubby working…

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Stronger Together


Hi folks! I hope you’re all keeping well? I’m holding out very well. I thought I’d share another of my Paris looks on this post; I hope you enjoy it. I’ve been feeling a little bit philosophical lately, no better exercise than to get it all out and on to paper. Been thinking about the human spirit and how resilient…

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LOVING


Hello my lovelies! Today is a special day because hubby and I mark seven years together; it’s our wedding anniversary! I loved this Mr. Grey from our very first encounter. He pursued me with such vigour and dedication that I could not believe such love existed. I am one of the lucky ones that I was raised by a dad…

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Goodbye Europe, Hello America


Bonjours mes cheries! This post comes to you from Brussels Belgium, a place I have called home for the past year. I set out for Europe with my husband and son end of November 2015.   Initially I was going to stay for 3 months and tour Europe for a while, but somehow that turned into the rest of the year…

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