Merry Christmas! I hope your day is filled with joy and spent with loved ones. This past week I coordinated a wedding for a dear friend of mine. Not only was it the union between two best friends and soul mates, but a tribute to the bride’s brother for his ongoing fight against cancer. I’m normally not the type to tear up during weddings, but as I observed her brother sitting in his groomsman chair (he was too weak to stand for the duration of the ceremony), his eyes filled with tears of love and pride for his sister, a lump in my throat gradually formed as well. Coupled with the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, I am reminded of the fragility of life and how important it is to live with purpose and love. No matter where you are, or what you celebrate, give thanks for what you do have at this moment…

What are you grateful for this season?

Sweater: Jcrew| Leather leggings: Alice and Olivia | Faux fur scarf: H&M | Shoes: Miu Miu

 Photography by Brian M Lee