It’s not the world famous bull on Wall Street, but this bull on my wall is famous in my house. Make your own inexpensive (artificial or real) “trophy animal” wall art! A department store at the Mall of America had the same idea (though my frame looked a tad more worse for wear). Last year duringContinue reading

Have you ever thought about what it means to see someone, truly? Have you ever wished to be understood – completely? I have. We live in a society of “Next”.  A swipe generation that can instantly ‘like’ and move on without consequence.  We have so many options vying for our attention.  It’s a world ofContinue reading

The power of the ocean waves rhythmically hitting the shore are a majestic display of karma. Waves roll out to sea, but always return to the shore. On a trip to Tybee Island last weekend, I discovered hidden treasure in the sand. Rewind to earlier in the day. My fiance Matt and I were exploring DuPontContinue reading

I like to travel: for work and for pleasure.  I like living in different places.  That’s the “gypsy” in me, but sometimes it can be unsettling.  When nothing seems familiar, when your anchor escapes you, when you’re in transition – how do you find your rhythm?  What makes you feel “at home” even if youContinue reading

Brooke Ziegler Native Gypsies Strawberry Fields Forever Vintage Dress

My mother said she HAD to buy this dress. She saw someone wearing it, and thought it was so amazing she tracked it down and splurged on it. I’m always thankful for the fashion splurges of her youth, because they weather the decades beautifully! I call this dress Strawberry Fields. Sure, there’s a whole fruit bowlContinue reading

Brooke Ziegler and Matt Hussey engagment

I love this man that holds my hand. I’ll have to get used to calling him my fiance! Stay tuned as I write more about our story and share tips from a Native Gypsies bride (AKA the anti-bridezilla), as days pass. If you have any NG-style wedding inspiration from your big day for ours, please do share! TheContinue reading

Two things (among many) that remind me of my Grandma Audrey are: her sense of style, and her love of lemonade.  Fresh squeezed please!   Audrey was a petite, little lady – full of vim and vigor.  I dare say she embodied the word moxie on her good days. As she passed away with theContinue reading