About

About

HELLO! 

I’m Ally, an attorney turned lifestyle expert and consultant currently based in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) and it’s my mission to help you live la belle vie, or, a beautiful life.

Aside from lifestyle expert, I’ve been called a tastemaker, influencer, and all of those amorphous terms that I’m slightly loathe to call myself because none of these things existed as a career when I was growing up (which tells you how old I am!). But for a decade now, I have been sharing tips and ideas for living la belle vie on tv, in magazines, and online so……

LA BELLE VIE

So what exactly is la belle vie? To me, a beautiful life is many things.

It’s injecting beauty and style into the everyday;
It’s creating a beautiful and comfortable home environment that is personal to us;
It’s nourishing our minds and souls with literature, music, and the arts;
It’s expressing our true selves through personal style;
It’s exploring the world and other cultures;
It’s balancing healthy eating with gourmet indulgences;
It’s cultivating a healthy spiritual life in whatever form that takes for us individually; and
It’s slowing down to appreciate the small moments, the people, and the world around us.

Many of these ideas were gleaned from my years living in Paris and absorbing the French knack for living the good life. I’ve also learned a great deal by observing people living well throughout my extensive travels (60 countries and still going strong).

If all of this resonates with you, you may enjoy…..

the blog where I share more thoughts on all this plus tips;

Instagram where I post daily snapshots from my own belle vie;

Notes FROM THE RIGHT BANK, a quarterly newsletter of everything I’m into these days; and

La Belle Vie Show, a weekly podcast where my best friend and I discuss living a beautiful and meaningful life.

And if you need a little help with any aspect of your own belle vie, I’m available for one-on-one consultations. For media contributions or appearances in DC/Maryland/Virginia, New York City, or Philadelphia areas, please message me here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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