Quick LinkedIn Profile Photo Tips

How to take a LinkedIn Profile Photo If you’re going to have a LinkedIn profile, you will definitely need a photo. Just like people buy from people they like, know and trust, people strongly hesitate to offer an interview to / do business with / connect with someone off of a LinkedIn profile (no matter…

5 very POWERFUL things you can do in your career right now

Reflecting on the past few weeks on a major project I’m working on and I can tell you it’s been an amazing journey. For the young professionals, here’s FIVE very powerful things you can do in your career that will go a long way. Interested to hear what some of your tips are! (1) GIVE…

E pluribus unum – can we do it? 

….out of many, one. A Latin phrase emblazoned on every piece of American currency we have in our wallets, change jars and seat cushions. I find myself quite fascinated at how the currencies of other countries are designed. Britain and Scottish notes are bright, brilliant, colorful. They even have one now made of plastic that…

6 Edinburgh Favs You Must-See

Of course when you go to Edinburgh you have to see the castle and the Royal Mile, etc. Thanks to a girl’s day/night out with my well cultured UK friend Peggy Brunache, here are a few off-the-beaten path places you might not have known about that’s definitely worth your time!! Know of some great places…

The UK & US have different Daylight Savings Times??

So the US “sprung forward” earlier this month on the 8th. The UK however is just now springing forward on the 29th, 1am. Never knew that!! In fact, only about 70 countries actually participate in Daylight Savings across the world. Meaning about 80% of the world DOESN’T participate in DST. And for the countries that…

Add this place to your Scotland tour list!! – @BBCScotland

This is one FANTASTIC place!!!! BBC Scotland has created a fantastic work environment. Massively chic and perfectly designed! Highly recommend a tour here. See all the studios, set design, people at work and in meetings, how their office space is laid out, makeup and wardrobe rooms – the works. Definitely worth the trip!  …

Best Scottish present ever!!!

I have the BEST Scottish friends! Check out all of this fabulousness they got me for an early bday present – quite “crackin’” (as they might say here):  From the top right, clockwise: A thistle – the national Scottish flower. A beautiful purple. A satchel of lavender – (how did they know I love…

The power to change the world… #WomensDay

I know a lot of people probably don’t even realize Women’s Day is a day. And even if it has come across your desk or floated across your timeline, why does it matter? Is it just some big feminism fluffy #womenrock movement? Or is it something deeper than that? This week, a community acquaintance I know from South…

Don’t make friends at work??

I’ve heard so many people say this one phrase over and over: “I’m not here to make friends.” They’re not here to make friends at work. Why? They’re here to do their job. This is a job. It’s a paycheck. Blah, blah, blah. And those same people are often the ones, consequently, who don’t like…

Oldest house in Glasgow: Provand’s Lordship (1471)

Glasgow’s oldest house – Provand’s Lordship – built in 1471!! One of only 4 medieval buildings left in Glasgow. Our cab driver told us it was haunted (totally don’t believe it, and if it is I would prefer not to know!!). There are no elevators or anything of the sort so you’ll have to be…

5 Things to Know About Getting Your Hair Done in the UK

So after being here a quarter of a year now I FINALLY broke down and decided to find a stylist. Just couldn’t take it anymore. The split ends were starting to weigh on my self-confidence and my color said – really?? Make a decision. There’s a few things, expat ladies, you might want to know…

Selma is released in the UK!!!

FINALLY #Selma is released in the UK!! Quite interesting to watch it in a Scottish audience. Hearing the reactions afterwards you could tell they had no idea of the truth of the Civil Rights Movement in America. I cried half the movie, of course. Gasps of horror in unison at the beatings and hatred and…