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In this month’s Gold Book, Leslie writes about her new endeavor: part-ownership of downtown Davenport’s first coworking space. She tells readers about her new adventure and thanks them for reading for the last four years. Read her final article HERE.
Read about a female owned and operated travel agency here in the Quad Cities in this month’s Gold Standard, the popular column that Leslie contributes to the local lifestyle magazine, The Gold Book.
Leslie writes about the popular 8ONE8 Fitness for the February Gold Book. Check out the article HERE.
Leslie explores the world of adult coloring for The Gold Book. Read the article HERE.
Leslie enjoyed learning and writing about the immigrant experience at Davenport’s German American Heritage Center (GMAC). Click here to learn about the GMAC—it’s a gem of a museum!
Click HERE to read Leslie’s a series of blog posts about Empower Tanzania’s Community-Hospital Alliance Program (CHAP). These posts include fascinating (and important) information about community health in East Africa.
If you’re local, you’ll want to check out the QC Food Hub this summer! Here’s why…
Leslie features local craftsmen Tom Hoskins in her article about Handmade Trout Nets for The Gold Book.
Read the article by clicking HERE.
Curious about meditation? Click here to read about meditation coach Angela Sands. She’s a QCA standout and I am grateful for the privilege of interviewing her this month’s Gold Book.
Leslie talked to Paula Sands about her favorite gift-giving finds in the Quad Cities just before Christmas. The interview was based on her December Gold Standard column from The Gold Book.
Read Leslie’s reflection about letting go of perfection during the holiday season in this month’s Radish Magazine. Click HERE to read..
Help Leslie choose her family Christmas card and get an inside look at the adorable stationery shop, The Plaid Rabbit! Click HERE to read!
Click HERE to read about three local photographers and to take a look at their stunning work!
Leslie recently discussed her article about smart phone use published in Radish Magazine with talk show host Paula Sands. The link to the interview is forthcoming…
After a challenge from my editor, I put a few parameters in place in order to check my reliance on my smartphone. Read about the experience in this month’s Radish Magazine by clicking HERE.
Click HERE for some great fair trade father’s day gift ideas in the June edition of Radish Magazine.
Read the May issue of Radish Magazine to learn how to make sugar scrubs. They’re a great alternative to micro bead exfoliants and a great Mother’s Day gift! Click HERE to read the full article.
Catch Leslie on Paula Sands Live Friday, June 2nd!
For the Spring issue of Yoga Iowa I wrote about meditation and seeking peace in the midst of the busyness of family life. Click HERE to read the article.
This month, I tried to make my own roll of “un-paper” towels. Was this adventure in sustainability worth it? Find out in this month’s Radish Magazine.
This month I interviewed the talented woman behind Cynfully Fun Furniture. Not only does she have great taste, but she has awesome vision! Read about her upcycling adventures HERE.
This month in The Gold Book, Leslie writes about learning to knit with kids. Read the full article HERE.
Leslie and her husband experienced the Signature Package at the Turning Leaf Massage and Day Spa. The evening includes a couples massage and dinner catered by Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. She writes about the incredible experience HERE. (Someone had to do it!)
Looking for a little romance and relaxation? Leslie explores the benefits of couples massage in February’s Radish. Read the article HERE.
(Photo credit Paul Colletti for Radish Magazine.)
Looking for a new exercise regimen for 2014? Leslie was thrilled to finally try hot yoga at Indigo Wellness Studio. Read what she has to say about the invigorating experience HERE.
In this month’s Radish Magazine, Leslie explores ways to stay positive during the cold winter months. Read about it by clicking HERE.
Click HERE to see Leslie talk about her most recent Radish Magazine article on the local talk show Paula Sands Live!
In the December Gold Book, Leslie reveals her love for untraditional handicrafts. Read about it HERE!
In December’s Radish Magazine, Leslie gives tips on how to upcycle last year’s holiday greetings. Love paper crafts? Learn about what you might do HERE.
Read about Sister Kathleen Storms, a retreat director, healthy food advocate, and cookbook author in November’s Radish. Click HERE to learn about this fascinating woman as well as some new tips for cooking wholesome foods for a crowd.
Read Leslie’s latest column for The Gold Book. This month she writes about a lovely local artist who paints gorgeous signs using upcycled materials. You’ll find it by clicking here.
Click here to read about Leslie’s latest find for The Gold Standard—3 Gypsies Designs: Beautiful baubles in the Village of East Davenport. It was such a pleasure to meet the artist behind this beautiful bead work!
This month, Leslie tastes and enjoys the hand-crafted soda offered at Fresh Deli. Read about it here!
Click here to read about one of Leslie’s favorite places on the planet…Miss Effie’s Flower Farm!
Click here to discover some pleasant places to picnic in this month’s Gold Standard!
Leslie unearthed some fascinating characters and style this month for her column in The Gold Book. Read about her latest mid-century finds here.
Looking for something to do this Spring break? The Fryxell Museum of Geology is fantastic! Read about Leslie and her family’s recent trip by clicking the link below!
Watch Leslie discuss a recent article on Paula Sands Live!
A Milliner Among Us, The Gold Book, January 2013
Read about the fascinating woman behind Studio 910 here!
Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Gold Book, December 2012
Watch Leslie discuss great ideas for handmade hostess gifts
on the local talk show, Paula Sands Live.
Luminology: A Bright Light at Bucktown Center for the Arts, The Gold Book, October 2012
A Store Full of Stories,
The Gold Book, September 2012
Click here to read about Leslie’s 12-month clothing fast and her interview with author of Elizabeth Cline, the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.
The Ruby Slipper, The Gold Book, July 2012
Read the article here: july12_rubyslipper
What’s in a name? Farmers’ market vendors flex some creative muscle, Radish Magazine, May 2012
Field and forest: Author puts a creative twist on field guides for children, Radish Magazine, April 2012