A Letter From The Author
I feel as though I'm living a dream to present my first children's book, written in collaboration with my creative and fashion forward six year old daughter, Bella. Set against a fashionable and luxurious backdrop, the story is a journey of discovery for young girls, exposing them to what is truly important in life. This book seeks to celebrate beauty growing from within yourself while sharing special moments with friends and family. The Vintage Contessa & Princessa is about building integrity and creating resilience while following our passions, overcoming challenges and giving to friends.
When Bella and I first thought of writing the book, we knew we wanted to give a portion of the proceeds to help children in the midst of challenges. We had been touched by the sadness of cancer as we watched my 7 year old goddaughter fight to win her battle with the disease. She continues to fight moment by moment, and through her, we have discovered that despite the challenges, there are moments that ARE precious.
We realize now that a smile, a laugh and a rolling of her beautiful blue eyes are one of life's most prized possessions for us. This is the message that the book tries to share with its readers, both young and old; that life is not about perfection, and that the word luxury can be applied to the smallest, most beautiful of moments. Now that we live with cancer in our family, we would like to reach out to other families living with cancer and walk with them in their journey by connecting with charitable organizations in their communities.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Vintage Contessa & Princessa will go to cancer charities in communities around the world. Both Bella and I hope that you and your little Princessa will enjoy reading the book and planning your own fundraising parties to help people with cancer. You can purchase the book on our website here and you can find out more about the Mother Daughter Teas we are doing around the country to raise money for cancer charities here.