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DivaMoms Presents: On Grace…Susie Orman Schnall!

10 Apr

On Grace - CakeWhenever Lyss Stern tells you about a book, everyone listens!  So Divamom‘s choice for its Book Club was such an excellent choice!  On Grace by Susie Orman Schnall!

On Tuesday, April 8th the novel’s debut introduction was held in NYC, at a beautiful place named the DASHA Wellness  & Spa.  As you walked towards the Wellness Center; two charming woman greeted you with a big smile.  Walking further, two glass doors and as you opened them, you hear “Welcome Dolls!”

The space was rather large and your mind was quickly transformed to relax merely by the scent of jasmine in the air and beautiful white hydrangea all around.  A cocktail bar with all the fabulous favorites and trays of chocolate.   Refreshing cucumber water, chocolate truffles, platters of fruit and vegetables.

DASHA associates were providing mini massages to all the guests and giving tickets for a raffle to win two DASHA services at the close of the evening!  This is what you call Mommy pampering!


Then as you turned, the beautiful Susie Orman Schnall, the author of On Grace was meeting and greeting everyone with such enthusiasm.  I wanted to know about her novel even more after meeting her!

Lyss proudly spoke about Divamom’s Book Club, its history and her warm felt introduction of Susie was received by an  abundance of applauses throughout!

IMG_2654Everyone hushed to hear Susie read an excerpt of her novel!  Without giving too much away about the novel, it’s a narrative of a young woman approaching her 40’s and exploring all the aspects of life which can, could and will affect a woman!  Dasha Wellness Spa




Soon after the novel was available to buy! For all purchases, Susie so kindly wrote a short message to the reader with her signature!  Cake cutting, DASHA gift bags and surprised winners were announced for the raffle tickets given at the start of the evening!   A wonderful time had by all!  For me, it was such a pleasure meeting Susie.  Susan Orman Schnall


Now… how could I talk about the novel, unless I read it!  So I had an entire day filled with On Grace!   It started early this morning while having breakfast, during lunch, waiting in the doctor’s office and then the long line I was on in Costco!  Rushing through my 30 minute exercise; upon returning home  – within shy of 12:30 AM with a cup of chamomile tea, I just finished the Epilogue!!!!!


Whew! Such a delightful page turner, leaving me thinking about how precious life truths are and the hardest part to do…is the next step!

Before leaving the event last night, I purchased an extra novel and it’s signed!  I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to introduce you to the author, see her literary style and most importantly enjoy a good novel; which I so enjoyed reading!

So I am doing a giveaway*!  And you know how when you read you like to relax… with the novel, I am also including one of my favorite candles by Thompson Ferrier! On Grace Novel & Candle Giveaway

To be in the giveaway, please leave a comment on your interest of the novel either on this post or on Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s Facebook page.  All comments will be read and I will select one person on April 21st!


Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

Thanks, Letia 🙂

Photos and purchases by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design.  To know more about Susie, please review her web page.  For more information on upcoming events with Divamoms, review their Event Page.  Info on 2013’s Mom Mogul Breakfast by Divamoms click here. DASHA Wellness Spa – Flagship is located at 115 East 57th Street, Suite 520 New York, NY, 10022 212.755.5500  Thompson Ferrier Candles are candles with true perfume fragrances.

 * Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 united states or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age and at least of the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry, except employees or immediate families of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC (including those living in the same household). All information requested to mail prizes to winner, will be kept private and confidential. All items were purchased and sponsored by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design LLC; not the companies selected for giveaway items. By entering this giveaway, the contestant is in agreement with the terms provided. Winner will be announced during the week of April 20, 2014.

Interior Design Magazine…Makes You Dream!

22 Jul

When I receive my monthly issue, I am always so excited on what the cover will be!  The cover is the clincher, where editors sit around a table deciding what photo will make the cover!   

The editors never seem to be wrong, because this issue’s cover had me in amazement!    Not only does the information in this Interior Design Magazine quite helpful, but the photos allow the reader to dream.  A giraffe! Did you ever think?   So; if you ever want to pinpoint what your style is or you are  kind of on the shelf about being outrageous, or perhaps want to make the unthinkable, well thinkable; this magazine is full of crazy and fun ideas!  The website is full of great ideas; as well!

So often we think of things as the usual, where you may want it to be drastically the unusual, different in your surroundings.  Now, yes it up to you to not to be forced into a concept that you are not comfortable with in your home.  You are to be happy be with what is being decided for you, if you are hiring a decorator or designer.  If it’s you doing the decorating, who would know more better than YOU? 

However, I do suggest take chances.  The most that could happen, is that you don’t like it and guess what?  That’s what paint is about, that’s what I would like to return this order is about and the OH NO’s are about.  You get to simply change it! 

So, when you get a moment, review the Interior Design Magazine issues for some ideas.  There are so many others too, but this is one of my all time favorites.  

It will not leave you disappointed at all! 🙂

Go to for more great ideas!

Be well, Letia  🙂

Finally! Well Hello : )

14 Feb

As you can see,  Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design’s website is finally up!!!   I want to thank everyone who has contributed to making this possible!   I have so much respect for people and their talents, it is truly a blessing to work/meet with everyone.  

For those who are meeting me for the first time, I wear so many hats, great Mom, Auntie, dear friend, blog writer, IT Director and charity fundraiser; but my joy and passion is in decorating!  

I love making people’s spaces enjoyable and truly believe it can definitely be achieved for those who just don’t know where to start. One of my goals is to also help those who have a fixed budget as well,  get a little happiness in their environments; without spending too much money. 

What you will find out about me; I’m not one of those people who is stuck in one medium. I think that you can do all of it, as long as it’s the same dedication with whomever the client is and the goal is to change their surrounding with visual content; that makes them feel really uplifted.  It looks like we are going to be spending more time at home, due to the state of the our economy, it should be comfortable and enjoyable while we are home with our families and friends. 

So here you will find a vehicle to ask me questions, I will provide you with the answers and tips too!  You will be part of my adventures on shopping or I will even share my latest find!  See my takes on fashion..which I love!  It could even be an observation or something crazy that has happened to me (giggle), that I have to share.   Most of all, it’s a place where I can connect with people like you!  So we are going to have some fun and get inspiration for everyone! 


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