Author: Riesa Pascal

My Style Anniversary

A look back on five magical years writing for Style Magazines! The story of how I began writing for Style Magazines is one that not many people know, but it’s a story that I hope will encourage you in the same way it encourages me when life isn’t exactly going as I’d planned. As you’ll come to see through my brief retelling of the events, God truly works in mysterious ways and sometimes what seems like your worst nightmare is actually just a door opening towards something greater. To share this story requires winding the clock back to the spring of 2012 when I was a senior at Florida State University. My final semester of college was coming to a bittersweet close and I had just finished ordering my graduation announcements when a new email popped up from the university. I immediately clicked the notification and then read with horror that an unknowingly missed course credit meant I was still one English course away from graduating with my double major in Creative Writing and Communication Studies. In the blink of an eye, all of my post-graduation plans came to a screeching halt and I was suddenly left with two options to receive the diploma I had worked so long and hard for: 1) Enroll in summer school and complete the missing course or 2) Substitute the missing credit with...

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I AM BRAVE 2017

Empowering women to impact their family, business, and community When Pablo Villatoro saw how hard his recently divorced mother had to work to rebuild and re-invent herself, it sparked a passion to create an environment where women can empower one another and push each other forward in business, with their families and in the community. After one meeting with Vyky Rifai, they decided to align each other’s course to pursue the same goal. Together they formed the I AM BRAVE Women’s Success Conference which has a simple mission to empower women to impact their family, business, and community. Since...

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My Style Anniversary

The story of how I began writing for Style Magazines is one that not many people know, but it’s a story that I hope will encourage you in the same way it encourages me when life isn’t exactly going as I’d planned. As you’ll come to see through my brief retelling of the events, God truly works in mysterious ways and sometimes what seems like your worst nightmare is actually just a door opening towards something greater. To share this story requires winding the clock back to the spring of 2012 when I was a senior at Florida State...

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In case you missed it!

Can you believe next month marks the halfway point of 2017?! We’ve already enjoyed a lot of phenomenal events this year, but I have a feeling there is still much more fun to be had! Check out some of our favorite recaps from May, just in case you missed it! From May 4th-6th, thousands from all over the world came to Orlando to celebrate films, actors and directors that aim to spread the Gospel at the 5th Annual International Christian Film Festival. What began in a small conference room in downtown Orlando with 30 films has now grown to...

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The Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Soak in the seaside elegance of Fort Lauderdale’s premier waterfront resort! Rest, Relaxation, Recreation, Relief, Rejuvenation… This spring I discovered R&R and much more during an unforgettable weekend stay at the newly enhanced Pelican Grand Beach Resort. After having already discussed our expectations for the getaway, my companion and I could hardly contain our excitement as we pulled into valet and were greeted by the smiling staff. Fortunately for us, our imaginations hadn’t led us astray as the following weekend proved that the Pelican Grand was all we had imagined and then some. Still basking in the glow of...

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