Ala's 2024 Resolutions

With the change of the year, it’s easy to take time to reflect. I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking over everything I’m grateful for this year. The travel moments, the time with loved ones, and the labor of love working on AvA. As I head into the new year I want more of the good stuff. The nights that leave me smiling for days, the outfits that make me feel like a million bucks, and the conversations that bring immense joy. So this year, here are my resolutions.

See more Friends

I am lucky to have an amazing group of friends around me. The kind of friends that have you crying laughing, and who are always there when you need it most. This year I want to spend hours over meals together chatting, and catching up as much as possible. Joy, laughter, friends–repeat.

Time for Myself

Life’s too short to run yourself ragged. I want to fill my time with painting–something that brings me sheer and utter joy. I hope this is my most creative year yet!


As I juggle AvA, family, marriage, and friendships, I want to incorporate a bit more organization into the process. I’m looking forward to next year where I’ll look back and see this goal met–giving myself a moment to feel accomplished and proud of myself. If you’re setting this goal too, let’s do it together!

Living in the Moment

I want to reach for the bold pop of blue as I’m rushing out the door. I want to go out dancing on a whim, and spend the weekend with my grandkids–no phone in sight. I want to cook meals that are extravagant and drink top shelf wine.

What are your new year’s resolutions? Here’s to hoping at least one of them is wearing more AvA. Happy New Year.