The Best You

Set intentions and do something different this New Years

In the past I’ve never really felt the need or desire to set intentions for the upcoming year. Of course I’d do the usual run of the mill wishes to keep a healthy physical workout regime, be the best version of myself that I could be etc. But I never really dug that deep into my souls to set the intentions that could really make a difference in all aspects of my life. This year is different. I feel like there is almost an urgency to set the PERFECT intentions that will set me on the right foot, path that could potentially alter my life forever.

I am a single mom with two boys.  I have a partner with whom I share wonderful adventures with that holds a special place in my heart.  My life is filled with excitement, adventures, struggles, peace and happiness. It’s not perfect but it’s my life and I strive for happiness, passion, compassion and the most unique life for my boys.

As the new year rapidly approaches I find myself reflecting on my past, happy moments, sad moments my failures and accomplishments. Life is not suppose to be linear – there are twists and turns, bumps and hiccups.

All of which I try to embrace and seek peace and acceptance on the path that I had taken and now look to the future and the path in which I wish to forge.

This New Year’s Eve I wanted to experience something different than the usual over priced prix fixe NYE menu in an oversized venue that lacked intimacy.

I’ve decided to trade in my sequinned black dress and 6 inch heels for hiking boots and Patagonia gear:)

Of course in true Alissia style we’re still going to maintain a feminine and sensual touch to the look. I may be wearing fleece and gortex on the outside but my undergarments will still have a festive and cheeky flair.

As for NYE activity ideas – here are a few that will unlock the adventure enthusiast in you, your partner and the rest of the family:

  1. Acro yoga and rock climbing retreat in Joshua Tree.
  2. Surf trip with a few friends and family and head down south to Ensenada.
  3. Skiing/snowboarding at Blue Mountain, Whistler/Blackcomb, or Mammoth Mountain to name a few with the family then head in and sit by the fire as you prepare cheese fondue for your NYE’s feast!\

Alissia Marciano is a fellow mom and Urban Suburban Mommy’s fashion stylist and lifestyle expert, as well as, an on-air celebrity fashion host. Currently based in Los Angeles, she has worked and forged her talent around the world in such cities as Paris, New York, Vancouver, and Toronto. From guest appearances on Rachael Ray, to the countdown to the Oscars on the red carpet with E!, and co-hosting Look A Like and Sexy Girl,  Alissia is a prominent figure in the fashion industry and her success has earned her the reputation of a highly sought after international fashion and celebrity stylist. Beyond fashion and music, Alissia’s portfolio includes an extensive list of advertising clients including Diesel, ESPN, Nike, Acura, Orbit, and CAT. Her eclectic mix of femininity and rock n’ roll has graced the pages of such publications as L’Uomo Vogue, Neo 2 (Spain), Entertainment Weekly, New York Moves, Wonderland (Japan), The National (UAE) and Filler to name a few. In addition to her work in the industry, Alissia has two beautiful boys with whom she shares many wonderful adventures and creates lasting memories with, surfing and skateboarding being two of their favorite activities.