All posts of Jamie Phillips

Museum of the Decades: 1980s

Every decade has a personality, the ethos that marks the people living together during that time, giving us shared experience that shapes our day-to-day. It bonds us and reminds us we belong to a specific time, place and group, that we are a part of something larger than ourselves. Here, Jamie Phillips helps us wander […]

Chasing Childlike Wonder: Go ahead, have some fun.

Growing up, my family has always had a habit of pointing out personality traits in others; thanks, Aunt Betty, I would have never known I was sensitive if you hadn’t told me 14 Thanksgivings in a row. But after 40+ years, I’ve grown to accept it, and most of the time, what is said doesn’t […]


Must-have sandals, customizable products for fine hair, the perfect beach read — all things that have ended up in an online shopping cart and ultimately at my doorstep because someone I don’t know on Instagram told me THEY. ARE. THE. BEST. EVER. And while that may make me sound vain and frivolous, I’m actually neither […]

Say Yes: Here’s a place to start

Yes. Such a simple, yet powerful word.  Maybe you said it when the right one asked for your hand in marriage. Maybe you said it when your soul told you to walk away from the one who wasn’t right. Big, small, momentous and inconsequential, how we use the word yes can shape life as we […]

5 Things to Know for Your Wedding Day

Confession time: I completely underestimated the amount of time, energy, money and emotion it would take to plan my wedding. As someone who plans events for work, I thought I would be a natural at wedding planning. I thought it would be one scratch off of the to-do list after another until one day I […]

Where’s Home?

Home. There’s no place like it. A place to relax, recharge and restore your body and soul at the end of a long day. A place to keep the items you hold sacred. A concept so embedded in Western culture that one of the first questions we usually ask someone is, “Where are you from?” […]

What Does Home Mean to You?

Local women and children share their concepts of home. I am fortunate enough to have not one, not two, but three homes! Yes, you read that right. While not all of these are actual houses, they are places where I have grown up, built my own identity or have a connection to. Dubai will always […]

Take a Walk

With Show Me Center marketing director Abbie Lady At flourish, we create conversations that bring people together. Conversations that teach us things about other women. Conversations that give us insight into what drives them to get up and do what they do. In this issue of flourish, we chat with woman-on-the-move Abbie Lady, the current […]

The Written and Unwritten Rules of Etiquette

You classy, confident woman, you. “Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.” — Emily Post The grand old dame of etiquette Emily Post wrote the words above long before local etiquette expert Sarah Bohl was learning about the […]
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