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Sonya Glyn Nicholson 

Paris / Milano / Atlanta


Let’s get serious while not taking everything too seriously. Life is passing quickly and some things matter and some things don’t. Each of us has to find out what is most important in our lives and work on nurturing those things. To me, the most important thing in life is to leave as many good “effects” behind as possible.

We each also need to identify our fears and figure out a way to get rid of them. My fear is being bored. I really can’t stand it because it feels like loneliness !

Next, we need to know our achilles heel — or vital weakness. Mine is my pride…I really hate looking bad, I’m not happy to admit it, but am working on this a lot. I respect a person who is incorruptible, and when I meet this type of person, I count myself as lucky.

The subject of clothing isn’t really about clothing…it’s about creating emotion around us. Many people may not understand the reasons they are drawn to the phenomenon of elegance. Think about how you feel when you like what you are wearing. Why shouldn’t you feel that way most every day? Dressing well is a journey instead of a destination but each of us can find our way with a little effort and without worrying too much about making mistakes. One thing I hope people in this industry work more on is showing grace towards each other. Even though we all have our personal preferences, it’s a great quality to respect the sartorial path of others without judging. There is no sartorial king or queen after all…We are just people making all this stuff up in our heads and hearts about what to wear and what to say–it’s good to keep perspective.

Sonya Glyn Nicholson

professional vitae:

sinon le CV de Sonya Glyn Nicholson, Senior Editor for Parisian Gentleman
Professional background: ABJ Degree/Henry Grady School of Journalism, University of Georgia, Writer on the topic of male elegance, 10 years with a Fortune 500 Company as a writer, product developer: surgical wear fabric & design, patent holder, commissioned for personal biographies, certified for fitness training/education.

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  1. Nice!

    Much love, Carl

    July 7, 2012
    • Thank you, Carl.

      July 14, 2012
  2. Hi there – love your blog, very elegant and stylish! will be popping in often! all the best,

    July 11, 2012
    • This is a great compliment. Thank you so much!

      July 11, 2012
  3. You have a lovely blog here and I look forward to following!

    July 13, 2012
    • Thank you. I enjoy your eclectic style. ~S

      July 14, 2012
  4. Sonya, welcome to the blog world! I love your final sentence–so deep and meaningful! Hope you find those “moments” you’re searching for. The journey will definitely be a thrilling one:)

    July 30, 2012
  5. I appreciate the welcome and the compliment. I hope you’re clairvoyant, since I’m counting on a thrilling journey. Thanks so much for reading.

    July 30, 2012
  6. fivereflections #

    very nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

    July 31, 2012
  7. Hi, David. Thank you…it’s mutual.

    July 31, 2012
  8. Great Blog!!! I will be looking forward to your wonderful journey!!!

    August 1, 2012
    • Thank you. The name of your blog, La Vie Boheme Art go my attention! I look forward to following your work. ~S

      August 1, 2012
  9. Hi,

    I suppose Kahlil Gibran is an icon, much like the ‘Andy Warhol of spiritual literary.’. Would you be interested in writing about him?

    Subhan Zein

    August 1, 2012
    • I have had a “Kahlil Gibran phase” in my life for sure, and really like the thought of taking suggestions for new IR features. So, yes…I’ll spend some time with Kahlil over the next few weeks and give it a go. I’m glad you asked. ~S

      “Your children are not your children.
      They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
      They come through you but not from you,
      And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
      You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
      …For they have their own thoughts.
      You may house their bodies but not their souls,
      For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
      You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
      For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
      You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
      The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
      Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
      For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”
      – Kahlil Gibran

      August 1, 2012
      • Love that Khalil quote! Went through the same phase, awesome writer.

        August 12, 2012
    • Done !

      September 17, 2012
  10. F. Meingast #

    Hi, Sonya! You have a beautiful blog and, in my opinion, its thematic and intent are lovely 🙂 Will be so nice to follow you!

    My best wishes,

    August 1, 2012
  11. Thank you for the feedback, as perceptions are so good to know. You have a great eye for beauty, and I hope we drop by to see each other from time to time. ~S

    August 4, 2012
    • F. Meingast #

      You’re welcome Sonya! Thank you so much for your kind words 😉 I’ll see you for sure.
      Kindly, F.

      August 4, 2012
  12. nice to meet you..;)

    August 4, 2012
    • …and you as well !

      August 12, 2012
  13. Cordially fearless? Really? I love that!

    August 8, 2012
    • thank you…it’s good to know what strikes a chord. 🙂

      August 12, 2012
  14. Hi there – I just nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award.
    If you want to accept it, click below for details.

    No worries if you’re not into the award thang:)


    August 9, 2012
  15. Wow…I’ll check into it. Either way, I am honored and feel a connection with you just knowing that you would place me on your list. Thank you. ~Sonya

    August 9, 2012
    • My pleasure Sonya – you had me at tartan:)

      August 20, 2012
  16. Awesome blog you have here! I really like the classical music post and inner superhero one – you’re very talented and insightful! 🙂

    August 10, 2012
    • I’m enjoying your cool offbeat style very much! I appreciate the specific compliments…Thank you for dropping by and I hope we see each other more.

      August 12, 2012
      • Thank you so much, that’s very kind of you! 🙂 I’ll definitely be swinging by again!

        August 13, 2012
  17. You have a really nice blog. Have a great day!

    August 11, 2012
    • Thanks, ariesgirl. I look forward to your book reviews!

      August 12, 2012
      • Thank you so much! I wish you all the best in life.

        August 12, 2012
  18. A nice discovery for me of a lovely Blog found on this Saturday evening. Looking forward to reading more,

    August 12, 2012
    • Same here…and I get your Southern humor and much of your twist and take on everyday life.

      August 12, 2012
  19. Hey thank you for the support on my page! It means a great deal & I look forward to your posts too!


    August 12, 2012
    • I adore visiting your page, so supporting you is easy. Thank you for your kind reply. ~Sonya

      August 12, 2012
  20. 🙂 I love your blogs and I can’t wait to read more of them!

    August 12, 2012
    • Thank you so much and nice to meet you!

      August 12, 2012
  21. I can touch the beauty of your blog, so I follow it !!! 😉

    August 12, 2012
  22. Thank you and I like your post about being generous…so true!

    August 12, 2012
  23. Well written about me! You have great shots on this blog!

    August 13, 2012
    • Thank you kindly, offthebeatenpath.

      August 29, 2012
  24. You have a great blog…Nice to keep in touch

    August 14, 2012
    • Agreed, and thank you for saying so.

      August 29, 2012
  25. I absolutely relate to your vision and point-of-view. Looking forward to your posts!

    August 14, 2012
    • Thank you. I enjoy your keen perspective on nature, FT. I believe that appreciation for nature should not be underestimated and you remind me of this point.

      August 29, 2012
  26. even with just a glance I can see that I will fall in love with your blog and will lose many an hour reviewing your past posts. goosebump stuff – love it…..looking forward to what is to come.

    August 15, 2012
    • Thank you so much. I just read your Mary Poppins story and loved it. ~S

      August 29, 2012
  27. Funny, I have an attraction to people’s biographies as well. Many times, unknown people. I am fascinated with the depth of most lives, all the hidden things, good, bad & ugly!

    August 15, 2012
    • I’m with you on this. When given the choice of a new book to read, almost every time, I go for the nonfiction / biography option. I find that just knowing that what I’m reading is “real” to be enticing. Still, I imagine that a great deal of fiction is actually quite real, just under a guise to protect the writer. Thank you for your thoughts. ~S

      August 30, 2012
  28. Interesting premise for a blog. I’m curious what draws you towards your quest to become fearless.
    Also, if you enjoy vintage stuff, I found these sites not too long back. Colossal is an INCREDIBLE site, here is one cool post: ALSO, this site is crazy cool/weird:

    August 15, 2012
    • Wow, Colossal is like a feast for the eyes, and retronaut is so comprehensive and diverse. Thank you for these quality links. In terms of the question of why the quest to be fearless…the simple answer is that I want to live without the limitations that fear imposes, because fear is what prevents us from being exactly who we really are. ~Sonya

      August 30, 2012
      • Excellent answer. I like that. You are very brave for holding yourself to such limitless potential. I feel like you will see and do some incredible things in the future, and would be shocked if you already haven’t. Best of luck Sonya. –Eric

        August 30, 2012
  29. I like your style! I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    I am a new blogger too.

    August 15, 2012
    • Thank you. I enjoy the emotion that you relay so clearly in your story writing. ~S

      August 30, 2012
  30. Sonya,

    I believe that all interesting and worthwhile people essentially create themselves. You surely are a prime example.

    I’m of course now following your blog with great interest.


    August 16, 2012
    • Tom, Your words inspire me and you lead by example on this creed of “creating you own self”. You write from the heart and I feel glad to have walked a parallel path with you here. ~Sonya

      August 30, 2012
  31. TG #

    Hi Sonya 🙂 I’m looking forward to hearing from you more often again 😉

    August 18, 2012
    • Hey TG! So cool of you to follow me here, my friend. I greatly appreciate it. ~S

      August 30, 2012
  32. Really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. If you’re interested you can find the rules of acceptance at:

    August 21, 2012
    • Thank you, Marie. It is an honor to know you and to be recognized by you. ~Sonya

      August 30, 2012
  33. That’s a lovely introduction. Yes I do believe in this “…embrace this quest to communicate real personal style, our demeanor is lifted and we find confidence, with no apologies”
    Kind regards!

    August 27, 2012
    • I just reread your “Brahma Kamal” article…To witness such a miracle bloom must have been amazing. Also, I adore the literary references made throughout your blog. I will continue to follow with interest. ~S

      August 31, 2012
  34. Wow! Wonderful work…very informative. I enjoy writing that makes me think..I look forward to more, thank you for sharing!


    August 29, 2012
    • Thank you for the great compliment. Your blog brings back incredibly great memories of my neophyte days of fly fishing for trout in second hand wading boots…very cool. ~S

      August 31, 2012
  35. Sonya, from the little I have read this is a very interesting and well written blog. I added you to my follow list and look forward the future post.

    August 29, 2012
    • I really appreciate knowing your first impression and also enjoy your amazing nature shots of the great state of Washington…you have a great eye for picking up lovely subtleties. ~S

      August 31, 2012
  36. …and one day…i wanna be like you ! 🙂 thanks for the follow Sonya ! Following you with eagerness !

    August 29, 2012
  37. You just got me! I loved your post “What inspires”
    It comes in such right time for me and I bet it is not chance at all.

    I will keep reading… and meet you halfway

    Thank you

    August 30, 2012
    • I keep hearing that there are no accidents, and so I am beginning to believe…perfect and thank you kindly for your encouragement. I hope that your return to school in an amazing experience. ~S

      August 31, 2012
  38. What beautiful and well-put thoughts.

    August 30, 2012
    • Thank you Huffygirl for the kind remarks. I enjoy your writing (esp. Laugh. Cry. Think. Learn). ~S

      September 4, 2012
  39. I love your idea and explanations of how you feel.It can seem like I am hung up on the sadder and sometimes nastier side of life but we cannot shy away from things that prick our consciences. Some of my post are from deep personal knowledge and some I have studied so I can comment. I am looking forward to spending some time here in your blog ; ) Be well and happy.

    August 30, 2012
    • Thank you. I admire your strength and resolve and square-in-the-face attitude. You exemplify the spirit of the inspiration article I wrote, and it is with pleasure that I follow your writing. ~Sonya

      August 31, 2012
      • Thank you I really appreciate your reply it always encourages me to carry on when people are so approachable. willow

        August 31, 2012
  40. What a beautiful blog you have. You got me with the Amsterdam photo. We were there a year ago and I fell in love with the city.

    August 31, 2012
    • Ah, so you know Amsterdam as well? I must admit that I’ve developed a slight addiction to the city. And, I have a feeling that dropping in on your writing will be mostly fun mingled with real enlightenment. ~S

      August 31, 2012
  41. You have a lovely blog. I look forward to reading more.

    August 31, 2012
    • Thank you for saying so. I wish you great success on your book series The Chronicles of Fallhollow … exciting ! ~S

      September 3, 2012
  42. Anybody who believes in classic quality is worth a “follow!” 🙂

    August 31, 2012
    • Wow, I have a real appreciation for this sentiment. Thank you ! ~Sonya

      August 31, 2012
  43. Gorgeous blog premise and gravatar pic…looking forward to checking out your work. =)

    August 31, 2012
    • Hi Stacie…Your August 30 article had me laughing so much. It is a pleasure to follow you and thank you for your kind words. ~Sonya

      September 1, 2012
  44. Tag! You’re it!

    You have just been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out my post “An honor to be nominated” for details on what to do next. Congratulations and please keep those great posts coming!

    September 1, 2012
    • Thank you so much. The nicest thing I read in your link is that I, along with some select others, make you “smile, laugh and think on a regular basis”. This makes me feel happy. You have gained so many followers in such a short time. Congratulations! ~S

      September 3, 2012
      • Thanks, iconically. And you definitely deserve it. I really appreciate the kind words and hope you win! 🙂

        September 3, 2012
  45. I am honored that a veteran writer follows my blog. I just browsed at some of your posts. They are all beautifully written and illustrated, with very interesting facts and thoughts. I ‘d like to learn more from you and about you. Thanks again.

    September 1, 2012
    • I like that you call yourself a lifetime learner and your extensive domestic travel and museum-visit features are quite good. A sincere “thank you” for your generous words. ~S

      September 5, 2012
      • Thanks so much for your response. I also traveled a little overseas, but did not have time to post all of them. I just read your Tokyo post. It was nice!

        September 10, 2012
  46. Darkness comes with a smile. But Light overcomes it when it appears. We can bask in the heat of it or just watch it disappear. The cup is half empty or half full, but to each his own. Our connectedness has consequences beyond our zones. May blessing arise in your heart when aesthetics fail as they inevitably will. For we all go the way of the grave but it will even pale when the true Light arises and restores what is behind the veil.

    As the old foundatonal book states,
    “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

    Be Encouraged,
    R. Martin

    September 2, 2012
    • Thank you for these words from your heart. I hope I can develop and sustain that kind of inner beauty…it means everything. ~Sonya

      September 3, 2012
      • Me too. Be Encouraged,
        R. Martin

        It was in Toulon that I learned what randy meant. LOL. I moderate an International theological forum so I started to use my middle name. I finally went back to using Randy again after many years.. LOL

        September 3, 2012
  47. Inspiration…To breath in the living spirit…

    I like this:

    “I pursue all that is timeless in attitude and appearance.” Very nice worded…

    I am pleased to see you like Man Ray. This man has deeply influenced me. All that incredible Zeitgeist he managed to catch with hos photos…

    Well, nice to see you around…Hope we can exchange some “winged words” as our friend Homer puts it…


    September 4, 2012
    • Because of your comment, I brushed up on my knowledge of Man Ray and saw two parallels between my beliefs and Man’s beliefs in the areas of inspiration and original thought. Had you not left this comment, I doubt that I would have ever recognized these common factors. Thank you for the great and giving spirit in this reply. I look forward to following your words, Julien, as you seem to be well-studied, intuitive, and knowledgable. ~Sonya

      September 4, 2012
  48. First time visiting your blog. I love the photos and articles. Will be back to read and comment. Love your layout and theme!

    September 7, 2012
    • I appreciate all the positive feedback. It’s very encouraging. I especially like your “What If” article and am glad to meet you. ~S

      September 9, 2012
      • Glad to meet you!

        September 11, 2012
  49. refereraltip #

    wow, i really love this post, lol we’re even

    September 8, 2012
    • Thank you ! I’m not sure what it means “were even”? But, enlighten me if you want! :~) ~S

      September 10, 2012
  50. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Sadly, I’m the kind of person that has pretty much no physical style, and all the style I have would be found in my words and animations. Take care!

    September 9, 2012
    • Gasp ! I just spent some more time on your blog and you are a super talent…so funny too. I’ll be back many times. You make reading fun. I adore your cartoon illustrations too…classe.

      September 9, 2012
      • Hahah thanks so much!

        September 9, 2012
  51. Came here to thank you for stopping by and have been rendered speechless… beautiful blog!!! wow…

    September 11, 2012
    • Your words and encouragement mean a lot to me. Thank you ! ~Sonya

      December 5, 2012
  52. Classy and tasteful =) A Fresh feel =) A Love for life ~mentally and spirtitually inspirational =)You glow Sonya =) God bless you. =)

    September 15, 2012
    • I smile after reading your comment (very uplifting). Thank you for taking the time to write to me. ~S

      December 5, 2012
  53. Nineteenfifteen #

    just beautiful,

    September 15, 2012
    • Thank you so much, nineteenfifteen!

      December 5, 2012
  54. Matthias #

    This is a really cool blog. Thanks for liking my posts too!

    September 20, 2012
    • You’re welcome…and thank you for writing me here! ~S

      December 5, 2012
  55. Hey Sonya! I just nominated you for The Addictive Blog Award. Much deserved. Click the following for all directions.

    September 20, 2012
  56. Surprise, Sonya!

    It is my distinct honor to nominate you and your wonderful blog for the Addictive Blog Award! I simply love reading your work and I want everyone to know!

    Check out my post for details. And congratulations!

    September 21, 2012
  57. You may be relatively new, but you sling verse like a pro!

    September 21, 2012
  58. Iconicallyrare is such a lovely place: Inspiring!

    It is an honor to have you over at EuZicAsa (a three word modern contraption, I wouldn’t have gotten away with in the primary school) which means “it’s what I say”.

    I hope you’ll find it a worthwhile trail, among the many trails at wordpress (what a wonderful world of words, sounds, pictures, and ideas, isn’t it?

    thank you,


    September 24, 2012
  59. Sonya, I have just quoted you on my post, for an ongoing project – please let me know if there is anything you’ like ammended (in the manner of the referral for example). best regards..

    September 24, 2012
  60. Congratulations, Sonya!

    You have just received the So Sweet Blogger Award for being so AWESOME!

    Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers!

    September 27, 2012
  61. Josh here from the BlinkPacking blog. Just wanted to say thank for stopping by, and I wish you all the best in your travels. You are really clever with words — I enjoyed your posts.

    September 27, 2012
  62. Thank you for following! I love your introduction here and look forward to following and visiting.

    September 28, 2012
  63. msuworld #

    Would to love to have some really stylish insights on prose 😉

    September 28, 2012
  64. Sonya,

    I have just realized you wrote: Miami / Prinseneiland, Amsterdam / Paris / Balboa Island,

    does that mean you divide your time to live in these places? Like, 1-2 months in each place?

    Subhan Zein

    October 12, 2012
  65. Just letting you know I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award.

    October 16, 2012
  66. Great “About You” page! 🙂

    October 21, 2012
  67. Thanks for your visit to my very humble blog. You write beautifully!

    October 26, 2012
  68. Vlad Stanescu #

    Many complimentas to your wonderful Blog !

    October 31, 2012
  69. Congratulations Sonya, I have nominated you for the Prolific Blogger Award!

    The rules of the award are at


    November 4, 2012
  70. Lu #

    I think your blog is amazing and I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award. I looked through many blogs and I really like your. You can learn more about it here:
    Best wishes to you!

    November 13, 2012
  71. “Cordially fearless” – what a terrific way to approach things, I may have to borrow that!

    November 17, 2012
  72. eddyskitchen #

    Well put and well written blog……..great job.

    Best wishes!

    November 18, 2012
  73. Really enjoying your blog! Looking forward to reading more.

    November 18, 2012
  74. good to find your blog – and I’d be glad to see you join me on my other social sites

    November 21, 2012
  75. ciao! luvFAB blog.

    November 26, 2012
  76. Always enjoying your beautiful site, and now I am letting you know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Details of this award can be viewed on my site. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    November 26, 2012
  77. 1EarthUnited #

    Awesome writing, look forward to delving in the “square” folds.

    December 13, 2012
  78. Hi, I have nominated you for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ award. Hope you don’t mind!

    No pressure, I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog this year.

    If you would like to accept you can check out the format here:


    December 18, 2012
    • This award sounds very cool. Thank you so much and congratulations to you as well! ~Sonya

      December 18, 2012
  79. Just letting you know I nominated you for blog of the year.

    December 19, 2012
    • THANK YOU. I have thought several times about this nomination and it is an honor that you would consider me for such a comprehensive award. ~Sonya

      February 25, 2013
      • Your most welcome

        February 26, 2013
  80. WDC #

    You write great articles with wonderful pictures, and I love reading this blog. 🙂

    Great blog!

    December 21, 2012
  81. Your writing is exquisite…

    February 5, 2013
  82. its great to discover your blog .we have almost the same style vision…Keep up the good work…

    February 7, 2013
  83. gincoolette #

    I agreed with everything you said. I also like the fact that you are cosmopolitan. I live in Florida too, but I am from Italy and lived everywhere;) That really helps having an understanding of fashion and going outside the box. Gin

    February 10, 2013
  84. Hi there,
    Your blog is beautiful – very elegant. I think it suits you!
    Alison xxx

    February 23, 2013
    • I want to thank you kindly


      April 5, 2013
  85. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! I love your blog and find it to be very inspirational! Check out more here…

    March 5, 2013
  86. Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    January 7, 2014
  87. ☆ ☸☃☞ Merry Christmas! ☜ ★☼☽

    December 25, 2014

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