Monthly Archives: March 2013

3 songs that will touch your heart

When I experience the emotions of a song along with the performer, that song becomes beautiful to me. Also, a beautiful song to me is almost always a sad one. Those are the ones that can really move your heart to another level. Upbeat songs are fantastic and they can certainly raise your emotional state, […]

Ai mami! How to be a salsa siren

It happens to me every time I watch an amazing salsera swivel and stride her way across the dance floor: I’m completely hypnotized. Watch the video below and you’ll see what I mean. Of course the effect is much more potent in person, but you’ll get the idea. See what I mean? I can tell […]

You green the world to me

…she saw his eyes still on her—those disquieting eyes with their dim green undertint. Sexy eyes. —STEPHEN KING, Rose Madder I am absolutely in love with the color green. Green is nature, green is fertility, green is tranquility and peace. Green can symbolize many intangibles, ranging from wealth and prosperity to power, greed and envy to confidence […]

The exquisite female: Aishwarya Rai Bachan

I’ve begun to realize that if I’m going to be updating this blog regularly, I’ll definitely need to start using some synonyms for the word ‘beautiful.’ Judging from the subject of this post, it’s the perfect time to start practicing. Aishwarya Rai Bachan. Can you fathom someone more pulchritudinous? (Just kidding.) But seriously, can you […]


PLEASE NOTE: Many hummingbirds of the world are threatened or endangered. The main problems they face are habitat loss and destruction.5 Learn more at Today we’re going to journey into the miniature world of hummingbirds. We’ll need some music and I chose “Little Bird” by Annie Lennox because the title is so appropriate. Scroll through […]

Androgenous appeal

Believe it: The model pictured above is a man. Wow, he gives the phrase “pretty boy” an entirely new meaning. The fashion-savvy among you will recognize the model as Andrej Pejic. As Vogue Australia puts it, “Bosnian-born, Australian-raised Andrej Pejic is one of fashion’s most beautiful and controversial figures. Between the strong bone structure, wiry […]

BAM: And then beauty hits you

When I was riding the F towards West 4th street this evening I noticed advertising for BAM and was reminded of last year’s gorgeous BAM advertising campaign. For those of you who don’t know, BAM is the Brooklyn Academy of Music. According to, BAM is a “multi-arts center…For more than 150 years, BAM has been […]

First post: Love + family

I have a lot of ideas for posts, but I wanted the first one to really mean something. I decided to make the first post about the beauty we see in the ones we love, and the beauty that can be conveyed in a photo when the subjects love each other. I’ve been known to […]

What is byoutiful?

Hello and welcome to The Byoutiful Blog! I am creating this blog because I am obsessed with beauty. That may sound superficial at first, but I’m not simply talking about judge-a-book-by-its-cover, tanned/toned Russian supermodel beauty. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely the person who chooses the prettiest shampoo bottle – but the point of this […]