You live but once; you might as well be amusing.

Coco Chanel

Bienvenue to the Premier of Tonya Leigh, a lifestyle brand devoted to inspiring the world to French Kiss Life! My mission is simple: inspire people to fall in love with life. Because a woman in love with life is a magnet for her desires, both business and personal. So, welcome lovelies!  I am delighted, ecstatic and giddy that you are here. This month I celebrate my birthday, so I thought it would be most appropriate to kick off my new brand with a party–a celebration of life!

I don’t want to live a mediocre life, and I’m pretty certain that you don’t either.

It’s draining, it’s stifling and, quite frankly, it’s not what we were meant to do.

My cousin just e-mailed me, “My ex-boyfriend use to say that every day is Christmas and every night New Year’s Eve.”

Sign me up for that calendar.  That’s how I want to live.  I want to party, flirt, seduce and be present with each moment (yes, even the not so fabulous ones).

So, I want to offer you a life celebration challenge.  Pick one or many, but do something each day that toasts this precious gift.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started, but I’d love for you to add your own in the comments below:

Drink Champagne on a Monday night just because it’s, well…Monday

Use your best china while watching the Super Bowl

Dress up in your sexiest outfit to stroll the grocery store (I’m talking make-the-butcher-turn-his-head sexy)

Buy fresh flowers for your home and office

Cook a meal straight out of the pages of Bon Appetit and invite your favorite person in the world to share it with you

Dance with your child during her homework break

Invest in matching and ooh-la-la sexy lingerie

Kiss someone (even if it’s your dog)

Listen to romantic, sexy music all day

Throw your arms around your husband/boyfriend/partner and whisper “I love you” in the middle of a domestic dispute

Put on your best lipstick and seal your own self worth with a kiss

Catch yourself in a complaint and say, “No darling, we’re not going there this time,” and find a solution or celebrate (or both)

For one solid day (that will hopefully spill into many) chant, write, sing and lather yourself in the belief, “I am one strong and sexy woman”

Practice accepting a compliment with a simple “thank you” without deflection or excuses (the old, “Thank you, you do too” or “Oh no, I look horrible” has got to go)

Choose to do absolutely nothing  at that moment when you feel you should be doing everything (you’ll live and the world will not implode.  I promise.)

Pack your child a lunch with sandwiches in the shape of a heart with a little love note

Put on your party dress, dancing shoes and go to a salsa club and rediscover what it feels like to be alive!


We all have a choice:  complain and fight or sanction and celebrate!

The first keeps you stuck in your muck.

The latter is a sweet release that provides instant gratification, catapulting you into the party of your own life.

Want to join the party?

Go ahead.  Pop open the bubbly, put on your best dancing shoes and declare today (and every day) a celebration of your most precious gift–the gift of your own existence.

If you want to party with me on a regular basis, get on my love list.  I’ll be sending you little reminders, updates and sweet virtual gifts of celebration and love!

Feeling too shy to French Kiss Life just yet.  Don’t fret.  You can start with my free 5 day Kiss on the Cheek series designed to ease you into going all the way.

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