P1030247I like really pretty things. Like colorful Bohemian decor, French, Moroccan & Caribbean architecture, clothes with texture, and epic sunsets. I’m a fan of surprising moments, Josephine Baker, cute boots & jackets, and the underdog. I like wearing a hat. My beverages of choice are ginger tea, water avec gaz, and this really yummy lemon drink I had in Marrakesh once. I like sailing with My Fella.

I am not a country counter because travel is not a race. There are some places in the world I will never get to see and others that I keep going back to. I’m always trying to figure out what and where to next.

After not wanting any part of blogging back in 2007 (seems pretty hysterical now), I have come full circle and love me some social media. I used to blog at OneBrownGirl.com and various online spaces, but not so much any more. I used to own a successful business in Los Angeles that provided continuing legal education seminars for entertainment attorneys in another life, but that’s another story entirely. #LegalEntertainmentNetwork

I am the founder of The Passport Party Project a National Geographic award-winning global awareness initiative. I am extremely proud to do the work.


On stage at National Geographic Live in Washington D.C. with George W. Stone, Editor at Large, National Geographic Traveler (February 6, 2014)

I am a buyer with a really cute little part-time French-themed gift & clothing store & bring back goodies from my travels for re-sale.

as seen on instagram / oo la la! gift & accessories lounge / uptown oakland california

I have been married for 15 years and met My Fella through his French maman (although I admit I loved Paris before I loved him). The other male in my life is named Miles.


 I’m never really sure what to say on an About Me page, but – hey – welcome to my world. =)

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Wonderful to have met you at your gem of a shop. Will now search for the Nov 2013 National Geographic issue with you in it.

  2. I’ve been a fan for a awhile now and never tire of reading about your many travels and activities. Wish you all the luck in the world, Ms. Friley and hope you influence many other brown girls to aim as high.

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