Life and Type with Mari O’Meara – Oak Bay Information

– Text and photos by Lia Crowe

I meet Mari at an incredible ten mile point house she designed and as we walk around the exterior she is pleased to see the house a little busier now and the gardens more mature and full.

“The part that gives me a huge boost is walking through the finished house with our clients,” says Mari when I ask her which aspect of her work excites her the most. “The facial expression is priceless!”

Straightforward and to the point, Mari says the trait she possesses that has led to her success is to “keep going.”

When asked what is the best life lesson she’s learned, she says, “Life is too short, so seize the moment.”

When it comes to style, Mari laughs and says her personal style is “boring”.

She adds, “I long to be elegantly simple, but with a young family and a crazy schedule, it would be tastefully casual.”

Fashion & Beauty

Uniform: Elastic dress trousers, sneakers and a simple cotton shirt.

All-time favorite piece: Sloan Pants by Banana Republic – so versatile!

Favorite pair of shoes: Nike Frees, but apparently no longer available.

Favorite day bag: MEC fanny pack. I pack light. It easily slips into my work bag.

Favorite craft: MUJI Gel Ink Pens. I’m obsessed.

Favorite piece of jewelry or designer: White Garmin golf watch. I don’t use it for golf, I just like how big the time appears.

Fashion Obsession: Sneaker with EVERYTHING.

Accessory you spend the most money on: sunglasses because most of them don’t fit my nose.

Moisturizer: Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum.

Scent: Herbae by L’Occitane in Provence.

Must-have hair product: flat iron.

Beauty secret: sebum.

Style Inspirations & Life

Style icon: Frank Lloyd Wright.

Favorite artist: My kids.

Favorite Fashion Designer or Brand: Victoria Beckham.

Favorite Musician: The Weeknd.

Illustrated book/photo book: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine by Bobby McAlpine and Susan Sully.

Last big read: I recently read the original Winnie the Pooh book to the kids and absolutely love it!

Book being read: Radical Compassion by Tara Brach and Dog Training Revolution by Zak George.

Favorite cocktail or wine: Neither. I only drink Daura Dam beer. Every day.

Favorite flower: peonies.

Favorite place on earth: Hawaii.

One thing that always puts you in a good mood in these difficult times: mountain biking.

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Prince George’s County man convicted in ‘execution type’ homicide in White Oak

A County of Prince George Man who shot two victims during a marijuana deal white oak was sentenced today.

READ MORE: Man charged with fatal stabbing of 23 year old woman in White Oak

A jury in Montgomery County found 22-year-old Andy Panton guilty of double first degree murders in the shootings of 23-year-old Jordan Radway of Laurel and 24-year-old Christian Roberts of Silver Spring.

READ MORE: Montgomery County Police are investigating 2 murders in the White Oak area

Panton faces two life sentences in a row.

The Montgomery County Police Department began investigations when Radway and Roberts were found in a car accident in the 11600 block of Stewart Lane.

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Investigators say Radway and Roberts met with a man named Dontaye Hunt and Panton.

Hunt was arrested shortly after homicides. He told police that the couple intended to rob the men, but they had no intention of killing them.

Although Hunt refused to identify the killer, police eventually found that Panton pulled the trigger.

Oak Cliff Residents Get Entry To A Completely different Type of Banking – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Price

The people of Oak Cliff get a bank and a lot more in their neighborhood.

On South Polk Street, what looks like a normal Chase Bank branch has a different feel to it.

“A warm welcome and a chance for people to learn more about home ownership,” said JP Rodriguez Chase, director of Community Impact Alice Rodriguez. “Find out more about being an entrepreneur. Learn more about how to manage and save with your daily finances. “

It’s banking, as Rodriguez describes, in a living room with couches.

You can talk to consultants who know the community even if you are not a customer.

“The community trusts people in the community,” said Lawrence Bailey, director of community banking and business development at Chase.

Bailey added, “We are hiring people from the ward to work in the ward. We are hiring people who are home loan specialists from the community. Small business specialist from the community. “

Chase sees this as the perfect time to open the community center’s bank as the pandemic is affecting minority communities.

“Let’s face it, people got hurt,” said Rodriguez. “There has been a tragedy. There have been losses. There were fears as a result of the pandemic and it was a very heavy burden for color communities in particular. “

This is part of JP Morgan Chase’s $ 30 billion pledge to promote racial justice for underserved communities.

The center also offers workshops, free space and WiFi for community groups.