This is not your normal Elegant Femme

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This is Dave, Tara’s husband.

You may have seen Tara’s email that I’m going to support her and take over Elegant Femme for the month of March while she heals her body.

I’m happy to do it, and I’m also thinking…

My plan is to be authentic and honest with you over the next month.

Which scares me a little. Not the being honest part… I do that all the time. But…

Usually, Tara’s running the show, and I’m supporting her in the back. Now, it’s all me upfront. Eeek!

I’m excited and nervous. This is definitely an edge for me.

And I’m going all in.

I’d love for you to join me.

For you to go all in… in your own way.

My intention is for you and me to grow into a place we can barely believe is possible. This month!

What do ya think?

I’ll email you daily. Sharing the real. The raw. Me.

I’ll share what’s worked and working for me in my life. I’ll share some inner demons I’ve had to deal with.

I’ll share some stories you haven’t heard before. I’ll share things about Tara… Our relationship.

Whatever comes up that I think will be supportive to you and me.

If you’re with me and you’re committed to having an awesome month, then let’s get started…

Right now!

I’m going to share some of my goals for the month.

And if you’re game, you can reply to this email and share your goals for March.

We can help hold each other accountable.

Here goes.

Dave’s goals for March.


  • 1 email a day sent to you… being my full authentic self (not trying to be Tara)
  • Be kind to myself throughout the month. To lower negative inner dialogue when something doesn’t go as planned.
  • Share impactful ideas, solutions, and strategies that help you grow and evolve… I want you feeling good and on purpose every day when you read my note.


  • Lose 8 lbs and achieve 10% body fat. (I’ve been working on this since Jan 9th. I lost 11 pounds already)
  • Get even closer to Tara and fully experience ourselves without any business talk
  • Listen to 4 Audible books

Alright. Those are some of my goals for the month.

I have more, but I don’t want to make the list crazy long.

This email is already long enough.

Are you still here? Ah… Even if you’re not, I am… and I’m doing this. Hopefully, you’ll join me.

Tomorrow, I’ll be back with a new note for you.

In the meantime, if you want to share your goals, I’m all ears.

I’ll read the responses in the comments personally.  

And if there’s anything you want to hear from me in particular, let me know.

I may use some of your suggestions for upcoming posts.

Be good.


PS. If you skimmed this post and landed on the PS. Here’s what you need to know.

I’m supporting Tara this month while she focuses on healing her body. She’s taking the whole month off from EF…

So I’ll be emailing/posting daily and sharing things that have helped me. I’m using this space to talk about anything that I think will be supportive for you and me.

PPS. If you respond in the comments below with any goals/desires for the month, I’ll be reading the responses personally.

Dave Marino


Dave Marino fell in love with a girl when he was 24. After a shotgun wedding, he grew and evolved... He was stretched along the way by the original Elegant Femme, Tara Marino. Through a stroke of unforeseeable circumstances, he began writing newsletters and now a blog for Elegant Femme which covers his thoughts, struggles, & life lessons learned. Follow him on Instagram @thedavemarino. One day he may decide to post on there. 

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