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Some days the Internet delivers.  Mesmerizing video of The House of Dior making a couture gown 18 Insta-Worthy Spots in Palm Springs Vintage Photos Of…

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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I…

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA and London. California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A.…

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10 Beautiful Things

1. This John Lewis & Elton John Christmas Ad Will Make Your Eyes Water 2. Ikea Store Opens Doors To Stray Dogs  3. 35 Most Beautiful Places To Travel In America 4. 9 Things Your Body Is Telling You When You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night 5. How to Be Successful in Life in 6 Steps 6. 21 Pictures That Prove Libraries Are The Last Magical Places On Earth 7. How To Bake

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How To Get Your Life Back On Track In Three Days

I’ve had a busy couple of months with work, travel, and end of the year projects. I can get overwhelmed sometimes when things pile up due to a demanding work schedule thus having to push things to the back burner, or traveling and not being at home to get things done. Tasks and procrastination can stack up leaving me feeling a little paralysed. I was out of town again last

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End of Autumn & My First Levi’s Jean Jacket

While going through my camera roll, I’m feeling reminiscent about a trip I took in the final days of fall with my family to Boston and Salem.  The air was clear and crisp, and the leaves were orange and bright as always in New England.   The day trip called for layers and provided the perfect opportunity to wear this vintage Levi’s jean jacket I picked up in Brooklyn at

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Pharmacy: Victoria Health

Recently, I discovered the online pharmacy, Victoria Health.  This London-based retailer is a treasure trove for vitamins, supplements, affordable skincare with high concentrations of active ingredients, as well as organic and natural health and beauty products.  They offer expedient international shipping for a nominal fee.  I placed an order to try out some things.  The Ameliorate body care products are a dream.  I can’t get enough of ultra-hydrating skincare and this

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Fine Points: Vintage Christmas Decor

The Christmas decorations are up!  It’s no surprise that truly vintage or vintage-inspired Christmas decorations would be my favorite.  Below are some of my best vintage finds from over the years that still excite me every year as I unpack my Christmas boxes.  Inspiration can be found in the smallest details. What kind of personal touches do you like to bring to decorating your space for the season and festivities?

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Thanksgiving.  I’m excited to share with you my first Holiday Gift Guide.  These are just a few things that I find relatively special.  They bring something positive to my daily life therefore, I can recommend them with confidence as you’re looking to buy gifts this holiday season or perhaps a gift to yourself.  Enjoy! Weighted Blanket My weighted blanket was the best discovery of the year. It’s a game

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Black Friday Tips & Hacks

Black Friday officially begins this Friday usually at 6 am (midnight at some outlet malls), and sales can be found through Cyber Monday, November 26.  For better or for worse, the holiday sales season seems to begin earlier with each passing year.  Indeed, some sales have already started.  My brother and I have a tradition of shopping Black Friday in a different city each year.  We consider ourselves seasoned pros

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10 Beautiful Things

1. 12 Ways To Support A Loved One Who Has Anxiety 2. How Highly Effective People Eliminate Drama 3. Late 1890s – A Trip Through Paris, France 4. 24 Things to Do on a Plane When You’re Bored 5. How to Set and Measure Personal Development Goals 6. Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn 7. Vintage Coats From Old Hollywood For Fashion Inspiration 8. 10 Popular Fall Slow Cooker Recipes 9. 23 Things That Were

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