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BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE FINDS

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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Coat Of Many Colors

Last month I bought this vintage sequined jacket from Liz at THE GOODS vintage clothing (IG:busyladybaca).  She has a beautiful collection and this is the second vintage jacket that I’ve purchased from her.   I wear all black on most days and there isn’t much in the way of bright clothing in my closet but I was drawn to this coat in all its blazing intensity.  I think it’s fantastic.  I’ve

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Pharmacy: Prague

When I went to Prague this summer, I had high hopes of browsing Old World pharmacies.  I’m sure they exist but on this trip, my time was limited and I was melting away by the minute due to the sweltering heat.  I discovered Ryor, a Czech skincare brand and picked up a simple moisturizer to try.  I also nabbed a tube of A-DERMA Dermalibour Cream.  This is a French brand and

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