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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Beauty
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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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Ann Taylor Signature Fragrance

I can feel the magic in the air. The magic that soon it will be March and warmer temperatures. In the meantime I am dreaming of magnolia, vanilla, and musk. It’s all wrapped in the reality of Ann Taylor’s Signature Fragrance. Years ago I worked at Ann Taylor when it was just clothes and shoes [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Step Up Revolution Workout DVD

I normally spend my weekend nights relaxing and catching up on silly movies if the husband is not around. As I was flipping through channels a few weekends back I came along another version of the Step Up dance movies. I totally forgot about how much I love them. They are cheesy, crazy, and fun [...]

Travel Wish List: J.K. Place Roma

My travel wish list is never ending. I keep the list in Evernote and it’s organized by continent, country, and then city. Yes, it is serious. I just added the new J.K. Place to that list. The team behind the J.K. Place hotels have done it again with their latest Rome property. I enjoy a good hotel [...]

Sunday in Your Weekday with Jo Malone Candles

I woke up today and had a completely different post prepared. As I look out at the 7 plus inches of snow in my front and backyard I knew I needed a post on home and warmth. I busted out my new Jo Malone Lavender & Lovage Candle for my office. This is a new [...]

{2.7.14} Le Weekend

I’m looking forward to the weekend. Not just because I want to rest on Sunday, but the closer it is to the weekend, the closer we get to moving forward with hopes of the warmth of spring. Yes, I know. In New York it’s fashion week so the news will be telling us what we [...]

Calyx is Back and It’s a Good Thing

Calyx, I could write a sonnet or haiku on how much I’m glad you are back in the beauty world. I remember my first bottle. It was originally by Prescriptives and my mom purchased it from Foley’s (now Macy’s). I remember thinking it smells fresh. As if my skin was doused in fresh laundry scented [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Getting My Yoga on With Gaiam

When the lovely folks at Gaiam asked to assist me in my 2014 health and wellness journey I was thrilled. As part of my yoga journey I am trying to do some form of yoga at home every day, even if I make it to class at the studio. A few mornings a week I [...]

Travel Diary: The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona

In my exploration of Phoenix my home base was The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician. The Canyon Suites is a glamorous and luxurious hotel. It is an escape. Immediately upon walking in the lobby there is a presence of relaxation and that all your cares will be taken care – because they will. The hotel’s [...]

Nip + Fab Yoga Blend Body Lotion

I’m a sucker for any and all lotions scented with lavender. The minute I run out of one, I’m getting another. I tried to add lavender essential oils in addition, but that was way too much lavender. The yoga blend lotion by Nip + Fab is the newest lotion in the evening body routine. I [...]

{2.1.14} Le Weekend

  Are you ready for the weekend? I am and I’m excited for the Super Bowl. I love football so it’s bittersweet. I want to watch the two best teams in the league this season battle it out, but it also means I won’t see another game until the fall. Here are a few favorite [...]

This Yoga Body is a Wonderland!

{After completing my 200 hour level 2 yoga training at Tranquil Space} {Notice I’m the ONLY Black girl and I’m okay} I’m sure by now my lovely readers have read the story about a white yoga student being uncomfortable watching a “young, fairly heavy black woman” in her yoga class. Really? The interwebs went crazy. Twitter [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Pick Your Yoga Practice by Meagan McCray

I always say there are so many books and not enough time to read them all. Between my current Daniel Silva, self-help, and yoga books I need to go away for two weeks and do nothing but read. Yoga is such a huge part of my life and I can’t image my life without my [...]

Dior Coral Bagatelle Blush is Saving Me from the Mondays

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Dior blush in the beauty arsenal, but on this cold and cloudy day I’m dreaming of spring and summer. Dior’s Coral Bagatelle has my cheeks written all over it. How gorgeous is this pinky coral color? I have been rotating the same 5-6 blushes over the past [...]

Caldrea Little Luxuries Travel Kit

Caldrea makes beautiful things that smell luscious. It started with household products. I am a fan of their dish washing liquid. I cook a lot and wash lots of dishes. Yes, I have a dishwasher, but sometimes cookware needs to be scrubbed. And why can’t my dish soap smell divine.  Caldrea upped their lusciousness  when [...]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 5

My last day in Mesa was definitely too short. It started with a lovely breakfast at The Cutting Board Bakery and Café. I’m a fan of anything and all things local so having organic and locally sourced ingredients was a fitting ending to a great trip. It was also nice to have fresh juice and [...]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 4

One of the best things about being outdoors and having fun is the opportunity to get in some for of exercise. I didn’t realize I liked hiking until I moved to the DC area, but now I love it. On day 4 of the desert renewal we spent fun outside. We started the day with [...]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 3

We started day 3 of our desert renewal headed to Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is suburb of Phoenix, but to visitors the city isn’t as known as say Scottsdale. That is changing. Mesa is full of fun things to do such as hiking and biking tours, yoga at Usury park, birding tours, canyon lake cruises, and [...]

Dove Documentary Selfie

Dove just released its new documentary that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival entitled Selfie. I urge all women to watch this especially mothers and daughters. I didn’t grow up in the age of the selfie and I can only imagine how a young girl’s self-esteem can be pummeled because of mean people. I am [...]

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balms

Revlon has done it again for me. I’m a huge fan of their Colorburst lip line. I can’t get enough of these adorable lippies. My favorite has been Raspberry Pie. I’m on my third or fourth tube. I go through this stuff rather quickly. It gives me a bright lip and is super moisturizing. Now, [...]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Phoenix, Arizona – Day 2

The best way to appreciate a desert renewal consists of being inside and outdoors. This renewal included yoga, hiking, spa treatments, and meditation. The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician is located at the center of the property and with up-close and breathtaking views and access to Camelback Mountain. The Centre is a respite from [...]

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