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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

TOCCA Stella Hand Cream for a Blistery Fall Day

Who knew November would feel like January. I thought I was still in fall this week, but it seems the weather thinks it’s already winter. With that I have to prep and plan my moisture attack now. I hate to say this, but I think this winter is going to be brutal if we are [...]

Le Weekend

Has the week been long for you? It seems it has been extra long for me. I know we gained an hour of sleep, but part of me still feels like I need an additional hour. I’m having lunch a good friend at one of my favorite hangouts in DC, Union Market. We both love [...]

S.W. Basics Exfoliant for Glowing Skin

The past week has been stressful. Part of our house flooded from a busted pipe and dealing with the home improvement fun has me out of my normal skincare routine. My skin used to be able to bounce back quickly from stress, now it takes a little longer. To get the luster back I’m pulling [...]

I Want to Learn Blackjack

I had a blast last month in Las Vegas with my aunt. We stayed at a fab hotel (more to come next week), ate delicious meals and for the first time in my life I played the slots. This isn’t usually my thing. I was surprised to discover that it was actually fun for me [...]

Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil Has Changed My Life

I’ve been lurking and slowing acquiring beauty products from Tata Harper. It started with her Aromatic Bedtime Treatment that I applied behind my ears and to my temples. I then progressed to a few of the skincare treatments. Tata’s products are all natural and actually work for me. I needed a treat. A pick me [...]

Adding Steamcream to the Beauty Routine

It’s officially fall. The past few weekends have been busy with driving around the area to apple pick and visiting wineries. I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with living in the area. A huge part of me wants to move to California so I can eat outside over 200 days a year [...]

Qatar Airways: Delights to Fly For

Dining at 30,000 feet has changed at Qatar Airways. I recently spent an evening testing Qatar Airways new business class menu. Qatar is a one of the few five star airlines in the world. Have you heard of them? Probably not, but you will. Doha is hosting the 2022 World Cup and Qatar is going [...]

My Home Office Has New Light

I’m in the process of tearing out decor magazines, pinning office ideas, and wanting my home office to be a space of peace, productive creativity, and beauty. I collect lots of paper and I’m trying to organize, weed out, and only keep what’s necessary so I can only have beautiful items sitting on my desk. [...]

Dolce & Gabbana Desire Fragrance

Dolce & Gabbana’s Desire has been in the fragrance arsenal for a few months. I don’t understand why I’ve waited so long to write about it. I love this scent. It has notes of Indian tuberose, bergamot, sandalwood and musk. The packaging doesn’t hurt and I found myself wanting to dive so deep in this [...]

3 Years! That Went By Fast…

{Feluca sailing in Aswan, Egypt} Today I celebrate my third wedding anniversary. In the social media world, Tuesdays are for travel. It’s crazy how fast the time has passed. It seems like only yesterday we met on CraigsList (October 2007). Yes, it has more than couches. In 2007 I was single and wanted to be [...]

MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara

It’s officially fall. The mornings are brisk in these parts. As much as I love seasons, my heart is already missing the summer heat. My face isn’t missing the sweat I will say that. I’m excited to be able to wear tinted moisturizer, a darker lip, and tons of mascara. I love a va-va-voom lash. [...]

Sleep, It’s a Beautiful Thing

I have stated before that I’m not the best sleeper in the world. There are places I can sleep wonderfully (any place near water) and places I have issues (home) because my my does not shut off. In yoga we call it the monkey mind. My mind races more than it should. Also, sometimes that [...]

Travel News: 3 Fl. Oz Changes My Airport Lifestyle

For someone who hates to fly I am finding myself in lots of airports. I have my system down when I travel – arrive early, wait in the lounge, and relax before the anxiety of flying. Now, part of routine will be stopping at the 3 Fl. Oz kiosk in the airport. This is great [...]

For the Love of Soap

I’m back from a glorious two weeks in Hawaii. The weather was great every single day and reaffirms that I need to live in a warmer climate. I love fall, but I know what comes after. Winter. The thought of buying a new North Face coat is not high on my list. I can’t even [...]

Le Weekend

I made it to Kauai and trying to adjust from being awake over 24 hours. There is a six-hour time difference between Hawaii and D.C. and I plan to just go with it. My weekend will include participating in the Kauai Half-Marathon events, enjoying the beach, reading, working and spending time with good friends. I [...]

Jo Malone’s Peony & Blush Suede Cologne

I am blessed to live in an area with some of the most amazing yoga teachers. I try to support the various teachers, but I do have a fondness for a few. One of my favorite fellow Sagittarius teachers happens to be scent obsessed like me. Post yoga class it’s always a discuss on our [...]

Le Weekend

TGIF. It never fails. The week before I head out of town is always busy. I am not crying beauty tears because I know I’m blessed. I’m packing this weekend for two weeks in Hawaii for my annual end of summer visit. Yes, August/September in Hawaii is forever penciled in my calendar – Blue Crush [...]

Reading Pretty: The Whole Frommage by Kathe Lison

I remember the first time I had real “cheese.” I had just been dropped off to my apartment in Paris to start a study abroad program. Mr. Gerard was kind of enough to bring me a sandwich and water. In his brusque, but sweet voice he said “Jooo-leee-aaa, the restaurants don’t open until 9pm. [...]

Bringing the Beauty: Target’s Beauty Concierge

Target, one of my favorite destinations for affordable beauty has recently launched its Beauty Concierge. I made a date with one of the local stores in the DC area to meet Will. He’s the official Beauty Concierge for the Columbia Heights store. The concept of the beauty concierge is to bring the authority on beauty [...]

Le Weekend

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend. The weather here has been spring-like and I am not complaining. I’m counting down the days until Hawaii and two weeks of living the beach life. In the interim I am trying to get through as many September magazines as possible. The biggest is always Vogue. I love [...]

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