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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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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 [...]

{Travel Lust} Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead

I am always on the look out for places I want to visit and just be. One of the great things about living in the Washington, DC area is the changing of the seasons. Don’t get me wrong – I will never like winter. Fall is glorious. I like apple picking, wine sipping, changing leaves [...]

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: Because I’m Tired of Looking Tired

Concealer has become my best friend. I find I need a little something under my eyes either when I’ve stayed up too late reading or I can’t shut my mind off from thinking at night. I spent every night this week partying. So I need something today. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has found its way in [...]

The Cheeks Have It

I am so in love with Estee Lauder’s Cello Shots for cheeks. This little pops of beauty color are absolutely perfect for a summer lightweight beauty face. The reason I love them is because they are so lightweight, but deliver so much color for the cheeks. I’ve actually used this on top of some of [...]

{Travel Diary} Sam Houston Hotel – Houston, Texas

In May we traveled to Houston to watch one of my nephews graduate from medical school.I am definitely a proud aunt and can’t wait to visit him in California next year where he is a resident in internal medicine. Of course I had to give him the “I used to change your diapers” speech when [...]

My Deodorant is Fancy, Huh!

I spent most of the weekend watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix. I’m absolutely hooked. I know they already have a season 2 planned and I will be all over it. I still love scripted television. I understand watching mind-numbing reality TV, but there isn’t anything better than a well written show.  I [...]

Le Weekend

I am so excited for the weekend. I have work to do, but the idea of being able to get through August magazines and finish The Dinner are at the top of the list. I’m over the moon for all the back-to-school paper products that are coming out. Back-to-school makes me want to get organized [...]

Big Girl Bath Time: Aura Cacia Comforting Geranium Bubble Bath

It seems summer is flying by. This weekend I plan to do nothing. I plan on finishing August magazines before those super thick September magazines start overpowering my mailbox. As busy as I’ve been I have made it a point to spend more time luxuriating in the bath most evenings. Showers are so rushed. They [...]

{Travel Lust} Kate Spade Things We Love Carry-On

I was not looking for a suitcase to add to my collection, but stumbling upon these Kate Spade Things We Love has me wanting a new one. I’m having a major Kate Spade crush right now. How gorgeous are these beautiful cases looking to go to a far off destination? As beautiful as they are I [...]

Reading Pretty: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver

Our last meal. Most people don’t really want to think about their last meal. I completely understand. It’s been on my mind since I began reading The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver. Food is a huge part of my life. Yes, I’m all about beauty and travel, but food is that other [...]

It’s All Well-ie and Good

It has finally cooled off, but that hasn’t stopped the summer rain. I find myself looking at the weather channel more than I used to. When I lived in Houston I was used to the rain because it rains there a lot. I always knew it was raining somewhere in Houston even if not where [...]

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