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summer gifting

June 25, 2014

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Be it a hostess gift to hand over when you’re weekending at a friend’s summer home, or a Teacher’s Gift you’re culling together on one of the last half days of school this week, this post will serve you well…
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pies and peas

March 6, 2014

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There are some who’d say that all a woman really needs is a good lipstick, that it can lift the face and a mood with just a swipe. While I believe this is truer of blush, I still submit to…
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the elf on the shelf?

December 2, 2013

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I‘ve of course heard of this Elf On The Shelf business, where you buy a specific elf, then each day, a parent is to reposition this wooden freak of nature in a surprising situation: in the bathroom sink with marshmallow…
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truly the best gifts for kids

November 25, 2013

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Half the joy of any gift is the anticipation of it. Look at the pleasure we get in planning a trip, for example. It’s part of the fun to choose the destinations, research the restaurants, collect recommendations from friends, plan…
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black friday on thursday

November 21, 2013

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WHAT I ACTUALLY BOUGHT TODAY METAL SPOON STRAWS At a recent life-changing meal at Atera, we were served cocktails with these metal straw spoons. Forget for a moment that they’re good for the environment (I always do), the mouth-feel experience…
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“worth it” beauty (to go)

October 25, 2013

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Life is delicious. But wouldn’t it be even more so if it was outfitted with a makeup bag, fully-loaded with your favorite makeup? Excessive? Okay, yeah. But, oh how extraordinary. If I could afford it, I’d supply this luxury to…
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anti-itch anniversary

September 16, 2013

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He is impossible, which, if I could simply accept this fact–accept him, as is–would make my life easier. We’re no longer new, despite the fact that every time we learn something new about each other, we’re quick to state the…
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not another bill (video)

April 10, 2013

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Let’s forget for a moment that I pronounce Penhaligon’s as if it’s a pent up hooligan, that I say “Logo” in lieu of “Crest,” and that my video export quality is craptastic and a half (I swear I will improve,…
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