7 Easy Tips for a Summer Solstice Party!

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Summer is here!! And, what better way to welcome the arrival of the season that gives us cotton candy at the beach, fireflies at night, al fresco dining AND the longest day of the year, than a Summer Solstice party? We found that the key is to have it on June 21st, the first day […]

Invitations That Coordinate with Your Wedding Venue

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Is this the cutest ever?  Paperless Post has done it again, this time by designing wedding invitations that coordinate with your wedding venue. Note that they’re not matchy-matchy, but instead tastefully harmonize with your wedding theme/location.  I wish I was getting married all over again!  

Missing Our Fathers

Had he lived, President Kennedy would have turned 100 this year. There have been television specials dedicated to this as well as think pieces, interviews, and more marking this milestone. Among these was a statement by Caroline Kennedy, JFK’s lone surviving child who said, “I miss my father every day.” Miss my father, I thought. […]

A Year of Saying “Yes” – How it turned out

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I am very much a creature of habit, primarily because as a working woman, wife, mom and other-things-in-chief, structure is needed to get everything done.  Sometimes this is good because you stay on track and accomplish those things on your to-do list. However, at other times it can be terribly limiting. Things that conflict with […]

A Bespoke Bag Designed by You

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The holidays are coming (yup, already saw an ad for Christmas pillows from Joss & Main) so put this on your list: a custom handbag by 1 Atelier designed by you.  First, choose a style ranging from clutches, hobos, satchel, wristlets and more. Then select the material – from exquisite leather to exotic snakes or crocodile  — the color, accents, […]

Simply Susan Reviews All the Best in Beauty

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JUST IN TIME FOR WARM WEATHER! IT Serum Foundation has lots of pluses (and good reviews)!  This light weight makeup that acts as both a foundation and skin care product. Yet, it’s light, easy to use and simplifies your beauty routine.  Susan explains it all in her review of this “Confidence in a Compact”.  Which […]

Houzz’s 2016 Scoop on Remodeling

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Thinking of remodeling your home? See the most popular renovation projects, what they cost and how homeowners are paying for them in the Houzz’s 2016 Houzz &  Home Report. Spending is on the rise for the most popular renos, kitchens and bathrooms. Buyers AND sellers are investing in projects, and a third of homeowners start a […]

The Kardashian Effect

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Love them or hate them, the K continue to affect American culture in ways that even they probably didn’t imagine back in 2007 when their reality TV series first began.  A Washington Post story describes how women are cutting back on clothing purchases in favor of splurging on luxury cosmetics.  Theresa Yee, senior beauty editor […]

Color of the Year: Off-White

I am so excited to see off-white as a trending color for 2016! Whites and off-whites are so clean. they can serve as a background that makes other colors pop, and yet create a place for the eye to rest.  While some make think they’re boring, they actually can be very calming. Leave it to Houzz to show us what […]

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