Lifestyle

NO MAKE UP MAKE UP

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve been exchanging make up for skin care, editing what matters and what doesn’t when it comes to my face. For me, dewy, healthy skin – or faking it – is key, moisturized, flushed lips, glowing cheeks, and power brows finish the look. I get lash extensions, so I’ll never appear fully effortless, but man, if […]
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CIRE TRUDON

As if this delicious candle wasn’t enough, I discovered it came in a room spray too.  And by room spray, I mean, everything, myself included spray. My favorite candle and room spray in the world is Abd el Kader, by Cire Trudon.  A heady combination of fresh mint, green tea and tobacco, I’ve never smelled anything else like it. And […]
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MY FAVORITE KOREAN SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Korean skincare and beauty products have been at the front of trends for at least the last decade, but I’m just starting to cozy up to them. It honestly all started with the sheet masks – those masks that make you look like something between Patrick Bateman and Michael from Friday the 13th. They’re cheap, they’re single use, and they […]
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GREEN + WHITE

Green and white is such a lovely, classic combination. I love bright, colorful florals, so I usually overlook the muted, understated combination of white and green.  But, when you need something that feels elegant, or minimalist, this combination is the way to go.  It has the ability to be both modern or romantic and rustic, it just has to do […]
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SMEG

A fridge is never the focal point of the kitchen.  It’s monolithic, stainless steel, and sometimes scattered with sentimental ephemera.  Usually the best you can hope for is that it will be invisible, hidden behind cabinet doors, or shoved into a discreet corner.  But then I had a Dorothy after the tornado moment.  I emerged from my stainless steel confines […]
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DIY WALL HANGING

I only do what I would call “DIY for the rest of us.”  I’m a pretty mediocre homemaker.  I can sort of sew, I can sort of craft, I can sort of do a bunch of things, but none of them especially well. So when it comes to projects like this one, I want something I know I can do, […]
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DIY BOOKENDS

Vintage brass bookends are a thing for me, especially the animal figurine ones.  When the lovely ladies from Honestly WTF shot a video with me last Christmas, they decorated the space with pom poms, branches, and darling gilded animals.  I immediately thought they would be awesome in some DIY bookends, so here we are.  This DIY is cheap, easy, and […]
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MONOCHROMATIC BOUQUETS

I love buying flowers from the farmer’s market and then putting together little bouquets at home, and one of my sure-fire tips to creating a beautiful bouquet is the akem’s razor of flower arranging: one color.  The simplest solution to be sure, and one that anyone can achieve.  Choosing flowers in the same hue makes any bouquet a sophisticated blend […]
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DIY SECRET LITTER BOX

Ok, I’m going to sound like a cat lady for like…3 minutes. If you’re a cat owner, then you know the most frustrating thing about owning a cat – other than sacrificing your furniture to the scratch post gods – is that clunky, ugly plastic litter box wedged into an awkward corner of the room. Posed with this aesthetic misfortune, […]
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DIY SPUTNIKS

Sometimes you need a little something to fill a space: an empty corner on a book case, a bare section of a desk, or an unbalance in a vignette. Enter the sputnik, an easy, chic space filler that looks great wherever you stick it.  The supplies are cheap, the process quick, and the results are lovely. You can even try […]
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