Category Archive: Lifestyle

Set a Pretty Table

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My mother-in-law has said that her mother taught her to always set a pretty table, at every meal time – it will make the food taste better and the company brighter.   Whenever… Continue reading

Martinique Palm Print

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While always ubiquitous, the palm print is seemingly EVERYWHERE this season. What’s the deal? This print, and versions of it, have a storied history. Perhaps most notoriously, The Beverly Hills Hotel has long used… Continue reading

At-Home Jewelry Care

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Did your honey gift you with some baubles and bling for Valentine’s Day last month?  No?  Well, anyway, here are some methods and potions to help you keep any jewels you DO have… Continue reading

Classic Hotel Recipes

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Some of the world’s most iconic recipes were born out of hotel kitchens and made notorious through popular culture.  Riffs on such recipes are commonplace.  Here are a few originals that are fun to… Continue reading

The 10 Step Korean Makeup Regimen

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Korean beauty products have SLOOWWLLY been making their way westward in recent years, and we should all seriously rejoice.  Korean women are light-years ahead of us in terms of beauty products and skin care… Continue reading

Online Home Furnishing Shopping

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Are you one who loves to peruse home furnishing and decor catalogs?  If you’re like me, you probably receive a tree’s worth of catalogs each year.  Crate and Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn,… Continue reading

Trending Now: Sous-Vide Cooking

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Sous vide (soo-veed), which means “under vacuum” in French, is a centuries-old process of vacuum-sealing food in bags, and placing in a water bath. However, you don’t need to vacuum seal your food to… Continue reading

Trending Now: Modular Shoes

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Customizable, modular shoes are gaining momentum.  There have been some fails and flops in the last few years, and a few that have stayed the course.  The concept is this: one sole can… Continue reading

To Do This Weekend: Ferment

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As you may have noticed, fermented foods are a big thing right now.  And for good reason: fermented food has been proven to improve gut health,  is high in fiber, and full of vitamins… Continue reading

Trending Now: Activated Charcoal

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Charcoal may conjure images of backyard barbeques and Weber kettle grills.  Briquets mixed with lighter fluid is an aroma symbolic with summertime. Charcoal in it’s purest form is a beauty powerhouse.  Its many… Continue reading