I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
My package of goodies from Hallmark couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
Jetlagged and thrown back into the chaos of the holiday season after two glorious weeks in Germany and Prague with Viking Cruises, I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
After taking one whiff of those Ocean scented soaps, above, from the beautiful Crafters & Co. line, though, I felt my shoulders relax and I was able to breathe again. [Read more…]
The minute I saw these pieces on Kristine Van Raden’s Facebook page, where she introduced her new venture, Beanpole Pottery, I sent her a private message and said I had to have them.
I mean, how gorgeous are they?
As you know, I love words on things. And I love birds on things.
So these pieces were kind of destined to be mine. [Read more…]
For so many of us, summer means beach. Just mention a specific beach, and you’re transported right back to very specific moments and memories.
Thanks to Gold Toe for sponsoring this post and for the awesome socks which I'm wearing right now. All opinions are mine.
Okay, I’ll admit it. I get cold feet a lot. Even when I get into bed at night with Michael.
No, dear readers, I am not insecure. Or a scaredy cat. Or a worrier.
I just literally get cold feet.
I know all of those women’s magazine articles say that wearing socks to bed is a no-no but that advice is likely to change because of these Gold Toe Ultra Soft Oh. So. Soft. socks. They are so cozy, I just smile to myself when I find Michael playing footsie with me in order to get some of that softness for himself. [Read more…]
Oh, if only I’d had these shoes when we were in Paris!
We walked so many miles every day, I would inevitably have to stop and put my feet up at some point while Michael, who had walked the 500+ mile Camino de Santiago last year, waited patiently. [Read more…]
I’m thrilled to feature this sponsored post today because I’ve been drooling over the furniture at BoConcept ever since I moved into my first apartment in college. I love the Danish retailer’s contemporary look and clean lines, and can easily picture myself living in that airy space, above, and spending days just reading on that Mezzo couch, with my iced tea on the table.
Unfortunately, though, that gorgeous room already belongs to BoConcept designer Morten Georgsen, who opened up his villa in Spain for the shooting of “The Call,” the first of two exciting new BoConcept films starring Mads Mikkelsen, star of the hit TV series, Hannibal. [Read more…]
When Avalon Pearls invited me to choose a piece from their amazing selection to review and give away, I asked my mom which one she liked best. Always one to think outside the box, she chose the black pearl.
So, happy birthday, Mom! And happy day for one of you! [Read more…]
I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.
I’ve been using L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal for two months now.
And, although I still don’t have skin like Julianne Moore, who is the perfect Global Ambassador for L’Oreal, I do have skin like the best version of me (who, by the way, would make the perfect Blogger Ambassador for L’Oreal). [Read more…]