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LIFESTYLE BLOG

April 19, 2017

Ah, sweet summer time where we all frantically try to shed all those winter layers about 3 months too late. Well, at least that's me. For example, I have a wedding in Bermuda next weekend. NEXT WEEKEND!! So here we go...

1. Wasted on Water

All those coffees and cocktails may be liquids, but sadly they are dehydrating, so be mindful of what and how mu...

April 12, 2017

Let me start by saying, France is always a good idea. I love the French for their overwhelming appreciation for aesthetics, not just in fashion, but in their architecture and general lifestyle. Literally everything is beautiful. My first French experience was New Years 2015 in Paris, which I will save for another post another time, but it was great...

March 22, 2017

Gone are the days of snickering under our breath at those cheesy Match.com commercials. With dozens of apps out there to help you connect with other like-minded singles, it would seem as though the stigma of online dating has dissipated. But it's not all swipe rights and romantic relationships. With app dating comes a whole new set of obstacles to...

March 16, 2017

I want to start by explaining that I am not a beauty pro or even claim to know the basics about make-up, but recently, as part of my quarter life crisis and an attempt to fool people about the wrinkles popping up on my forehead, I've tried spending a little more time (and money, let's be honest) with products that actually achieve a look I am going...

March 12, 2017

6 "Must-do's" in San Diego that don't include Sea World

San Diego will always hold a special place in my heart, as this is where I am from originally. So when my close friend from New York decided to move out West, it was the perfect excuse to come back for a "home-town" visit. This was the first time I'd been back since moving in 1998! Here's my sh...

March 6, 2017

Traveling can be stressful, especially if you're a rookie. Take it from a girl who hadn't left the US for the first time until 2013. I have also dreaded and avoided layovers like some kind of plague. Luckily, traveling is like anything else, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Since meeting, dating, and marrying my British husband, I have sp...

February 27, 2017

You don't have to be in a reading routine or a reading rut to need a good book recommendation! I also find myself "judging a book by it's cover", which I'll be honest, has lead to some real let downs (this feels like a dating metaphor). If you're like me, then having someone to make a recommendation leaves you feeling a lot more hopeful. Here are t...

February 17, 2017

To Botox or not to Botox? Maybe you know someone who has had it, or maybe you've have it yourself. It's been around for about 17 years now and it turns out, It's not just for those trying to turn back time anymore. Have you heard of "preventative Botox" yet? I'll admit, I'm curious and since people seem to have 2 very different opinions when it com...

February 13, 2017

Let me start by explaining the name of this recipe. Eton is a private college in Berkshire, England. And by private, I mean Prince William and Prince Harry attended...Rumor has it the dessert started at Eton College in 1893 when it was served at the annual cricket match (so British). The dessert (which has only 3 ingredients!) is something of a sum...

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