Charlotte Au Chocolat: A Book Review

Charlotte Au Chocolat By Charlotte Silver Every once in a while I discover a sweet surprise of a book at the library.  Charlotte Au Chocolat is Charlotte Silver’s delightful memoir of growing up in her family’s Harvard Square restaurant, Upstairs at the Pudding.  While the restaurant has long been closed, Charlotte magically brings it back […]

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Inspired By Troop Beverly Hills

Get inspired by the fashion from the 1980's classic film Troop Beverly Hills.

Her recommendations for a campsite were totally unsuitable. There were no outlets. And there was dirt, and bugs, and… and it rains there. So anyway, we’ve found a place that’s much more us: the Beverly Hills Hotel.   -Troop Beverly Hills Troop Beverly Hills by icedivastar featuring platform heels One of my favorite movies as […]

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Rise of the Blogazine

Something is changing in the blogosphere.  The pictures are glossier.  The text is wittier.  The branding is everywhere.  Today Racked posted an interesting article about the age of the blogazine in which successful blogs are metamorphosing into online magazines.  Several of the sites referenced in the article I happen to visit regularly, but the majority […]

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Links a la Mode

Good Reads Edited by: Victoria of vmac+cheese Yawn. Mid-week holidays are fantastic because, well, they’re mid-week holidays. The down side? It’s Thursday and I’m sure we’re all wishing it was the weekend! Waking up after a holiday that includes all of summers’ best aspects (warm weather, fireworks, swimming, and grilling) can be painful indeed. To […]

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Favorite Summer Beauty Products

Summer days call for a simple beauty routine. A dollop of sunscreen.  A swipe of mascara.  A spritz of perfume.  Here are the products I’m reaching for this summer: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream in Light/Medium – like a tinted moisturizer but with better coverage Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock – doesn’t […]

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Fairy Wings Nail Tutorial

Nails glitter like fairy wings! The colors used One coat OPI Las Vegas Strip Poker A bit of MAC Bad Fairy on the tips Some MAC soiree applied in the middle with a wet Q-tip A coat of Ulta Diva all over plus a second coat on the tips A dash of glitter on the […]

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The Love List

Loving: Making yummy oatmeal cookies Watching this Soviet parody of the movie industry Hearting this lace peter pan dress Getting postcards through postcrossing Listening to The Because Show Reading:  Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV by Karleen Koen Watching:  Once Upon A time, Daniel Deronda Listening:  Bruno Mars singing “Talking to the Moon”

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Why Don’t You…?

Reread a childhood favorite? Write a letter to a friend? Listen to a podcast? Make cookie dough dip? Eat dessert first? Write a style manifesto? Have a Disney marathon? Build a blanket fort in the living room?

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