Tennis Shoes Tiptoe Through The Tulips

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Girlfriend: Julia Sarr-Jamois | Photo courtesy: tumblr

We were hesitant to put this article out because it might seem a little too behind an obvious trend.  However, our favorite tennis shoes are just too cool to pass up and these days go with any outfit you can dream up.  Take a look at these styles and we’ll put you in touch with the best brands to shop […]

Pianos Take Center Stage in Home Decor

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Small gatherings will warm your heart when winter’s chill drives everyone indoors.  We love pianos for such occasions because they add informal music to the atmosphere.  A small upright in a social location will lift everyone’s spirits. Add a few collectibles and your own source for musical inspiration and you’ve got the perfect touch. Pianos + Hygge Don’t box yourself […]

Tarot Card Art: Illustrations Rich With Symbolism

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The Hermit by Lisa Sterle

If you have a love for mysticism, you are probably familiar with tarot cards.  Many decks contain tarot card art that can be just as personal as the reading. Artistic styles range from classic to contemporary and the devil is in the details (as they say). Classic Tarot Card Art Tarot cards were initially created by wealthy Italians in the […]

Layering Hoodies Has Always Been Girlfriend-Approved!

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How much colder can it get outside?  When a simple coat won’t do, we suggest layering hoodies underneath for warm and cozy outdoor outfits.  Take a look at how our favorite street style stars are keeping it casual and cool. All you need are the right details to keep your outfit on the trendy side of the spectrum. Layering Hoodies […]

Dark Wall Paint Makes Us Want to Hibernate

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Designers are trading in stark white interiors for rooms that are much moodier.  There are many ways to pull off dark wall paint and the trick is in the details. If you’re looking for a little extra sophistication, a dramatic change in color might be right for you.  Learn how to blend tradition and trends with finesse. Dark Wall Paint […]

January’s Seasonal Vegetables Add Variety To Your Healthy Life

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Photo courtesy: Simple Healthy Kitchen | Recipe: Kale Caesar Salad

One of the best things you can do for your body is to eat more vegetables.  January’s seasonal vegetables are hearty and rich in vitamins and minerals. We will be focusing on the veggies that are harvested each month so you can start building your recipe file.  This makes grocery shopping more fun and will give your menus more variety. […]

Mock Necks Are Your Winter Wardrobe Power Players

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Feeling the need to start showing some skin?  Introducing mock necks, one of our favorite winter layering pieces for January.  They help keep you cozy and warm while giving you a little extra breathing room. Our favorite styles combine versatility and sex appeal.  That’s what makes them woman’s best friend. Mock Necks Work Two Seasons We have a special place […]

Bust Statues On Trend For Art Lovers Of All Types

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If you’re an art history lover, you will love our latest trend in home decor.  Not just for art galleries, bust statues provide instant elegance to any room style.  Our favorite finds will suit formal and eclectic tastes alike. Take a look at these Greek-inspired fragments for some inspiration and create your own unique vignette. Bust Statues Dignify That Comment […]

Vancouver BC: See The Best of the Northwest With These Travel Tips

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Our first stop in Vancouver, BC was the Aberdeen Centre Mall. While we were here, Zia got the opportunity to practice some of her Chinese language skills with some local shop owners. There are two sides to this mall – with one side that caters more to locals and one that caters more to tourists. If you venture over to the […]

Winter Layers Are as Smart as They Look

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‘Tis the season for layering and we are loving getting bundled up in this season’s styles. It’s never been easier to look pulled together in comfy, cozy winter layers. Hats and scarves are just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll love the inspiration from street style abounding in the country and on city streets. Winter Layers From The Ground Up […]

Handmade Christmas: Crafts + Recipes to Brighten The Holidays

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Time to step back if you’re already reaching consumer saturation with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. There’s nothing that brings joy quite like a handmade Christmas. Add a little time for a decorative craft or new recipe and watch your spirits soar. Handmade Christmas Wreath Our first craft brings a little Christmas hygge into effect. Grab some greenery from […]

Tarts Showcase Seasonal Fruits + Veggies

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Photo courtesy: Whipper Berry | Recipe: Tomato Tart

Our next set of recipes are scene stealers at any holiday or informal gathering. Making tarts is quite simple and they are a fun way to incorporate the fruits and veggies of the season. Put in a little effort to give them decorative flair or take it easy and enjoy their natural rustic beauty. They’re easier than pie to make […]