Jello Salads: A Slice of American History

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The early to mid-1900s was simple and full of vintage charm. Jello salads were the star of any dinner party. Jello molds instantly draw visions of the perfect nuclear family and their lives. Desserts were extravagant looking and very creative. Gelatin was highly practical and alluring for the times but often had some peculiar flavor profiles. Humble Beginnings America found its […]

Small Meals: The Way of The Future

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The time of eating three meals a day has long since past. Eating small meals throughout your day is the way of the future. An already common habit in places like Italy and Paris, it’s time to adopt it here in the US. Not only is it healthier, but it’s also pretty fun, an unusual descriptor when it comes to […]

Satin Stars + Simple Dreams For Spring

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Hey man, lighten up!  Time to trade in your woolens and flannels for Spring’s silks and satins.  There’s a trick to wearing thin fabric so that it compliments your figure. Dress up in smooth, buttery fabric without showing off every flaw your body could possibly possess. Not-So-Sleepy Satin We are totally fine with girls still rocking the pajama look.  Bed […]

Kitchen Shelving Works Harder Than You Do

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Is it Spring cleaning time yet?  This month, tackle the most-used space in your home and get organized with proper kitchen shelving.  Whether your home style is modern or rustic, there are a few standard ways to implement shelves and use them.  Take a look at these ideas and schedule a weekend for sifting and sorting. Vintage Kitchen Shelving Get […]

Paris 4th arrondissement

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Our next major must-see-stop in Paris involves modern art in massive proportions!  Home of the Pompidou Center, the Paris 4th arrondissement is a feast for the eyes. You can certainly spend a full day in this burrough with plenty of art and people-watching alone.  If contemporary art and fashion-forward city locals are your thing, then dress comfortably for the weather […]

Gold Signet Rings: What Each Finger Says About You

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Body language is all about picking up cues to learn about a person or how they are feeling. Personalizing this season’s gold signet rings are just as telling as the finger they are worn on. Each finger represents a mood or mentality. You may be unconsciously sending out signals with your accessories. Gold Signet Rings Fight Back Are you feeling […]

Fiddle Leaf Figs Grow Upward + Onward

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Is it too late to write about ficus lyrata? Bohemian plant ladies have been using fiddle leaf figs to fill higher spaces for maximum green impact. This toughie adapts easily to most interior conditions and can grow to 6 feet or taller. Learn how to properly care for one and get with the program, already! Fiddle Leaf Figs + Feng […]

Nice Cream: Can’t Believe Its Not Ice Cream

Looking for a guilt free frosty treat? Nice cream is an ice cream substitute that uses all natural ingredients. This creamy treat has all the sweetness and variety of ice cream with a fraction of the calories. In addition, its ingredients are fully customizable. We’ll give you a recipe that you can change up to your liking! Whats So Nice […]

Vintage Windbreakers: Thrift Shop Treasure

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Spring brings flowers, windy days, and the revival of vintage fashion trends! Vintage windbreakers are back in style to save us from fierce winds and dull outfits. Their eccentric designs let your individuality bloom along with the flowers. Settle into spring with something that serves an effortlessly cool and quirky look. Jeans & Jackets This month we saluted tomboy fashion […]

Breuer Style Chairs: A Blast From The Past

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It can be hard to pick out furniture, but it doesn’t have to be. Style and decor change all the time, but these Breuer style chairs won’t let you down. They were a pillar of modernism in the ’70s and still pull it off today. This is thanks to its timeless aesthetic and comfort that they provide. Lightweight and durable, […]

San Clemente: A Summer Getaway

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Summer isn’t all that far away, and it’s always better to plan vacations sooner rather than later! San Clemente is an amazing place to vist for all types. From sunny beaches to delicious eateries, it really has everything covered. A town with beautiful sunsets and grand Spanish architecture, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to snap a photo or two. Family […]

Barrel Jeans Are Kicking Skinnies Out The Door For Good

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Move over, skinny ladies, there’s a new jean in town! We’re loving the roomy shape of barrel jeans because they are both comfortable and flattering. Extra room in the hips and thighs should always be welcome guests in your wardrobe. Take a look at the most flattering styles and donate your skin-tight beauties to a good cause. Vintage Barrel Jeans […]