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 […]

Oversized Clutches Are Just Within Your Grasp

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We would never go so far to recommend you become a slave to fashion. However, oversized clutches are a snazzy way to punch up your look for winter. Our cell phones are getting bigger after all; what else should be expected of us? Take a look at our favorite outfits for work and play and see how easily a new […]

Bentwood Chairs Bedizen Your Humble Abode

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If you could bring a little piece of your favorite French cafe home it would do much to nourish your soul everyday. Bentwood chairs are so iconic they almost transcend time. Take a look at some of the ways designers use them to fill spaces with a little French country love. Bentwood Chairs Do Half The Work If you have […]

Oats Recipes That Stick To Your Ribs

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Photo courtesy: For Love and Lemons | Recipe: Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Time to get back into comfort food. Our favorite oats recipes can be enjoyed year round but they are extra nourishing in the cooler months. Oats contain a powerful soluble fiber that improves your blood flow and increases the growth of good bacteria in your digestive tract. They are a warm and yummy way to keep your body rich in […]

Abstract Prints Freshen Up Fall Fashion

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Let your inner artist savant free! This year’s abstract prints are like a breath of fresh air in the fashion world. Designers are trending towards luxurious, one-of-a-kind fabrics that are both creative and cool. Our favorite prints are fresh takes on old styles and are much more fun to wear. Abstract Prints Maxi dresses are wonderfully draped in silk or […]