Panda Marble: Black + White/ Outta-Sight

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Who needs color when you have black and white? Despite being only two tones, panda marble still stands out among the rest. We’ve compiled some designs here that’ll hopefully stick with you next time you’re deciding on how to decorate. Whether you’re more minimalist or more maximalist, there’s something here for everyone. I Love Gooooooold Nothing quite says “refinement” more […]

Paris 7th Arrondissement: Market Street Rue Cler

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One of the greatest delights in France is all of the fresh food markets you will discover around every corner.  Hop on the metro to the Paris 7th arrondissement with your market bag in tow. You will find some of the city’s best boulangeries, fromageries, and chocolateries on one magical street. Paris 7th Arrondissement by Metro We hope your took […]

Summer Sandals: Not Just For The Beach

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Are you winding down this month?  Or are things just barely ramping up?  Our favorite summer sandals will take you from work to play with their super fresh styles and colors.  Elevate your style or fade into the minimal background with the right footwear. Flaunt It If You’ve Got It For dresses that fall below the knee, a low-profile heel […]

Midsummer Hygge Helps You Keep Your Cool

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Vacations are winding down and everyone is returning home for the last few weeks of Summer.  Step back and relax with easy midsummer hygge essentials that will carry you well into September.  The Scandanavian way of life promotes simplicity, gatherings, and inviting Mother Nature inside. Midsummer Hygge: Organization Tips Take a look at our article on minimalism and you will […]

Hawaiian Shirts: Not Just For Dads

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With summer finally arriving, it’s time to change up that wardrobe! With their floral patterns and bright designs, nothing says “summer” better than Hawaiian shirts. These can be also almost universally applied, a refreshing change from the usual strategic planning of what to wear in the mornings. Throw on one of these to effortlessly radiate summer vibes all day. It’s […]

Home Tea Blends: Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

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Tea is great for relaxation but the flavor and the routine can get a bit bland. Home tea blends let you keep your tea time interesting. You can create an assortment of tea blends that best fit your tastes. In addition, you can create them in bulk so you can enjoy well into the future (with the help of an […]

Bagel Sandwich: A Blank Canvas

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Have you ever been dying to eat something different, but it feels like you’ve had it all before? Thanks to bagel sandwiches, that’s a problem of the past. Due to the complete lack of restriction, they can be whatever sounds best at the time. When the only limit is your imagination, the flavor possibilities become endless. Make It Yours The […]

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 […]