New Year Outfit Staples With Less Fuss

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Everyone wants to ring in the New Year looking their best but that doesnt have to be expensive. A few choice New Year outfit staples can make your outfit dazzle easy. After all, this is should be the party that is all about “more bang for your buck”! New Year Outfit Basics Our first suggestion is to keep it simple. […]

Christmas Gift Books For Kids of All Ages

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You may recall from seasons past our old gift-giving mantra, “something they want; something they need; something to wear; something to read.” We’ve compiled a couple of Christmas gift books for kids of all ages. As recommended by our collection of nieces and nephews themselves!  Be sure to add one to your cart and promote some reading during the holiday […]

Full-Length Coats To Hibernate in This Winter

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Brr!  It’s getting really cold out there.  Time to cocoon ourselves in full-length coats that will warm us and protect from the elements.  Our favorite styles are big and bulky, with enough space to layer and then some!  One good coat will take you from points A-Z and bring you home in one piece. Full-Length Coats to The Max Starting […]

Green Sofas Are Calm, Cool + Collected

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‘Tis the season for green! We are loving green sofas and have been shopping around vintage beauties online. Learn how to turn a substantial piece of furniture into a keepsake. Color is in!  Consider adding a little character to your decor with these amazing examples. Vintage Green Sofas Our favorites hail from classic Victorian styles, but have modern updates in the […]

DIY Christmas Gifts You Might Actually Do. Yourself.

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Don’t you feel like a lovely handmade gift is wonderful?  We have a soft spot in our hearts for DIY Christmas gifts that are made with that special ingredient – love. Make a batch at home and give them to neighbors, hosts, and colleagues.  A terrific DIY can be as easy as a couple of pieces of felt and some faux […]

Pretty Christmas Sweater Party

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Truth be told, we’ve never been big fans of the “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party”.  We’d rather spend our time and money shopping for a pretty Christmas sweater that will bring joy for holidays to come.  Take a look at our favorite knits and let us save you a little shopping this month! Pretty Christmas Sweater The best buy is one […]

Chinoiserie Decor With a Contemporary Twist

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The French have long been known as masters of art and design. One of our favorite interior styles is chinoiserie, a European interpretation of Asian decor that permeated through the 17th and 18th centuries.  During that time, Europe was trading with Asia and aristocrats became enthralled with the style.  It made appearances in castles and estates and was often mixed […]

Oahu, Hawaii is a Fountain of Youth

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This year my beautiful wife turns fifty. She abhorred the idea of it and any talk of her up and coming celebration was expressly forbidden. We decided to vacation to Oahu, Hawaii hoping to better ease my wife into the inevitable next chapter of her life. The plan was to make things so fun that fifty would be a highlight […]

Colored Tights Bring Holiday Cheer(s)

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Get out much?  Brighten up your holiday life with colored tights that keep your legs warm and protected.  Go big and bold with color, or keep the monochromatic with black or white.  Warm up your outfit with cozy coats, sweaters, and jackets and pull off that mini skirt you’re dying to wear!  The result is flirty and you still get […]

Graphic Tile: The Bold + The Beautiful

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Feeling bored of your monochromatic, white-on-white home decor? Adding graphic tile to a small space does a lot to punch up the look and a little goes a long way! Take a look at some of our fresh and quirky tile design ideas. Think about a room that could use a big dose of personality and go for it! Whether […]

Female Jazz Singers Warm Up Your Week

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If you’re looking for music that will speak to your soul, jazz is the right choice 365 days a year. Our favorite female jazz singers include legends from the 30s and 40s up to today’s French jazz-pop darlings. Start adding these soulful and sultry voices to a playlist and let them warm your little heart. We’ll give you our favorite […]

Trench Coats in Plaid + Polka Dot

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The rainy season is upon us! Take advantage of sale season to drape yourself in trench coats that are anything but boring. The prints that are cropping up most are plaid and polka dot, so stay on trend! Unique shapes and flattering drapes will get you through shopping errands; rain or shine. Print Mixing Trench Coats We’re sure by now […]