- 1. Make sure to have bubbly on-hand. A bottle of champagne is great for any occasion, including the holidays. Plus, it doesn’t have to be expensive, a few bubbles in any glass will make the occasion sparkle like the Eiffel Tower.
- 2. Fresh cut flowers always makes a room more fragrant and lively. Reminecient of the French country side or gardens in Versailles, this accent of flowers will create a sense of luxury.
- 3. Macaroons… Must I say much more?
- 4. Nail polish is a French women’s best friend, just as, red lipstick is. This quick, inexpensive purchase will not only look great on manicured nails, but also as an accent to any display.
- 5. Add any small Parisian souvenir to your holiday dinner table setting. This small accent will add a touch of whimsical European travels, and can also add as a conversation piece.
I hope the 5 simple tips brighten your thoughts and holiday season! Happy travels, happy holidays, and happy new year!
Now that cooler temperatures are here what fragrances are you loving and better yet burning? Filling your home with yummy scents makes one’s humble abode more comfy!
Currently I am crushing on VOLUSPA’S POMEGRANATE BLOOD ORANGE candle. It’s made with a coconut wax blend and fills my bedroom with a super fall fragrant scent, without being to overpoweing. I don’t wear perfume as I easily get headaches, however a little scent creates a special atmosphere.
This candle will burn approximately 40 hours with proper wick maintenance. Cutting the wick before each burn is essential to a healthy, long lasting burn. Sniffing candles instead of blowing them out is also best for wick maintenance.
This lovley candle should cost around $30 USD and is totally worth the splurge as it’ll last into the holidays with frequent use, if not longer!
Hope everyone finds their perfect home scent! Always use caution, and never leave candles unattended!
My trip to Paris this year was short lived. After spending almost three weeks in Florence, I took a small plane to France, specifically to study at the original BR spa. (The flight was full of turbulence, as heading back to Italy!)
Although Paris was rainy, cold, and buzzing with the same city life I remember from five years ago, it was quick. My training at BR was great because of Vinida, who is an amazing master aesthetician. I hope to utilize all that I have learned when I return to the states at my home spa in Philadelphia.
I can not wait to visit italy again this year! All of this studying, gym, work, and daily grind will be worth it. Life is to be lived, and get-aways make the tuff times easier, as there is somthing to look forward to.
I definitely plan on hitting the coast and hiking the dolomites! Any suggestions are warmly welcomed too. Here’s to planning your next get-away.
Are we ready for warmer weather, cause I know I am. I am loving the classic, easy-breezy, non-fussy, laid back looks for this time of year. Trends are always fun, but I’m a gal who loves the classics. What’s your favorite style, trends, and looks for this season to be? Here’s to holidays booked, good friends, fun styles, health and wealth!!!
The weather is warming up here in the north-eastern states, and let’s hope it keeps on trend!
With the changing of seasons, so should our skin-care regime, which always starts with…CLEANSING! I posted three cleansers that can address three different skin types.
*La prairie foam cleanser is great for a dry skin type. This cleanser is also perfect for a mature skin.
*LA MER the cleansing foam is also good for a dry skin type, but can also help with a combination skin type.
*PCA skin facial wash oily/problem is great for that excessive oily to a little oily skin type. It is also good for that skin type that experiences break outs.
With each of these products only a small amount is needed to complete the cleansing process. (Remember to cleanse the skin twice)
I keep each of these cleansers in my routine, although I have an oily/ adult acne skin type. I find that at different points in the year my skin calls for different products which address different needs. I could use the foam cleanser by La prairie when I am not in the dead of winter, although I prefer the facial wash by PCA skin during the warmer months.
There is no exact formula in which product to use at what exact time, it is all about addressing your own individual skin-care needs. These just happen to be three of my favorite cleansers which are usually always on hand, although I will switch up according to my daily skin needs.
Which cleansers do you love and why? Feel free to leave comments or questions as always. Here’s to a quick approaching spring and warmer weather..