Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Olfactive Studios + Céline Verleur

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I discovered Olfactive Studios in April while in California. I had just taken an amazing yoga class with my friend Mary Beth and decided to head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard to look around and explore. Abbott Kinney is known as a shopping street, but with small boutique shops that cater to an eclectic crowd. I […]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Galeries Lafayette

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Galeries Lafayette is considered in Paris one of the grand magasins or department store. It’s massive. It’s a total of 4 separate buildings and the main building over 120 years old with a beautiful glass dome 102 years. Let’s think about that for a minute. The department store encompasses over 3 city blocks. Bigger is […]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Le Labo Fragrances

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We started our first journey into French beauty at Le Labo Fragrances. Le Labo is short for “the laboratory” and the boutique definitely resembles a lab. Although the fragrances are available in the U.S. learning about the history of the brand, at the original store, is the real reason I wanted to visit. The fragrance company […]

Travel Diary: My Stay at Paris Hyatt Madeleine

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When you think of boutique hotels you may not think of Hyatt. But, that all needs to change when you consider the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. It truly is a boutique hotel in Paris. The hotel is located in the very popular Madeleine area of Paris and is the oldest hotel in the city. The hotel’s […]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Welcome Cocktail Reception at Paris Hyatt Madeleine

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  Bonjour, darlings! The Paris Beauty Tour was a big hit. I had ladies from across the U.S. as participants and I was able to spend time in one of my favorite cities. The trip was phenomenal. I have traveled for years to Paris to buy French beauty products, candles, and to soak up their […]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour Partners – Atout France, My Paris VIP and Rail Europe

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I created the Paris Beauty Tour because I love Paris. I love sitting a cafe to people, flâneur (walking aimlessly), and the lifestyle component that the French do so well. I like a two-hour lunch where I actually engage with a person, where I can put my phone down and be present with them. I […]

Introducing Luxe Beauty Journeys

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I have always been enamored with Paris since I studied there in 2001. I was instantly hooked and over ten years later I still can’t get enough. The yearly sojourn to my favorite city to beauty shop has never wavered. I have dragged numerous people along from girlfriends to my husband and when I leave I’m […]

Saving My Nails with Trind Nail Repair

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I paint my nails a lot. What I mean by a lot is some weeks it could be as much as 3-4 times of applying color. It relaxes me. I like everything from taking off the old polish, applying the new polish, and knowing that I’m taking care of myself. It also means that my […]

Preparing Your Skin for Fall with RoC®

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Fall has officially landed and this means that it’s time to start rethinking your fall skincare. I am a huge advocate of switching skincare for the corresponding season. I work with RoC® Skincare and asked their dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman to give me a few tips on transition into a fall skincare routine As we move […]

Smooth Skin with Dove Body Washes

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It’s really fall. I woke up yesterday and was shocked when I stepped outside. I thought we might ease into fall, but that didn’t happen. It was cold. I had to go back inside and grab a light jacket. One of the best and worst things about fall is the weather. It can be cold […]