Reading Pretty: The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

The Divorce Papers

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger was a fun and enjoyable read. I will say this is a good book to add to your summer reading list. The book is obviously about a couple going through a divorce, but to me it shows what happens when we don’t communicate with the people we love in [...]

Reading Pretty: Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

Happier at Home

Happier at Home. A perfect book for the start of a new year. But how do you make that true when it’s July and nothing seems to be going right? It’s simple. It’s a choice. That’s how I’m looking at another year to begin again. One of my big complaints is the weather here in [...]

Reading Pretty: Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (And Dark Chocolate)

Paris My Sweet Book

I always have a Paris book in my reading rotation. But before I headed to Paris in May, I wanted to read Amy Thomas’ ode to my beloved city. Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (And Dark Chocolate) is a sweet junkie’s tome on life and sweets in one of the [...]

Reading Pretty: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

I discovered this book from one of my favorite podcasts – Books on the Nightstand. Every time I listen to it my Goodreads list gets longer and longer. I usually consult my book junkie friend Samantha because she always has the best book recommendations. I made her read it just so we could GChat about [...]

Eat, Pray, Love: Movie Trailer 2010

I remember when I first read it Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I couldn't get enough. My life was in transition This book has two sides: people who love it (like me) and those who vehemently hate it. I can bring up this book to 10 women and it's always the same response (half love it/half hate it).  [...]

Sephora Book Contest Update

The rules for the Sephora Book Contest will post at noon on tomorrow.  My flight from Mexico was canceled yesterday so it didn’t go up today.  I sincerely apologize.  I’m really excited.  The book is awesome.  I’m perusing it right now.

Book Review: Green Chic

If you are wondering do you have to give up all the great things that make your life easy by going green then you need to pick up Christie Matheson’s Green Chic:  Saving the Earth in Style.  She has useful tips for the beauty diva in all of us.  Recently I implemented the use of [...]

Chandler Burr’s The Perfect Scent

I recently had a conversation with a few co-workers on the power of scent.  We were chatting about the fragrances we wear and the ones we want to wear.  My love of beauty products is known, as well as, my love of scent.  Scent has the power to captivate, transport, communicate, and heal.  Heal?  We [...]

The Elegance of Mr. Cowie

I love Colin Cowie.  Year’s ago when I was working full-time and going to college I picked up his book Effortless Elegance.  I kept telling myself that this is how I wanted to live once I finished school.  It’s always one of those reference books I go back to.  I still have the episode on [...]

What is Luxury? (Review of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster)

I bought Dana Thomas’ Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster because every where I read, the buzz was on this book.  I started this awhile ago, but just finished it this week.  I go between 3 and 4 books at a time.  But this book really makes me think.  What exactly is luxury?  Is it [...]

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