Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Galeries Lafayette


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


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 [...]

Destination Pretty: I’m Leading My First Beauty Tour of Paris

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I fell in love with Paris the first time I visited. It was the long lunches, the extra long dinners with stimulating conversations, and the food. It’s the je ne sais quoi. It is hard to explain. You have to go to fully understand what no book, blog, or photo can truly show. I always [...]

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

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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 [...]

Destination Pretty: Parisian Beauty Find – Bioderma Cleansing Water


It is no secret I love me some Paris. But, one of the things I love is finding all these amazing beauty products that I can’t find in the U.S. I read tons of magazines (domestic & international) and the one thing I always ask is “what is the beauty editor buying.” I have been [...]

Destination Pretty: In a Beauty-full Parisian State of Mind

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I made it from Paris to Provence in one beauty-full piece. I love traveling by train and when you are passing time in the French countryside with a magazine, Kindle, portable wine, and conversation the time passes quickly. I was asked before I left DC “Does Paris get old?” Never. It’s still magical to me. [...]

Bonjour Yoga + Art Journal Retreat in Paris & Provence

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The retreat I’m leaving for today has been awhile in the making. What started as a discussion on art journaling and yoga with Kimberly is now a 10 day retreat in the City of Lights and Provence. I have been itching to go back “home” as I like to call France. Last week I tore [...]

Six Years Later … Bonne Anniversaire to All About the Pretty

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I could never have imagined six years later that All About the Pretty would still be here. At the time I started blogging it was still looked down upon. It is hard to imagine that today, but blogging wasn’t what it is now. I remember my first fashion week and it was like blogger what? [...]

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