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 [...]

{11.22.13} Le Weekend

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I’m currently listening to Christmas music. I know it’s early, but it is the most wonderful time of year. We don’t go crazy at Christmas in my family because you have to live after Christmas. We exchange names and it is so easy. Because of that, I’m working on great holiday guides that will post [...]

{11.15.13} – Le Weekend

11.15.13 Le Weekend

Has the week been long for you? It seems it has been extra long for me. We are still in contractor Hades and although we are finally moving along it seems as though November is flying by. Where did it go? Did you see that registration is up for the 2014 Paris Beauty Tour? I [...]

Le Weekend

Le Weekend Collage

Has the week been long for you? It seems it has been extra long for me. I know we gained an hour of sleep, but part of me still feels like I need an additional hour. I’m having lunch a good friend at one of my favorite hangouts in DC, Union Market. We both love [...]

Reading Pretty: The Whole Frommage by Kathe Lison

Whole Frommage

I remember the first time I had real “cheese.” I had just been dropped off to my apartment in Paris to start a study abroad program. Mr. Gerard was kind of enough to bring me a sandwich and water. In his brusque, but sweet voice he said “Jooo-leee-aaa, the restaurants don’t open until 9pm . [...]

Reading Pretty: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver

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Our last meal. Most people don’t really want to think about their last meal. I completely understand. It’s been on my mind since I began reading The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver. Food is a huge part of my life. Yes, I’m all about beauty and travel, but food is that other [...]

Reading Pretty: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

PerfumeCollector

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro is a charming and luscious story of one woman’s search to find herself. I was a very big fan of Tessaro’s Elegance and this book reinforces why I like her as a writer. The story takes place in beautiful cities around the world – New York, Paris, Monte Carlo, [...]

Reading Pretty: Obsessed by Mika Brzezinski

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I have known about Mika Brzezinski from afar. I knew she was a host on Morning Joe, but I didn’t watch it regularly. That changed after reading her book. I’m definitely a fan. Mika’s new book Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction – And My Own is a great read for anyone who’s concerned about the food [...]

This Beautiful Life: June 14, 2013

Deep Creek Porch

I’m headed to the lake this weekend. It’s an annual trip that started once I met The Donald. We rent a huge house, cook, relax, laugh and just have a good time. I look forward to this trip all year. I think it’s because I’m not the one planning it. I get to have someone [...]

This Beautimous Life: May 31, 2013

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The year is flying by so fast. It’s like I blinked and it’s June. I am so excited for summer and I don’t mind the heat. At all. I can’t complain about the heat because I will take 90 degrees and humid over 20 degrees and freezing. I am excited to be traveling home to [...]

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