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 [...]

Travel Diary: L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels

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L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels is a jewel in the Southern California crown. L’Auberge is located near San Diego and I like to call it a “cottage” near the ocean. The oceanside luxury property with ocean views is small, but mighty. The hotel has only 120 deluxe rooms and staying at the property feels as [...]

Travel Diary: Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels ~ Day 2

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 My second day at Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts started with a hazy view of the Pacific, but a restful Julia. I dragged my travel yoga mat to my balcony and worked on a few sun salutations to awaken my body after such a great sleep. As I looked out on the hazy view of [...]

Wheels Down: GM Buick Enclave, Open Road, and Deep Creek Maryland

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I had never heard of Deep Creek until I met my husband. He and a bunch of his friends take a yearly trek to this 3 hour mountain and lake area every year. Basically it’s a relaxing weekend, a huge log cabin mini mansion where there is tons of laughter, good foods, old school board [...]

Travel Series: How I Carry-On? with Aly Walansky

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I met the fun, travel junkie, and awesome freelance writer Aly Walansky when I first started blogging. Here we are 8 years later and she is just as awesome as ever. I live for her travel and beauty stories. She’s a girl after my own travel, beauty, and food heart. Aly so graciously answered my [...]

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