A Weekend Recap and Onward to Thanksgiving

What you plan and what really happens is always the case, it seems lately for the weekends and I’m starting to consider not making a list of what I’d like to do but rather simply wait and see how the days pan out. 🙂 This past weekend I had a tough time with anxiety, where […]

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Inspired By the English Countryside

This morning while commuting to work, bits of the film The Holiday came to mind. Particularly the English cottage where one side of the story took place. Followed by the eclectic decor of course, and then how wonderful the connection between Cameron Diaz and Jude Law’s characters were, sparkly eyes, and bright smiles, make the […]

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My Outlook For The New Year…

As we all know, today is the day, we reflect upon the ‘soon to be’ passing year, and determine how we wish to set the tone for the new year. As I type this, in some parts of the world, New Years is nearly 4 minutes away, while in my part, the day is just […]

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Holiday Series: Reindeer Experience and One Amazing Gift

When I saw the featured photograph on T&C front page a few days ago, I smiled, thinking how fortunate Camilla Parker Bowles was to have the chance to see up close – a couple of reindeer. And just as those thoughts crossed my mind again last night, while attending a tree-lighting ceremony, I overheard someone […]

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Travel: For The Romance of Winter or Simple Hibernation

There is definitely a romantic feel to winter travel, even if in some places snow and freezing temps are involved. The idea of cozying up with your loved one, or not, but instead tucked under a blanket in front of the fireplace, travel in winter is wonderful, especially to destinations with the ideal accommodations from […]

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holiday Series: Best Hostess Gift Ideas or Otherwise

I realized that the list of cool gifts below, in addition to being ideas for a hostess gift,  can also be exchanged for office parties, secret Santa with friends for an annual gathering at a restaurant to celebrate the holidays, and really for just about anyone on your Christmas list:  

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Today’s Mood…

I spend last night staying up and watching Hallmark films plus two episodes of The Crown – and I feel somewhat like… Have you seen The Crown? What is your take, love it or hate it. Is your television set on the Hallmark channel like my geeky self? What are your thoughts about the new year? […]

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Take a Break From Shopping and Play Along

Fun things to thumb through for a Saturday morning mid-day or any time (for around the world) break from all things Christmas shopping, or whatever it is that’s got you stressing even on a weekend. Check these out:

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How To’s For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving or Any Dinner Party

There are always first timers – in hosting one of the most important dinner parties in the U.S.  Please note: The rules also apply to other holidays  :). But I found these helpful suggestions and as we know felt the need to share. Check out what got my attention and for the rest of the […]

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Holiday Fashion: Stand Out In Your Style

I totally admire those who stand out tastefully in their fashion sense, mix-matching various blends and patterns to create an outfit that is perfectly defining of their personality. So that’s what I am attempting to do for this holiday season, picking out outfits that define who I am, without creating the wrong kind of buzz […]

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