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10 Novels for the Rosy Romantic

10 novels for the rosy romantic - woman at cafe reading book with latte and peonies in pearls and tweed

Looking for timeless love stories where the heroines are intelligent, capable, and winsome and the heros are strong, irresistible, and kind…where despite trials and tribulations a happy ending is ensured? Well, then you need to check out these 10 novels for the rosy romantic! Love is in the air…with Valentine’s day right around the corner …

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Use These 3 Decorative Accessories to Get the Chinoiserie Look

Get the Chinoiserie chic look with blue and white porcelain like this bowl for a jewelry catchall

Get the Chinoiserie Look with these 3 decorative arts: Asian porcelain, lacquerware, and cloisonné. Learn about the history of Chinoiserie decor and collecting tips. Can we all agree that the Chinoiserie look is très chic? This traditional style with a twist of whimsy delights those with a more is more philosophy — the color seekers …

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Elegance on the Half Shell – The Oyster Plate

Elegant antique oyster plate - refined dining must have

Entertain in style with the ever elegant oyster plate, delighting refined diners since the 1800’s. Learn more about these charming dishes, their history and how to collect. Candlelight flickers, music stirs the air, and elegant florals cascade across the table as guests saunter into the dining room. Chairs are pulled, napkins unfurled, and delighted chatter …

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New Beauty Products: What’s Working & What’s Not

New beauty products flatlay - what's working and what's not in 2019

New beauty products: find out what’s working for me and what’s not before investing in new makeup and skincare. Review and tips to use of NARS foundation, primer, and concealer; Tarte primer; Kiehl’s anti-aging products; and It Cosmetics powder. In December, I changed up my beauty and skincare routine with some new beauty products from …

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Frosted Forest – Winter Tablescape Tutorial

Winter tablescape tutorial for a frosted forest tablescape in green, gold, and white with poinsettia, snowflakes, birch, and cedar garland

Celebrate the beauty of the frosted forest with this winter tablescape tutorial for a woodsy table setting that plays up winter’s magic for post holiday entertaining. The hustle and bustle of the holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean all the glistening snowflakes and pretty evergreen has to get boxed up!  Set a beautiful …

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