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the more you know the less you need

Month: December 2015

Sparkle

Sparkle

New Year’s Eve is the time to sparkle: the sequin dress; the gold eye-shadow; the jewellery. Here is a quick trick to make your diamonds glimmer like they’d just been cleaned at the jewellers: Pour some Club Soda in a small dish. Place diamond jewellery in liquid to […]

Oysters Are Ideal

Oysters Are Ideal

Oysters and champagne are an idyllic match, so this New Year’s Eve indulge in these briny delicacies. Coincidentally, and delightfully, the year end celebration takes place in prime oyster season. The old adage is that oysters should only be eaten from September to April—cool months containing […]

Bubbly New Year

Bubbly New Year

After a week of (leftover) ham, (leftover) turkey, and (leftover) Christmas cookies, it’s time for some serious celebrating with champagne and oysters—aka New Year’s Eve. I have tasted many bottles of bubbly over the past months in order to recommend a few to ring in the new year. I […]

Get Glossy

Get Glossy

  This is beauty payback season. Now is the time to reap all the benefits of your previous months of good grooming habits and practises—the masking, the exfoliating, the hydrating, the deep-conditioning, and yes, even the exercising. So getting glamorous for New Year’s Eve is all […]

The Handbag Diaries

The Handbag Diaries

A vintage bag by LUCILLE de PARIS that is pure arm candy. Made of genuine alligator, this mini chain bag is the epitome of timeless elegance. LUCILLE de PARIS is one of the top, most recognizable, and highly-coveted vintage designer handbag brands. Founded by Charles Hahn and Lucille A. […]

Merry Christmas Day

Merry Christmas Day

Extending Christmas wishes, and a thank you to all of you who have come to this new, small Internet space of mine. Somehow, people from all over the globe have found my blog, and read my words. I am both astounded and grateful. Please add a […]

Glow Not Shine

Glow Not Shine

It’s Christmas Day—you don’t really need to dress until late. And makeup later. Here is a tiny tip from makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury to make you look fabulous Christmas night: Keep skin dewy–not oily–by dusting a mattifying powder on the forehead, bridge of the nose […]

Libations: Winter White

Libations: Winter White

If you are dashing through the snow—or in my case, the sunshine—here is a last minute wine to add to your holiday menu: a sumptuous Italian Fiano. Surprise your guests by not serving Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, or Sauvignon Blanc. Unfamiliar with Fiano ? The grape is a re-discovered […]

Model of the Year

Model of the Year

Anna Ewers has been named Model of the Year by Models.com. The 22 year old German beauty won the prestigious title beating out Gigi Hadid (named Reader’s Choice); and Kendell Jenner (runner-up). The 5’9″ brown-eyed blond bombshell was voted number one by industry experts including stylists, […]

Day + Day = Year

Day + Day = Year

The days of 2015 are dwindling, and come January, everyone will be looking for a new calendar. Etsy is a great place to look for one-of-a-kind everything, including calendars of all sorts. Twelve months means twelve pages to showcase unique art and hand-lettered typography. This one from […]