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Will The Real Santa Please Stand up

This is the weekend many parents will be wrapping presents and hiding them from children in closets and under the bed, in preparation for the arrival of the big man in red next week. It got me thinking about how many kids really, truly believe in the story of Santa Claus. Because as I look back on my own childhood, I know I never did.

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The New Superfood

I’m so over kale. A year ago kale was all anyone could talk about. Kale chips, kale caesar salad, kale toast. It’s been all kale all the time. It was time to move on and I’ve done so, straight to the most over looked herb of all, parsley.

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Fast Fries!

I love to cook from scratch. Deciding on a recipe, going shopping for ingredients and then holing up in the kitchen. It’s therapeutic. Of course, the key element to doing all that in a relaxed fashion is TIME.

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Your Perfect Match

I’m not talking about Prince Charming. I’m talking makeup! Drugstore makeup aisles can make shopping so difficult. Too few testers, too many closed packages… how’s a girl to find the right shade? Now, there’s an app that makes custom product and colour suggestions, tailored just for you.

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Heady Fashion Sense

It’s the day of the dead. The day to celebrate all that is scary and ghoulish. And best of all you get to dress the part. Of course, there’s one key element to Halloween that can be part of your lifestyle aesthetic all year long.

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Halloween Roundup

Just three more sleeps til fright night! Are you ready?! For those doing the last minute scramble, here are a few of my favourite AND EASY Halloween ideas.

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Party Shoes Welcome Here

Dust off your cocktail attire because party season is just around the corner. And that probably means you’ll either be having guests over or be a guest yourself. The question is, what are you going to do about your feet?

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Hercule Poirot On The Case… Again!

His “little grey cells” are back at work. 38 years after her death, Agatha Christie’s family has authorized a new novel featuring one of the literary world’s most memorable characters, Hercule Poirot.

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Beards Gone Wild

As soon as something becomes a trend, fashion insiders declare it to be passé. It’s hard to keep up with, expensive and I avoid trying to be “on trend” and just wear whatever I deem…

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The Anti-Bucket List

I have a bucket list a mile long, featuring places I want to visit (Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Bora Bora) and things I want to do (learn to play the violin and write a mystery novel). At the other end of the spectrum, the anti-bucket list, the things I hope to never do, that gross me out, freak me out or tire me out at the thought of them.

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Giving Thanks

If Halloween is the best day of the year (see last week’s blog post), then Thanksgiving is the second best. October is a really excellent month.
Thanksgiving is like Christmas but without the stress of…

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