Pick up some colored vintage glasses from a thrift store, drop some essential oil onto an unlit tea light - for a Christmasy scent use pine, cinnamon, cedarwood and/or mandarin - light it, drop it into a glass and enjoy.
• 8 oz well chopped high quality chocolate (62% cacao or higher) • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream • 1-2 tbsp Cointreau Truffle coating • cocoa powder • little bit of espresso
What you do:
1. In a small, heavy saucepan bring the whipping cream to a simmer - be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes. Stir in Cointreau.
2. Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth. This chocolatey goodness is called ganache.
3. Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for two hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache. Roll in your hands quickly (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the…
Interpretations of the phrase, 'Go toward the light', speak of near death experiences, salvation, or the Poltergeist movie (personally I was thinking more along the lines of Ghost Whisperer). Quite fitting considering what I'm using the 'Happy Light' for.
The 'Happy Light' arrived at our house a month ago - and not a day too late. I wanted to use it for a solid month in order to give you a proper review. I started out using it for 30 minutes first thing in the morning. I simply turned it on and sat in front of it while I drank my morning coffee and checked my emails etc. Although I was feeling a noticeable difference within the first week, our skies got awfully dark awfully quick, I had a sudden mood swing and received some sad news. You know how it goes. I've upped the time to 45 minutes for the past three weeks. This is the 'dose' that works for me right now.
Why do I think this light therapy works for me?
I can sleep…
Design year: 1980 Quantity: Limited edition of 595. Limited, but not numbered, series of 7 pieces with transparent dial under ref. BA 191.0114 Thickness: 1.35 - 1.48 mm Material: 18K solid yellow gold Case: Rectangle, 18K solid yellow gold Retail price (1980): $12,000.00 - $15,000.00 The watch came with a 18K gold keyring in the shape of the watch, used to set the correct time.
Stanley Tigerman removed nothing from the old barn but added: black asphalt shingles graphic windows vertical cedar siding four levels brightly colored exposed pipes spiral iron staircase charcoal carpets dimmers on all lights
1. a song - It's been too long. Recorded please because you know how I feel about 'singer songwriters' in my living room.
2. a year long lease on a secret work space - I'd like to tinker around with furniture, rip apart vintage clothing and have a place to hide out when needed. You can drop by for tea, happy hour or sock hops if you want.
3. an angel investor - Let's open up that vintage shop in Paris ok. It'll be a success, you and I have a solid track record.
If you're a Genie, or know one, I'm at stacyatbijoulivingdotcom
Three years ago I came across Le Labo on a trip to San Francisco and became an instant fan. We bought a bottle of Patchouli 24. Le Labo parfum has a nonsynthetic unconventional scent that lasts a long time.
A few months ago I'd heard about their City Scents but didn't want to drop $116 on something I'd never smelled. Imagine my excitement when I received an email update from Le Labo offering them up for $10 each - with free shipping - even to Canada. I bought five and kept two, Poivre 23 (London) and Musc 25 (LA). Both scents are unisex but I've marked the Musc 25 as my own. I would've kept the Vanille 44 (Paris) but it reminded me of a rather trying period in my life and the Baie Rose 26 (Chicago) and Tubereuse 40 (NY) weren't my style so I gave them to Rachel (who in turn bought me another Musc 25 - thanks R!) They smell fab on her!
The scent lasts a long time so I'm sure the little $10 bottle will last me at least six months.
Fifteen minutes is the established length of time that a host need delay their dinner for a late guest. To wait longer would be showing rudeness to the rest for the sake of one. When the latecomer finally arrives they must go directly to the host and apologize for being late. The host should not tear a strip off the late guest but should say something polite such as, 'I'm sorry to hear the traffic was so bad. I was sure you wouldn't have wanted us to wait much longer for dinner.' The latecomer is served whichever course is being eaten at the time they arrives. If it's dessert, they are served a plate of the main course if there is any left.