FOOD

5 Surprising Beauty Foods

All fresh fruits and vegetables contain magical powers when it comes to shiny hair, clear skin, and strong nails. However, the ones I’ve chosen below are perhaps not as well known for their powerful beauty benefits. Try and include these foods into your diet if you...

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Chef Series: Lulu Powers

Lulu Powers is a best-selling author and entertaining designer, celebrated for her accessible culinary creations, and impeccable styling. Lulu has a monthly food and entertaining column in House Beautiful, "Life at Lulu's".  While revered among Hollywood elite and New...

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The Taste Bud Tantalizing Food of the Gods

There’s an air of mystery around Cinnamon that has been highly prized since antiquity, with the ancient Egyptians believing it to be a gift fit for a King, even a God! Whether this is because of its importance within the spice trade across the Mediterranean world,...

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Grab a Slice of Healthy Herby Goodness

As US soldiers were returning from Italy after World War II, a surge in popularity for oregano occurred, with the ‘pizza herb’ being THE flavor of the moment. The demand has not slowed for this aromatic marvel and it has now become a staple of Italian American...

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Chef Interview Series: Chef Jeff Michaud

A nationally recognized chef and author, Jeff Michaud began his cooking career at the age of 13 at a pizza shop in his native New Hampshire. Inspired by his grandmother’s cooking and beautiful homemade wedding cakes, Michaud enrolled in the Culinary Institute of...

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Chef Interview Series: Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis, who began her culinary career tossing pizza in college, has since foraged for wild herb in the Alps, made of mustard in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily – and it all started...

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LIFESTYLE

How does food affect your mood?

Did you know that food has vibrations that allow it to create change in our bodies on a cellular level?  Food that is alive and from the earth will energize and invigorate you, while processed, pre-packaged, dead food will leave you feeling lethargic and uninspired,...

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The Warmest of Welcomes in a Western Winter Wonderland

Cowboys, Country Music & Haute Cuisine at a Colorado Dude Ranch “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for Home."  - Edith Sitwell  How did you see in the New Year?...

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The Art of Giving…..Why Giving Back is Like Breathing

“For it is in giving that we receive”      St Francis of Assisi During my time as a yoga teacher, I taught my students that giving back is like breathing. It was an important lesson for them to learn and one that I would like to share here. First, take a moment. Focus...

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The Essence of the French Table

The essence of the French table is deceptively simple. We have a strong sense of tradition and we love our tables.  Every meal in France is more of an occasion, which is different than here in the United States and it all starts with the table. A beautifully set table...

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Stir Up Your Secret Sauce to Shine Bright!

Hey Awesome Girl, Now that you’ve taken the time to discover the driving force behind your dreams, tell me, how did it feel to let go of all the things holding you back during those eight days working on your Go Go Juice? (if you haven’t had the chance to do this yet,...

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WELLNESS

5 Surprising Beauty Foods

All fresh fruits and vegetables contain magical powers when it comes to shiny hair, clear skin, and strong nails. However, the ones I’ve chosen below are perhaps not as well known for their powerful beauty benefits. Try and include these foods into your diet if you...

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Eat to Avoid the Midday Slump

It’s coming. You can feel it. You’re trying desperately to will it away, but, inevitably the clock strikes 3:00pm. Suddenly, you are exhausted. The thought of striking the letters on the computer keyboard seems like a daunting task, not to mention you can barely keep...

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15 Uses for Lavender Oil

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. If you are new to essential oils or are thinking of starting to use essential oils, Lavender is one of the most versatile oils. Lavender's dynamic aroma has made...

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Black Tea does WHAT?

When I was living in the Ashram  as a devotee of Yogi Bhajan and going to summer and winter solstice, everyone had to do what was called a Sava. Sava is Karma Yoga, which is the discipline of selfless action as a way to perfection. Everyone volunteered and performed...

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The Alternative Guide to an Awesome Girls Weekender

March to a Different Beat on this Totally Tropical Zen Retreat “I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one. Namaste.” Are you looking for more out of...

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Beauty on the Inside and Out

After an evening of indulging in rich food and fine wine, I make it a point the following few days to lovingly take care of my body. My favorite way is through juicing, smoothies and Epsom salt baths; which those are great for the inside, but what about the outside? I...

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