LIFESTYLE

    Turmeric

    November 21, 2016
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    The bright orange spicy root featured in Indian and Thai curries, turmeric has been trending for thousands of years thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used to aid digestion and liver function, relieve arthritis pain, and regulate menstruation. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric.

    I use it for cooking in foods like curries and as an herbal remedy. Golden Milk is a great way to get the benefits of turmeric daily. I love drinking this before bed as it aids relaxation and helps boost the immune system while sleeping.

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    DESIGN

    Clogs

    The clog is a mysterious piece of fashion history. According to Wikipedia, the exact origins of the clog are unknown, but some of the oldest surviving wooden footwear in Europe dates all the way…

    November 1, 2016
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    TRAVEL

    Portland, Maine

    Portland, Maine had never been on my radar of places to visit until it came highly recommended from a close friend when she visited last year. Being from the Midwest, I always crave the crisp…

    October 29, 2016
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    TRAVEL

    Santa Barbara Wine Country

    Santa Barbara wine country is quite literally Sideways. The movie title hints at the unique geography of Santa Barbara wine country. It is the longest transverse valley (East to West) found on the western Pacific…

    September 9, 2016
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    TRAVEL

    Durango

    “The Mountains Are Calling, and I Must Go…” –John Muir And thus, I booked a trip to Durango for some fresh air and adventurous mountain vibes. Located in southwest Colorado, Durango was founded in 1880 by…

    July 7, 2016
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    TRAVEL

    Desert Hot Springs

    In the foothills, overlooking Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs has the only aquifer of thermal, mineral spring water in southern California. Desert Hot Springs’ natural hot mineral waters originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer,…

    July 1, 2016
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    DESIGN

    Caftans

    My favorite part of the summer months is hopping into a colorful caftan and drinking a glass of rosé. The silhouette is comfy and glamorous – embodying a chic, always-on-vacation lifestyle I’m all about living. Caftans travel…

    May 27, 2016
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    DESIGN

    Minimal Dresses

    Do you ever feel that you have too many dresses but nothing that really works? Sometimes you don’t need bells and whistles to look pretty. I absolutely love a chic look that can be easily dressed…

    May 2, 2016
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    DESIGN

    One-Piece Swimsuits

    I have been loving all the unique cuts, patterns, and effort that designers have been putting into their one-piece collections lately. I personally find them more sophisticated and stylish than your typical bikini. Hello,…

    April 26, 2016
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    LIFESTYLE

    Blueberry Lemon Dutch Pancake

    This dutch pancake recipe is tender and almost crepe-like with a delicate, buttery flavor that melts on your tongue. I don’t think it even needs any honey or syrup because the lemon and blueberry flavors are so lovely…

    April 25, 2016