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It's in the bag!

I am always looking for creative ways to display my travel photos, maps and mementos. Over the years I’ve collected boxes of travel guides and street maps, as well as, memory cards full of pictures from various locales that I would, one day, love to have displayed properly. Recently, I came across ARTSCOW, a photo processing website where you can purchase photo gifts. I know what you’re thinking; photo mugs and mouse pads are for pics of pets and babies,...

Gimme a clean Slate! …with a timely towelette.

Several years ago, I took off on a cross-country road trip with some friends. After our first night of non-stop driving, we stopped at a rest area to freshen up. My girlfriends and I found ourselves in the ladies room trying to discretely juggle our lotions and potions with one hand while keeping those pesky faucet handles pressed down with the other. After struggling for nearly a half hour, we descended from the restroom with a bevy of wet bathroom...

Livin' La Vida Bonita: Victoria's Secret freebie deal!

Give those dry lips a quench of shimmer and shine with a limited time freebie offer from Victoria’s Secret. Available only through 2/2/2012 you can score a free lip gloss with any purchase in-store by using the coupon found here. Why not take a cue from South American Victoria’s Secret beauties Adriana Lima and Ana Paula Araujo and choose tropically inspired Beauty Rush Lip Gloss flavors Passion Fruit Pop, Bananas or Guava Girl. With the sweet scent of these native...

The Blue Lagoon: not just make believe after all?

I love the Citi commercial that shows an American spa owner serenely wading in a hot spring in Iceland, whilst pondering the wonders of Icelandic mud on both her skin and her business. Believing that Icelandic mud was just another fountain of youth-esque urban legend, I thought…hmpt, wouldn’t that be great…too bad magic mud from Iceland doesn’t even exist. Low and behold, I was wrong. Did I just admit to being wrong? Maybe it’s not the greatest thing to admit...

My love affair with El Patrón

It’s shocking, I know, but I find myself in the passionate throes of a full-out love affair with – – of all things- – tequila. Not just any tequila, but Patrón, a gorgeous American tequila that’s crafted in Mexico and sold in beautiful hand-blown bottles that have been individually numbered. My love for Patrón is strong, but stronger than my love for this exquisite tequila in my cocktail glass is my adoration for the brand and the story behind it. Patrón was...

The "Love" of Eat, Pray, Love: Beauty in Bali

If you’re like me, you’ve read the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, religiously. If you’re really like me, not only have you’ve read it over and over again, but your copy is stained with salt tears and spaghetti sauce and you’ve seen the movie… well, a bunch. My favorite chapters are found near the back of the book when the author finally finds peace and ultimately love in Bali. For the geographically challenged (don’t worry I am so...