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Swedish Getaway Contest!

The folks at Saveur.com and SAS Scandinavian Airlines are giving away a 5 day vacation for 2 which will allow you to drive a primo Volvo loaner car to four culinary & cultural destinations throughout Sweden. Imagine flying from New York, Chicago or DC to Gothenburg            Sweden, where they will set you up with a luxurious Volvo and map coordinates to Kvanum for a one-night stay at Bjertorp Slott, an idyllic 35 room castle where you’ll enjoy dinner  in the...

What every fierce frosty girl wants: Swedish beauty secrets

From the frosty land of Sweden comes M Picaut Precious Oil, winner of the Swedish TARA Beauty Awards “2010 Best Serum of the Year”. This wonder serum is filled with lipo-peptides (naturally occurring amino acids), as well as luscious certified organic apricot kernel, jojoba and sea buckthorn oils. Although little known in America, sea buckthorn has been used in ancient Chinese herbal remedies to help to slow skin aging. M Picaut Precious Oil is an anti-aging serum that nourishes the...

Lure of the Lair; where the Snow Queen retreats & regenerates.

Even though, the sun played peek-a-boo today, teasing me with the promise of “sprinter” finally coming to an end, it’s still unseasonably cold and my mind dances with visions of my inner snow queen. Ahh…the regal snow queen sequestered in her palace of snow and ice. Sure its cold, but she’s the snow queen, too powerful to be concerned with the cold’s effects. She spends her days and nights frocked in a full regalia of velvet, brocade and glimmering diamonds…and...