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A bit of decor, accessory shopping for spring and a tour in Paris you won’t want to miss . . .
Last week I had the chance opportunity to come across Joshua Becker’s blog Becoming Minimalist, and I must say it was refreshing. Beginning in 2008, he and his family consciously made the decision to live with less. Featured on NPR, CBS Evening News and other national news programs, Joshua Becker shares insightful reminders on how life doesn’t need more to become richer.
If you are looking for a book to help you sort through the unnecessary fluff that the fashion world presents and discover what will work with your body type and your lifestyle, I suggest you take a look at Jacqui Stafford’s book The Wow Factor which is released today. Upon reviewing it over the weekend I was impressed with how she breaks down what we see in magazines, interviews, and runways and explains what it really takes to create the images that are used to sell products. With detailed descriptions on different body types, shape faces and colors, she reveals through many visual images what to focus on and what to ignore.
A quality pair of aviators is a pair of sunglasses I’ve been wanting to add to my list of accessories. Attractive on nearly all face shapes, Ray-Ban’s original mirrored glasses work with both casual and more sophisticated ensembles. So long as they will last for many seasons to come and continue to remain in style, it is worth the investment.
There is just something about a tufted headboard that has always enticed me, so when I discovered that Target sells a handful of different styles, I quickly pinned it to make sure I didn’t lose track of it. With prices beginning at $180 (the Juliette Tufted Headboard), sizes as small as a twin extending up to a California King, and an extensive list of colors to choose from, if you’re in the market for a bedroom make-over, be sure to take a look at Target.
A simple tweed jacket looks wonderful with a pair of dark denim jeans or a well-tailored pencil skirt. J.Crew’s navy tweed jacket caught my eye as a wonderful addition to a spring wardrobe that is transitioning from winter to far fairer weather.
Many of you have written to me to share that you are traveling to Paris in the near future, so I am excited to share with you a tour you should certainly check out. Paris by Mouth offers food tours throughout the City of Light, and for $128 a tour, you can join a small group of fellow foodie enthusiasts to tour the wine shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, restaurants, ice cream shops and so much more. With consultants such as Patricia Wells, John Talbott, Bruno Verjos and many others who are well respected for their culinary expertise, what a wonderful way to be shown Paris either in the late morning or early afternoon. Bon appétit!