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The Way She Wears It by Dallas Shaw
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A beautifully illustrated and photographed book on style and fashion. Nothing new here, just a fun read with pretty pictures.
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Celebrate Everything! by Darcy Miller
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Beautiful book with terrific ideas for parties and entertaining. The photos and illustrations are fantastic while the themes, recipes and party favors are affordable and attainable. A MUST for hosts that enjoy clever theme parties.
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The Cool Factor by Andrea Linett
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What I liked about the book: the photos and the models. Most of them middle age women who mix vintage, bargains and expensive designer items. What I didn't like: there is little new here. Another style book rhapsodizing denim, white shirts, trench co ...more
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How to Hygge by Signe Johansen
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I really wanted to like this book. From what I've previously read about hygge I'm interested in incorporating more coziness and simplicity into my lifestyle. However this book is the opposite of hygee. Incredibly over written, small text, limited pho ...more
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Back to the Kitchen by Freddie Prinze Jr.
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book, my awareness of the author, actor Freddie Prinze Jr was from cheesy 90's teen movies and his marriage to a vampire slayer. Regardless, this book is terrific. While many of the recipes are for m ...more
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At Home by Sarah Richardson
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There is no denying that TV decorator/designer Sarah Style has a picture worthy life. I stopped counting how many homes she had after the chapter on her 3rd house. Her style is coastal and cozy and she is an expert at re-purposing vintage furniture a ...more
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The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long
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Apparently I started with the final book in the Pennyroyal Green series with The Legend of Lyon Redmond. I enjoyed this book so much I'm going to begin the series in order even though this book ends with an epilogue for the series and characters. Oli ...more
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The Glam Guide by Fleur de Force
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Watching Fleur's YouTube channels is a guilty pleasure so I had high hopes for her first book. Her love of beauty and fashion is apparent in her writing but the charm of her personality is missing. And like so many other lifestyle bloggers Fleur tack ...more
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Balancing in Heels by Kristin Cavallari
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I never watched the reality TV show Kristin Cavallari was on but she is occasionally mentioned in news stories where I live due to her marriage to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Kristin appears to be loved or hated the same way her husband is. ...more
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Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese
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As a fan of Dita's style & stage shows I was thrilled the private star was sharing her beauty secrets. However this book is more of an encyclopedia & how-to of Dita's vintage hair & makeup than an "ultimate guide". Beautifully photographe ...more
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Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Oscar Wilde
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
Oscar Wilde

Augustine of Hippo
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
St. Augustine

Margaret Mead
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

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