BEAUTY: Good Morning, Face!

There are a lot of products that come across my virtual desk from nations and notions far and wide. I very much adhere to my eco-luxury ethos when selecting products especially for my skin. In between spa visits a bit of maintenance is needed especially for this festive face. I received a little pre-Christmas treat: The Original Coffee Scrub from Scrub Co., an all-natural company based out of Christchurch, New Zealand. 

Made from 100% NZ fairtrade organic coffee beans, The Original scrub exfoliates, stimulates blood flow and left my face feeling totally refreshed. Likes it's had a shot of coffee itself. Central nervous and integumentary  systems go! The Original Coffee scrub is also known to be naturally good for cellulite and stretch marks. I was grateful for the wee freebies and the directions on the back made it easy to rejuvenate the skin I'm in. Gotta love it. Thank you and thank you.

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STYLE: MM Rocks Pregnancy in Givenchy

Our favorite Duchess stepped out fully pregnant with she and her perfect baby bump snuggly clad in black Givenchy. Pregnancy style perfected. MM looked stunning as she presented at the British Fashion Awards. Imagine the royal pressure of it all yet not a hair out of place and her style here is truly enviable. Clearly she's doing something right. We have nothing but love for her especially looking like this so God bless the child.

HOLIDAYS: Display of Merriment

Tis the season which means lots of Christmas cheer and mingling fear on the part of the tiniest in our crew. See hidden faced photo below. We have attended countless parties enjoying good company and delectable foods at every turn. We share the joy of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa with family and friends all over the globe. Enjoy these holidays and the photo display that will surely arouse your holiday spirits.


HOME + GARDEN: Cordial In The Making

We were recently making Elderflower cordial from our copious crop of trees. An elixir Mother Nature intended for us to all enjoy especially when she's blessed you with more than your fair share. Ok, admittedly the distinctive flavor is not for everyone's palate but when made correctly, a good 24 hours will produce a tangy sweet concoction that you can mix into drinks, sweets and meats for the year to come.

Here's a BBC link to one of the best recipes we could find.