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Create your Own Special Style

Elevating your style isn’t about being on trend particularly, it’s about being you and wearing what syncs with your personality throughout your life. If the latest trend is something you are oohing and ahhing over, it might be for you. But if your first response is “good grief,” that’s just

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What to Consider When Buying a Holiday Home

eciding to invest in a holiday home is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you are thinking about it, you’re not alone. In 2020, vacation home sales rose 16.4%, according to the National Association of Realtors 2021 Vacation Home Counties Report. But before you get out your

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Forest Bathing: A Better Way to Take a Walk

When you hear the term forest bathing, you may think swimming in a lake surrounded by trees. Although it does take place in a forest, there is no water involved. Rather, the aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment. Take the time

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Mesh your Kitchen Appliances with Function & Aesthetics

Designing a kitchen, whether for the first time or a remodel, requires a lot of planning. Choosing the right appliances for your aesthetics, whether bold, modern or traditional can make heads turn and everyone feel right at home. And let’s not forget that the right appliances are an investment. After

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Feeling Bloated? Lymphatic Massage Might Be the Answer

You eat a balanced diet, exercise routinely and yet you still retain water, feel bloated and fight cellulite. Perhaps you’re not doing anything wrong, and what you need is some lymphatic drainage massage. Although that may sound scary, a professional lymphatic massage combines manual lymphatic drainage and massage techniques to

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Explore the Gardens of the World

From orderly gardens trimmed precisely and perhaps with dancing topiary animals to wild gardens growing with seemingly no rhyme nor reason, these decorative grounds of nature nourish our imaginations, ease our thoughts, please our eyes and rejuvenate our souls. Beautiful gardens adorn our world. The oldest academic one — Orto

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Bring your Fashion Sense Home

If you want your home to feel more inviting and appealing to you when you come home at night, perhaps the only interior design inspiration you need is your closet. Your current selection of furniture and décor may have been inherited, accumulated over decades or inspired by a trend from

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Polish your Body to a Fine Sheen

One of the most luscious skin treatments available, body polishes exfoliate the top layer of dead cells while infusing you with nourishing, moisturizing ingredients. The invigorating sensation of the natural abrasives used in the process also spur the growth of new cells. And it all feels really good. This can

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Approaches to Investing

by Steve Schott, Financial Advisor, Schott Financial Management People often ask when the best time is to purchase stocks, get in the market or sell. Trying to time the market is not possible. There are a few items to consider when purchasing stocks — most of which hold true for

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Sprucing Up your Serveware Collection

he ultimate hostess makes entertaining look easy, and with an eye for detail she can make her guests feel she spent hours preparing. But even the simplest last-minute hors d’oeuvres like sliced fruit, chips and dip or charcuterie of aged cheeses and meats are impressive when served on beautiful serveware.

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What Constitutes Beauty in the Landscape?

by Alana Winston, Marketing Manager, ZebraScapes Landscaping he beauty of your outdoor living space is the product of your creative mind. It also is the design in which you can relax and enjoy a peace of mind. Beauty in the landscape is about creating unified, ecological landscape designs personalized to

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Make the Most of your Lifestyle

by Linda Hughes, Owner, SugarPine & Lantana Design Studio When it came time to start developing and planning my new boutique SugarPine last year, I considered what exactly the concept was going to be. Knowing that my obsession was for design and home furnishings, I couldn’t let go of the

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Microdermabrasion: Fast & Easy Skin Fix

Microdermabrasion is the kinder, gentler approach to fixing facial skin concerns. Where dermabrasion uses a rotating device to literally sand layers of skin to improve acne scars pox marks and scars from accidents or disease, microdermabrasion is about freshening your look. While dermabrasion offers help to fair-skinned people, microdermabrasion works

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Collagen Can Fight Skin Aging

Collagen is the most commonly found protein in the human body and helps to build and rebuild our teeth, bones, muscles, tendons and joints, but its importance in the structure of our skin is what’s most studied in the dermatology and beauty world. Collagen is the glue that holds together

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Pearls Cut to the Core

Pearls are what they are. Their smooth, iridescent surfaces hide nothing. People try to project their own images of them as fussy, outdated or existing only to be clutched, but their quiet strength has endured across the centuries to become more powerful than ever. “Pearlcore” is the latest of the

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Pop with Color & Glitter for a Summer You

It’s time to swap out heavy foundations for a fresher look and switch out those smokey eyes for bright colorful eyes, face jewels and glossy bold lips. Fresh-looking skin helps to balance playful eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush or lips. So grab your colorful eyeshadows and face jewels, and let’s get started

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Men: Show Who You are by How You Act

If you want to derail a business deal, a burgeoning romance or be considered a jerk, ignore the power of etiquette. From ancient Greece when a handshake was a sign of equality and mutual respect (and proof that the parties came unarmed) to Emily Post’s thoughts that good manners reveal

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Modernize your Outdoor Kitchen

We’ve been basking in the sun for months now and many of us have regularly moved our meals outside to take advantage. In the process you might have found out the old, reliable grill isn’t so reliable anymore, or it’s finally time to make life easier by beefing up your

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Layer to Get Versatile Window Coverings

by Robin and Tom Binkley, Owners, Prescott Window Coverings Drapes, blinds and other window coverings serve multiple purposes — they need to both allow and block sunlight, plus enhance your interior decor. Serving all these masters most easily is done by layering your treatments to suit your needs. BOTTOM LAYER

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Level Up your Home’s Smart Tech

Sensors, apps and voice commands have been making our home lives more comfortable and streamlined for more than a decade, and most luxury homes incorporate some combination of security, climate, lighting, watering and entertainment controls to make living even more effortless. Take a look at these upgrades that will elevate

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Design a Nursery for Baby & You

When you’re bringing a new baby home, you should put them in a room where the lighting and temperature can be easily controlled and the decor easily customized when your child’s own personality and preferences emerge. It should harmonize with the rest of your home but have a fresh, uncluttered

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Backyard Projects can Elevate your Outdoor Space

Living in this part of the country allows ample time to head outside and lounge in the outside spaces, enjoying the fresh air and comfortable temperatures the rest of the country can only envy. Why not make the most of the space? Aside from adding value to your home, upgrading

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Build your Home from the Floor Plan Up

by Gilian Haley, Vice President & Co-Owner, Haley Construction Company When you’re having the home of your dreams built, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. It often hinges on where your vision is focused — the architecture, the landscaping, the views or how you want the kitchen or

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Sail into Sleep on Comforting Sounds

Sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Given how many Americans report getting inadequate sleep, the search for sleep aids has been far and wide. One method that has garnered continued interest is the use of certain kinds of sound to mask environmental noise and create a soothing background for

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Hormone Pellet Therapy Might be Right for You

ioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy is an effective treatment being used by many older women and men. WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT PELLETS? These pellets are tiny, rice-sized pellets positioned beneath the surface of the skin to perform the task of releasing a specific number of hormones over several days. Pellet therapy is the

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Will Personal Style Help or Hinder The Sale of your Home

by Gwen Holloway and Elena Sanwick, REALTORS®, LUXE Real Estate Group – Luxury Prescott The benefits of home ownership are numerous, but one of the most desirable advantages is the ability to integrate one’s own personal style into each aspect of the home’s environment. Color choices, landscaping selections, interior fixtures,

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Orchestrate Flowers to Make Your Space Sing

lower arranging is an art form that nearly anyone can pick up as part of their home design repertoire to make every day and occasion feel fresh and unexpected. The elements of a successful arrangement are more or less universal, but there’s so much room to play within those parameters!

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Cleaning Services Help You Glide through Life

he struggle to keep your home clean is real. Whenever you have gotten it back to sparkling, life comes back in its wondrous messiness and sweeps through with dirt, dust and grime from outside and within. Every spill, spot, smudge and speck of dust sends you reeling, and your allergies

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Digestifs End your Evening on a High Note

by Blake Herzog Digestifs, or after-dinner drinks, were traditionally believed to aid digestion after a big meal with their herbal content and complex flavors. Science hasn’t been able to prove a connection, but the warm, convivial mood they add to the end of a multicourse meal or dinner party keep

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Nail Down your Personal Style with Polish

Do you have a go-to nail polish color you rarely stray from? According to some of the principles of color psychology, your choice could be rooted in personality traits you’re known for and embrace, such as confidence or a calm demeanor. Or if you like to hop around the color

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