I squealed with delight when I saw the Orla Kiely Method Home display at Target over the weekend. Let’s just say I’m stocked up on hand soap for a while. Method recently posted an interview with Orla Kiely on their blog. Love her so much!!!
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Maybe it’s because my friend “D” is in Hawaii right now and everyone at my office seems to be vacationing somewhere exotic, but I feel like I need a tropical vacation. Camping next weekend in Santa Barbara is about as tropical as we’re going to get this summer (not that I’m complaining), so this past weekend I picked up a few Coconut Mango, Tommy Bahama candles and was magically transported to a Hawaiian beach. Their candles smell so good!! It’s all about visualization and heightening your senses right!?!? I think I also need a Mai Tai to maximize the experience.
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I don’t know about you, but I’m a super messy person. I try to keep moist wipes in my desk, my car, at home for when I have coffee spill, or food explodes, or I get sticky hands. I really love these Motif Living Moist Wipes and Hand Wash. The packaging is super cute and I love that it doesn’t say Kleenex or Baby Wipes on the container. Another big plus is the available scents….Citrus Zest & Ginger, Water Lily & Herbs, Pomegranate & Rose. Finally a presentable and good smelling moist wipe.
P.S. The wipes are only $1.99 and the hand wash is $3.99. I love them even more!
(Images via Motif Living as seen on Home Design: Martha Stewart)
My friend “D” and I took a Learn & Craft: found object candle making class at Rolling Greens this past weekend. The class was being taught by a women from Mine Design, whose candles Rolling Greens sells. For $25 Rolling Greens provided a found object of our choice (photo 2) and old keys, ribbon, twine, and buttons for adornment, and we learned how to make soy candles. I decided to make a Belgian berry and “D” made a cucumber mint candle. The candle in the bottom right corner of the top photo is mine, in all of it’s glory!! I it came out really pretty and smells amazing. Rolling Greens has learn and craft, and learn and grow workshops throughout the year…I will definitely be taking more.
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I make DIY lavender lotion bars this weekend and they turned out FANTASTIC!!! They smell great and aren’t too greasy. My favorite are the bunny and panda shapes. All of my friends will be my guinea pigs….hope you all like lavender and soft skin.
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My new fragrance and bodycare obsession is Fresh. Everything in the store smells SOOOO lovely!!! Some of my favorites are above.
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The other day while I was at Target, I picked up a Mint Basil candle and instantly fell in love with the scent. I’m pretty picky about candle scents, but this one is very clean and fresh smelling. The whole collection is fantastic….they have great scents like lemon verbena, fresh lilac and garden blossom.
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I’m really picky when it comes to perfume….I like scents that are soft but not too floral or sweet. Lately, I’ve been alternating between a couple of scents, Stella McCartney’s Nude and Midnight Bakula from The Body Shop. For Christmas, my friend “M” bought me Susanne Lang: Lotus Blossom perfume from Anthropologie. I REALLY like it a lot! Now I will smell EVEN nicer in 2011.
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NYMag did a little write-up about Erica Weiner Jewelry, specifically on their beautiful vinaigrettes. Kind of a neat idea…..I guess you could try this with any locket. “In a sweet new collaboration, jewelry designer Erica Weiner and perfumer D.S. & Durga have modernized a throwback Victorian trend.” – NY Mag
“Vinaigrettes are perforated lockets with aromatic smelling salts or vinegar inside. A lady could sniff these to mask the unpleasant aromas of 18th-19th century cities. Possibly the oldest and most common type of vinaigrette involves a square of linen soaked in an aromatic liquid.”
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Picked up some peonies as the store yesterday. They’re my Mom’s favorite flowers.
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