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Hatchards bookshop in London

Beautiful window displays are works of art. There’s so much promise beyond the glass — of tales in faraway lands, of connections with characters, of adventures waiting to be explored. Hatchards bookshop created a feast for the eyes. This whimsical garden makes me want to dive into my reading list. Here are some great stories that I’ve encountered as of late — a mix of novels, newsprint and the […]

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Life’s a beach

Wailea 2014

In Maui, days are filled with sun, sand and salty ocean breezes. These cute dishes by Avery Tillmon reminded me of island life. Couldn’t resist taking them home. Available at the delightful shop Sand People in Lahaina.

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Fabulous find: Aesop


The vibrant hydrangeas at the Victoria & Albert Museum make me long for the garden. But playing in the soil takes a toll on the hands. Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm to the rescue! This luxurious formula trumps all hand creams (I’m obsessed with them and have tried countless). Deeply moisturizing and highly absorbent, the balm leaves hands feeling […]

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My new love


“You are now
 In London, that great sea, whose ebb and flow
 At once is deaf and loud, and on the shore 
Vomits its wrecks, and still howls on for more.
 Yet in its depth what treasures!” Percy Bysshe Shelley

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