Pretty and Neat with Diptyque

aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRjIuYnAuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tJTJGLU9rZlQzd2x3TURvJTJGVkxDT0c4WDVXMkklMkZBQUFBQUFBQW1kNCUyRnFHZzBlTDZ2ZDQ4JTJGczE2MDAlMkZEaXB0eXF1ZSUyQlJvc2Fmb2xpYSUyQkNhbmRsZSUyQlNwcmluZyUyQjIwMTUuanBnOne of the prettiest and best smelling candles, Diptyque can also seem to be a bit of a splurge at $60 a piece. The fact that they are such a chic container makes it something that you can enjoy long after the candle has melted down and the scent wafted away.

From corraling pens or pencils on your desk or making the perfect vessel for bobby pins, makeup brushes or Qtips….you can even use them as vases.rosafliaoScreen Shot 2017-02-12 at 11.11.10 PMBulbs_1 Screen Shot 2017-02-12 at 10.53.09 PM static1.squarespaceSo, treat yourself to one of the most luxurious scents around and then keep thing pretty and neat!

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A Rose is a Rose

IMG_8126A rose is a rose is a rose. Or as William Shakespeare said, ” What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” There is just something about the smell of roses. And, they are the classic Valentine flower. Though, I would steer clear of a dozen red roses…so cliche. Roses mixed with tulips and hydrangeas or any other flower let the roses soar.

Perhaps something rose scented. The new RosaViola fragrance from Diptyque is divine. I’ll have to admit….I treated myself. The packaging inspired by Olympia Tan takes it over the top. But, the scent is still the star.IMG_0662Dark chocolate reigns supreme at our house and this dark chocolate-rose bar by L.A. based Compartes would send me to the moon!IMG_8168woa-embed-el-brunch-2-smallNever kiss and tell, but always have your lips “done”! Whether it’s the rose balm lipsticks from Aerin or Smith’s Rosebud Salve…you are kiss ready!

Wishing you bunches of roses from that special someone. Even if that someone is YOU!!!

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Watson Kennedy – Fabulous Seattle Shop

One of the reasons I went to Seattle was to see my wonderful friend, Ted Kennedy Watson. Ted and I met at a blog conference years ago….and over time zones and shared interests became great friends!

Ted is a conniesseur of living a wonderful life. And, his shops, Watson Kennedy, reflect that in their displays, their smells, their music that plays at just the right level and his team’s desire to help you find the perfect gift or element to enhance your own day-to-day. 

I had not only become a friend, but a customer over the years and yearned to experience the physical aspects of the shops for myself. Boy, did they deliver. Come…let’s take a tour!

One fun note about all the Veuve Clicquot bottles that line the wall of his 1st Ave shop is that they are all from his 40th and 50th birthday celebrations. How fun is that?! Every time he looks at that wall he’s reminded of great friends and special memories.
Eye candy galore, right?! If you see something you like or need help with a gift, they are just amazing at wrapping and sending, so don’t hesitate if you don’t live in Seattle.
In fact….there should be a box arriving for me any day now!