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The Perfect Holiday Gift

Luxury candles are a favorite of mine all year long but they also make the perfect holiday gift.  Whether as a hostess gift or for someone special, they pretty much have a universal appeal. But don’t settle for just any candle. Choose from the many out there right now like this one or this one that pack a hefty dose of character. Not only should the candle you choose have a beautiful scent, both while it’s burning and when it’s not, but the container it’s housed in should have a wow factor all its own. Check out some of...

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The Perfect Holiday Gift

Luxury candles are a favorite of mine all year long but they also make the perfect holiday gift.  Whether as a hostess gift or for someone special, they pretty much have a universal appeal. But don’t settle for just any candle. Choose from the many out there right now like this one or this one that pack a hefty dose of character. Not only should the candle you choose have a beautiful scent, both while it’s burning and when it’s not, but the container it’s housed in should have a wow factor all its own. Check out some of...

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Romancing The Home

Think simple yet sumptuous, understated yet seductive, romantic pieces that are capable of creating a cozy oasis that will envelop you every time you walk through the doors of your home. How to get the look? “With fabric,” says interior designer Mark Roberts. Roberts, is the owner of the lovely North Shore home décor boutique, Mark David Designs. He says when attempting to infuse a little romance into a room, try envisioning a beautiful, romantic dress, then choose fabrics that are reminiscent of it, like velvet or taffeta. Use the fabric for something as simple as accent pillows and...

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Things That Caught My Eye This Week

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope it’s warmer in your part of the world than it is in  mine. It’s absolutely bitter cold here in Chicago, but on the bright side, at least the sun is shining today. Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away?! I haven’t gone into panic mode yet, but since I’m hosting a Christmas Eve celebration at my house this year I know I’ll be running around until the last minute. What about you? Are you finished with your Christmas shopping yet? If not you may still be able to get some...

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