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How to Build a Trousseau

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In the not too distant past, brides-to-be eagerly curating household linens for their soon-to-be homes went through a process that brought extreme excitement to a young woman about to become a newly-minted wife. Though the custom is still being followed during our contemporary times, the percentage of future brides giving it as serious a focus […]

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Investing in Emotional Assets

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  As a former financial planner, the very term emotional assets has fascinated me for most of my adult life. The concept may seem counterintuitive to those of you who haven’t heard about it or to those who believe emotions have no place in the world of investing—and in many cases, this is definitely true. […]

The Many Faces of Exhaustion

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In an opinion piece in The Guardian last month, there was a heart-rending op-ed about the level of exhaustion that comes with chronic fatigue syndrome ending a long-term relationship—one point in particular representing the crux of the poignant exploration: “Perhaps this is the symptom of modern relationships. We are told to believe we deserve the […]

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Arianna Huffington on Sleep

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  Regenerate and recharge: these two important watchwords jumped out at me from Arianna Huffington’s introduction to her book Thrive, the subtitle (The Third Metric to Redefining and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder) is a long but very evocative one that expresses her discovery as to why she had reached such a […]

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Celebrating Top-Tier Talent

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It’s not the normal businessperson who will (or perhaps can) admit that he or she simply cannot wait to get people into bed! I suppose I’m unique in that it’s entirely appropriate for me to make this statement because the minute I put anyone into a Pandora de Balthazár bed outfitted with our European Sleep […]

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Spa Time on Your Terms

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I came across a post on the Stash Hotels Rewards blog proclaiming that five hotels take spa time as seriously as we all should, the post a shout-out to Mother’s Day activities. The images of the venues—Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine; The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex, Vermont; Hotel Julien Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa; […]

Pandora de Balthazar tests Your Sleep IQ

Your Sleep IQ

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How would you rate your sleep IQ? The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has curated a list of 25 facts about sleep (or the lack thereof) that brought new awareness to light for me. I bet most of you know at least a handful of them whether you embrace them as a part of your nightly […]

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Living a Balanced Life

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I’d like to be the first to welcome you to our corner of the blogosphere, an address I hope will provide you with rejuvenation and inspiration for living a balanced life. I’m Pandora de Balthazár, and my aim is to help readers experience wellness, balance, beauty, romance and nurturing. My desire to do so stems […]