Lenox Hill Gala Table by Root Cellar Designs

Design’s Savvy Influencer

Posted Posted in Career Savvy

As far as savvy influencers go, there are only a handful of names I can think of that pull the weight of Tamara Matthews-Stephenson, whose blog “Nest by Tamara” has had over 800,000 views so far this year. Not only is she a successful designer with products and interiors under her belt and an influencer […]

Antique textiles from Pandora de Balthazar

Arianna Huffington on Sleep

Posted Posted in Pillow Talk

  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 […]

Surgeons at work, top on the list for workplace burnout

Solutions to Workplace Burnout

Posted Posted in Career Savvy

Every once in a while I decide to Google how stress is affecting our culture and, more often than not, the information makes me want to crawl into bed! Workplace burnout is not a new subject, I say to myself, so why aren’t busy professionals getting it? Though anyone can experience burnout, there are a number […]

The view from Paradise Villa in Costa del Sol.

Caribbean Vacation Hot Spots

Posted Posted in Travel

Today marks the 18th out of the 120 days John and I will likely be away from home. We’ve slept in five beds, dined out 35 times, eaten in three, had ceviche more than 28 times and lobster four times. We’ve made ceviche twice; been on a boat eight times; seen two countries and five […]

Pandora de Balthazar takes in the Belize view

Would You Belize It?

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I’m writing to you from Caye Caulker in Belize because I thought you’d enjoy a bit of a travel jaunt as we close in on Memorial Day in the US (and the official start to the summer vacation season). Given my tendency to be focused on your health, I also thought it would be fun […]

Pandora de Balthazar tests Your Sleep IQ

Your Sleep IQ

Posted Posted in Lifestyle

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 […]

Pandora de Balthazar and Gracie

Living a Balanced Life

Posted Posted in Pillow Talk

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 […]