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A Case for Couture Bedding

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After surrounding myself with sumptuous couture bedding for quite a while now, I’ve realized something that I think might resonate with quite a few of you. When I began concentrating on creating gracious surroundings for my dreamtime, I felt less of a need to spend as much on dressing my body and delighted in spending […]

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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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Caribbean Vacation Hot Spots

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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 […]

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Leaf Peeping Is Therapeutic

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A curious piece I read in The New Yorker last summer, “How Trees Calm Us Down,” is an insightful exploration about how leafy expanses bring healing more quickly than manmade constructs. The article, insightfully written by Alex Hutchinson, opens with an anecdote about patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery. The people whose hospital windows […]

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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; […]

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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 […]