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How to Build a Trousseau

Posted Posted in Lifestyle

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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Events Galore at Round Top!

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    We’re busy as bees in Round Top, our spot within the Arbor International Antiques and Interior Design Show—in Tent F at 1503 Highway 237—a vibrant mélange of activity. Getting a bit of business out of the way, we’re offering a handful of discounts to fairgoers—all of our down products are 25% off; the […]

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Bedding Down at Round Top

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  If you think you are hearing the sound of engines revving and gears spinning faster, you are right, as the fall design season is gaining momentum with the opening of the Arbor International Antiques and Interior Design Show on Thursday! We’ll be holding court in our usual spot so come by and see what […]

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A Case for Couture Bedding

Posted Posted in Pillow Talk

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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Investing in Emotional Assets

Posted Posted in Career Savvy

  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. […]

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Leaf Peeping Is Therapeutic

Posted Posted in Healing

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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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 […]