A few months back I was invited to see the new Mulberry Collection . I felt blessed to be Cinderella (or perhaps Snow White since plastic gnomes were the party favors) for a night when I was able to borrow some beautiful Spring pieces. It seems safe to say that i love Mulberries in all it’s manifestations. [...]
Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams have launched a new book on seizing your life called The Willing Way: Stepping Into the Life You’re Meant to Live. There is also an incredibly moving documentary coming out soon about Mariel and her family history called Running From Crazy. Mariel is inspiring in so many ways. I [...]
This is the gift I discovered right outside my front door. I was able to call someone from Backyard Beekeepers to have the colony moved safely into my hive in the garden. More to come on this new adventure into the world of bees and honey. Since it is almost Spring more and more colonies [...]
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When I started going through the transformations of creating my new life five years ago, I was in a confused, fragile state. The one thing and only thing that was clear to me was that I needed trees and a certain quality in my life. I couldn't really explain the quality it was a sort of feeling. I had touched upon it over the years once in Sante Fe New Mexico when I took part in a Native American sweat at a shamans house. I would taste this quality when I visited Kauai or Big Sur. It was a sort of contentedness and connection that made me feel powerful and grounded. My friend who helped me fiRead more »
It is said that one of Cleopatra's beauty secrets was using skin creams made of roses. Rose is a natural astringent and the oil has wonderful properties for keeping skin young. The scent also is said to open the heart. Here is a relatively easy recipe for a natural rose cream.
8 drops of Rose Oil
2 oz almond or coconut oil
1/2 oz beeswax
Slowly heat the almond oil, beeswax and rose oil. Beeswax is the thickener, so the more you add, the thicker the cream. It's best to start with just a little. If you find that the cream is too thick, simply reheat it and add more almonRead more »
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