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Wrapped Beautifully
Boston, Massachusetts
Let's share thoughts on great things you can get wrapped beautifully in. It's not just clothing!
Interests: Things you can get wrapped beautifully in. It's timeless clothing, thoughtful gift giving, clever health and beauty techniques, gorgeous linen, amazing music, magnificent terrain and architecture, progressive thinking, and special types of transportation including sports cars, horses and steam locomotives.
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Have you ever been on a trip where you felt that it would be so wonderful if you could just paint the picture you are seeing in a given moment? Perhaps its the way the scene is naturally framed, the intrinsic beauty of the objects, and/or the lighting. Maybe its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Wrapped Beautifully
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When you are thinking about sending her a special gift for the holidays, or even a special occasion like her birthday, perhaps most of the time, you send her flowers or fruit. There is another gift category that can work just as well, and sometimes even better. It's a premium quality, very carefully designed 100% silk scarf. This short, 4 point article explains how Scarfsense silk scarves are uniquely qualified to be a great alternative to sending flowers or fruit. There are a number of silk scarves to choose from today. There are aspects, however, that cause a scarf to be very special vs. not much better than a rag or a blanket or it could be something that the recipient might only wear for a very short period of time due to the faddishness of the style. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Thinking about the 4 to 24% interest rate you can make with peer to peer lending? It is an interesting idea! But, you need to be aware of this! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Wrapped Beautifully
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I love white flowers the most! And certain varieties of flowers just don't seem to have them in white. But, if you look really carefully (or wait long enough for a hybrid), you may eventually be successful! One example of this is a white day lily: Gentle Shepard And another... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Some of you know how much I adore France and Paris, in particular. And, yes, someday, I'd like to introduce a line of square silk scarves that are the caliber of the famous Hermes scarf. Needless to say, when a customer wrote me this week to say, (I) "Gave my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Crispy, Maidenhair Fern that died overnight on me. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Wrapped Beautifully
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I wouldn't recommend doing this for a child. But, I would recommend trying this for a significant other or a parent who really shouldn't be eating pure sugar jelly beans, sicky sweet chocolate easter bunnies and marshmallow Peeps. As you can see, the center of attraction is this lovely and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Wrapped Beautifully
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After Christmas its not unusual to feel a little down. Here are two activities that are a lot of fun to do on your own or with children! Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Adults sometimes forget that when a children's gift involves a kind of transportation, they should consider whether or not they should do anything about terrain. Train and race car sets certainly benefit from terrain and tracks. And when you are buying the Playmobil Farm and Tractor as a gift set,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Yahoo! It's the first day of spring! We made it through another New England winter! For those of you who like to garden, time to pull out the tools and the wheelbarrow, right? I wish. Look out the window in the above picture. We just got 10 inches of snow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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I was a bit of a loner in my youth. I had no desire to run to one specific huddle of girls at school recess. Oh, the poor girls who got caught up in that. If they were ever ostracized, it was devastating for them. I didn't fully realize at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Have you ever noticed that some gardens seem to just pull you in and cause you to escape into a state of peace and contentment, even if it's just for a few moments? There are reasons for this. And it has to do with the kind of thought that went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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There is nothing like a beautifully made quiche. The problem is, that flour crust. Yes, it does make the quiche taste better, if it was made well. That's a big if. So often, the crust is anything but light and flakey. To be honest, 80 to 90% of the delicious... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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I like winter in New England for about a week, maybe two, around Christmas when there's a couple of inches of fresh, sparkly snow. When it's the middle of winter, how I yearn for spring! The White Poinsettia left over from the holidays and the Paperwhites mom gave me for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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I had no trouble losing weight in my teens and twenties. I basically had to drink more water, reduce calories, introduce regular exercise like running. It got harder to lose weight as I got older. Even with learning about fat gram and carb reduction, in my mid thirties, I could... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Wrapped Beautifully
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How many clothing stores do you know of would repair a sweater you bought from them after years of it being worn, and do it free of charge? None? That is what I'd expect. But, if you buy a sweater from Peruvian Connection, you are in for a pleasant and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Wheat bran has a lot of fiber. And that is why I have always eaten Kelloggs All Bran and would make bran muffins. Recently I have noticed that although I can eat food with gluten, I do a lot better if I avoid wheat. So, I have been experimenting with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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We had an ice storm today, 121712 just west of Boston, MA. It was pretty but the black ice on the roads at 6:15 AM was not fun. We had a mild winter last year. This early winter storm may be telling us we are in for a doozie this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Scarfsense now has a Boston area retail location for Scarfsense silk scarves! They're at Stonegate on Rt 117 in Lincoln, MA. This holiday season there will be special introductory pricing and free gift boxing! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Think about sending that special woman, be it your aunt, mother or sister, something different this holiday season! A flower bouquet or fruit basket is nice. But they last only a matter of days. I have given this a lot of thought over many years. And, if you are very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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We eliminated the attic in my 1930's cape and cathedraled the ceiling. What was dark and dank is now bright and full of light. There are now exposed beams and a paddle fan where cob webs and darkness once loomed. Now, dust settles on the beams and the paddle fan.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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My mom just saw the Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions at a demonstration in Middleborough Massachusetts last month. Having seen the Lipizzaners from the Spanish Riding School of Vienna Austria at the Worcester Centrum years ago as well as having ridden some wonderful Lusitano horses myself recently, I decided to see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Have you noticed that a number of fast food restaurants including both McDonalds and Burger King have decided to sell smoothies? I was a bit surprised by it knowing the origins of this kind of drink and the fact those two fast food joints, as currently defined, are not going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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I know what you are thinking. You just have to humor me! This is so easy to do, there is not excuse not to try it. When you have too many bananas. Or, they are starting to get a little over ripe, peel them and put them in a freezer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully
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Isn't this 1961 E-type pretty? This past Sunday I was at my Jaguar club's (JANE- Jaguar Association of New England) annual polo event at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, MA. It was essentially a combination Jaguar meet and Polo match. I was really looking forward to this day. Jaguars and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Wrapped Beautifully