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I've gathered my favorite Japanese green teas, tea cups and glass tea pots and carefully packed them in delicate tea towels in preparation for my Japanese Green Tea 101 class tomorrow evening (march 27th) in Philadelphia. In addition to sharing endless sips, proper steeping techniques, and stories behind the leaves,... Continue »
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Considering that my kitchen could technically pass for a tea shop, it's easy to find ways to infuse new dishes with a favorite tea that's well within reach. A little over a month ago I volunteered to test a Genmaicha Pilaf recipe, as part of the Food52's Community Picks Recipe... Continue »
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Blog: bloom's blog
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In the past decade, everyday pharmaceutical brands have been increasingly creative in their advertising. Eye-catching images and witty metaphors brought cold functional products to life. However, advertising has continued to serve primarily as a colourful wrap for purely functional product... Continue »
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Blog: bloom's blog
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It recently emerged that the popular burger chain, Byron Burger, is likely to be sold for at least £100 million. This hefty price tag is perhaps unsurprising given that the chain is anticipating profits of over £10 million this year.... Continue »
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I have been wearing jeans less and less the past couple weeks as Indy's temperatures continue to rise! Shorts and dresses. I'm all about it this summer! This is a dress I scored thrifting recently and I have been excited to share it with you all. It's one of the... Continue »
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Today I want to share a lovely story with you, a heart warming story. I fell in love with the dress above (even blogged about it here), but since I snoozed for a minute it was sold out by the time I went to buy it. I was frustrated and I just could not shake the dress. Finally I emailed Zadig & Voltaire to see if maybe maybe they had one somewhere. A few weeks later I received an email from Cecilia Bonstrom, head designer of Zadig, telling me that she was going to see if she could find one... Continue »
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I came across Love Warriors of Sweden via Est a while back. I instantly feel in love with the shop and the photography. It did not take long for me to find the photographer Hannah Lemholts blog and I am smitten. Her photos and style is excellent. The crew behind Love Warriors simply have impeccable taste. photos: Hannah Lemholt newsletter I facebook I twitter I pinterest I instagram Continue »
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Woohoo! Day four of the sewalong and I get to introduce two of my favorite people: Carolyn of Fake It While You Make It and Meg of elsie marley. Carolyn has one of those blogs where you never want to miss a post (I read every single one). She has... Continue »
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Today we have not two, but three fabulous guest posters for shorts on the line: Katy of No Big Dill, Ari of Max California, and Vanessa of Designs by Sessa. PLUS, we have an awesome giveaway! Can you see the stars in my eyes? I get to introduce Katy of... Continue »
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How cute are they!! The Baby Gators, Candy Corn and the Tiny Perching Pigeons are all free patterns from Mochimochi (try saying that three times fast). You can also get cute patterns from their website like Snowmen, Gnomes and Unicorns. The patterns above range from 3 inches to 4.5 inches... Continue »
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Sorry I have been knee deep in homework and assignments so I have not had time to create anything yet. I have found these realy cute blog called Herbert and Friends. These cute critters are going to markets around Australia they are next going to go to the Eveleigh Markets... Continue »
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Blog: Style HQ
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Summer is on its way and we’ve got a few of your key style essentials sorted. First up are these cute Gladiator sandals – now just £20. Team them with jeans, dresses, skirts or shorts, they’re going to be the hardest working piece in your wardrobe! Not sure how to wear them? Check out our latest magazine feature where our lovely DP HQ girl, Artworker Jeni Sargent, shows you how to style the key piece five different ways. There’s no better time to invest in this style essential – your wardrobe needs it! Continue »
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Blog: Style HQ
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Update your summer wardrobe now with key pieces from the Dorothy Perkins sale! Floral dresses, boyfriend jeans or sweet tops, what will be on your wishlist? You’ve got 1000s of products to choose from so get them while they’re here! x Continue »
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Good news, friends! Phone cases with the A Beautiful Mess App logo are now available at Scribbles and Stripes on Etsy for only $16! The best part is all proceeds go to The American Red Cross of Oklahoma from now until June 20th. We're so happy to support such an important cause! After June 20th Scribbles and Stripes will continue to sell cases with our logo and funds will go... Continue »
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I first fell in love with madeleine cookies over 10 years ago while watching the very first Transporter movie. Is it weird that what I took away from that action film was a love of sea shell shaped cookies? Maybe. But there you have it anyway. I also really like Transporter. I thought it was awesome. I love action films. :) I was recently gifted a Madeleine pan so I... Continue »
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Blog: Sea of Shoes
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This editorial is six years old, but the styling is so timeless. This is one of my all time favorite spreads. I love Carmen! I'm inspired to load up on gold chains at the thrift store now. Continue »
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Blog: Sea of Shoes
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My mom and I were inspired by dreamy 70's Biba style when we shot this...it fits the vibe of her place right now. I have been in love with Equipment's pajama sets for ages now, I had fun dressing mine... Continue »
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I had the luck of getting a 1 hour one on one with Ed Thompson at the Gartner BPM Summit in Sydney. Ed works for Gartner and is a world expert in Customer Experience. I spoke to him about what I do,my passion for customer experience and what I try to do for my clients. In return I received some great tips on improving the customer experience. Here are my notes from the session... Continue »
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Blog: Kelly Purkey
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I always say I bleed Spartan green until baseball season comes along and my blood changes to blue. I love my poor, pathetic Chicago Cubs to death even though they'll break your heart every season. Well, a few weeks ago... Continue »