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Do You Believe in Miracles?

New York Times Bestselling Author Gabrielle Bernstein Discusses Her New Book, Miracles Now

April 9, 2014

We’re all made up of energy. (Just hear me out.) Your energy has far more power than you can even imagine. There is energy in your spoken words, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world. Conversely, when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. In doing so, we’ll raise the energy around us. These wise musings are from …  Read more

Tropical Trends

Cue Palm Trees and Sea Breezes with Tropical Decor!

March 27, 2014
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by:
Susan Brunstrum

Grab a fruity cocktail with one of those cute little umbrellas and check this out: Tropical leaves are a hot spot in design again, from fashion to furnishings. Maybe it’s just because I’ve been seeing palm trees on spring break in Florida, or maybe it’s because we have just survived Chiberia of 2013-14, but there is something very warm and inviting about this fresh new take on a classic pattern. I have seen it on sun dresses and clutches, earrings and pumps, and almost anywhere in home décor: wallpaper, carpeting, window treatments, lamps, fabrics and upholstery. I think of it as a cross between geometric and floral, a mix of masculine lines and …  Read more

The Ultimate Accessory: Tea Carts!

Tea Carts on the Roll Again!

March 13, 2014
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by:
Susan Brunstrum

Maybe it’s no coincidence that tea carts are resurging in popularity along with PBS’s insanely popular Downton Abbey series. These charming “trolleys,” as they were first known, originated during the (Queen) Victorian era when tea time was a sacred daily event. Today, they have evolved into great little accent pieces with a multitude of uses, practical and decorative. They aren’t just for impressing guests with your beautiful silver tea set and delectable finger sandwiches and sweets — I’m seeing them all over the house. You can put one in the family room as a plant stand or beverage holder, or in the dining room to display Aunt Martha’s heirloom tea service. Because many are on wheels, you can move one from room to …  Read more