affogato, anyone?

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This post was created in connection with my appointment as a nespresso “A Cup Above” participant. All opinions are my very own. have you ever had the pleasure of tasting an affogato? no? well, you’re in for a really delicious experience. An affogato is a coffee-based dessert in the form of a creamy rich drink. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato... 
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vintage finds for a modern world: brown bottles.

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sarah ingram. brown can get such a bad rap, don’t you think? it’s often labeled as boring and sometimes gets lumped in with beige and bachelor pads — and not in a good way. and yet ‘brown’ is all around us — it’s everywhere we look in nature: beautiful big oak trees, endless prairies and rolling hillsides. and then there’s classic... 
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here, i made you something.

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is it too early for this? nah! it’s the holidays, and my very favorite festive cocktail has got to be the manhattan. so elegant, so slightly sweet and smokey. you don’t need much to make one, and that’s another reason i find them really easy to prepare for unexpected drop-in guests. besides some really lovely martini glasses, like these waterford from lux... 
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the better to see you with: a giveaway.

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• this giveaway post is in partnership with lookmatic. it’s your lucky friday, because lookmatic is giving away another pair of prescription, non-prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses — you get to take your pick! some of us are glamour girls, and may prefer a fun cat eye like the patti goes to paris, and some of us (ahem) are more nerdy, and like a more bookish... 
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tuesday’s girl: slouchy style.

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if i had my way, i’d wear jeans and slouchy stuff most of the time. i’m just that kind of girl. or, i’d wear tights and tunics ‘cuz i’m that girl too. i’ve never been one for super high heels, and tight fitting, clingy stuff – it’s just not me. even when i’m fancy, i’m still a little bit slouchy. here’s a look... 
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