Have you ever been to Hudson, NY? It has been on my wish list FOREVER. I read about this quaint, oh so popular, town with its many vintage and antique furniture stores, art galleries, restaurants, and cocktail bars. Enter my new friend, Hudson Babylon. Through the owner, Linda, I have learned so much about this unique area, only 120 miles from NYC. But most importantly, Linda has taught me so much about Vintage jewelry. She features the most wonderfully rare items, available to purchase through her INSTAGRAM. I am so impressed with the pieces that she curates. I am planning my own trip to Hudson soon but in the meanwhile, let me show you some of Linda’s beautiful jewelry.
I love these hearts…not only for Valentines day but heart earrings are all the rage these days…I love them with a cute blouse and jeans…
I love these art deco earrings…such a statement and the brushed gold color, OMG. I’m putting these on my wish list ASAP.
This is one of my favorite Napier charm bracelets, I love the combination of all the colored stones and of course the Asian influence.
I am obsessed with Turquoise rings and there is something about the black enamel setting that takes it to another level.
I have never seen such a cool tiger ring..I would love to try this on!!! Another wish list add!!!!! OH NO!!!
Here are more spectacular charm bracelets…They look so incredible worn 2 together.
I have so much love for this Givenchy perfume bottle necklace….It’s out of this world gorgeous.
Hudson Babylon does a great job finding the best art deco pieces. How incredible are these earrings??!!!…
I have had many requests for snake jewelry..I love this vintage wrap around bracelet. The detail is amazing.
Here is one of my favorite pieces, the elephant jeweled charm bracelet..this is so beautiful.
I also love their statement bracelets, this flame design is so unique..I have really not seen anything like this…
Another fabulous Givenchy pendant. We gave a similar one to a friend for her 50th birthday. This is such a classic treasure. It will never go out of style. Also love the bold colors of this piece.
Since circle earrings are also all the rage I thought I would show you these 2 pairs. I cannot decide which I love more but they both would look great with so many outfits all year round. They are just so hip looking…
You can never have too many hearts or too much chocolate!!!! That is why I love Valentine’s Day. It is such a wonderful holiday to celebrate all the ones that you love. Here are a bunch of sweet gifts for all the special people in your life. I am planning in buying that pretty agate cheese platter and making a yummy charcuterie platter for my family. My daughter would love that waffle maker for treats for her and her roommates. I have heard only amazing things about the new Dry Bar round hair drying brush. The new Diptyque candle had been on my list too. Happy Heart Shopping!!
Improving all areas of your physical health is incredibly important. From ensuring you’re consuming enough antioxidants and vitamins to help with your heart, brain and all your other major organs. You should consider certain therapies that can be offered at certain clinics, such as glutathione iv therapy. IV therapies are a great way to get nutrients into your body. Although a healthy lifestyle must work in conjunction with this.
When you want to eat healthy and adhere to a proper diet, you do not always know where to start. One reason is that the terms “healthy food” or “proper nutrition” have different meanings: one thinks it means not eating junk food, while the other thinks it means being vegan or eating only organic food.
Anyone who reads the health sections is often surprised to find that food that is considered unhealthy has suddenly become healthy following the publication of one study or another. In addition, there are several healthy dietary approaches, whose recommendations are not always compatible with each other. For example: low-carbohydrate diets that have been shown to be effective in weight loss and improving cardiovascular risk factors, compared to diets based on complex carbohydrates that have been shown to be similarly effective. So are carbs healthy or unhealthy? Coffee – to drink or not to drink? Yes, in moderation of course. Coffee is good for the brain and also for your bowels, but do not over consume.
There seems to be no single truth about proper nutrition, and as it has become clear in recent years different people are suitable for different diets. Proper and healthy nutrition consists of a set of several factors, each of which has its own unique contribution. It is impossible to change our diet overnight, changing eating habits should be slow but consistent. Each time it is worth deciding on a new change that you want to adopt and persevere with. Once the habit has become a part of life, you can move on to the next habit, and so you will continue to improve your diet until you feel that you have reached your healthy diet. Healthy eating is a very big and abstract concept, here are some ideas for turning the concept into small and practical steps. One per month in the new year.
1. Cook whole grains
Whole wheat pasta, whole rice, wild rice, whole couscous, whole bulgur, quinoa, buckwheat, millet – you should try them in different recipes and those who like to adopt instead of regular cereals.
2. Eat wholemeal bread
Whole wheat bread, rye bread, whole grain bread – plain bread or light bread. It is important to read the small print on the packaging and make sure the bread is made from 100% wholemeal flours.
3. Bake with wholemeal flour
You can choose between two options: The first is to pre-select recipes for breads, cakes, and cookies made from whole wheat flour. The second is the gradual approach, whereby you start by replacing 20 percent of the flour with wholemeal flour, and after practicing and loving move on.
I recently discovered a really unique handcrafted jewelry company called Cosenza, NYC. Through their limited edition collections, they really captured the beauty of the layering necklace trend, which is still going strong BTW. And, at a very good price point. The designs are inspired by the sparkling beaches and ancient castles of the town, Cosenza Italy, where the founders, Mia and Maria’s family was originally from.
Cosenza offers a curated collection of everyday jewelry wearable “from the beach to the castle.” Available at a friendly price point, you can layer and style these pieces with almost anything, and not have to worry about packing them in your suitcase.
You can shop the entire collection HERE and they also highlight for you the many ways that you can mix and match all of their styles and pieces.
I was first introduced to Cutco by a friend’s son years ago. I ordered a few things to support his business but I never expected to become a fan. I try to buy something from Cutco a couple of times a year. My husband swears they are the best knives we have in our kitchen. In fact he particularly loves the “trimmer”. In case you did not know about Cutco, they are all American made knives that come in 3 colors, classic black, pearl white and red. They are 100% GUARANTEED FOREVER: Forever Performance Guarantee, Forever Sharpness Guarantee. Every purchase comes with a 15 Day Unconditional Money Back Guarantee so you can try it out for 3 weeks risk free. All products are dishwasher safe and are made with an exclusive Double D Edge, which will stay shart for a minimum of 7 to 10 years.
Cutco also sells gift sets, like steak knives and awesome gadgets too
A friend’s daughter Caroline Neave is selling Cutco and has recently launched her business. She has great sales calls via Zoom and I loved hearing about all the new and most popular products from last year. You can contact here at email@example.com.
Here are some of her best selling picks…..And don’t forget to scroll to the end for an awesome recipe from Cutco…..
The Petite Chef
The Santoku-Style Trimmer (this is next on my list).
The Handy Knife
The Petite Slicer
The Vegetable Knife
The Cheese Knife
I asked Caroline for one of Cutco’s best recipes and she shared this with us. I love Stuffed Peppers and never thought of making them with Orzo. I also love that Carolin shared what Cutco tools she used.
STUFFED PEPPERS WITH ORZO
Cutco Piece Descriptions
1. Paring Knife (2-3/4”):
Cutco’s “Air Knife”
Long handle — comfortable & safe
“Small Utility Knife” Small fruits/veggies Bar knife
Trims fats off of meats Versatile!!!
3. Spatula Spreader:
60-second sandwich maker (cut, spread & serve)!
Great baking tool (e.g. icing cakes)
4. Petite Carver (6-3/4”):
“Large Utility Knife”
Everyday meat knife
Great for large summer fruits (e.g. pineapple)
5. Petite Chef (7-5/8”):
“Hand held food processor” Dicing, mincing, chopping High knuckle clearance
6. Butcher Knife:
Cut ribs, disjoint chickens Large fruits & vegetables
7. Carver (9”):
Great for larger roasts like turkey, chicken, pork
BBQ season & family occasions
8. Slicer (9-3/4”):
Best bread knife!!!
Long DD edge: great for cutting cakes, shredding lettuce for salad, slicing boneless meats
9. Turning Fork:
Important part of master carving set — picks the food up
10. Carving Fork:
Important part of master carving set — holds food down (so it does not escape
11. Table Knives:
Most important tool! Use for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Wide blade and rounded tip make it safer than traditional steak knife & great for spreading
DD edge — cuts just like a steak knife
I have loved partnering with J Mclaughlin for the past year. I literally get a message every week from a reader who purchased something that they love or telling me about the things on their wish list and how they plan on wearing them. I think that all of their designs are total closet staples with a trendy flare. I am always excited for their next collection. The current Winter sale is AWESOME and most items even went an additional 20% off, which makes them 60% off the original price. Happy Shopping…
This cardigan was my favorite piece from the fall collection..so far it is also one of the best sellers…
I am in love with this jacket. It looks great with a pair of dark jeans and a crisp white blouse or even a blouse with a bow…
I really could not love these shoes more…what a fab combination…..hair calf AND Camo…these are so much fun with dark jeans and also white jeans for the spring/summer….
I am not sure how I missed this the first time I shopped this sale but OMG>>>>>>here is the most incredible cashmere cardigan.. And I never can pass up a one-button style!!
I recently saw someone wearing this Ombre vest and it was perfection….
The all black vest is also Gorgeous!!!
I could not love this top more…the sleeves are fabulous!! This with black leather pants is the most perfect outfit ever!!!
Another beautiful blouse….
This clutch is going to be the #1 must-have for all summer outfits…grab it now….while it’s still in stock and on sale!!
I have had my eye on this blouse for a while..the material is so beautiful and the leopard print is really subtle..another winner with black pants!!