VANILLA SOOTHES BODY AND SOUL
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For many, vanilla is one of the loveliest scents on the planet. After all, who can resist the aroma of cookies baking in an old-fashioned kitchen? The wonderful scent comes by its aromatic beauty naturally, as it is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. Not only does the aroma make us feel warm, fuzzy and hungry, but the active ingredient in vanilla, called vanillin, is an antioxidant that is useful in helping the body repair damage. In addition, it contains sedative like properties, great for relaxing your mind and helping you drift off to sleep. A favored ingredient in the beauty market, vanilla is featured in many body, hair and fragrance products â€“ just check out the group we
HEADED TO PARIS? SAY MERCI!
By Guest Contributor Candice Sabatini
When I visualize shopping in Paris, the images that pop into my head are elegant boutiques, often jammed and crammed, but oozing with elegance. Nothing could be further from that picture than the new Paris concept shop named Merci. With over 16,000 sq. ft of soaring industrial like space on three floors, this recently opened concept shop near the Marais is on a mission to help the children of Madagascar. The owners, Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, who created the luxury childrenâ€™s brand, Bonpoint, felt that this was the perfect time to create an emporium of luxury items, but also give back and help others less fortunate. (more…)