When you think of a tropical vacation what comes to mind? For me, it’s a combination of things. I dream of the hot sun and warm Â ocean breeze. I picture palmÂ trees swaying, brightly coloredÂ tropical blooms and mounds and mounds of ripe, sweetly smelling fruit like mango, pineapple, coconuts, and limes. I imagine eating fresh-from-the-seaÂ fishÂ and sipping ice cold tropical cocktails on the beach. It’s a mood too — a feeling of relaxation without having a care or stressful thought in the world. It’s the idea of being unplugged for a total and true getaway. Can you feel it yet?
Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to get away recently, or maybeÂ you’re indulging in a “stay-cation
Thereâ€™s something about the holidays and good smells â€“ think pine trees, wreaths, spiced cider and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Itâ€™s a lovely opportunity to spread good fragrance vibes with a gift from Aromatherapy Associates, the fabulously luxurious essential oil company started in the U.K. over 30 years ago, now making its mark stateside. Full of beneficial oils and aromas, the Shining Stars Collection from Aromatherapy Associates is sure to spread seasonal cheer.
For example, Little Star ($17) is a star-shaped, ornament sized treat that contains the brandâ€™s hero Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, an award winning blend created to relay a deep sense of
The Expert Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions – Stay Realistic!
Itâ€™s that time of year again when we resolve to get buffed and toned; go on a diet; quit bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol; and plan to save more money.Â
â€œPeople make New Yearâ€™s resolutions about things that they know they really should do, but have neglected,â€ says Jana Klauer, weight-loss expert and author of The Park Avenue Nutritionistâ€™s Plan.Â Â “To lose weight and start exercising top many lists; plus all the holiday festivities can pack on the pounds and keep people out of the gym.” (more…)