Monthly Archives: January 2014

Happy Horse Year

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steamy soother

GINGER HONEY LEMONIn the midst of a deep freeze, we need warming.  Bored and unsatisfied with the standard tea, coffee, hot chocolate options, I crave a more nourishing and soothing thermal beverage.  First, it’s time to resurrect my juicer.  Gather organic apples, lemons, ginger, and raw honey.  Juice 2 apples, 1/2 lemon, and a half of a thumb of ginger.  Dissolve a dime size dollop of raw honey in hot water.  Add honeyed hot water to juice to create a steamy, soothing, fruity comforting wintertime drink.  This concoction eases the sting of sore throats, provides a substantial kick of antioxidant immunity boost, and is deeply, deliciously, snug.  Ginger is an anti-microbial and steaming the root unlocks its decongestant properties.  Honey coats the throat, and lemon and apple provide vitamin C.  It’s worth the trouble if you are feeling low.  LEMON GINGER

The Current Rotation: Flurries

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pre-fall 2014 / Christian Dior

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Demeter Clarc Manners Moment: None of My Biznass

ITS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESSThis past weekend I was put in a weird predicament.  I am friendly with a couple.  I know the woman professionally, and she’s taken a liking to me.  Her live-in boyfriend also hangs around enough that I’ve gotten to know him fairly well.  They both take my class, so there’s also a student-teacher dynamic at play.SNL LOVAHSI must have a disarming effect on the woman, because lately almost every time I see her alone she collapses into a puddle of tears.  She cries over various aspects of her relationship and life.  I mostly just listen and hold her as she sobs.  This past weekend, boyfriend shows up to class alone and asks to see me after for a chat.  He begins the conversation by asking for my mentorship in his learning process, but then he veered off sharply into discussing the current strains on his relationship.  Two friends, both have asked for my advice, and I want to stay the fuck out of their relationship because this is CLEARLY NONE OF MY BIZNASS.STAY OUT OF IT CHARLOTTEThe less evolved me would have insinuated myself into the situation because I was nosy and controlling.  The better version of me has the good sense to see any involvement with this scenario is rife with conflict.NOSYI listened to boyfriend talk about his relationship.  I asked him a few neutral questions that I thought might set off his own self-inquiry.  Then I wrote down my therapist’s number and said you should really consider talking to a professional about this.MADE IN CHELSEA THERAPYThese overshares leave me in a weird and awkward position.  As much as I appreciate their trust, this pair should really pay a professional listener to help them work out their personal problems instead of inappropriately cornering me at work.It’s flattering to be asked for advice, but I’m slowly learning the wisdom of putting my ego and opinion aside and keeping my mouth shut when the matter is none of my concern. DR LAURA

 

a kitchen corner

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Spring 2014 Couture ~ Vionnet

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TCHO SeriousMilk Milk Chocolate

TCHO MILK CHOC BOXHave you tried TCHO SeriousMilk Milk Chocolate?  Milky, with a richly assertive chocolate taste, it may be the bar you’ve been dreaming for, but didn’t think possible.  Unfold the stylish packaging to uncover an ennead of elegantly embossed chocolate squares.  A luxury bar of superior quality, TCHO SeriousMilk Milk Chocolate may cost twice that of Hershey’s, but it’s worth the splurge since this chocolate provides more interesting and nuanced companionship than most people.  Enjoy. TCHO CHOCOLATE BAR

Fall 2014 Menswear: Dior Homme

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