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Strawberry Basil Bourbon Cocktail: A Summer Delight

A summer bourbon cocktail? A fine whiskey sips like cognac; bring it on straight as far as some of us are concerned. A few drops of water, a swirl and we're good to go. But for those that prefer a whiskey beverage enhanced with refreshing summer flavors, small batch whiskey maker… Read more

Books and TV

Don’t Leave Home Without These Books from Our Summer Reading List

Were you one of the kids who looked forward to that summer reading list your teacher distributed, or did you groan in agony? Summer reading meant The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Red Badge of Courage, Pride and Predjudice, and Slaughterhouse Five, just to name a few classics. Before the… Read more

Wellness

7 Reasons You Gain More Happiness from Experiences than Things

I’ve been on the path of art and oil painting for seven years. When people ask, “Why do I do it?” or “Why would you get another degree?” I reflect on several possible answers. However, Fast Company published “The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay for Experience, Not… Read more

Family & Friends

Life After a Death: Sorting Through a Loved One’s Personal Effects

How do you go through your loved one's personal effcts after death? I recently had to clear out my late mother’s apartment and I've learned that sorting through personal effects is definitely not the same as moving house. Lots of people have sympathized that “moving house is a nightmare,” but… Read more

Style

Wardrobe Essentials: Summer Scarves Dress Up Your Outfit

In this month's edition of wardrobe essentials, I bring you the ideal accessory to dress up your outfit. My outfit of choice, whether summer, spring, winter or fall, is a t-shirt and jeans. I know that is probably a terrible thing for a fashion blogger to admit, especially when dealing… Read more

Skin Care & Make-Up

Have You Asked Yourself – What’s in My Makeup? You Might Be Surprised

Over 60% of what you put on your skin, whether it be your face wash, moisturizer, or just your blush, gets soaked into your bloodstream in under a minute. How many years have you been wearing your favorite lipstick? Think of all the applications throughout the years and the effects… Read more

On The Town

On The Town with Prime Women

Last week, June 20-24, was The Royal Ascot, a major event in the British social calendar. This high stakes horse race is attended by the Queen and has always been known for high fashion with much of the focus on headwear, both elegant and fabulously outrageous. Despite the changing fashions over… Read more

Leadership Growth

Build a Personal Brand: 4 Ways to Promote Yourself – Without Bragging

You never know when opportunity will knock. Wouldn’t it be a shame to miss an opportunity because you didn’t promote yourself when you should have? No one wants to be called a braggart. You know, the ones that are always tooting their own horns and taking all the credit. That… Read more

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