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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Margaret Lindsay

Merry Christmas!

We had a really laid back Christmas. Actually, this was the first time we even celebrated in our eleven years of marriage. I think with the big changes that occurred with the move, we felt this need to grasp onto something familiar, like a tradition. David actually bought a little blue tree and covered it with little blue glitter ornaments and a little white star. I joke that the capitalism of New York will eventually consume you…and it does. For the first time ever… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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The Lipstick League – Week of 12/15/2014

Shirley Jones

The Lipstick League – week of 12.15.14

Question of the Week: What beauty item would you consider an ideal hostess gift during the holidays?

EauMG’s Answer: Well, I would usually say booze but after this weekend, I don’t ever want to see booze again. I also like to give people really nice candles from Diptyque or NEST. I also like to give fancy bar soaps like Fresh or Byredo. 

My Newest Addiction – The holidays… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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EauMG’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Sweet Nieces & Teens

Auntie Mame

HUG your auntie! Auntie Mame is back with this 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Sweet Nieces and Teens. This is my fun glitter-heavy gift guide for those kiddos and teens in our lives that love a little bit of glamour…I hear they inherited that love from their auntie 😉

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1. Blue Avocado (eco) Hot Iron Cover – This is a storage cover for hot irons and curling irons created by Lauren Conrad. This brand uses… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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Etat Libre d’Orange Noel au Balcon EDP Perfume Review

Etat Libre d'Orange Noel au Balcon

I’ve never been a person that likes “Christmas” scents. I find them nauseating and honestly, I don’t have any positive associations with this time of year. I wanted to try Noel au Balcon for the nigella note. Nigella is a seed with a spicy, herbal “green” flavor that is used in Armenian string cheese. It’s one of my favorite spices. Because it has an “onion-y” quality*, this is why I suspect it isn’t used in perfumery. However, seeing it listed made me curious and… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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EauMG’s 2013 Gift Guide for the Chic Hipster

hipster pug

It’s that time of the year when I make a holiday gift guide for people cooler than me. This one is for the hipster on your list. What are my qualifications for creating such a gift guide? None. But, I did go to the cool pour-over coffee shops and “whiskey and bitter emporiums” (yeah, hipster bars) to people watch, you know, for gift guide research. I was not enjoying a variety of delicious beverages…