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EauMG’s March 2016 Favorites

Epcot
Spaceship Earth

I thought March was going to be a great month but it ended up being a real doozy.

In the beginning of the month we went to Orlando for a few days to enjoy sunshine and Disney World. It was spring break, so it was packed. It was an OK trip, but it was exhausting as well. I suppose most trips are.

When I got back, I ended up getting the flu. This was the first year that I didn’t get a… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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EauMG’s December 2015 Favorites

Bergdorf Christmas 2015
One of Bergdorf’s windows.

December was a stressful month. I think it’s that way for a lot of people. For me,  there was a lot to wrap up before 2016. I can’t really remember much from December other than working and beating deadlines.

However, more than work occurred. I made an effort to see all the glorious store windows in the Upper West Side department stores. The displays were phenomenal. I went to the MET a few times. A lovely contributor from… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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EauMG’s September 2014 Favorites

Nashville
Greetings from Nashville!

September went by so quickly! It was a pretty good month filled with people I like and good food. I ended up spending a week in Nashville visiting family, friends and my little baby nephews (8 and 18 months old). We also had folks visit us in Seattle. However, I realize that after all these years, Seattle feels much more like “home” than Nashville. I stick out there; I was reminded of that during my last visit, that odd Left Coast relative…

I was… Continue reading | 15 Comments

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Aquolina Pink Sugar EDT Perfume Review

Aquolina Pink Sugar

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Poor, poor Pink Sugar.

Aquolina Pink Sugar seems to be the go-to phrase that some people use when they are calling a fragrance disgusting. Spray a scent (any scent) on a blotter and if the perfumista says “Pink Sugar” then that means it’s over. That means the perfume is viewed as too sweet, too feminine, too childish. And that means the perfume sucks and represents everything wrong with the world.  I’ve avoided this review for years because of… Continue reading | 19 Comments

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EauMG’s Smell Diary – June 2013

Downtown Seattle

June 1st Pike Place – Happy to be back to the place that I now call home. Sunshine and salad niçoise. Brine and seafood. Lillet Blanc. I’ve got a good life.

June 2ndPioneer Square – I don’t know if it is the same for all cities, but one can’t walk a few blocks in most of Seattle without witnessing very open and nonchalant drug deals. Frink wants to know what the men are holding, pulling him away, we notice a strange smell of burning… Continue reading | 15 Comments