Looking Great for Your Age — Why It’s Not a Good Thing (Sponsored)

#foryouage campaign - share stories of "for your age" backhanded compliments

Looking Great for Your Age — Why It’s Not a Good Thing (Sponsored)

Thank you to RoC Skincare for collaborating with me on this post. All opinions are my own. You look great for your age. It’s supposed to be a compliment, I guess. But what if someone told you, “you look great for your weight,” or “for your height?” Why does age, or anything else, need to qualify how great you look? Language is a funny thing, too. Because I’d bet that folks who dole out the backhanded “for your age” compliment have the best intentions. They’re certainly not terrible and evil people. But somewhere along the way, they’ve absorbed the (fairly

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GIFT GUIDE 2017: Etsy Finds for the Decorator

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My final gift guide for the season is full of Etsy finds for the decorator and/or hostess with the mostest on your list. I know that home decor can be a pretty taste specific gift, but the right one can be real treasure. Hopefully, these will trigger some ideas for you. . . (Images are linked directly to Etsy listings.)

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Besides never having to leave your house, another great part of shopping Etsy is supporting small business this holiday season. Win/win!

 

You can find my other gift guides here:

Gifts for Kids and Preteens/Teens

Gifts for the Reader and Writer

Gifts for Her (Things to Wear)

 

Thanks to Etsy for sponsoring this post.

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Where to get a drink for under $20 in Las Vegas

In the deserts of Nevada, there are plenty of watering holes to quench your thirst that won’t leave you out of pocket

Although it may seem as if Las Vegas is all about extravagance – you can pick up a cocktail here for $10,000 should you so wish – there are a vast array of drinking options on offer throughout the city, from dive bars to affordable cocktail establishments to glittering hotels. On or off the Strip, there’s a beverage with your name on it.

Commonwealth
A 558 sq metre (6,000 sq ft) cocktail bar full of prohibition-era personality. It attracts a youngish crowd that come for the reasonably priced drinks (cocktails from $9) and regular dance parties. There’s a rooftop bar with a DJ and views of Fremont Street, and the basement houses a “secret” speakeasy, the Laundry Room, an intimate space that requires booking (by text message only).
525 E. Fremont St

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The best sporting events in Las Vegas

It’s not just boxing bouts that Las Vegas hosts, there’s a wealth of events in the city to satisfy the most ardent of sports fans

Las Vegas has finally joined the major leagues. This year the Vegas Golden Knights took their place in the National Hockey League. Meanwhile, the Raiders are moving from Oakland to become the Las Vegas Raiders and by 2020 will be playing NFL games in a new, state-of-the-art stadium. Plus, MGM Resorts has just bought a women’s national basketball team. Beyond the main leagues, there’s a diverse range of action, including motor sports, rodeo, martial arts and rugby.

Monster Energy Nascar Cup
The top tier of Nascar returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 400. Manufacturers Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet compete with (extremely) modified stock cars that, in theory, you can buy at your local dealership, although these versions race up to 200mph. There’s also music, entertainment and the Neon Garage, known as “Nascar’s Disneyland”, where fans can watch crews and drivers hard at work on the cars.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd, 2-4 March 2018

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High End Design for Real Life (Red + Blue Living Room)

William Melure's Apartment Interior

After my last high-end -design-to-real-life post, I had several requests for more. So, this time I’m taking a stab at recreating a room by one of my favorite designers, William McLure. For the record, I could live in his rooms exactly as they are, but here are a few ideas for recreating (and somewhat toning down) this red, white and blue living room for “real life”.

 

Since red walls aren’t for everyone–or every home–I started with the concept of “flipping” the color palette and using the red as more of an accent color. (Images are linked directly to product pages.)

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The Highland chocolatiers who are Wonkas of the wilderness

When you’re arguably the most remote chocolate producer in Europe, it pays to have a strong online presence. In the quiet winter months, when tourism drops, Cocoa Mountain can still connect with customers far and wide

At the edge of the world, everyone disappears in the winter. The tourists leave the glacially cold lochs, pristine beaches, and the cloud-scraping mountains to the brave few who live there all year round. It’s an odd place to open a luxury chocolate shop: the most north-westerly point of the British mainland, under a sky so untouched by city lights that you can see the Milky Way. But chocolatiers Paul Maden and James Findlay wanted a challenge, and in Balnakeil Craft Village – between the village of Durness and the wild splendour of Cape Wrath – they created one for themselves.

As remote as their chocolate haven is, at least 40% of Cocoa Mountain’s customer base is from outside of the UK, by virtue of the fact that these are the tourists who visit the beautiful north Highlands. “People will walk in and say: ‘You’re famous in Italy!’ Or they’ll say they’ve come all the way from New York to visit. I think visiting us is quite special. Then they all go back home to wherever they are, whether it’s America or Germany or Australia, and for us Facebook is the only way we can keep in touch with those people.”

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Sentimental Gifting — Say What You Really Mean This Year

Senitmental Gift Ideas: engraved lipstick case, charms, and Sharpie mug

Sentimental Gifting — Say What You Really Mean This Year

I have mixed feelings about sentimental gifting. I love giving a gift that’s truly meaningful, but I struggle finding the exact thing I envisioned. And so I’ll turn to Pinterest for crafty, handmade options — which kicks off ambitious visions of witty scrapbooks and hand-embellished scarves and meticulously constructed jewelry. But in truth, it would take a leave of absence from life to get all that craftiness done before the holiday. With limited supplies of budget, time and creative energy, I end up at the mall, browsing the impersonal scented lotions and matchy beanie-and-scarf sets. This year, I’m making one

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