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Welcoming The Solstice Summer (and Releasing The Unwanted)

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The Summer Solstice has long been a time for reflection, welcoming change and
letting go of things that are unwanted or no longer are of help or happiness.
While I'm not going to suggest you run outside and perform ancient pagan rituals,
(but you could do these simple ones, if you'd like) but I will suggest that you take
a moment to appreciate this longest day and the shift of the earth's cycles.


You don't need to sit outside build a flower mandala (although it might be nice)
for you to be able to just: stop - breathe - and take notice -
of this change and the turning of the days. Use this celebration of the
change of season to focus on what ever you'd like to change in yourself
or your life, as you enter into the last half of the year.

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And you don't need to light a ring of candles (although you could)
to be able to focus on the letting go of unneeded things you are merely
holding on to, but truly are no longer either serving you or making you happy.
Be they physical items, or more intangible elements in your life,
consciously make the choice to let them go or remove them.
As you do, you'll make space for fresh, beautiful energy
and you can
welcome good, new and helpful things into your life.

In whatever way you celebrate it,
I wish you a good last half of the year.

Happy Summer Season!

Happy Summer Solstice!


Elegant Nights in St. Tropez (Sustainable Fashion Set)

Here's a dreamy, chic and sexy look for late nights out dining, dancing and
strolling along the Promenade under the stars, immmersed in the beauty
of St. Tropez. (In real life, or in your travel dreams!)

Better Living: The Tao Of Travel + The Wisdom Of Wanderlust

Isn't it amazing how both our worldly perspective, and also how our creativity,
opens up and flows freely after one has traveled, rested or spent time relaxing.
Here's 3 quotes that beautifully celebrate living in the moment, traveling
to experience other cultures, as well as taking the time to enjoy, rest and restore.

Don't Be Waster! How To Care For Our Precious Water

“Thousands have lived without Love; ...not one without Water.”
~W. H. Auden
Are you a Waster?You love the earth, so take an active role in helping her.
Every day, each of us in the free world has only to go
to any sink, turn on a faucet, and have
access to all the pure, clean water we want...

How To Style Your Wanderlust (and Pack To Beat Baggage Fees)

Give in to your wanderlust and always travel in the chic style... with handcrafted scarves.

I've selected my 'Ginger Flower' art-print scarf to go along with you
for the 
unique comfort of this lightweight, organic voile scarf, and the
lovely neutral 'Driftwood' gray-brown color that goes with everything.

Did you know a summer scarf is one item that's a perfect
and versatile accessory to pack for traveling?
It can be your best friend when styling with a
limited travel wardrobe; extending your style options,
and multi-tasking as a beauty/style enhancer;
belt/wrap and head cover. A cool cover against the
hot sun, and also keeps off chills after sunset,
in A/C or while in-flight. And the lightweight scarves
take up virtually no room in your bag.
That leaves you ready for any adventure that lies ahead.
As long as you pack properly before you go.