In Bibi’s Kitchen – Vegan Recipes

I recently got a copy of In Bibi’s Kitchen, and I ran through it to see which recipes were vegan or easily veganizable (replacing milk/eggs). I realized as I was making my list that it might be helpful to other people considering the book. I think it’s a beautiful cookbook whether you’re vegan or not – but reading through it, I also found it fairly vegan friendly, and it’s also full of rich stories of countries and places and individuals (especially grandma’s) that live in or with her...
Tags: Africa, Toronto, Canada, Eritrea, HA, Vegans, Shiro, Watermelon juice, Vegan Cooking, African recipes, Cookbook review, Shahan Ful Mashed Lima, Onions Tomatoes and Chiles Buna Eritrean, Sabaayad, Raisins Shaah Cadays Somali Spiced Tea, Kenya Kachumbari Tomato

Should You Be Avoiding Propylene Glycol?

What Is Propylene Glycol? Propylene glycol is an ingredient used in skincare and cosmetics to help improve the texture and stability of formulations as well as provide the skin with water, giving your skin that glowy, dewy look.  Propylene glycol is part of a class of ingredients called glycols....
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Benefits of Eating Raw

It’s wonderful to be on Day 7 of my year of eating raw. I think I’m past the initial detox phase, and I’m flowing nicely into the beneficial part of this experience. It really has been super easy to reload these habits – not really a challenge, just a different way of experiencing life. As part of my prep for this year, I reviewed some old blog posts and journal entries from my previous raw foodism times, so I could recall the benefits I documented. Then I compiled them into a big list. I’ll ...
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Indian fashion designer Satya Paul dies aged 79

Paul revolutionised and revitalised the sari as well as launching one of India’s best-known fashion brandsSatya Paul, the Indian fashion designer who invented the modern sari, has died at the age of 79. His son, Puneet Nanda, said in a Facebook post that the designer had suffered a stroke in early December from which he had not recovered. Continue reading...
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Marc-Antoine Barrois Reinterprets His B683 Fragrance with an Extrait Version

Paris based male fashion designer Marc-Antoine Barrois entered the world of perfume in 2016 through a collaboration with Givaudan perfumer Quentin Bisch that resulted in his first perfume B683.    Fashion Designer Marc-Antoine Barrois   "Two enigmatic names, fragments of universes belonging to the same galaxy and telling in wakes the inspirations of an artistic encounter between two young cre... Read full article: Marc-Antoine Barrois Reinterprets His B683 Fragrance with an Extrait Version fro...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Givaudan, Fragrantica Perfumes, Marc Antoine Barrois, Quentin Bisch

Andrea Maack Lightsource

There is a new fragrance from Andrea Maack, launched in 2020, that hasn't been talked about much. I haven't smelled it, but it already speaks to me just because of its inspiration: the 90s' rave culture. The scent is called Lightsource and from what I can imagine, it seems to be a fresh and floral boost of energy. "Lightsource is an ode to 90's rave culture, an energy boost where the laws of ti... Read full article: Andrea Maack Lightsource from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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8 Tips For Keeping Your Relationship Exciting

It’s not always easy to keep things exciting between you and your partner, but even if things have grown dull it’s not too late to turn things around! It can take work to keep a relationship fresh and exciting, but that work isn’t without reward! If you love your partner, and your partner loves you, there’s no reason why you should get stuck with any problems without being able to find the solution. Love is all about compromise and learning to find the middle ground where both of you can b...
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Link Love: Fun Fashion Resources to Kick off 2021

Here are some resources if you are interested in going the vintage route this year, want to learn how to make your own clothes or want to try on make-up from the safety of your own home: Popsugar rounds up 11 vintage shops on Etsy that are “cooler than your local thrift store”. They also have tips for other great places to buy vintage and resell your old clothes. Refinery29 shares 13 Instagram accounts you can follow if you want to start making your own clothes. Allure points us to 11 hair, mak...
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Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde agree: Argyle is back

The new couple is clearly on the same fashion wavelength.
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How to Build a Campfire That Will Last Through the Night

When it comes to wintertime adventuring, a campfire is what keeps you cozy and comfortable, and in a survival situation, alive. The downside of fire as a heat source, of course, is that it is consumable; it needs regular feeding to stay alive. This isn’t a big issue in the daytime, when you can keep adding wood to your fire at will. But at night, constantly having to tend to the flames will greatly fragment and disrupt your sleep.  Creating a fire that is self-sustaining, requires minimal ma...
Tags: Outdoors, Camping, Life, Survival, Manly Skills, Ted Slampyak, Fire Building, Building a Fire

Fragonard Flower Of The Year: Fleur De La Passion

  The French house, Fragonard, has a great tradition of celebrating special flowers as Flower Of The Year. A decade ago, the new collection was born to enrich the lovely offering of the house and to focus on special ingredients, creating a micro line with several products of the same smell and with an attractive design. 2021 will be the year of the passion flower: FLEUR DE LA PASSION! J... Read full article: Fragonard Flower Of The Year: Fleur De La Passion from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
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André Leon Talley is the new face of Ugg

He calls the brand's shoes "comfort food for my feet."
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MAC To The Beach Collection Review

A throwback this morning to one of my favourite collections ever from MAC. The collection best product, by far, is the Cream Bronzer. This comes in 2 colours: Beach Bronze and Weekend, and has a true... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Beatrice and Virgil

I hated Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  I know that it won a Booker Prize, but I hate that the reader was tricked into reading the whole book before getting a surprise ending.  I hate endings like that.... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Le Paradis de Ricci Perfume Review

Nina Ricci has a new scent out this spring called Le Paradis de Ricci. The scent was made in collaboration with scent-maker Puig, and is limited edition and only available in the 50 mL size. This is... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Becoming a Leader: Free Webinar

Next week, on Thursday (1/14/2020) I will be part of a conversation Pluralsight is hosting along with Kevin Miller and Heather MacDonald.
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The 10 best fleece-lined leggings of 2021 for keeping warm this winter

We've rounded up some of the best fleece-lined and warm leggings on the market. Brands include Spanx, Lorna Jane, L.L. Bean, Nike and more.
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Xerjoff Spray To Help: Save Me

  At the beginning of December 2020, Xerjoff presented the first fragrance of the special collection SPRAY TO HELP, as their new charity and solidarity project. In its marine blue and green flacon, 1986 Eau de Parfum perfectly reflects the color of the glass with its composition, offering a citrusy, marine and aromatic fragrance, elegant and vividly fresh. The new creation, SAVE ME, wil... Read full article: Xerjoff Spray To Help: Save Me from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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NYX Marshmellow Primer Review & Swatches

NYX The Marshmellow Primer ($17) is a new, permanent and expensive 10-in-1 smoothing facial primer that primes, softens, extends makeup, evens out skin tone, blurs fine lines, and soothes skin with a marshmallow root extract infused formula that launched with NYX Spring 2021. They actually had me at marshmallow primer! What is it about marshmallows that’s so appealing? In makeup, in fragrance, to eat, to cook yummy desserts with, marshmallows are just so terribly cute and appealing. Yeah, I ...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Makeup Reviews, Facial Primer, Macy s Ulta, Spring Collections 2021, NYX Marshmellow Primer Review, ALKYL MALATE

How to Wash a Sweater (Without Ruining It)

Did you get a new sweater for Christmas? Lucky you! A nice sweater is as easy to wear as a sweatshirt, but can be both warmer and more handsome.  Unfortunately, your new sweater isn’t as easy to clean as a sweatshirt. The particular properties of wool, from which sweaters are commonly made, coupled with their knitted nature, makes this garment prone to stretching, shrinking, catching, fraying, and pilling, and thus necessitates a little more TLC with its care. Once your sweater becomes soi...
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Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

Time to post a review of an eye cream from one of my favourite skincare brands, Fresh!  I’ve written about their Soy Face Cleanser which is the most gentle cleanser and loved by so many of my... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Mein Tattoo hat einen peinlichen Schreibfehler. Warum ich es trotzdem so lasse

Einer der herzzerreißendsten Momente des Jahres 2020 war der, in dem ich meiner 21-jährigen Tochter Desiray im März mitteilen musste, dass sie wegen Corona aus England zu uns nach Kanada zurückkehren sollte, weil der Premierminister zur Heimreise aufgerufen hatte. Desiray stand kurz vor dem Abschluss ihres Jurastudiums; ich wusste, dass die Rückkehr sie zwingen würde, ihre letzten Prüfungen online abzulegen und vermutlich auch ihre eigene Abschlusszeremonie zu verpassen. Verglichen mit all...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Elle, Allen, Mann, Ella, Wie, SPIEGEL, Kopf, Zeit, Freund, Frau, Hause, Tochter, Kanada

Athleisure With a Fab Fashion Coat

Athleisure is an extremely popular way of dressing casually in the US. It’s become even more popular during the pandemic as more people work and stay at home, because the items are very comfortable and cosy, and technical fabrics are simple to launder.  Athleisure outfits on the streets of Seattle are usually topped with super casual puffers, which keeps things sporty and practical. But you also have the option of a fab fashion coat or jacket to create an interesting juxtaposition. The fashion c...
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How Managers Should Do Performance Reviews During A Pandemic

Is this the year that you should ease up on your evaluations? Image Credit: gato-gato-gato Clearly the pandemic has changed just about everything having to do with going to work. As the season for end-of-the-year performance reviews starts to arrive, many team members may be starting to experience the standard level of dread that they feel every year. However, the pandemic has changed everything else and so perhaps it should also change the way that evaluations are done. This is som...
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What Ben Stokes, Jack Leach and Headingley 2019 tell us about Test cricket

England v Australia, third Test, day four It’s six or out… … It’s six! Jonathan Agnew, Test Match Special Have you seen No Country For Old Men? You should watch No Country For Old Men. No Country For Old Men is a striking and excellent film and while the ending is not immediately satisfying, that’s kind of the point. You’ll find you think about No Country For Old Men a fair bit more than the average film after it finishes. One of the most exciting scenes involves Javier Bardem’s...
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The joys of being an absolute beginner – for life

The phrase ‘adult beginner’ can sound patronising. It implies you are learning something you should have mastered as a child. But learning is not just for the youngOne day a number of years ago, I was deep into a game of draughts on holiday with my daughter, then almost four, in the small library of a beachfront town. Her eye drifted to a nearby table, where a black-and-white board bristled with far more interesting figures (many a future chess master has been innocently drawn in by “horses” and...
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Barbara Blake-Hannah: how Britain’s first black female TV reporter was forced off our screens

In the 60s, long before Trevor McDonald and Moira Stuart became household names, a 26-year-old from Jamaica was a regular on the news. Then the racist letters and calls startedIn 2008, Barbara Blake-Hannah sat down to write a letter of admonishment to the Guardian. “I must put history right,” she wrote, explaining that a poster issued by the paper was incorrect. It contained, she noted, the common misconception that Trevor McDonald was the first Black person to report the news on British TV afte...
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New Colourpop Lovestruck Palettes Now Available and 25% Off the New Body Milks

The new Colourpop Lovestruck Palettes are now available at! Also, First Ray Face Milks an their new body milks are 25% off! Don’t forget select items are also 50% off! Enjoy! Where to buy Colourpop You may also enjoy... MAC Royal Assets Holiday Collection 2007Etude House Juice Bar Play Color Eyes Review & SwatchesBobbi Brown: Customize Your Own PaletteUlta Platinum Perks and Other Sales for Non-Platinum Shoppers The post New Colourpop Lovestruck Palettes Now Available...
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Today’s Ulta Love Your Skin Sale Items

Today’s Ulta Love Your Skin Sale items are now live! Here’s what’s on sale today: Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels $17.50 Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish $36 Kopari Beauty CBD Deodorant $9 Kopari Beauty CBD Body Calm Cream $20 Kopari Beauty CBD Recovery Balm $22.50 Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... You Can’t Go On Spring Break Right Now But…………L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 1 and 2 for Spring 2015Kesalan Patharan Summer Collection 2008: Summ...
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Why Vanna White never seems to age

She credits "good hair and makeup people" and maintaining her trim figure. 
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