Not only does smiling act as a stress-reliever (it does, try it), it’s also a surefire way to show self-confidence. So here are four easy steps for improving the appearance of your teeth and lips (including fighting those pesky fine mouth lines) that should make you, well, smile.
The multipurpose tea towel can be used to dry dishes, to soften a serving tray or as a cozy to keep a pot of tea or fresh-baked goods warm. Beyond such practical functions, a truly stylish tea towel — like these — adds a dash of elegance and intrigue to your kitchen.
A plain vanilla lamp can illuminate a room, but a special lamp can really light things up. We selected these lamps for their offbeat nature. They offer atmosphere and design flair without losing touch with their essential purpose.
Clear skin should be the reward of passing through puberty. You finally escape your teens, and breakouts should be behind you. But that’s not always the case. Skin challenges aren’t restricted to any one age. We dialed up dermatologist Patricia Farris and asked her for some tips for dealing with common problems, from blackheads to dark circles. And she offered this shocker: there’s no such thing as combination skin.
One way to showcase your favorite flowers is with an exceptional vase. These six designs are certain to catch the eye, and they also provide an elegant way to present a bouquet at your next date or housewarming.
We know that splashes of color can add interest to a room, but how about touches of texture? Eye-catching texture gives your home visual depth, influencing not only how your spaces appear, but also how they feel. Try contrasting smooth and rough textures for a contemporary look.
Who doesn’t love a spa facial, with its deep cleaning and relaxing massage? It’s hard to rival that luxe treatment at home (unless you send your hubby to aesthetician school), but we can get some of the same skin care benefits in a DIY version. We dialed up Sarah Treadway, aesthetician at Franco’s O Spa in Mandeville, and asked her for tips on how to choose home facial products that keep skin feeling and looking its best all summer long.
Avoid using paper plates and other throwaway waste by turning to chic Melamine dishware. It’s lightweight, won’t leak and is nearly impossible to break (ask my 3-year-old). Melamine is fantastic for picnics and poolside, so consider bringing the dishware along on your next summer trip.
In addition to the countdown to see the Strokes and Lauren Hill (why are my favorites always playing at the same time?), I can’t wait to check out the talented craftspeople who have come from nearby and across the globe to share their wares.
Yes, Jazz Fest is about the music but it is also about the art. Talented artists from throughout Louisiana, the nation, and across the globe tent up this weekend to showcase their goods and talents.Get away from the generic in your home decor with these one-of-a-kind pieces.