Tag Archives: nature

Keep Summer in the Air

Candles by Diptyque are a new obsession of mine, thanks to a recent introduction at Cielo Home.

Love the Gardenia scent, but I also have the Freesia. It keeps summer here just a wee bit longer, as the weather turns to fall.

The candles aren’t cheap at $60, but the claim is it’s just $1 an hour because they last 60 hours. And you’ll get to burn every last drop of wax, so nothing’s wasted.

I’ve barely made a dent in mine after several evening sessions, so I’ll keep you posted if the claim is indeed true.

Stay dry singing in the rain

You know you want to, dance in the rain that is.

Investing in a real umbrella that can handle Portland’s erratic weather, including windy rain sheets, is essential in my book. By golly let’s save our gorgeous coats from some rain. I think I’ve found the perfect marriage of durable and light with this one pictured by ShedRain. I love my printed J.Crew pop-outs, but they’re all broken and too heavy to cart daily for the “just in case” thundershowers. Get it from me at Nordstrom.

Bathe Me in Lavender

We’ve all been through the shelves of offerings, trying out a lot of bath soaks, bubbles, and oils.

Like you, I feel like I’ve tried it all.

Not so. When there was a massive 40% off sale on Dr. Hauschka products at Whole Foods earlier this month I went a little bizerk and bought a slew of products I’ve never been tempted to splurge on before.

I’m loving everything I bought. (More on that in a future post.)

But what I’m in love with most is this Lavender Bath oil.

It’s smells amazing, not overwhelming. Leaves skin silky, not shiny. Like magic, it disperses in the water for a perfect concoction. And best of all, there’s no oil/dirt ring left when the water’s gone.

Soak in luxury with this stuff!

It’s heaven, and best of all, you’ll sleep better. I am.