Soak + Unwind bath and body sale

Soak + Unwind has to be a favorite body care vendor name, merely letting it roll off the tongue is a relaxing experience. As I was scrolling through product posts a few weeks back, a Soak + Unwind sale caught my eye: A 25% off code for Father's Day ON TOP of sale items. That... Continue Reading →

Nerdy Post-Anniversary box review

Non-nerds might be asking, what is a Nerdy Post box? Luckily for you, I am nerd enough to receive this subscription box as a birthday present (ahem...40th no less) to keep you informed. Nerdy Post is a subscription box service for paper goods and the like, featuring fandoms from books, TV and movies. Each month,... Continue Reading →

Book Challenge updates/ Mind-blowing edition

It's beyond time to update my 2017 Redolent Mermaid reading challenge. Books have been doubled, but as my GoodReads challenge tracker glaringly reminds me, I'm still behind. Scent pairing suggestions follow. Reading challenge #22. A book to make you belly laugh, guffaw or snort and chuckle along the way. "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George... Continue Reading →

Vendor Feature-House of Phoebe Wax

This kaleidoscope of color represents one of my absolutely adored vendors. I named HoP my favorite find of 2016 in my year-end recap. Recently celebrating six months in business, House of Phoebe excels in my favorite scent types-earthy, woodsy, masculine, smoky and citrus. The store re-opened last week after a hiatus and I'm eager to check out the... Continue Reading →

Birthday Shenanigans: a Golden celebration

Four independent, different-natured, comical, female friends tackle a big city in style and solidarity. There was only ever one possibility for my New York City birthday theme: The Golden Girls. Did you think I was going to say Sex In the City? Sorry to disappoint, but those aren't my girls.┬áMy history with The Golden Girls... Continue Reading →

Empire state of mind

The New York City 4 day/4 night 40th birthday vacay recap you've all been waiting for! Or if you have no idea what I'm referring to, I just returned from my dream NYC trip that I'd been saving for the last few years. It was my first visit and I enlisted three best friends to... Continue Reading →

Band of Bloggers-June

Toes in the water, sunshine on the skin, evenings spent watching blinking fireflies or brilliant fireworks, all the little indulgences that only summer can bring. As it's arriving soon (in the northern hemisphere), for June, we want to know the special ways you indulge during the summer months. Any activities you look forward to? For... Continue Reading →

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