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Summer Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

*By: Christi Shingara* Half Bun One of the easiest hairstyles is the half bun. With straight hair it can look sleek and sophisticated. A bohemian style can be achieved with curly hair and a looser bun. Create this look by brushing hair back into a mid-ponytail and securing with an elastic. The hair on either…

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Late-Summer Flowers

*By: Christi Shingara* Maintaining a garden that blooms all year long is hard work. However, seeing beautiful flowers on a regular basis that you grew is well worth it. Now that we are in the dog days of summer, here are a few flowers that will ensure your garden will continue to bloom through season's…

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July Fashion Feature: Red, White & Blue

By: Linz Bordner, Megan Deppen and Christi Shingara Tis the season for red, white, and blue fashion to show off your patriotic side. Sure, the Fourth of July has passed, but this classic color combination can be worn all summer long!

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The Greenhouse at Tarry Hall

*By: Linz Bordner* My wonderful mother-in-law, Lois, agreed to let us film her awe-inspiring greenhouse and answer some questions about what influenced the design along with providing us some tips and tricks on how she grows and maintains a plentiful array of herbs. If that wasn’t enough, she even prepared several herb-infused dishes and drinks…

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Summer Makeup Tips

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: element5-digital During the hot summer months, I tend to not wear much makeup, if any at all. The idea of having foundation or mascara on and then it running down my face with sweat is something I vehemently try to avoid. However, If I do opt to wear makeup, it has…

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Top Summer Sandal Trends

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Irene Kredenets Sandal season is in full effect and with the warm weather brings the need for some solid, stylish, and comfortable footwear. Here are the top five sandal trends happening now. Fancy Slides If you are attending a beach party, going on a date or hanging out at a music…

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June Fashion Feature: White Light, White Heat

*By Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* The summer heat is here and no time is more fitting than now to pull out and dust off those airy white pieces you have been longing to wear. From light cotton blouses to baby doll dresses, we love these clean and classic monochromatic looks. Summer whites are forever…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

*By: Christi Shingara* One of my favorite lipsticks of all time is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. My sister and I first discovered this magic in a pencil when we were grabbing some dinner at our favorite Brooklyn restaurant and loved the lipstick the waitress was wearing. The color alone caught our eye which…

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Amazon Prime Day – Deals and Steals!

*By: Fit Fancy Food* Amazon Prime Day is here and we aren't talking about just one day of great deals but two! June 21st and June 22nd is when you will find some of the best deals on Amazon if you have that Prime membership. Here are some deals and steals that we put together…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dad

*By: Linz Bordner* Father’s Day is right around the corner...like tomorrow, and if procrastination is your middle name and you still haven’t picked out your gift yet, here are a few last-minute gift ideas to help with the process. Insulated Water Bottle Yes, dads need to stay hydrated too! Yeti and Swell bottles are all…