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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nature's Beauty. Echinacea

I've taken echinacea for years but was surprised to learn it's origins are in the flowering daisy family.
Being cold and flu season, it's a good idea to keep the natural remedy in your cupboard or medicine cabinet. If you choose the liquid form make sure it's alcohol free.
I keep echinacea tea in the house as well as the capsule form. It's great to take if you feel might be coming down with a cold, flu or sore throat (add a bit of goldenseal). Additionally, the herb is also beneficial for other ailments such as urinary tract infections, gum disease and tonsillitis.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Daily Bliss.

Art and Fashion. KENZO

If you love coffee table art books as much as I do, Japanese designer Kenzo released this month by Rizzoli should make it's way into the list of must have collectibles. The book showcases in a most artistic and creative presentation, over 40 years of the Paris based design house founded by Kenzo Takada. The fabric cover is the first monograph of the designer and available in three different patterns. I'm intrigued by the features of the book which includes double sided double gate folds which fold out to the equivalent of eight pages, accordion gate folds that fold out to five pages, and a pop-up according to Rizzoli that "evokes the romantic textiles, envelopes and paper craft for which the house's fashion collection invitation's are known."