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KTRCOLLECTION x RAWArtists SF

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New Heights & Hidden Gems.

Sometimes things may not go as we have planned, and we always hope the next moment, day, month and year is going to be better than the current one. However, what are we doing about it? Nothing changes unless you change something. The same old mindset will not create brand new results. We have to think different to encourage new actions which will produce new outcomes. It’s fear that’s constantly holding us back, but sometimes what we fear the most is the very thing that will set us free.

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Simply Sophisticated Summer.

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Clarins: How I Got My Glow Back.

As someone who has always been quite relaxed (ahhh, lazy!) about my daily beauty regime, I’ve always opted for the less is more mantra. Splash a little water, a little moisturizer and I’m set. Having said that, I’ve never had flawless skin. I get breakouts in summer, dry patches in winter and dark circles when I don’t get enough sleep (which is often). Over the last several years I’ve learned how important it is to have a good daytime + nighttime skincare regimen; and I’m always on the hunt for an amazing product.

So when the Clarins sent me their Clarins Double Serum to try, I was instantly curious.

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A Hidden Gem: Newton Vineyard.

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Newton Vineyard is a hidden gem located in St. Helena, CA and it will take your breath away. When my Instagram bestie Soy (@RetroModernSplendor) from New York said she was coming to visit me, I knew I wanted to take her here. Founded in 1977 by Sua (from China) and Peter Hua (from England), Newton Vineyard is one of the most prestigious estates in California’s Napa Valley with an interesting but subtle combination of cultural influences on the property’s several landmarks (you’ll see why later). The terraced mountain estate has less than one-fifth of its total 560 acres planted to vines at elevations ranging up to 1,600 feet above sea level. The non-farmed acreage remains in its native forested state providing natural habitat for indigenous wildlife. The property is definitely a gem, but besides the breathtaking views and the spectacular gardens, this winery itself is extremely unique.

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