To a Busy 2012

While we were soaking in major relaxation moments during the holiday season, we had a bit of time to catch up on lots of online reading. We found a few articles that we kept going back to and simply had to share them with you. It’s the beginning of a new year, and while some resolutions are often not met, an article by the Huffington Post includes Easy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Stick To In 2012. The article features 11 great resolutions that are simple and easily achievable. Included are fail-proof tips on exercise, eating the right foods, relying less on technology, strengthening relationships and more; the “little things” that we should all try to incorporate in our lives in the new year.
Out with the old; in the with the new. After a long 2011, everybody could use a little detox, and a vacation! In Destination Detox, Jetsetter features 12 amazing detox opportunities worldwide to start off 2012 on the right foot. The article includes a boot-camp style Tuscany bike trip in Italy, and for those who are looking for something more relaxing, there are gorgeous villas in France, Indonesia, Bali and Thailand, including luxurious spas in Grenada, California, Mexico and Switzerland, and even more.
We can all use a great pick-me-up during the cold winter season, and a little sparkle could do just the trick. Refinery29 features 5 Unexpected Ways to Sparkle This Winter – from glitter nail polish and flats to colorful jewelry, these accessories add the perfect hint of fun to every look.
In one way or another, we all strive to better ourselves at the start of a new year. In the article,10 Brilliant Beauty Resolutions, Cosmopolitan lists ten ways to look as pretty as possible in 2012. From advice on upgrading your beauty regimen, to practicing safe sun with SPF moisturizers, to tips on keeping hair at it’s healthiest and getting enough beauty sleep, we love these easy to follow beauty resolutions.

Elle reminds us that it’s never too early to book your summer getaway, and lists 25 Great Escapes to consider when planning your trip. The article features a range of must-see locations around the globe: cities, towns, islands and parks in South Africa, Fiji, France, Ireland, India, Brazil, Thailand, and the list continues. Each destination includes a short geographic description as well as an explanation for why it’s so special. We wish we could visit them all!

We’re hoping these articles inspired you as much as it did for us! It’s 2012 – in this new year we encourage you to take risks; to explore the world, taste exotic foods, step out of your comfort zone, meet new people, learn new things, and grow. Wishing everybody a fabulous and beautiful new year, filled with fun, new opportunities, tranquility, travel, and prosperity.

Love,
Janet

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