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The Making of Sarah by the Sea: The Logo

The Making of Sarah by the Sea: The Logo

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes to developing a site, this isn’t my first rodeo (OMG! Cliche! But I’ve always wanted to use that phrase and it’s true here). Unlike when I launched Sarah’s Cucina Bella in 2005, I already knew that certain elements were essential to the logistics of the site including a good customized theme, a […]

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Review: Beyond Coastal Sunscreen Products

Review: Beyond Coastal Sunscreen Products

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

In summertime, my family spends a lot of time outside — at the beach, hiking, biking, playing, gardening and so much more. We’re always soaking in the sun’s wonderful warmth, and enjoying all the fresh air. Our favorite days are the ones spend almost totally outside where we lay on the beach, grill, eat outside […]

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The Making of Sarah by the Sea: Sharing My Vision

The Making of Sarah by the Sea: Sharing My Vision

| April 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

The decision to launch Sarah by the Sea was part timing, part personal need, part wishful thinking. And once I made the decision, I initially only told my friend Cate, who has been with me through many big decisions over the last half decade (or is it longer?). She’s the one who actually thought up […]

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Favorite Finds from Etsy

Favorite Finds from Etsy

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Etsy is one of my favorite go-to sources when I’m looking for unique jewelry that I won’t see everyone else wearing.  I love that it’s a great mix of simple and sophisticated, high-end and low-end, perfect for gift giving or keeping for yourself.  And supporting artisans?  That just makes it even better. Although these fabric-covered […]

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52 Books in 2012

52 Books in 2012

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my 12 goals for 2012 is to read 52 books … follow along here as I read toward my goal. 1. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio – Liked this a lot. It’s a beautiful story of true love, friendship and betrayal set in WWII. 1/1/2012 2. Why Women Need Fat: How “Healthy” Food […]

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The Making of Sarah By The Sea: Inspiration

The Making of Sarah By The Sea: Inspiration

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

When the idea for Sarah by the Sea came to me, it was a dark and dreary time — a winter month with short days and cold temperatures that was underscored by a major gig ending after years. I was in a low place, trying to answer the “what now?” question. The idea of this […]

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Do You JewelMint?

Do You JewelMint?

| April 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you heard of the web site, JewelMint?  It’s an online jewelry showroom that is designed with you in mind.  Actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter design jewelry pieces inspired by looks they’ve seen on the runway and their travels.  Once you set up your profile (for free), you answer a handful of […]

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Not Feeling So Sassy?

Not Feeling So Sassy?

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Getting dressed can be an exciting thing — for me, at least. I love selecting clothes and combining them with accessories to create unique, feel-good outfits that make me smile. And I love digging through my shoe collection for just the right pair. And when I do all that — and my hair and make-up […]

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Hitting the Reset Button on Your Work Life

Hitting the Reset Button on Your Work Life

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sometimes it seems like everything — work, blogging, to-do lists — swirls around at lightning speed leaving little room to breathe. It’s suffocating. When that happens, everything becomes strained. You are short with your loved ones. You lose sleep. The words don’t come easily. The ideas seem to dry up and no matter how hard […]

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Styling Jeans: It’s All About the Shoes

Styling Jeans: It’s All About the Shoes

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

This series is brought to you by Levi’s® Curve ID. Find your custom fit at Levi’s® stores or Levi.com ————————- My friends at Clever Girl’s Collective recently asked me to talk about styling jeans as part of the Levi’s® Curve ID program. My reaction was somewhere between a whoop and an “Oh heck, yea!” I […]

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