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Andrea Lazarus
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Spring Refresh: Your Beauty Routine!
Spring is the time to renew and reestablish beauty routines and regimens that may have been forgotten during the bleak "winter blahs." Just like a spring cleaning routine refreshes your home, warmer weather is a sign that it might be time to refresh your ph...

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Hosting Tips for Preparing a Holiday Dinner or Party
With a little planning and preparation, you'll feel ready to welcome your guests with open arms.  Here's a sample to-do list that I used when hosting Christmas dinner. Making one's guests feel comfortable and welcomed is the goal of every good host or hoste...

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Sample Holiday Menu for a Family Gathering
Planning and cooking for Christmas Dinner is a memorable and gratifying way to share the love with your family. Here is my sample menu, with links to the recipes that I followed. I mentioned in my last post that my husband and I were honored to host Christm...

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Celebrating 2016 as Classy Local turns 3!
I am appreciating the new year as the Classy Local blog turns three. Hello again to my few but fabulous readers! I hope that the winter holidays were a time of happiness, memory-making, and joy. December was a busy month for us, as my husband and I spent ne...

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Inspiration to Be Chic and Positive
There is always something new to learn and discover, and there are always new ways to find inspiration. After a busy summer, I've spent most of the early fall trying to catch up and get myself sorted out and back to good routines. Although I'm still not qui...

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Staying Chic When You're between Sizes: Part 3
"Fat pants" are not for the chic, but fortunately there are alternatives for dressing well between sizes. Hello again! Welcome to the third and final installment of my long-delayed series on how to dress well at any size. More than two whole years ago (!) I...

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Simplifying the Handbag Collection
Handbags and purses should be reviewed and pared down periodically, just like any material items that accumulate in everyday life. My personal style, maintenance habits , and income are in very different categories than they were 10 years ago, so it's time ...

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Stain Removal to Save Your Favorite Clothes
Save money, time, and stress by learning how to remove stains from your favorite wardrobe pieces. The thought of scrubbing away at stains and memorizing a long list of rescue products (club soda for this, baking soda for that) always seemed very daunting to...

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Organizing the Dresser
  I finally solved my dresser dilemma and improved my daily regimen after struggling to keep my makeup and jewelry organized . Just like how a nice robe can be the start and end of one's daily ensemble , the dressing table is the piece of furniture that is ...

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Reading List for the New Year
Though I haven't been writing much, I am thrilled that I've been reading a bit this winter. Bonjour! More than two years since its creation, my little blog is still here. I like to think of it as a testament to the "slow and steady" motto. I may not update ...
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