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Rebecca Misner

American Made Series: Hollybeth Organics

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In our search for American Made beauty products, we came across Hollybeth Organics, a charming line of natural, organic and made in the USA face and body care full of southern charm and comfort. We snagged a few minutes of founder Hollybeth Anderson’s time to share her story. Tell us a little about what drove [...]

10 Well Traveled Natural Beauty Picks

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Aysia Wright, founder of Goodebox (one of our favorite sources for discovering new natural beauty products) recently gave us her go-to travel items. Here’s what she had to say: With airlines nickeling and diming for everything from peanuts to seat space, every ounce counts, even when it comes to the contents of your beauty bag.  [...]

American Made Series: Shamanuti

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We caught up with Beth Hopkins, founder of Shamanuti, a natural skin care line that we just can’t get enough of this summer. Here’s what Beth had to say about getting in touch with your roots (literally) and turning your passion into a successful business:   Tell us a little about Shamanuti? Why did you [...]

American Made Series: Hollow & Ridge

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We caught up with Issa Dixon, owner of the essential oil company Hollow & Ridge, and here’s what she had to say about making, mixing and turning a passion into a business: Tell us a little about Hollow & Ridge? Why did you start it? Was there a need that you saw in the market, are you following a personal [...]

Franny’s Cover to Cover

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If you live in or around or have visited New York City, you’ve likely been to Franny’s in Brooklyn. If you’re into cooking seasonal food from local ingredients, chances are you’ve seen or own the new cookbook Franny’s: Simple Seasonal Italian (if not, order it immediately). The amazing cocktails and the perfectly flavored yet beautifully [...]

What Are You Bringing to the BBQ?

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Still trying to decide? Here are a few easy crowd pleasers for any Fourth of July festivity. You really can’t go wrong with Martha’s classic fried chicken. A lighter take on the original—you won’t miss the mayo in this flavorful dijon potato salad. Mixed-bean crudités with cucumber ranch dressing—perfect when temperatures rise. End on a [...]

American Made Series: Tie-Dyeing With Shabd Simon-Alexander

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We feature Shabd Simon-Alexander’s gorgeous hand-dyed scarves in the July/August issue of Living. Her beautiful creations generated such a buzz around the office that we had to find out more about the artist, her process, and her inspiration. Lucky for us, she has a new book out, Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, full [...]

American Made Series: Wildsam Field Guides to Austin and Nashville

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We’re a little obsessed with the South right now and were thrilled to discover Taylor Bruce’s Wildsam Field Guides. The guide to Nashville came out last fall and the guide to Austin this May. The guides are an amazing mix of travel tips, best-of lists, essays, memoirs, and interviews with everyday citizens as well as [...]

Summer Cocktail 2013: The Botanical

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Last week we asked readers for help in coming up with a cocktail for this summer. It was hard work mixing and tasting the different suggestions, but, well, someone had to do it, and we’re nothing if not thorough. We decided on the Botanical Spritzer (which we shortened to “the Botanical”), submitted by reader Kristina. We [...]

Paris With Kids? Yes You Can!

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We are so charmed by Paris en Famille, a family-friendly guide/map to the City of Light written by Yolanda Edwards, Living’s executive editor, for Herb Lester Associates. Edwards, a former travel editor with incurable wanderlust, has always dreamed of living in Paris. And while this dream has yet to become a reality, Edwards, her photographer [...]