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Jewelry designer Fulco di Verdura’s found his inspiration in Coco Chanel. Verunda was introduced to Chanel through Linda and Cole Porter, and began working for her as a textile designer in 1927. Recognizing his incredible talent, she asked him to update the personal jewelry she had been given by her ex-lovers. After seeing his impressive work, they began an 8 year collaboration and he was made head designer of Chanel jewelry. The couturier herself was his most influential muse.

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To be honest, styling photos has never been a natural gift for me, but it’s something I’ve been practicing since we began The Blog Market! As much as we love all of the stock photo options out there, we decided to only use our own images in our posts. This has been a great way to practice our photography and find our blog aesthetic, and it’s also been an excuse to buy way too many cute props (no regrets). Check out the links below for some great blog posts on styling your photos! 1. One of…

frozen coconut limeade (smitten kitchen)

frozen coconut limeade - can't wait to try this one, it sounds like the perfect tropical summer drink

Coco Ocean Spa - the most luxurious spa in the Gambia

Coco Ocean, luxury hotel in The Gambia | Sitting on a tiled bench in nothing but a paper g-string is not how I would normally picture the start of a day’s pampering but that is exactly how my morning at Coco Ocean Resort & Spa began; I was there to enjoy nearly 3 hours of utter self-indulgence, in the most luxurious hotel in The Gambia, West Africa. Follow the link to read more.

The First 3 Steps To Writing Your Life Story

These quick, one-time-only exercises can teach us about ourselves and what we want—and how we can tell our story. The bonus? You might just end up with a book... By Leigh Newman 1. Your 3-Sentence Life Story What to write: Try to summa...

I love this cake. It is so pretty and flavorful and holds up well to layering. It is nutrient-dense dense and low in sugar but no one will ever know. I served it at a family gathering and one of my cousins told me it was the best cake he's ever eaten. I think it would make a really fabulous grain-free wedding cake. Or just a pretty spring or summer...

Agua Fresca de Coco y Nuez

This is a sponsored post by La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible. During my elementary school years, I visited my grandmother in Mexico quite often. As soon as vacation began, I hopped on a bus with my older …