The Lovely Mess on Eva’s Desk

She's So Bright - The Lovely Mess on Eva's Desk

A little taste of what’s been happening lately in my life, based on what you’ll find on my desk. Clockwise from top left: 1. Hair Therapy and Nail Therapy – Snagged these at Anthropologie’s checkout while grabbing a gift for a friend. I’ve never seen a mask for nails, so …

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Current Obsession: Flavored Salt

She's So Bright - Current Obsession: Flavored Salt

My first memorable encounter with flavored salt came when tasting my wedding menu with my caterer Charlotte. We tasted something like 3 different starters, 5 entrées, and all kinds of little bites in her cozy Parisian apartment off of Rue Cler. Somewhere between the burrata and the lamb, she pointed …

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Valentine’s Day Lip Color

She's So Bright - Valentine's Lip Color

What says February 14th better than red lips? Not much! Here’s a color that will get you in the mood for love! To get this luscious, red pop, I layered two lip colors on top of each other. The first is a slightly blue-toned NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in …

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February Girl Crush: Nikkie de Jager

She's So Bright: February Girl Crush: Nikkie de Jager

I stumbled on Nikkie de Jager, or Nikkie Tutorials as she’s known online, through a random Pinterest link with suggestions for New Years Eve makeup ideas. Nikkie’s face was beautiful, glowy, and so fierce, that I immediately clicked on her video. With that one click, the internet grabbed me by …

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Let’s All Get Comfy & Cozy

She's So Bright - Comfy Cozy Wear

I know that I’ve lamented the cold weather quite a bit recently, so instead, I’m going to make it work and embrace the opportunity for snuggly clothes. This is embarrassing to say, but I’ve been wearing the same pajamas since December (cleaned of course!). My cat has put a few snags in the …

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The Lovely Mess on Eva’s Desk

She's So Bright - The Lovely Mess on Eva's Desk

I realized a few weeks ago how many things I have on my desk. Between products I’m trying, books I’m reading, snacks I’m eating, and everything else, it’s a lot of stuff. I thought it would be fun to share a snapshot of what’s going on in my life every …

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The 3 Best Hipster Coffee Shops in Paris

She's So Bright - Hipster Coffee Shops in Paris

I love Parisian cafés. The marble table tops, rimmed in brass, with elaborate cast-iron feet; the colorful awnings with French scrawl; chic wicker seats braided in a perfect, repeating pattern. I can even appreciate the waiters who don’t really want to serve you. But as much as I love traditional …

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Swoonworthy Must Have Bag

She's So Bright - Swoonworthy Must Have Elizabeth and James Eloise Mini Satchel

I’m always looking for the perfect purse. One that fits the exact number of items I want to carry and nothing more. It needs to look stylish and chic – the more timeless the better. And it should be able to take a beating. The Eloise Mini Satchel from Elizabeth & James, …

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October Girl Crush: Christine McConnell

Christine McConnell carrying some of her desserts

What can’t I say about Christine McConnell? She is stunning, clever, deeply creative and my current girl crush for October – right in time for Halloween! A woman after my own heart, McConnell is a photographer, baker, and artist, whose mix of vintage & spooky self-portraits literally make me giddy. …

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Nintendo on the iPhone

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of many of Nintendo's iconic franchises, at the Apple Keynote on September 7, 2016

Not sure how many of you watched the Apple Keynote yesterday, but given that I am the spouse of a plugged in engineer, I have always been up-to-date on the latest gizmos coming out of Cupertino. While there’s a lot of buzz about the merits of the new iPhone 7, I …

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