This week, our travel guru Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash! I love to travel, but as the years have rolled by, my travel likes and dislikes have changed. However most current travel writers seem to focus on drinking and thrill sports– not on my watch. By contrast, Glamour Granny Travels shares fascinating historical nuggets that bring ruins and relics alive, the best little restaurant in Rome and the coolest silver artisans in Portugal. With Glamour Granny Travels by your side, you will travel like a pro– even if its your first trip overseas.
Fashion Flash Book Review:The Luxe Life by Fleur de Force
Most lifestyle books are pretty basic, providing fundamentals of fashion, food and beauty. And indeed the first book of UK blogger Fleur de Force, The Glam Guide, was a primer on style. Her second book is like a more advanced course on fashion, beauty and food. And its advice is generally fresh and new and a very welcome addiction to my lifestyle library. She starts with a well illustrated section on her five favorite make-up looks. Since we are both blonde ( at least I am now) her eye, cheek and lip combos totally work for me. Her five homemade updoes made me want to grow my hair and her tips for static hair and droopy curls are genuine tips of a girl who likes to go out. Her section on walking and caring for high heels is worth the price of the book. But wait there is more. She has truely new tips on the right way to burn scented candles ( yes there is a right and wrong way), how to build great shelves from odds and ends and closet tips that reflect real life clothing. The last third of the book is on entertaining and its delightfully British– down to metric instructions. I love the way she simplified a full british tea that includes the scone recipe I have been searching for since I returned from the UK in November. Now all I need is a source for clotted cream and I am ready for a cold snowy winter.