Savvy Spice http://www.savvyspice.com International Fashion Blogger, Fashion Columnist, & Candy Connoisseur Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 What is Your Starbucks Name? http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/starbucks-name.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=starbucks-name http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/starbucks-name.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:23:05 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5960 What is your Starbucks name? After this video went viral a few days ago by a Starbucks barista named Paul who spells customers names wrong on purpose, even Forbes asked, ‘Is Starbucks Personalization – Evil, Funny or Brilliant?’ The article quotes

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What is your Starbucks name? After this video went viral a few days ago by a Starbucks barista named Paul who spells customers names wrong on purpose, even Forbes asked, ‘Is Starbucks Personalization – Evil, Funny or Brilliant?’ The article quotes Dale Carnegie’s sixth principle, “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

Clearly, misspelling names is common at Starbucks, but it happened to me 3 times in a row last week here in Zurich. I’d say ‘Dale,’ and each time, my Caramel Frappuccino came out ‘Thea,’ as they yelled out ‘Tay-ya.’ Except, instead of being annoyed or confused like in the video, I happen to love my Swiss Starbucks name. They even write it fancy.

As long as Starbucks isn’t butchering your name into anything offensive, it can be an amusing start your day – whether it’s on purpose or not – right? Plus, ‘Thea’ is a lot better than my SOMA Starbucks name in San Francisco…’Dell.’ Ugh! 

What is the worst spelling or random name you’ve had at Starbucks? Or does your barista always get your name right? 

See you tomorrow!

~xo,

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Have you ever had a job, hobby or perhaps a TV show or video game addiction that you could only discuss with a few people in the entire world? The definition of ‘Shop Talk‘ is ‘talk about your business or hobby that only others in the same business can understand.’ For me, one of those people for over a year now has been Brittany, who is a big part of the marketing, sales and social media interaction behind Savvy Sleepers.

When we met up in Walnut Creek last week in the California sun, I wore a look that was purely inspired by Cameron Diaz in ‘The Other Woman.’ On a side note, the movie was blah, but I loved Cameron’s wardrobe and for some reason, my tolerance for cheesy chick-flicks goes up with the altitude on long flights. Now back to Brittany! Here’s several moments from our meeting, plus SECRETS to running your own small business wherever you are in the world…

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Brit Back-Story - I first met Brittany at a Chico State career fair as she was about to graduate last year. Not only is she a natural at sales and marketing, she has helped me run my business especially when I’m working from Switzerland. PS – Chico State, my Alma Materwas just voted in the top 10 Public Universities on the West Coast by US News & World Report.

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Time Zones Don’t Matter – If you’re thinking about starting your own business now (or maybe as a New Year’s Resolution) don’t plan on sleeping much. But you won’t miss it if you’re excited about doing something new. I loved meeting Brittany face-to-face and when I’m in Zurich we are constantly communicating online. I sleep 5-6 hours a night so I can work mornings in Zurich, be home to make East Coast calls, and be up very late to call, Skype and email when California is doing business. Let’s just say, with a 9-hour time difference, my basic addition/subtraction skills have really improved.

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#StayConnected! -  Please don’t ignore social media! It’s the easiest (free) way to watch trends in your industry, discover niches of your target audience, network, drive traffic and market your biz initially to your local community. Connect your Facebook, twitter, and instagram together immediately so you can easily share in less than 60 seconds so social media doesn’t seem like a huge chore.

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Sharing is Caring, and So is Listening - It doesn’t hurt that Brittany’s gorgeous hair is straight out of a Panteen Pro-V commercial when she’s promoting our satin pillow cases. PS – She also shares her hair care secrets and more as the voice of instagram @SavvySleepers. More importantly, she also has amazing, creative, out-of-the-box ideas! If you’ve ever worked in a corporate office and never had your opinion or suggestions heard, don’t make that same mistake if you start your own business. Listening to other’s ideas, opinions and experience, especially if they know your industry, can be highly rewarding! 

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Help Wanted, Help Needed ~ I know many business owners in Zurich and San Francisco where website help costs a LOT (especially in Switzerland). A site called WPHired.com has been a life saver for me. You can post a job free, get bids from design/web professionals around the world for a great price. After emailing back and forth/Skyping, then make your choice. If you need help specifically now, email me (dale202@gmail.com) and I can recommend wordpress help. 

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<DETAILS by Dale>  Zara leopard top / H&M jeans / TJ Maxx Clutch / Banana Republic bracelet / LB heels / Sweet & Spark tassle necklace c/o

Brittany Details – Target Dress / Premier Designs Jewelry / Kate Spade Bracelet / TJ Maxx

If you have a small business or online shop and/or you’ve seen a new brand you’d love to share, let me know in the comments or Tweet Me the brand. I am creating an online business directory on my site and would love to link to you in any location of the world.

See you Wednesday. ~xo,

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Let’s Do Brunch! http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/wear-weekend-brunch-banana-republic.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wear-weekend-brunch-banana-republic http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/wear-weekend-brunch-banana-republic.html#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:40:32 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5904 What’s your AM drink of choice - a Mimosa or Bloody Mary? Call me naive, but I had never heard of champagne brunch until I went away to college at Chico State. I was standing in line with friends at the Italian

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What’s your AM drink of choice - a Mimosa or Bloody Mary? Call me naive, but I had never heard of champagne brunch until I went away to college at Chico State. I was standing in line with friends at the Italian Cottage when suddenly a college coed stumbled outside and well, let’s just say he tossed his scrambies all over the sidewalk. I learned then and there to never take full advantage of ‘bottomless mimosas,’ unless you’re game for a splitting headache all afternoon.

I love Sunday brunch though and it’s the perfect way to spend time with family and friends, especially on a sunny day. Last weekend in Denver, Colorado my family and I all grabbed brunch at Waffle Brothers the day after my cousin’s wedding. I kept it casual in white denim and a loose-fit top fitting for the occasion. Welcome to Denver…

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First, a Brunch Quote ~ ‘All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.’
~John Gunther

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Brunch Means Business ~ Waffle Brothers in Denver serves all types with fresh fruit, whip cream and even chicken and waffles.

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Aviators for Outdoor Seating ~ Squinting and sipping champagne in the sun is best accessorized with shades.

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 Chillin’ Sneakers ~ I love these shoes by the Italian brand, Geox. They’re sold out of ivory for summer, but I just found they have grey and black for fall.

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Casual Tee & Coffee! ~ Super soft cotton T-shirts are so comfortable and can easily be dressed up for brunch with a little bling.

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<DETAILS by Dale> Banana Republic Top (recent in store) / Banana Republic Earrings / H&M jeans (old) / GEOX shoes (Similar here) / Banana Republic Toggle Bracelet / Shop my fave simple tee’s for brunch below…

Hope you had a great weekend. Where do you recommend going in your city for Sunday Brunch?

~xo,

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End of Summer Love & Lace http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/fall-wedding-style-lace-floral-print.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fall-wedding-style-lace-floral-print http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/fall-wedding-style-lace-floral-print.html#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:16:51 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5891 Tis the season for an affair in lace. Whether it be layered under a blazer for a date or cobalt blue dyed dress, lace details have been all over this summer and fall. My family and I met up in

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Tis the season for an affair in lace. Whether it be layered under a blazer for a date or cobalt blue dyed dress, lace details have been all over this summer and fall. My family and I met up in Denver, Colorado last weekends for my cousin’s nuptials in the oh-so-gorgeous Rockies. The outdoor ceremony was beautiful leading into an evening of dancing, dining and catching up with cousins I haven’t seen for years.

My sister, Jody, wore a lace crop top and floral skirt while I stuck with a bright blue lace dress. Strappy sandals seemed like a good idea, but as midnight rolled around our heels were throbbing. Here’s a quick peak at my ‘Love & Lace’ wedding diary from last weekend…

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First time seeing my sister Jody in months so it was nice to catch up and have some girl talk…

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Found this photo the next day on my camera. After my younger brothers (Drew & Paul) have had so much fun making fun of ‘fashion blogger‘ poses, they just earned themselves a spotlight with this pic.

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Wearing sky high stilettos to a wedding? Always stuff a pair of ballerina flats somewhere for the venue for later.

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<DETAILS by Dale> Me – Zara dress / Gucci heels / Banana Republic bracelet (recent) / Jody (my sister) – DSW heels / H&M top / Cotton On floral skirt

We’re off to another wedding this weekend in wine country here in California. I hope you have a great weekend and on a side note, I was so sad when I heard the news yesterday that Joan Rivers had died. She was a huge inspiration for me and so funny, witty and fashionable. Friday nights will never be the same without Joan hosting E!’s Fashion Police.

~xo

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A few months after I was married we were staying back at my old apartment in San Francisco one night when suddenly the power went out. It was an especially cold night so I started lighting candles everywhere, searching for extra blankets stuffed into a closet when my husband said, ‘I feel like I’m camping.’

After that comment, I haven’t officially taken him on a real family camping trip sans hot showers and Nespresso. Maybe next summer. Did you have one of those parents who loved to take you camping as a kid? Don’t get me wrong, I love the great outdoors making smores and hiking until my calves ache, but camping was always a tough week for me. Of course ‘Glamping’ is a different story and this weekend as I traveled to the US, I dressed for a casual Labor Day on the road…

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Retro Fiat Savvy Spice red Fiat<DETAILS by Dale > Location – Switzerland / MANGO Jeans / GEOX Shoes (Lowtop Version here on Sale) / Beverage Accessory – Info coming soon / Zara Jacket (see more of my faves below) / Top – Forever21 (last year) / Savvy Sleepers satin pillow case / Retro Fiat

Hope you’re having a great Labor Day whether you’re chilling, grilling or ‘glamping’ this weekend.

See you later this week from Denver & California,

~xo

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Life, Love & Lemons http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/when-life-gives-you-lemons.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-life-gives-you-lemons http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/when-life-gives-you-lemons.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:03:11 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5856 When life gives you lemons, how do you handle it? Whip up a batch of lemonade or squeeze it into a vodka soda and call it a day? Over the weekend, my husband made a grand announcement that after two months of

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Savvy Spice fashion blog When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, how do you handle it? Whip up a batch of lemonade or squeeze it into a vodka soda and call it a day? Over the weekend, my husband made a grand announcement that after two months of nearly non-stop rain in Switzerland, news stations declared ‘summer is officially over‘ here.

But it never even started!?’ I whined. I’ve been waiting since May. If you grew up in California, you will never know how spoiled you are weather-wise unless you move. So while I was savoring a few hours of sunshine yesterday painting my nails on the patio, suddenly my San Francisco friends were awake at 3 am posting – Earthquake!!! While most were only shook up and Savvy Sleepers headquarters is still standing; sadly Napa and Sonoma counties had major damage.

That’s when I saw a look of panic on my husband’s face and learned something new about him – he’s totally scared of earthquakes. So I hate the snow and he’s terrified of tremors as we split our time between Switzerland and San Francisco. Makes sense. But that’s life and with all of terrible tragedies across the world right now – complaining about rain showers seems crazy. Plus, there’s always a few instant pampering pick-me-ups rain or shine. Here’s my favorites this summer…

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Vibrant Nails ~ Loving this shade ‘Orchid‘ by LVX on my favorite lime lounge chair from Ikea

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Lemonade Shades ~ Summer weather here might be scarce, but I have plenty of hot pink and yellow in my wardrobe

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Vintage Finds ~ A sheer vintage top from SF’s Mission District and my favorite Black Hills Gold ring I’ve had since I was a teen, but lost in ’09. My parents luckily found it this summer in their house!

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Lighten Up ~ This summer, the darker the skies, the lighter I want my hair. Hence the increase in highlights at the hairdresser requesting, ‘sehr sehr hell’ in German which means ‘very very light’

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There’s No Place Like Home ~ I can’t click my feet and be back in Nor-Cal for a day, but it’s hard not to smile when I look down and see these sparklers

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< DETAILS by Dale > vintage top – Clothes Contact San Francisco /  Franco Sarto flats (hand-me-down) / HoboTheOriginal bag c/o Use code ‘Makeover15‘ for 15% off entire Hobo collection /  Michael Kors Watch (similar) /  Cruciani Infinity bracelet c/o / Zara shorts / LVX Nail Polish c/o

While any sunshine often fades into stormy evenings, I’ll never forget the first summer of my life in Switzerland cuddling on the couch during cool rainy nights sipping hot Lipton tea – with a lil sugar and of course a slice of lemon. How has your summer weather been and have you ever felt an earthquake before, either in San Francisco yesterday or somewhere else?

~xo,

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5 Tips to Fix Social Anxiety at Any Age http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/5-tips-fight-social-anxiety-age.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-tips-fight-social-anxiety-age http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/5-tips-fight-social-anxiety-age.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:24:19 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5831 And when I say ‘fix,’ I really mean like a 2-hour Band-Aid. Raise your hand, or just nod, if you’ve ever suffered from social anxiety? There’s even a definition for my entire high-school existence, and maybe your’s too, in Wikipedia called a Wallflower. ‘A wallflower

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And when I say ‘fix,’ I really mean like a 2-hour Band-Aid. Raise your hand, or just nod, if you’ve ever suffered from social anxiety? There’s even a definition for my entire high-school existence, and maybe your’s too, in Wikipedia called a Wallflower. ‘A wallflower is a shy or unpopular individual who doesn’t socialize or participate in activities at social events. He or she may have other talents but usually does not express them in the presence of other individuals.’ Sound familiar? 

This week I attended a launch party for a beautiful new boutique in Zurich called Little Black Dress, wearing a little floral Zara dress. The super-chic shop was packed with fashionistas. If there’s one oh-so-posh and polarizing similarity in fashion events I’ve attended from California to Europe; it’s that the social setting can be quite intimidating! I went to most events with my sister back in Cali, but now that I’m in Zurich I often go alone. Here’s my top 5 Tips for handling social anxiety whether you’re in junior high, college, at a professional work event or about to attend your 30th high-school reunion… 

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The SceneLittle Black Dress boutique grand opening just as the event was starting in Zurich. Now, the tips…

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#1 – The Pep Talk ~ Maybe it’s in your car, on a walk, or taking a break in the powder room. If you’re in an uncomfortable social setting, give yourself a little ‘I can do this,’ pep talk. My best advice is to pretend you’re an actor whether you’re channeling Leo in Wolf of Wallstreet or Zac Efron in High School Musical is up to you, as long as you have a confidence boost. Wouldn’t it be nice if Jamba Juice could offer that boost along with protein and energy?

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#2 Rest Assured You Always Have a Security Blanket ~ AKA Your smartphone. If you’re feeling uncomfortable or sitting alone feeling awkward, you can always check-in to Comfort-Zone-Central for a few moments. Just hop on the social media destination of your choice.

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#3 A Smile is Social Anxiety SPF - When in doubt whether you’re walking through a crowd or standing around, just smiling in itself can be an ice-breaker. It shows you’re in a good mood, willing to talk, and not taking life or the event too seriously.

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#4 Body Language Speaks Volumes ~ Crossing your arms or uncomfortably holding one like I’m doing here makes you look unapproachable, insecure, or super cold so try not to close yourself off physically. Shake hands, wave across the room if you see someone you recognize and it never hurts to start a convo with a compliment if the crowd is a bit frozen.

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#5 Be Yourself, Even if that Means Being a ‘wallflower’ 75% of the Time ~ Toward the end of the event it was packed. Suddenly there was a surprise choreographed performance of ballerina dancers who danced from inside the boutique, then across the street in silk robes performing in front of the crowd, traffic and everyone! It was a beautiful New York style surprise I loved. It’s also something I could never do!

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Final Thoughts ~ If you’re a wallflower, stay happy and comfy around your circle of friends, but every now and then it’s SO important to get out of your comfort zone whether it’s an event, public speaking engagement, reunion, or _________(fill in the blank).

Have you ever considered yourself a ‘wallflower’ at some point in life?

Have a great weekend! See you Monday

~xo,

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Nightmare on Whimsical Way http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/wild-whimsical.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wild-whimsical http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/wild-whimsical.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:52:24 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5805 Are you afraid of the dark? Between watching ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ growing up; by the time I was a teen, I was a total scaredy cat! While Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world, there’s not a

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Are you afraid of the dark? Between watching ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ growing up; by the time I was a teen, I was a total scaredy cat! While Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world, there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t spot a perfect location for a horror film or an eerie setting for a scary story to tell around the campfire.

In case ‘American Horror Story‘ ever decides to shoot a season in Europe; here’s a perfect Swiss location I spotted over the weekend. A boarded-up abandoned farm house just beyond the murky lake. Check. Cowbells in the distance just a few hundred feet from an active shooting range. Check. A wilted ‘pick-it-yourself’ wildflower patch complete with a rusted barrel, knife hanging from an old rope, and slot to deposit your coins in case you find a tulip worth taking. Check. Swampy shores, rats, train tracks. Yep, yep, perfect setting! Thankfully, I was wearing a pair of neon lime skinnies and a whimsical water-color sheer top to lighten the mood. Welcome to the spooky side of Switzerland…

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<DETAILS by Dale> top – MANGO / H&M Jeans / Rebel lipstick by MAC / Mulberry purse (old) / Michael Kors Watch (Similar Here) / Trina Turk bracelets (Banana Republic) / Nine West Heels 

What movies or books scared you most as a kid and gave you nightmares? Reading ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz was bad, but for me, Silence of the Lambs took the cake. 

Hope you had a great weekend! ~xo,

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Pepsi-Cola Chic http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/pepsi-cola-chic-poland.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pepsi-cola-chic-poland http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/pepsi-cola-chic-poland.html#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:16:40 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5780 When it comes to your diet, how do you label yourself? Vegan, vegetarian, Gluten-Free, or a classic ‘picky’ eater like myself. In my mid-twenties living in San Francisco, I tried to hide the fact I was a ‘picky eater‘ every

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When it comes to your diet, how do you label yourself? Vegan, vegetarian, Gluten-Free, or a classic ‘picky’ eater like myself. In my mid-twenties living in San Francisco, I tried to hide the fact I was a ‘picky eater‘ every time a fancy-schmancy California fusion hotspot opened. But my faux shellfish allergy would only go so far and hiding tuna belly under kale leaves was a daunting task during dinner parties. At least it’s more accepted now to have major dietary restrictions.

Although in Europe, every country has its own specialties that are just too much for my palate. Bratwurst and sauerkrautjust can’t do it…without a liter of beer. Escargot and frog legsAhhh! No way. Veal Wienerschnitzelnope, I don’t eat babies. I know I’m an unadventurous picky eater which is why I was completely surprised when we visited Poland last weekend and I ABSOLUTELY loved all the traditional specialties. Here’s our ‘Weekend in Poland Part II’ styled in stripes and sipping the most popular soda in town, Pepsi-Cola…

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<‘Catch that Pepsi Spirit’ - That was the brand’s 1980 slogan btw, but Poland is the first place I’ve seen since the US in the 90’s with Pepsi sold EVERYWHERE. Check out this ‘Beach Club’ we saw on a walk to the lake in South Poland>

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<Country Side Casual – Red, white and blue sundress, a denim jacket & classic white Converse>

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<Berry Picking following an afternoon downpour>

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<Do You Know Your Berries? From raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries, you name it, I thought I knew them. But these are called Johannes Berries (or red currants)- part of the gooseberry family in Europe including Poland. They’re a bit sour like cranberries – have you ever had these?

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<Do your weekends fly by too fast? Here’s a secret - I had NO internet the entire weekend out in the country and my husband, his family and I sat on patio drinking tea, exploring, and I even learned some Polish. Most importantly, the day seemed twice as long compared to weekends with my iphone>

Savvy Spice fashion blog Poland

<My Favorite Restaurant in Europe – Karczma Opolska Strzecha I loved everything here from the Polish Borscht beet soup, Pierogi dumplings, Polish ‘krokiety’ (croquettes). Definitely try traditional Polish food if you ever get the chance, especially if you’re a picky eater>

Savvy Spice Dale Janee blog

<DETAILS by Dale> Zara dress (last season) / Cruciani Angel Heart bracelet c/o / Pepsi GMT vintage watch / Converse /  33Knots Light Blue Prayer Bracelet c/o / Baby blue lace hair tie6D Hairties c/o (Made in the USA)

Do you consider yourself a picky eater or do you have a special diet you’re trying?

Speaking of diets, check out some of my friends’ latest blog posts! Nia of Naturally Nia here in Switzerland just wrote about what is was like to go TOTALLY VEGAN for A WEEK and Whitney of To Live and Diet in LA just broke it down in Don’t Be a Dietary Label Whore. Have a great weekend! 

~xo,

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Closed! ~ Savvy Sleepers Pin It to Win It Giveaway http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/savvy-sleepers-pin-win-giveaway.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=savvy-sleepers-pin-win-giveaway http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/savvy-sleepers-pin-win-giveaway.html#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:50:56 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5770 Did you know August is ‘National Hair Loss Awareness Month’? Sure, they have a month for everything but the non-profit hairfoundation.org did a study on women’s degrees of concern about hair loss (from a survey of 2,000+ households) Here were the

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Did you know August is ‘National Hair Loss Awareness Month’? Sure, they have a month for everything but the non-profit hairfoundation.org did a study on women’s degrees of concern about hair loss (from a survey of 2,000+ households) Here were the results: 

Extremely Concerned 19% / Somewhat Concerned 24% / Slightly Concerned 28% / Not at all Concerned 29%. I know I’ve been in the ‘slightly to somewhat concerned’ category in the past and for anyone who’s thought about switching to a satin pillow case, we’re having our first Pinterest Giveaway that ends tomorrow!

PINTEREST GIVEAWAY!
To Enter – Follow us on Pinterest 

Pin One image from our Savvy Sleepers Board by Aug. 15th 2014.

3 Winners will win a standard Savvy Sleepers Luxe Satin Pillow Case which are extra-gentle and ultra-smooth for hair preventing breakage and loss during the night. Ends tomorrow – Aug. 15th at Midnight PST. Thank you for entering!

Winners will be chosen by random.org. We’ll notify the winner through your Pinterest contact info and shipping is on us. US only. To know about future giveaways, discounts, and news first, sign up for our Savvy Sleepers Newsletter.

~xo

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