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Mother’s Day Luxury Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is closer than you think, hello May 11th. Now we all know about cards, and taking her to brunch but how about this year you get her something unforgettable. Let’s go luxury. Let’s get mom something over the top. Why not? Check out’s 2014 LUXURY Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Lush robes, champagne, vacations, and more.

     Cuvee Rose Cage

- Cuvée Rosé Brut “cage”  Indulge Mom’s sense of whimsy with a lovely bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut set in a decorative, limited-edition “cage,” evocative of an elegant jewelry box or perfume bottle.  Pop the cork and the Champagne releases its enticing fresh aromas, delightful red fruit flavors and exquisite depth.  There’s even a bonus “mini-cage” included – a charming Champagne re-corker in the same shape and rose-gold color, for Mom to enjoy as a keepsake.  The Cuvée Rosé Brut “cage” is available nationally, and the suggested retail price is $100.




essio aroma therapy shower diffuser

- Essio Shower Aromatherapy Diffuser   Bring the spa to mom! ESSIO, an aromatherapy diffuser than blends 100% organic essential oils into the shower water to create an at home spa experience. ESSIO makes a great gift for busy moms who don’t have the time to go to the spa all the time but want that daily relaxation time to unwind. You can learn more about them with this video. Essio has six blends available that all differ in scent, ranging from Passion (mandarin orange and rose) to Unwind (eucalyptus and mint.)

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Dita Von Teese ‘s Lingerie Line Makes It To Faire Frou Frou In Los Angeles


Time for a small day trip. One of Dita Von Teese’s favorite lingerie stores, Faire Frou Frou in Los Angeles, will now be carrying her lingerie line, Von Follies!

Faire Frou Frou and the burlesque queen have been sending facebook posts back and forth all week.


This should be great! I believe this is the first actual store to carry Dita’s lingerie line in the United States. Quite the achievement in the surprisingly competitive lingerie industry.

You can SHOP for Von Follies and other luxurious lingerie lines at

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Sleeping In Luxury Is A Mouse Click Away

See that? That’s my cover stealer. If I wake up in the middle of the night and all my blankets are gone, he has them. Look at him. Doesn’t he look so content? Cuddled up in a luxurious wool filled cotton covered duvet by Purely Dorset Duvets. 

Experience the luxury of a cozy, all natural wool duvet. Straight from free-range sheep farms in New Zealand, these duvets are durable, long-lasting, and machine washable.

These duvets are perfect for the colder weather.  They’re not huge and fluffy and overwhelming as you sleep.  They’re simply warm, and just heavy enough to let you sleep in warmth without drowning in fluff.

Today through the end of the year, Purely Dorset Duvets is giving YOU a major discount.  $50 off any duvet.  Just enter BUSYBEE at checkout.  This is a major discount.  

I own one of these duvets, and it keeps me perfectly warm at night.  Now, I’m allergic to wool, but the cotton lining allows me to still sleep without worry.

I am very picky when it comes to the comforters that I like when I sleep. They cannot be too heavy so that I cannot move around, but a duvet that is too light and I just cannot fall asleep. My new Purely Dorset Duvet is surprisingly thinner than my past down filled duvets so I don’t feel like I’m drowning in fluff. It still keeps me nice and warm cold nights but does not get too hot even with the wool filling, which is nice when the nights aren’t too chilly.

A well made bed that lets you sleep comfortably through the night is my biggest luxury and my Purely Dorset Duvet is a lush investment.

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My Week Of Luxury with the ILX *Pics & Video* #weekwithilx

There’s nothing in SoCal like a nice car. I spend more time in my car, it seems, than sitting in my living room.

A few weeks ago I was asked to test drive the new Acura ILX Hybrid. This, my friends, is a luxury car that I might be able to afford.

I tend to beat the hell out of cars, I have an SUV right now that I use to haul EVERYTHING around in. But getting into the Acura ILX, I have to tell you, I started to respect the car. It’s not just there to get me from A to Z, this is a really nice car. Leather, XM radio, rear view cameras, heated seats (my favorite!), DVD sound, and an econ button that helps you save even more gas (41 miles to a gallon at the high end).

I did have a time with the navigation. You can actually talk to it and it will find what you are looking for, if the place is in its index. I was looking for a pizza place and it wasn’t in the index, so I put in another business I was told was nearby.

And just because this is a hybrid, doesn’t mean it can’t take off. The ILX has a lot of pick up and go, and my partner and I would find any excuse to hop in the ILX to take it out on the road during my week with ILX. Check out the video below of my first time on the freeway with the ILX.

I would have to say that this is a great luxury car. I can fit four comfortably, and I can maneuver the driver’s seat up/down, front/back, just to fit me. :-) And I have to say that I only used half a tank of gas over my whole week. That was with all of the extra trips that I would not normally have taken.

I already miss those heated seats.

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Acura has invited me to test the new ILX and share my honest thoughts through social media. I may receive product, access or content, but all commentary is my own.

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How Your Wine Is Made, Pressing Grapes At Fifty Barrels Winery #weekwithilx

In my week that was full of luxury, heated seats anyone?, I used my voice activated map on the ILX (once I figured it out) to head out and see just how my favorite wine was made.

The men of Fifty Barrels Winery let me into the barrel room to watch them press the grapes for their Cabernet.

It turns out, that the pressing and making of wine has not changed too much, ever. The press is filled with grapes (after sitting in their bins for about two weeks) and then they are squished. Plain and simple. There is a pump that brings the juice into a giant container, and the press has a giant air bladder that fills with air. Other than that, it’s all done by hand.

Once the holder is filled with the juice, it will eventually go into barrels for about 18 months. Then we get to drink it!

Of course, I think they simplified a few of the steps for me to get the basic idea. But I was fascinated watching how it all works.

Check out my video of the process below!

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