Food, Food and Drink

Let’s Talk Caviar

Did you know you don't have to pay hundreds of dollars to have caviar? Granted, it won't be the best of the best, but there are affordable options if you feel like indulging or are just curious. Purists will tell you that in order to be properly called caviar, it must be from the Caspian… Continue reading Let’s Talk Caviar

Feeling Good, How-to, Living, The Lux Life, Travel

How to Plan a Staycation

Things are beginning to open up again since the pandemic, but it will be a while before everyone is ready to travel again. But, the good news is you can get away in your own backyard, balcony or local hotel for less money and travel time! And you can do it any time of year.… Continue reading How to Plan a Staycation

DIY, How-to, Reference

Resource: Article on the History of Women and DIY

“We’ve broken through glass ceilings—we just never learned how to fix them!” I read this article today and found it fascinating. Thought I would share in case do as well. (For those who don't know, women's history is a big interest of mine.) There are also several inclusive (gender, sexuality, etc.) books mentioned that readers… Continue reading Resource: Article on the History of Women and DIY

Fashion

Designer Jewelry on a Homespun Budget

I'm not usually one for designer clothing or accessories, but I do have a weakness for Chanel jewelry. Ever since I was a teenager and saw my cousin (who was a designer clotheshorse) wearing those interlocked Cs on a pair of earrings, that logo has been the height of luxury for me. The necklace I… Continue reading Designer Jewelry on a Homespun Budget

Fashion, Getting Started, How-to, Living

Classic Symbols of Luxury & Their Bargain Alternatives

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QRSZOQY/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=li2&tag=everydaylux0c-20&linkId=8cc002f51b3a89e32e2411b8289e43b2&language=en_US Crystal - Crystal has been the go-to material for the elite for centuries, but it can be really pricey, especially if you don't inherit it from family or get it on a wedding registry (do people still ask for that?). If you do buy crystal and its meant for food or drink, be sure… Continue reading Classic Symbols of Luxury & Their Bargain Alternatives

Fashion, Home, How-to, Living

10 Small Luxuries to Incorporate into Your Life

It's easy to go overboard when implementing luxury into your life. It's fun! it's sparkly! It's also expensive and if you do too much, you risk going bankrupt and/or looking gaudy, which is the opposite of what you want. Here a few ways you can luxe without looking like someone went medieval on you with… Continue reading 10 Small Luxuries to Incorporate into Your Life

Getting Started, How-to, Living

10 Tips for Starting Your Luxury Journey Now

When I started my Everyday Luxury journey, I decided I wanted to feel like I was living in a 5-Star hotel. Think about what it is you want. What are quick, affordable things you can do to make that happen? These are the first things I did and they really made a difference. This is… Continue reading 10 Tips for Starting Your Luxury Journey Now

Living, Manners, Reference

Your Guide(s) to Manners and Elegance

Refinement was not only about observing the outer forms of proper behavior and surrounding oneself with tasteful objects; refinement involved a state of mind--it contributed to the formation of personal and social identities. To be refined was not only to be polished and genteel, it was to occupy a different mental sphere, separate from the… Continue reading Your Guide(s) to Manners and Elegance