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Best Bakeries in Paris on Dot Luxury

When one thinks of France, it is safe to say that food often comes to mind, especially sweet treats! If you are anything like me and have a major sweet tooth, you can only imagine how excited I was to visit Paris and try all of their delicacies (especially the sweet ones). Before leaving for my trip, I started researching the best desserts and bakeries around Paris. I was beyond surprised when I found over 1000 bakeries claiming they had “the best desserts”. After speaking to many locals and continuing my research, I was able to narrow it down quite a bit. Read about the best bakeries in Paris on Dot Luxury!

Lifestyle, Mommy

Clean Carpets with Oxiclean

I received compensation for this post from Church & Dwight, the maker of OxiClean. All opinions are my own.

 

I am one of those moms that yes, I’ll admit it… I let my kids eat on the couch! I know, I know…and to top it all off, my couch is white and so is my carpet. What am I thinking?!? Ha! Well, I’m thinking that when the stain hits the carpet I can always deal with it using OxiClean Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover! We live in an NYC apartment so we tend to eat all over the place. The kids are always snacking on the couch, or on special nights, I’ll put their dinner on trays and let them eat while watching a movie.

 

But of course there are always accidents and recently, to my dismay, both kids decided to make ice-cream sundaes. Before I could say “Be careful!” the stain had already hit the carpet! UGGGGGG… chocolate on my white carpet 30 minutes before my husband was due to come home!

The only saving grace in this situation was that I had a bottle of Oxiclean Carpet and Area Rug Stain Remover and it works wonders for these unexpected incidents! Phew! Both kids knew they were in trouble and stared at me in sheer amazement (and relief) as I sprayed OxiClean on the chocolate and dabbed it with a towel. When the stain started to lift I was so relieved!

No more chocolate stain on my white carpet!! The best part about having such an awesome stain remover is that my carpeting always looks clean and stain-free even though I have two young kids who tend to eat (and spill).The good news is that my carpet is clean and stain free thanks to OxiClean but the bad news is that my kids aren’t as concerned anymore about spilling on my carpet because they know Mommy can fix it! Ha!

Lifestyle

Dot Luxury – Day Trips from NYC

New Yorkers are tough cookies through and through; we thrive off of the hustle and bustle of our glorious city. The very things that make us love our city also tends to be the things that drive us mad during the summer season. The heat and humidity in the city, honking cabs, jammed subway cars (to the point where you feel like a sardine) and dare I say…the tourists! This is enough to drive anyone a little crazy. With that being said, the key to a great summer in the city is to escape lol. Read about my favorite day trips from NYC on Dot Luxury!

Fashion, Lifestyle

Dot Luxury-Summer Swim Trends

Swim season is here which means it’s time to start wearing the latest in swim trends! If you are anything like me, you have a few swimsuits that have withstood the test of time; classic tones and styles that have been in your wardrobe for years. Even though I am all about my life-long swimwear and don’t plan on getting rid of them anytime soon, it is important to keep up with the latest trends and upgrade your swim wardrobe every season! Make sure to check out my latest article on Dot Luxury featuring the latest trends!

 

Lifestyle

Prime Day- Tea Forte Giveaway

It’s Amazon Prime Day and my favorite tea company, Tea Forte, has a fab giveaway just for you!  Tea Forte is giving away their Tea Over Ice pitcher set! Perfect for summer ! Ice tea has alway been my summer day time go-to drink and Tea forte has made this whole process super chic and easy!! Boil water, put the tea bag inside at the top, add ice to the pitcher at the bottom, pour the hot water over the top, let the tea brew then pour over the ice at the bottom or right into your glass!  Easy and delicious!  I love the fun sleek design and easy to use technique.  Looking for the perfect summer hostess gift? This is it! Here is how to enter to the giveaway.

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Good Luck! And Happy Prime Day shopping! Below are some of my favorite deals of the day!

Lifestyle

Beachy Keen

Beachy Keen! All of the items i’m wearing are my go-to summer staples. I always talk about wardrobe staples; items you should always have it your closet! A lightweight button-up shirt, denim shorts, flat sandals (that can be dressed up or down) and a straw clutch are summer must-haves! These items will have you set for summer and anything that comes your way! Continue Reading

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Book Club

Since as long as I can remember I have been a member of the Oprah Book Club. I love when the new book is announced and look forward to diving in! Since I can remember, my Mom has been involved in a book club and always has awesome suggestions for me to read. Summertime is the best time of year to sit back, relax, curl up on the beach and get transported away into another land while reading! Reese Witherspoon (Hello Sunshine) and Emma Roberts (Belletrist) have also started book clubs and they are fabulous!  Here are some of the books that I recently read and just couldn’t put down! Continue Reading

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Father’s Day Gift Guide -Dot Luxury

Father’s Day is right around the corner! This is that one holiday that sneaks up on us in the middle of spring, during the busiest time of the year, when little league, picnics and end of the school year activities are in full swing. This year, plan ahead for dad and get the perfect gift that is just right for him. If your Dad is anything like my Dad, a typical response from him around this time of year is…”I don’t want anything for Father’s Day”, but the truth is the exact opposite! Does this sound familiar? You may be struggling to find that perfect gift for dad but don’t stress…I have made it easy for you by creating a gift guide based on your “type” of dad that will guarantee a happy Father’s Day! What’s the dad in your life most into? Read more on Dot Luxury!!!