Luxurious Retreat Tip: Shopping at Ethnic Markets

“From Greenland’s icy mountains, from India’s coral strand, where Afric’s sunny fountains roll down their golden sand.” -Reginald Herber (Missionary Hymn) Ethnic Shopping is the next best thing to taking a vacation. The aromas, vibrant colors, textures and flavors of these little shops are a feast for the senses. This will change the way you…

Frugal Bath & Beauty: Cleopatra’s Milk Bath

Milk is rich in protein and fats that nourish and moisturize the skin. Soak in this milk bath for at least 20 minutes. I love using apricot oil in this recipe, but you can use whatever perfume or essential oil you wish. Garden of Eden is a fantastic resource for scented oils that smell wonderful…

maui mango crisp + coconut whipped cream

  Mmmmmm! Mango crisp is such a beautiful summer treat. It reminds me of a dessert I enjoyed while visiting a little restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. Whenever I cook with mangoes and ginger, the scents transport me to that amazing, tropical island. for the crumble topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 and 1/2 cups…