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Bubbles to Bubbly: 20 Minutes of Bliss – With Playlist

October 28, 2015

Email. Work. Grocery Store. Family. Voicemail. Laundry. Texts. Friends. Exercise. Facebook. Gaaaaahhhhh! It’s so easy to lose yourself to never-ending to-do lists and all that constant running around.

Got 20 minutes? That’ll work.

I think the real trick is to make your R&R feel special and indulgent, even if it’s just twenty minutes of your day. Drink from your prettiest crystal! Breathe in deeply and enjoy the smell of freshly laundered, fluffy towels! Be generous when you pour that gorgeous bubble bath!

Don’t shortcut when it comes to doing something nice for yourself.


Listen: 20 Minutes of Chill


Drink: Champagne Cocktails

You can’t drink champagne without feeling a little spoiled! It’s impossible! This easy cocktail is an decadent departure from your usual glass of wine.

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Champagne Cocktail aka ‘Chorus Girl’s Milk’

  Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne glass.

  Dash some bitters on top of sugar cube. SuthinGirl loves orange bitters. Fee Brothers Bitters are to die for: Aztec Chocolate to Grapefruit to Rhubarb & everything in between!

  Fill the glass with sparkling wine. Enjoy!

SuthinGirl Tipsy Tip: Look for four-packs of mini bottles of bubbly at your grocery store or liquor store. They’re the perfect portion for a few glasses at a time and will keep a larger bottle from going flat in the fridge.

Classic coupe bowls give bubbles a beautiful presentation!

1   champ 1   2    champ 2

3   champ 4   4   champ 5

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Williams-Sonoma Vintage Etched Coupe Glasses Set of 4 • $66.95

William Yeoward ‘Fern’ Champagne Coupe $265

LOVE William Yeoward crystal, but for the price and easy-care factor I’d choose these similar vintage style, dishwasher-safe Williams-Sonoma glasses for everyday use!

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Williams-Sonoma ‘Dorset’ Champagne Coupe Set of 2 • $47.96

William Yeoward ‘Corinne’ Champagne Coupe $47.50


Shop: Bath Towels

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Bed Bath & Beyond: Finest Cotton Bath Towels $14.99 – $79.99

Let. Me. Tell. You! These towels are my FAVE! Generously sized and ultra absorbent, luxuriously soft and woven from combed extra long cotton. We buy them again and again.

Face $14.99 • Hand $24.99 • Bath $39.99 • Sheet $79.99 • Mat $39.99

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SFERRA 6-Piece Ashemore Towel Set $75

What a value for thirsty Turkish cotton towels made by the venerable SFERRA company! Set includes two each of Face, Hand & Bath. Monogram bath & hand towels for $12.

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Elizabeth Arden™ Bath Rug $19.99 – $49.99

FAVE! I buy a new set for our master bathroom every year. These 100% cotton rugs machine wash and dry like a dream. 17″ x 24″ • 21″ x 34″ • 27″ x 48″ • 24″ x 60″


 Indulge: Body Wash

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Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc Shampoo and Shower Gel $48

Woody Floral Musk • Top Notes: Artemisia • Base Notes: Musk and White Tea

Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Vert Shampoo and Shower Gel $48

Citrus Aromatic Floral • Top Notes: Italian Bergamot • Base Notes: Pepper and Green Tea

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Laura Mercier ‘Crème de Pistache’ Honey Bath $45

On every shopping site I searched, reviewers gave these a ★★★★★ rating!

Laura Mercier ‘Crème de Pistache’ Scrub $50

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L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil $25

Perfect for your dry winter skin! A body cleanser that also works great as a shaving base, rich in almond oil with a foaming oil-to-milk texture that leaves skin satiny-smooth.

L’Occitane Lavender Harvest Foaming Bath $36

A foaming bath essential with all the relaxing benefits of lovely lavender. The rich formula generously foams in the bath, leaving skin supple, clean and delicately scented.


Learn: Yoga


I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart.

I am. I am. I am.  Sylvia Plath






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