5 Affordable Beach Getaways To Cure Your Winter Blues

Bella Breakdown If the cold winter weather is keeping you down, escape the sleet and snow and travel to a place with sun and sand. Here are five affordable beach getaways to cure your winter blues: 1. Key West, Florida. The Florida Keys are located just south of Miami. Fly into Fort Lauderdale instead of Miami for a cheaper flight. 2. Sarasota, Florida: This Gulf Coast city has secretly great restaurants and hangouts with even better deals. You can get round trip flights for around $200 from New York and Boston. 3. Galveston Island, Texas: An hour drive from...

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One Woman’s Quest To Save Butterflies

The Butterfly Lady of Fire Island Margaret is known as the butterfly lady of Fire Island, and it’s fairly obvious as to why…she helps caterpillars on their journeys to becoming butterflies. One day, she found a caterpillar egg in her parsley patch, and it took wings from there. Her main mission is simple: to make more butterflies, one egg at a time. She has created a daily routine of it…first, she finds eggs. Then, she places the egg and the host plant in a jar of water. Each jar has a label with how many eggs are in it...

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It’s Cyber Monday And We’ve Got You Covered

Bella Breakdown Cyber Monday has us asking, “what is Black Friday again?” Well, it seems to be a thing of the past with all of the online deals. Maybe you’re looking to get your Christmas shopping done and done cheaper, or maybe it’s time you finally bought that special thing-a-ma-jig you’ve been wanting. No matter the reason, here are just some of the best Cyber Monday deals (you’re welcome): For everyone… Amazon: discounts up to 75% off. The Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot are $35 off! Target: find tons of items for 30% off, and enjoy an extra...

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America’s 7 Best Small Towns for Christmas

Bella Breakdown These places will definitely get you into the holiday spirit! We have found America’s best small towns to celebrate the holidays! Durango, CO: The Durango & Silverton local steam engine offers snowy rides along the Animas River. Asheville, NC: Much of Asheville‘s holiday focus is on Biltmore, the historic Vanderbilt mansion. Newport Beach, CA: The Newport Beach Christmas boat parade features more than 100 boats that light up for the holidays. Leavenworth, WA: 21 miles of lights trace each peaked roof of the half-timbered village during the month of December. Jackson, WY: Stick around until New Year’s...

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How To Set A More Stylish Table

How You Set Your Table Says A Lot About You Alex Grossman, creative director at Bon Appétit is back again to show us how to be a little more stylish in how we set our table. Here are a few tips on how to simply and cost efficiently, set your dinner table with a little more pizzaz. – Find a vintage table cloth: You can find plenty of inexpensive, vintage table cloths online. You table cloth is like the catalyst towards a stellar table setting. You don’t need to iron it, the used look is what gives it life....

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