Medieval ‘Wine Windows’ Make A Comeback

Bella Breakdown “Social distancing” may be the year’s catchphrase, but the idea behind it dates back to the 1600s. After the Plague swept through Florence in 1634, a man named Francesco Rondinelli wrote about the ways the city was coping with being distant—one way was the tiny wine windows. The tiny wine window allowed merchants to pass vino through a small hole in the wall to avoid direct contact with clients. Fast forward to 2015, three individuals launched Associazione Buchette del Vino—also known as, the Wine Windows Association. The idea was to catalog the historical phenomenon for future generations....

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Cleansing Your Body With These Detox Drinks

Bella Breakdown Cleansing your body of toxins can require a lot of work in the gym and your diet. One of the easiest ways to cleanse your body of toxins is with these easy to make detox drinks. Cranberry Cleanse – 3/4 cups of Water – 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice – 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 splash of Lime Juice Apple Cider Cleanse – 1 tsp Cinnamon – 1 cup Water – 1/2 tbsp Honey – 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp Lemon Juice – 1 pinch Cayenne – 1 pinch Himalayan Sea Salt Blue...

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Forget About Bath Bombs With These Fizzing Shower Steamers

Bella Breakdown Bath bombs are great for relaxing in the bath but some prefer to relax with a nice hot shower. Now there’s an option for showers with DIY fizzing shower steamers for some relaxing aromatherapy. To start you’ll need: – 1 cup Baking Soda – 1/3 cup Citric Acid – 1/4 cup Cornstarch – 10 grams Menthol Crystals – Essential Oils (60 drops per batch) – Silicone Molds – Witch Hazel or 91% Alcohol (in a spray bottle) – Mica Powder (optional for color) – Dry Rice (optional for drying stage) These materials are needed for the steamers...

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Properly Treat Your Sensitive Skin

Bella Breakdown At this time of year, everyone’s skin is feeling sensitive from all of the elements of winter beating it down, making it dry, and chaffing it. The time has come to do some skin maintenance to get our skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Instead of using a harsh cleanser, try a product that is more gentle on the skin. Look for products that are fragrance-free, contain no exfoliants, hydrate, and remove impurities. This will leave your skin glowing! After washing, you should protect your skin by putting on a layer of lightweight face lotion that contains SPF30...

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The Best Moments From NY Fashion Week So Far

Bella Breakdown New York Fashion Week is arguably the best event in fashion all year. Next to the Met Ball, this is the number one showcase for designers, celebrities and fashion enthusiasts to show their stuff. So far, Fashion Week has been a star-studded event, with the biggest names turning out to support their favorite designers and flaunting their own outfits. See some of the best moments so far with this quick recap! Tom Ford Tom Ford delivered a chic, menswear inspired runway. With Joan Smalls and Gigi Hadid leading the catwalk, you really can’t go wrong. 11 Honoré...

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