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And Baby Makes Three: The Journey of a New Dad

And Baby Makes Three: The Journey of a New Dad

Holy $%&?!!! That was my first thought as I looked at my wife looking at me. You could see anxiety written all over her face […]

Cinderella Complex? How to Find the Shoe that Fits

Cinderella Complex? How to Find the Shoe that Fits

Quickly following diamonds, I think shoes are at the head of the pack to being a girl’s best friend (neck-to-neck with the handbag). From Prada […]

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5 Favorites From Female Winemakers

5 Favorites From Female Winemakers

As a woman in the wine industry and a trained sommelier, I am always intrigued to represent and showcase female winemakers. The wine industry in […]

Models Ariana Baldwin and Allyn Rose showcase two Bert Keeter for NUMARI made-to-measure dresses, as captured by David Hartcorn Photography

How NUMARI Founders Launched a Fashion Innovation

Arti Anand and Komal Kushal Raj are co-founders of NUMARI, a luxury fashion start-up focused on made-to-measure women’s apparel. In this edition of ‘Diary of […]

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Cheat Your Way to Samosa Chaat

Cheat Your Way to Samosa Chaat

Meet Desi Gal: A woman with a collection of quick recipes that require very little effort with all the flavors of mom’s cooking. Owning a […]

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Saffluence Staff Summer Fashion Picks

Saffluence Staff Summer Fashion Picks

We, East Coasters, had an extremely long and gloomy winter — and even that’s an understatement. Six months of wearing double layers, scarves, coats and […]

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Countdown to a Distance Run: My Top Training Tips

If you’ve read any of my other fitness articles on Saffluence, you know by now that I’m really passionate about fitness and have become known […]

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5 Sizzling Summer Lipstick Colors for 2013

The fabulous thing about a great lipstick is that it can be the perfect cherry to top your ideal look. Summer means there’s always a […]

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Our favorite red wines under $15 to keep on hand for company

5 Reds Under $15 to Keep on Hand for Guests

We love entertaining and often have company over for dinner. Our guests usually bring a bottle or two of wine, but we always try to […]

Instant Impact of Pinks and Purples to Inspire your Wedding

Instant Impact of Pinks and Purples to Inspire your Wedding

As wedding season approaches full swing, we are seeing that the instant impact of  pinks and purples are becoming more of a wedding favorite. The […]

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The Amazing Benefits of Coconut

It can be said that the coconut is definitely one of the most multi-purpose fruits out there. From its juice, to its meat, and down […]

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Red, White and Blue Inspiration for a Last Minute Holiday Party

Summer is my favorite season, not only because of the warm temperatures but also because school is out and everyone seems more relaxed. All the […]

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To Mini Skirt or Not to Mini Skirt — That is The Question

As a stylist, I get a lot of questions about skirt length and what is appropriate. This is a very good question that everyone should […]

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Baby Talk — And Not The Kind You Think

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage! We’ve all heard the saying. Some of us may have even teased […]

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Your 4-Week Workout for Wedding Season

We have all been there. You’re slugging along with work and life and you pass by your fridge and see the four-page invitation to your […]

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Be Inspired By the GlamourGals Foundation

I love to shop, but shopping while helping a great cause is even better!  Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a fundraiser at […]

Our Favorite Shampoo and Conditioner of the Moment

Our Favorite Shampoo and Conditioner of the Moment

How often do you change your shampoo and conditioner? How many of us just stick to what we know and like — the same old, […]

White Wines Under $15 That Will Wow You

White Wines Under $15 That Will Wow You

White wine is great year-round, but something about the warmth of summer makes these tasty wines all the more desirable. Enjoying a concert in the […]

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Going Custom

For most men, shopping off the rack is quite a daunting task and buying your first custom suit is just as intimidating. When it comes […]

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The 7 Best Free Apps for Everyday Use

One of the best things of having a smartphone is that it does so much more than let you talk on the phone, text and […]

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7 fun activities for father-son bonding

7 Activities for Father-Son Bonding Time

Experts say a child’s formative years are when his character is built and self-esteem is established. We often hear about a mother’s bond with her […]

5 Staple Jewelry Pieces Every Girl Should Own

5 Staple Jewelry Pieces Every Girl Should Own

What five staple jewelry pieces should every girl have? Well, every woman’s wardrobe should have foundation pieces, and, yes, this includes jewelry as well. Think […]

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Bhangra Your Way to a Better Body

Bhangra Your Way to a Better Body

While you are all probably way too familiar with the embarrassing, sweaty uncle who does Bhangra all night at your cousin’s wedding, what you might not realize […]

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100 Indian Baby Names That Pass the Playground Test

Although I’ve grown to love my name over the years, particularly because Lakshmi has a lovely meaning as the Goddess of prosperity in Hindu religion, […]

Saffluence Simi in the City: There's No Such Thing as a Free Glass of Wine

Simi in the City: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Glass of Wine

One of the benefits of living in the city is the gallery openings. For the uninitiated, gallery openings not only provide a way to see […]