The Best Romantic Movies on Netflix: Part III
20 December 2016 | VA Notes Lifestyle

The Best Romantic Movies on Netflix: Part III

Introducing, the vintage classics.

Love and romance is something we love in our holiday movies and these films are some of the best of the bunch.

The traditional gentleman will always be a hero in my eyes, simply add a lustrous narrative and an iconic love scene and I am in bliss.

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The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #3
17 December 2016 | VA Notes Lifestyle

The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #3

WHAT SHE WANTS WHEN SHE CAN HAVE ANYTHING SHE WANTS.

This final gift guide is about the guilty pleasures; not really, really guilty pleasures but very delicious ones.

It’s about spoiling others or perhaps even spoiling ourselves.

When is spoiling someone a guilty pleasure?
It is an absolute must.

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The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #1
7 December 2016 | VA Notes Fashion

The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #1


What she wants when she can have anything she wants.

Lovely thought, don’t you think?

We have put together three gift guides for the holidays with no thought other than gifts we would absolutely adore.

They are girly, extravagant and luxurious.

They are for the woman who knows what she wants but might not necessarily treat herself. They are for the woman who feels like looking after herself and for the friends and family in her life who need a little clue or ten.

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The Art Of Gift Giving
1 December 2016 | VA Notes Lifestyle

The Art Of Gift Giving

There is one kind of statement I don’t ever, ever like hearing.

It is the, they-are-so-difficult-to buy-for or they-have-everything comment. Nonsense.

Everybody, even those who appear to have everything love being spoilt and cherish a gift as much as the next person.
 

A gift doesn’t have to be expensive, overly clever or even original; a gift has to be heartfelt.
A gift can be quirky, practical or even sublimely impractical but it does require thought and that is where the generosity kicks in.

The ‘generous’ part of giving is the thinking time not the price ticket.

 

How do we turn gift giving into an art form?

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