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Tonic water and tall heels.

Whether you enjoy the iconic gin and tonic, iced coffee with bubbles, or non-alcoholic sodas and spritzers, tonic water makes for some great drinks!

Tonic water was first made popular in 1825 when British officers were looking for a way to improve the bitter taste of quinine - an extract made from from the bark of the cinchona tree and a powerful anti-malaria medicine.

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February 12, 2017


The right to choose high heels.

right to choose high heels

It's been quite a few weeks for high heels.

First, there is the UK where almost 150,000 people petitioned the government calling for a ban on an employer's right to require women to wear heels in the workplace.

And then there is Japan where a popular national campaign encourages women to wear high heels as a way to boost their confidence in society.

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July 10, 2016


3 ways to use essential oils for foot pain relief.

3 ways to use essential oils to relieve foot pain

I just love this time of year! The choices for footwear are endless. Strappy sandals. T-strap block heels. Colorful pumps. Espadrille wedges. Pretty much anything goes!

With all the fun footwear choices, sometimes we push the edge! We either stand too long, walk a bit too far or do a bit too much. 

Even in our most comfy pair of shoes, our feet would be sore, tired and inflamed.

Ever been there?

If yes, then perhaps essential oils can help!

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June 14, 2016

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How long does it take your feet to hurt in high heels?

How long before high heels hurt

A study conducted by The College of Podiatry revealed that it takes an average of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds for high heel wearers to start feeling foot pain. 

And one in five women (20%) say they start feeling pain within just 10 minutes.

That's crazy!

High heels are beautiful, inspiring, confidence-building, outfit-making, and a must-have for any fashionable woman.

But wearing them for 10 minutes or even 1 hour before the pain sets in is just awful.

So what are women to do?


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June 05, 2016


Marbles make for a great foot massage.

Marbles make for a great foot massage

After a long day in heels, have your feet ever needed a good massage?

Mine have!

Ever used marbles to massage your feet?

Apparently, they're great at soothing tired muscles and increasing circulation.

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May 30, 2016


Manolos in Manhattan. How to beat high heel pain.

manolos in manhattan. how to beat high heel pain

I love NYC! But the city is indeed an obstacle course for high heel lovers. Subway grates. Uneven sidewalks. Oncoming traffic. 

It's no wonder women commute to work in flats and change into heels once they arrive to the office.

And thank goodness for Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles. I was able to walk to an event and stand for 4 hours in heels on a concrete floor without wincing in pain.

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May 28, 2016


Sun. Sand. Strappy sandals.

Benefits of walking barefoot on the beach.

Did you know there are quite a few benefits of walking in the sand - especially for those of us who love to wear high heels?

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May 09, 2016


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