When her nose isnt stuck in a book about food, reporter Jackie Hoermann is envying Europeans cuisine, burning off that food envy with workout DVDs and appreciating the little things in life.
By JACKIE HOERMANN
The Kansas City Star
Mary Troys Beauties. A pair of cousins open a cafe in south St. Louis and relearn life lessons in beauty, babies and the business of cooking. As a native St. Louisan I was an instant sucker.
Lupinesse ice cream. Europeans have all the fun, especially with food. Lupinesse is a nondairy ice cream made from the seeds of the lupine flower, and its health benefits are a hit in Germany. Join me in starting the demand here. We scream for healthy cream!
Library workout DVDs. This perpetual heat wave is roasting my evening runs, so Ive rediscovered the Kansas City Public Librarys gold mine of workout DVDs (still free). Keli Roberts, Debbie Rocker and Tanja Djelevic have lifted, sculpted and toned my old, droopy routine, and the extra strength has improved my running times.
Dickinsons witch hazel. This ghoulishly named astringent is one of natures oldest and best-kept secrets. Removes dirt, cures blemishes, prevents aging and it doesnt dry out my already-parched skin.
@VeryShortStory. Texan tweeter @sean_hill calls it Twitter sized fiction for your entertainment, but these fun-sized stories pack a big punch. Sometimes comedic, sometimes ironic. I erupt in fits of laughter every time.
Petite, structured purses. For so long weve rejected the small purses of the 90s, favoring oversized luxury bags. But maybe all that baggage isnt necessary. I predict that the petite purse trend will take hold, and Midwestern women will embrace the shift toward simplicity.
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