Start Your Day the Popeye Way

April 29, 2011 Food

The modern way to chug your spinach (or kale, or broccoli stems) is to run them through a juicer.  Recently I’ve taken to drinking two big glasses of this green concoction every morning. It’s a zippy, tasty way to get the day started. Juicing vegetables breaks down their cell walls, which allows your body to […]

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eBay Spring Cleaning: From My Closet To Yours

April 28, 2011 Fashion

We’ve been cleaning out our closets this week . . . which means there are loads of goodies for you on eBay! No junk, only the best stuff: a boyfriend blazer by Chloe, dresses by the likes of Vena Cava and Calypso, vintage accessories, and even unworn Marais laceup heels! Take a peek at a […]

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Put a Pin in It

April 25, 2011 Beauty

{Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin, $6.29 for two} Did you hear a pin drop? I know, things have been quiet around 5thjoy lately. (I blame two big trips, the install of our long-planned drawing room project, and a diet shift of sea change proportions, all of which have had my head in a non-blogging place […]

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Fish Tacos at El Camello (Tulum, Mexico)

April 18, 2011 Food
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{El Camello in Tulum, Mexico} When the chef at your resort leans over a steaming buffet tray of his own (delicious and very healthy) fare to tell you about a restaurant the locals love, you listen.  When he mentions their specialty drink, a michelada de camarone, which is like a Bloody Mary minus the vodka, […]

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Gone Yoga’ing

April 11, 2011 Uncategorized

Here’s where I am this week. I won’t be doing a lot of blogging. After all, someone’s ought to hunt down the very best fish tacos for your benefit, right?  This travel section won’t build itself.  I’ll return ready to rock your socks off, with a full report on this rugged yoga resort.  Promise.

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Emlagh House in Dingle: Long on Charm, Light on Your Wallet

April 8, 2011 Travel

{Emlagh House in Dingle, Ireland, via Tourism Resources} Readers, I so wanted to spend the week relaying travel tips about Ireland, but life got in the way and here I am on the measly second post of the week.  Not a very robust showing.  You won’t hear much from me next week, either, as I’m […]

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Seaweed Baths in Co. Sligo, Ireland

April 7, 2011 Travel

{Via Sligo Tourism} If you find yourself in Co. Sligo, Ireland, make the trip to Strandhill for a seaweed bath. It is such a deeply relaxing experience that you might find yourself smiling alone in a tub holding two handfuls of organic seaweed (sorry, I couldn’t resist – when you see the quality of my […]

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The Weekend Digest

April 3, 2011 Flotsam
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Next week 5thjoy will be all Ireland, all the time.  For now, here’s a look back at recent posts. Bright Pants: Skittle-ize Your Stems Sarong, You’re Right (And Tribal Bright) Closet Tip: Use Corkboard Irish Find: Stephen Pearce Pottery Boston’s Island Creek Oyster Bar Found: The Perfect Weekender Bag  

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Bright Pants: Skittle-ize Your Stems

April 2, 2011 Fashion
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Bazaar / Garance Doré / Color Me Nana / Vanessa Jackman /  Bazaar / lookbook.nu Earlier this week the not-at-all-hysterical-but-very-stylish Najeema of A Stylized Hysteria posted about her tomato red cords (pictured against turquoise doors, which, as you know, is right up my favorite color combo alley). As we’ve come to expect, her styling is […]

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Sarong, You’re Right (And Tribal Bright)

April 1, 2011 Fashion
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Snow? Slush? Put them out of your mind and turn your sights on sunnier times to come, when you’ll want to gird your loins with something light and bright like these sarongs by Kikoy4Kenya. Not only are they right on the tribal trend, but every purchase funds one day of school for a child in […]

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