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A BEAUTY SECRET told around the Breakfast Table

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

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We discovered what we consider another sensational beauty and health aid.
One of our guests was talking about her beauty regimen in the mornings.  She was sharing because when she arrived she asked if she could put her Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice in the refrigerator.  She was carrying it in one of those lined bags in which you can keep things cold.  Because we are curious, over breakfast, we asked what she did with her bottles.  She is the first person to arrive carrying her own Aloe Vera and we were all ears with lots of questions about her answer.
She uses the Aloe Vera Gel in the mornings after her shower to give herself an all-over massage – she said for health reasons, but her skin was glowing.  After she gives herself a massage she waits a few minutes for the Aloe Vera to be absorbed into her skin and then gets dressed for the day. Many questions followed.
What does it do?  She didn’t know, but if it is good for burns, etc. she decided it must be good for wrinkles and general health and she feels and looks good after her morning shower.  She brought the bottles out of the refrigerator and we were impressed that the Gel and Juice contained nothing but the Aloe Vera plant.
A couple years ago, I remember a guest from Australia telling me she used Aloe Vera Gel after bathing the way other people use lotion.  It didn’t register at the time.  Maybe the second telling by another person helped open our ears.
I’ve tried it for about a month now and it is GREAT!  I tried her way – which was to alternate between using the Gel and the Juice, but I made such a mess with the juice we had to shampoo the rugs in the bedroom and give the bathroom a good cleaning.  I’ve decided to stick to the Gel and alternate it with milk baths, milk facials and Vitamin A and E facials and massages.  I don’t want my skin to get used to one thing and then have that stop working after a while.  Variety is a great beautifier.
The Gel – after a couple weeks – gave my skin a softness and a glow which it hasn’t had for a lot of  years.  Another guest is trying it and she has promised to let me know if it does anything special for her.  She is 83 years old and has lots of wrinkles so she should be a great test case.  I hope she doesn’t take offense, but if it works on her and smoothes the wrinkles and improves her health, it should work on those much younger.
I might add that we pass these ideas along that we’ve heard about and that we try and friends and other guests try, but they and you do so at their and your own risk.
Since we are talking about organic food (yes, the Aloe Vera Gel and Juice must be organic), there should be no harm done, but just in case, don’t go off trying something because we talk about it on this blog.  From the writing on the Aloe Vera Gel bottle, the company apparently assumes you bought it to drink.  We haven’t gone that far – although we know anything you put on your skin is in your bloodstream in seconds.
Before we use any beauty products, we make sure we can, at least, pronounce and know the names of all ingredients in any and everything we put on our skin – or use to wash our hair. Since we have a long acquaintance with the Aloe Vera Plant we didn’t have any hesitation trying either the Aloe Vera Gel or the Aloe Vera Juice.
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Flour Bakery

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
copyright 2008 Alice Mitchell
editor’s note: This is a restaurant Alice’s daughter takes her parents to when they are visiting her in Boston and they all look forward to  stopping there and love the place.  (Please note – the food is not organic).

1595 Washington Street

Boston, MA. 02118
telephone:617-267-4300
hours: Mon-Fri 7a-9p; Sat 8a-6p; Sun 9a-5p
web site: www.flourbakery.com
One of the delights on the way to the new ICA Museum in Boston is to stop at Flour Bakery for lunch!  Besides the mouth watering pastry, coffee cakes and cookies, Flour Bakery features wonderful and generous portions of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Joanne Chang, the owner and fantastic baker was an honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics.  She left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking.
I like that one can find the very rich and also the more basic cake and bread.  Flour Bakery was featured on “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on the Food Network in which Joanne’s sticky buns won over Chef Flay’s judges.
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Lemlem’s Gallery (updated)

Monday, October 6th, 2008

12B Eliot Street                                                           This brick and mortar store is gone, but her handmade
Cambridge, MA. 02138                                              handblown glass lamps with elegantly made shades are
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm            still seen in other stores around the Boston area.
telephone: 617 547 1447
fax 617 547 1449

A very elegant discovery! We like to pop in at least once a week just to look at all the beautiful art works which appear with great regularity. Our favorites are the lamps – hand blown glass bases with truly special shades which you won’t find anyplace else because they are all handmade and one of a kind.

There is a small collection of clothes which could be put in the category of Fine Art; Sculptures, including mobiles with small people and places to hang in your window or some unexpected place in the home; Wood carvings; clock which will astound you with their imagination and impeccable craftsmanship; jewelry with stones used in interesting ways with wonderful rings; and much, much more.

If you don’t find anything else you must take home a pair of the slippers which will remind you of this gallery for a very long time as you pad comfortably around the house.

website: www.lemlemsgallery.com

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