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TheSophisticate.me

TheSophisticate.me

My name is Sophie and I am on a personal quest to sophistication. I’ve traveled extensively, from Kentucky’s Bourbon distilleries to Mozart’s native Salzburg. I’ve interviewed hundreds of people, both in my native French and in English, from all over the world. Join me as I seek to inspire, challenge and ultimately elevate myself. Reach…

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I want to go to Moscow

I want to go to Moscow

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to see Russia. I say this realizing full well that ‘visiting Russia’ is practically impossible. The country, even reduced from its original massive USSR format, is huge. So I’ve narrowed it down to the key sites and cities and Moscow is right at the top of the list….

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Stop Trying to ‘Fix’ Christmas. It Isn’t Broken.

Stop Trying to ‘Fix’ Christmas. It Isn’t Broken.

If you live among humans then you know a Christmas hater. Actually no… what I’m trying to say is you know a Cynic. Cynic (n) – a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view. (Dictionary.com) At Christmas, the Cynic likes to talk…

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Christmas Cranberry Cosmo

Christmas Cranberry Cosmo

I love making cocktails. Honestly, I really do. And I’ve realized that I’ve not hosted a single cocktail party in my life. I’m not talking about hosting an event where there are cocktails. I’m talking about hosting an evening where the cocktails ARE the event. I’m talking about sending out cocktail invitations, having the appropriate…

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Simple Edgy & Chic Ensemble

Simple Edgy & Chic Ensemble

One statement piece is all you need

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Rustic Christmas Table

Rustic Christmas Table

Rustic accessories and simple additions like white candles give this table it’s simple yet sophisticated vibe. Decorative log plates can be custom made at your local sawmill and are usually ridiculously affordable. While you’re there ask for a longer board you’ll use to present a selection of camembert, bleu and brie to accompany your Champagne…

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