For the beauty and fragrance lover, five Colorado brands to gift this holiday season

Most of the fun of gift-giving comes from seeking out or just finding presents that really speak to their recipient. And I find that scents are a cunning way to do it. Just light a candle, take a bath or spritz something before leaving the house, and you’re probably reminded of certain moods, people, places.

As gifts, scents can be tricky, since they’re so personal. Still, I love taking a chance and giving something with a fragrance — who doesn’t love bergamot? — and better still if the products are made locally (which plenty are). Here are five Colorado-based companies that sell lovely, fragrant holiday gifts that you can order online or pick up locally.

1. Zents‘ spa-like scents almost force you to relax for a moment. Ten fragrances — anjou, earth, fig, fresh, mandarin, oolong, ore, petal, sun and water — fill soaps, shampoos, creams and more body

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UK could split on approach to foreign holiday restart

edinburgh airport - Getty

edinburgh airport – Getty

British holidaymakers may face different rules when travelling overseas, with Scotland set to take a slightly different approach to the resumption of foreign holidays.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce the further lifting of lockdown restrictions today, with rules on holidays abroad to be eased from May 24, The Telegraph understands.

The change should permit those in Scotland to travel to some overseas destinations without needing to self-isolate on their return. As it stands, all arrivals to Scottish airports are subject to a stay in a quarantine hotel.

Britons travelling from England will see holidays restart under the traffic light system from May 17, so the later date for Scotland will see the two nations diverge. Wales and Northern Ireland are still to confirm whether they will follow the approach of the UK Government. Scotland is also set to classify countries as

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The 26 Best Beauty Advent Calendars for a Little Surprise and Delight This Holiday

Whether you’re treating yourself (‘tis the season for a box of beauty treats) or surprising the beauty lover in your life, gift them with not one, but multiple mini products in the most fun and festive format of all. From Sephora to Charlotte Tilbury, we’ve rounded up 26 of the best beauty advent calendars to buy (or preorder) now.

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OK, your skincare and makeup routines are set for the next month or so. This advent calendar has serums, creams, masks, and more from some of our favorite brands like Tarte, Dr. Brandt and Sunday Riley. Plus, they added a $10 gift card to make a Sell your house fast jacksonville bigger purchase later on. (And FYI, if you’re a Macy’s cardholder, you can get 15 percent off when using the code VIP in checkout. You’re welcome.)

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Make Juneteenth a Non-Shopping Holiday

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Juneteenth, tomorrow, has long been celebrated by Black people and across communities of color. The holiday references June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when a document declaring the end of slavery was read publicly in Galveston, Tex., by a U.S. Army general. Now the day is getting broader recognition, as numerous American companies, including some in fashion, are making it a paid holiday. Congress will likely take up the issue as well, and Juneteenth could, and should, become a national holiday.

How great and long overdue for our country to formally celebrate the end of slavery, and by doing so, come face-to-face with the horrific devastation it wrought and that is ongoing. Not so great that this reckoning comes only after the killings by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and too many others, acts that have shaken

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