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The Polla Sisters

The Polla Sisters : from girls to women, from 2018 to 2019; by Barbara Polla (“the mother”)

Once upon a time, the Polla sisters were the Polla girls. They were « my » girls, although I never liked to use the possessive, as they do not belong to anyone but themselves. As they often refer to me in this blog, as a source of inspiration and learnings, I wanted to return the favor.

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Gift Giving Guide

‘Tis the season… the season of gratitude, and the season of giving. In many ways, I find even more pleasure in giving the perfect gift than in receiving gifts! Finding the perfect gift for everyone really is one of the most satisfying things ever. If you are stuck buying yet another tie for your father, here are some out of the box ideas that will bring a smile to even the “hardest-to-shop-for-person-ever.”

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The beauty of the South

I love thanksgiving so much that I’ve been perpetuating this American tradition in Switzerland for several years now. Tonight, after having cooked for 25 people, I sit back thinking of all that I am grateful for. One particular thing comes to mind. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to discover the south of…

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La beauté de l’automne

C’est officiel, aujourd’hui c’est le début automne, ma saison favorite. Le soleil se fait un peu plus rare, les beaux jours aussi, mais ceux d’automne sont les plus beaux. Le bleu du ciel est pur, sans aucune brume, grâce à la fraicheur de l’air. Quand, au tournant d’une rue, un rayon de soleil se pose…

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How love enhances beauty

« Love makes you beautiful ». You’ve heard it before, I know. It’s sounds like a universal truth that needs no explanation. I have been reflecting on this adage lately, how it relates to our work at Forever, and also how it relates to my personal experience. When I talk about love, I’m not only referring to…

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Highlights From Our Louisiana Memorial Day Weekend

Last October, I turned 40. It was a milestone birthday for many reasons, including the fact that I felt I could ask my 3 sisters for a significant present. And I did. I asked them to come to Louisiana for Memorial Day 2018. Why? Because I wanted them to see that side of my life, because I wanted to share the delights of New Orleans and the Natalbany River with them, because I wanted them to meet my husband’s family (in particular his many brothers). And my sisters being who they are, humored me. Our time together surpassed all of our expectations… here are the highlights.

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