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BookTrib Best of 2017: Gail Sagel Perfects Makeup Accessories with Face in a Case

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year!  It’s not just about the makeup; it’s about making our entire lifestyle easier. From Wall Street to Westport, CT, Gail Sagel is the epitome of the modern-day woman. As an award-winning makeup artist, published author, entrepreneur, cosmetic developer, brand ambassador, and a single mother, Sagel knows all too well the stresses that come with the go-go-go of an ambitious lifestyle. She’s found great success working in the financial industry for more than a decade, but her lifetime passion finally became her occupation when she realized the…

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Watercolor Paintings Grace Westport’s ‘the beautiful POND’

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This contemplative sketch journal, equal parts poetry, personal narrative, history and watercolor wonder, the beautiful POND by artist and teacher Judith Orseck Katz (Two Birds Press) is a beautifully constructed story about nature and community. Focused on the Old Mill Pond and Compo Cove in Westport, Connecticut, the writings and illustrations constitute a journey through histories both personal and local about the significance the pond has held for the town and the people who live there. We were particularly charmed by the beautiful POND, as the book’s watercolor paintings perfectly capture the whimsical beauty of Westport where BookTrib’s home office is located.   The rich history of the pond since before the American Revolution is revealed, punctuated by dreamlike watercolor…

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