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Stephanie Fantauzzi lifestyle blog Fred Darling
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Hygge Hour

Darling x Bon Temps

Join me and close friends in exercising what I like to call, hygge hour as we head into the home stretch here. Mid February in the city can feel like a drag unless you fill the remaining cold days with tea time, good conversation, and expressions of thankfulness and gratitude. I call it my “over the counter” approach to naturally counteracting SAD.

I’m so happy to partner with tea brand Bon Temps and give Fred Darling visitors 20% OFF their purchase when using my promo code: HYGGEWITHSTEPH

Bon Temps makes delicious teas that are good for you (no bleach, pesticide, artificial flavor). I particularly like the flavor of the mint green for focus and as an alternate to coffee (on weekends). Their variety packs make great gifts (check out their super cute packaging).

What stood out most about the brand is their mission to empower women pursuits, big and small with every sale. Our collective purchase directly funds the Bon Temps female investment fund and each moth the $1000 cash fund is granted to one lucky, badass lady.

Win, win…



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early summers in millerton
home, travel

When Millerton Calls

My favorite things to do when in the village of Millerton are visiting friends at the farm just minutes from the small downtown and antique shopping destination, going out for the best pizza in town and watching for sunsets and fireflies. Here’s my travel guide of the senses for the next time you’re en route.


If I were a store: Anthropologie

The smell of: charcoal, summer dew, your grandfather’s closet

The feel of: your oldest sweater

Bring: rosewater spray, Hunter boots, Laphroaig

Not to miss: Chaseholm Farmstore for fresh cheese, raw milk, salumi


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It Makes no Sense, or the Most Sense, but I Love Chicago in the Winter

My favorite things to do when in town are catching up with college girlfriends and visiting Joan Cusack’s shop of fun curiosities. Here’s my travel guide of the senses for the next time you’re en route.


If I were a store: Canada Goose

The smell of: peppered bacon, rye, extra polar ice gum

The feel of: your mom’s cross cable knit throw

Bring: the lip slip, a faux fur vest, No7 mascara

Not to miss: burger and fries at Au Cheval and Judy Maxwell Home