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A lifestyle blog by Allison Arbuthnot on The Whole 9

Allison was raised on the vine in Sonoma, California, and believes that life is too short to drink bad wine, count calories, or second-guess your destiny. She now lives in Los Angeles where she practices many things, the two most important being contentment and tricks for opening a wine bottle without a wine key.

Monthly Archives: April 2011


There is something otherworldly about a well-scrubbed woman. Fresh out of the shower, with damp hair falling loosely on smooth, just-moisturized shoulders and cheeks rosy from hot water, she smells deliciously inhuman, like sliced Asian pear and tropical pineapple warm from the sun—depending on her shampoo, of course. When she enters a room, her perfume [...]