The Refined Side
An Elegant, Refined and Luxurious Living Blog Network
If we’re being honest, there used to be days when we rolled out of bed, threw on the first clean outfit we came across, painted on a layer of makeup and rushed out the door. We’d grumble through the day, buy ourselves a greasy take-out lunch and almost fall asleep in afternoon meetings. We’d reheat an unhealthy dinner and slump on the couch with TV and a glass of wine until falling into bed, unsatisfied with what we accomplished that day and who we had become. Being busy, exhausted and stretched thin seems to be the new normal in our society. It seemed to be the only option for us.
People somehow spend more time reading about the bra-less twerking antics of Miley Cyrus or the latest happenings with the Kardashian family than they do planning for success or finding pleasure in their own daily lives. They have become lazy and stuck in a rut of watching hours upon hours of reality television lives rather than embracing their own. Bad food and lifestyle choices have led to weight gain and faces full of blemishes that hundreds of dollars worth of cream and camouflaging clothing can’t solve.
The process of refinement involves removing impurities or unwanted elements in order to get to the ideal substance. This is what the Refined Side is about; Removing the bad behaviours society has made so easy to fall into and embracing luxurious living with elegance and refinement.
The Refined Side is all about living La Vie en Luxe, simply meaning to live a luxurious life. What do we mean by a luxurious life? Luxury, to us, means something that is inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort. This encapsulates the Refined Side tenet of living with more glamour, elegance and refinement; It means finding ways to add luxury to your everyday life in a way that brings you – and you alone – pleasure. Perhaps your luxury is a new handbag every season, perhaps your luxury means a quiet coffee away from a screaming toddler. Perhaps your luxury means a back massage from a partner, perhaps it means a weekend getaway to the Seychelles. Perhaps your luxury is having freshly painted toenails every Monday morning, perhaps it’s unwinding with a glass of wine after a long day. Luxury is whatever brings you pleasure and comfort.
We discovered that everyone has a different version of luxury, and everyone wants different things out of life. It’s why we have created a full network of refined living blogs that all encapsulate the basic tenets of la vie en luxe. A reader visits the Refined Side and is presented with content from a wide variety of sources and that ultimately helps them discover what luxurious living truly means to their everyday lives.
- Founded in 2016
- Launched by Effervescence Media Group
- Over 5K Content Subscribers
- Curated content selection
- Over 35K Social Media Followers Across Contributors
- Engaged, Passionate and Dynamic readership
Why Read Us?
- Curated feed of luxurious living websites
- Award-Winning Bloggers and Content in the Feed
- No Need to Sort Through Dozens of Pages for Inspiration
- Professional Design
- Comprehensive Archives
- Easily Discover New already vetted content
Why Join Us?
- Existing audience to help grow your blog
- Get your content out to wider audience
- Access to Likeminded Women in Networking Group
- Publicity Across Social Media and Newsletters
- Free Advertising of your brand
- Ability for Content to Be Picked Up by Multi-National Partners
We want to help women find their version of luxury.
The Refined Side is all about helping women make a commitment to themselves– embracing a luxurious, elegant and refined lifestyle that may have previously alluded them. Don’t misunderstand us, the lifestyle is not about an unattainable level of perfection. It’s not about having lots of money and it’s not about having (or not having) children and husbands. It’s about finding how you can incorporate elegance and glamour into your everyday life through small adjustments that in time will add up to feeling better about yourself – inside and out.
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