John Derian Collection at Target: The Look for Less

In its grand tradition of providing quality for less, Target is rolling out the John Derian™ for Target collection of exclusive stationery and home décor items. Derian, a New York City-based artist known for his artisan decoupage techniques, brings his affinity for nature to his new limited-edition collection. The focus of the collection is his […]

Customized Cutting Boards: Look for Less

Customized cutting boards can make chopping vegetables more pleasant and can do double duty in the kitchen – not only as a chopping surface, but also a pretty presentation surface for tapas, cheese, fruit, or other items that won’t soak through the wood. They also make creative, inexpensive, and totally easy host/hostess gifts — the […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 09: DKNY

What: DKNY Runway Show, Tent at Bryant Park, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: For Spring, DKNY is giving us easy shapes and a typically urban vibe painted with bold pinks, lime greens, and clear blues against backdrops of taupe, navy blue and, yes, black—with a little denim thrown in for good […]

Planting Fall Bulbs: Budget Gardening Tip

While it’s hard to think spring as we’re anticipating all that raking, just after the first hard frost is the ideal time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. A little planning in the fall will produce glorious bursts of color in the spring, so here’s the lowdown on how to create a show-stopping spring scene: […]

How to Make Cloth Napkins

Cloth napkins not just for those fancy-pants restaurants; they can be used at home to add or change the mood of any table, and quite inexpensively as well. They’re also much more environmentally friendly than paper napkins or paper towels – just think of how many uses you can get out of them! They can […]

Chalking It Up: Look for Less

With everything there is to do in a day (let alone a week), keeping track of your schedule is important (important being an understatement). And unless you want to be chained to technology forever (we’re talking to you, you crack-berry addicts), finding a cool way to keep your sked at the forefront of your mind […]

Fall Shoe Sale at Nordstrom: Daily Deal

The Deal: Shop the Nordstrom shoe clearance sale and save 40% or more. The Lowdown: Designer and namebrand shoes for 40% off—or more—at Nordstrom is the only excuse we need to pick up a fab pair of shoes for fall. We’re sure we need something more practical, but we just can’t help ourselves with this […]

Weekend Guest Welcome Kit: Entertaining on a Budget

Having guests over for the weekend can be both fun and stressful – which can end up reflecting back on your guests and make them feel less than welcome. Even when you’re hosting on a budget , you can still start the weekend off right by treating your guests to a welcome basket so that […]

First Look: Jonathan Saunders for Target

What: Jonathan Saunders for Target, due to hit stores Oct. 5. What We Say: Afraid fall/winter means dreary fashion? Not so, if you’re cruising the Jonathan Saunders offerings at Target, which include splashy prints and bold color—put together in an edgy, fashion forward, er, Jonathan Saunders kind of way. Prices will range from $14.99 to […]