Site Review: ShoppingNotes.com

Shopping Notes

In a world where we seemingly compete to see who can pack the most into each day, any gadget, gizmo, or service that can save us a few extra minutes—not to mention a few extra dollars—is a godsend. And Shoppingnotes.com wants to add its name to Mount Olympus. Instead of having you obsessively check your favorite […]

Stepping it Up: 5 Affordable Heels for the Holiday Season

Affordable Heels for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, you’re getting ready to get your glam on as the sleigh bells ring and the rocking around the Christmas tree begins. It’s inevitable that someone you know will partake of entirely too much eggnog, and for embarrassment sake, we really hope it isn’t you. Because let’s be honest: it’s way […]

5 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-on

Carry-on Luggage

On a recent trip to Ireland, my flight had what was supposed to be a two-hour layover in Frankfort, Germany. Just enough time for bier! And giant pretzels! And spaetzel! before hopping the plan and heading to the land of emerald pastures and thick, dark Guinness.

Whatever Happened to Contempo Casuals? A Brief History

Contempo Casuals

The recent revival of padded shoulders, retina-burning neon hues and palazzo pants as “fashionable” have sparked nostalgia for those halcyon days of the big-haired ‘80s. But as much fun as leg warmers…aren’t, the truth is, there can never be a full revitalization of ‘80s style, since one of the era’s biggest icons has gone the […]