Bathroom Re-Do Under $60: The Look for Less

Your bathroom should be your sanctuary. Unfortunately, it’s the one room that most people fail to decorate. Instead of neglecting the place you go to for privacy and relaxation after a long day, try pulling together a look for your bathroom that will provide instant comfort. Redecorating your bathroom needn’t be so expensive. We have […]

Honey Heel Glaze: Product Review

What: Karie works to salvage her aching, breaking feet with Farmhouse Fresh Honey Glaze, $24. The Lowdown: Strappy summer sandals: cute. Calluses and blisters: Not so cute. For me, the two go hand-in-hand, and I can’t rub two pennies together for a monthly pedicure, let alone a much-needed weekly one. So I flipped head over […]

Brown Paper Bag: Recycle This

Occasionally you go into a store and buy a little something. A really little something. You know all the smart boutiques where they don’t waste money having logos and store names printed on small bags, they simply hand you that one-of-a-kind bamboo bracelet in a discreet, unassuming brown paper bag. Here are ten great ways […]

Summer Fashion: Fresh Ways to do Florals

While we’ve loved the return of florals, we’ve had our fill of the floral print dresses and skirts for the moment, and we know plenty of you were never quite ready to deck your whole person out in a veritable garden of giant blooms. Fortunately, summer is bringing us a whole new, er, crop of […]

Dresses on Sale at Bluefly

What: Dresses by Vera Wang, Tart, C+C California and many other designers are up to 50% off right now on Bluefly. What We Say: We think it’s time for us to invest in a classic, gorgeous dress that we can wear for years without getting bored. Or maybe that’s just the influence of looking through […]

Mandinez Mandala Line: Green Fashion

When Jivelle Callender (Panamanian/model/designer) sought inspiration for her new clothing line for Mandinez, she just closed her eyes. The results . . . pronounced, symmetrical visual symbols of meditation. The graphics adorn her 100% organic cotton, super soft totes and tees she calls “Mandala,” a nod to the Mandala meditation that inspired the look. The […]

One-Shoulder Dresses: British Style on a Budget

Remember the eighties resurgence of last Spring? It seems like things have gone a bit asymmetrical again, with one-shouldered dresses and blouses being back on the fashion agenda for this season. This time around, the look is less eighties-glam and more Grecian goddess, as at Lanvin, where a toga-like cocktail dress complete with drapey sleeve, […]

Edible Landscaping: Budget Gardening Tip

If you live in the suburbs, it’s obvious that the same standard landscaping scene seems to predominate – a few shade or flowering trees, shrubs, and a manicured green lawn. But what good are those trees, other than providing some shade in the summertime and a habitat for birds? Edible landscaping can provide more than […]