Nursery Shopping: Budget Gardening Tip

Shopping at a nursery can be intimidating for the uninitiated. With seemingly miles of plants, including species of annuals and perennials you’ve must likely never even heard of, much less laid eyes on, it can be overwhelming. With fall around the corner, now is the best time to get good deals on plants, shrubs and […]

Entertaining on a Budget: Summer in Paris


Parisians have the right idea: take the entire month of August off and indulge in the sights, sounds and flavors of France. While it might not be possible for all of us to do the same (quality time in this chic country doesn’t come cheap), you can still indulge in a bit of French fabulousness […]

From China with Love: Go Green

The environment and China are locked in a symbiotic relationship, one we will all be involved in and be accountable for, to generations to come. The Olympics (way to go, Michael Phelps!) have highlighted something most people already know: the development of China in such a short period of time is having a profound effect […]