So you braved the black Friday crowd today, and you failed miserably. You were looking for real deals and steals, but came up empty handed. Now that the holiday season is upon us you are looking for some trendy, on point pieces to spice up your boring outfits. However, you know there is a chance you will not wear some of this stuff into 2010, so why pay a fortune. I do not have the answers for all your wardrobing needs, but I am pretty well versed on the topic of shoes. And I know you know this. So head over to Go Jane, for some fashion forward shoes that look like you pulled them straight off the runway. If you are an avid reader, you know which ones are going to be my favorites. The Balmain look-a-likes, with several options to boot. When prices for a pair of kicks hover around $40, I don't think I even have to decide. There are other great options for frugalista's feet. Did you want to jump on the candy colored heel band-wagon? Go Jane has plenty of options. Stocking up? Chances are you are going to buy $50 worth to get in on that free shipping too. Buyer be wear, there are some great looking shoes on the site, but with prices this low you are going to find some shoes that only have a place at night, on women from the oldest profession. With that being said, sort through those and get to the good stuff, people are going to wonder how you could afford those designer shoes.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
So you are across the pond enjoying the sites, sipping some tea, and getting your culture on. Then it hits you, you need a taste of home. You cannot go another night eating fish and chips or tandoori chicken. Instead of Texas Embassy in Trafalgar Square, head over to The Blues Kitchen for soul food to mend your cravings for ribs. Serving the standard fare you can get spinach and artichoke dip, followed by a Po boy. Yes you read that right, you can get your favorite Louisiana sandwich all the way in the heart of London. By getting your grub on with your favorite foods, you think you are going to leave unsatisfied with an empty wallet. Well prices here are reasonable. In addition to chowing down you can enjoy the live music that is pumping through the joint every single night. Come to eat and listen to great blues as you down soul food. When you are missing a slice of American pie, head to Camden and have some Mississippi Mud Pie to fill the void.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I consider myself a Renaissance woman. In addition to this lovely blog I write, I fancy myself a pretty good photographer. Instead of keeping these treasures to myself, I have decided to share my art with the world. And what is the best platform for this you ask? Etsy of course. Debuting at the perfect time, are my limited addition prints at my Etsy Shop. Many of these images are from my travels, or just everyday life when I thought something was interesting and worthy of places far beyond Facebook. These will make great holiday present as they look great on walls. The standard 8x10 prints retail for $10, and will be signed. If that it too big or small, we can discuss other size options. Do not hesitate to ask questions. I am here to get you the perfect gift this holiday season. Do not worry that you and everyone will have the same prints on your wall; each print is a limited edition to be produced only 50 times. Once a purchase is made, the image is developed, and immediately shipped out. I can attest these images add charm and character to any room. Why not give it to your friend who's walls are more bare than the Sahara Desert?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
So you need to make sure your next mug shot looks like Paris Hilton's or you want to glow in all the upcoming holiday party pics. What is the best way to make sure you glow brighter than the rest in the group? A facial of course, but regular facials are even a better plan. But that could get pricey. Not if you head to Chicago's Blo Salon and Day Spa before the month's end. The perfect facial here includes pore cleansing, exfoliation, masks, and massages to rejuvenate you for the coming hectic days. For a whole hour, you will get a customized service to make your skin look as fresh and new as possible. For $90 you will get to experience this two times. What a great deal, two days of relaxation for the price of one.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
If you know me I love shoes. I buy them more than I buy groceries. As I write this post I am wearing leopard print pony hair boots, so I would say I have them in every flavor in mood. That is why when I found out about the Bailey's Irish Cream Pop Up Shop down in SoHo I stopped everything and started my investigation. Yes, I said Baily's Irish Cream, but it is to benefit Clothes Off Our Back. Starting tomorrow at 421 West Broadway at 11 in the morning you will have your chance to buy shoes from designers such as Sergio Rossi, Farylrobin, Vanessa Noel, L.A.M.B., Barbara Bui, Claudio Merazzi and many more for only $75 a pop. This sale last until Friday, but I highly suggest staking a place in line well before 11 tomorrow morning. You know how women are with their shoes, and when you add the designer adjective, they go crazy.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
What are you doing tonight? Reliving your past? Well if its cheap sure. Well in celebration of Boston Bowl's 50th anniversary everything will cost you a half a dollar. Yup 50 cents, like the rapper. From 11 in the morning until 7 that night each game of bowling you throw will cost a half a Washington. Every soda you throw back, will set you back a Kennedy coin. Want a burger or a slice, same price. I bet you have not seen prices like this since, well never. Take full advantage of a day of bowling, soda, and burger like the good old times. Sometimes a simple afternoon is the best to have. Grab your friends, spend the day, take pictures, act like a kid. But first order of business is to raid Charlie Sheen's closet for the perfect bowling shirt. You want to look like you can throw a strike, even if you have the bumpers up.
Friday, November 6, 2009
You like wine, he likes beer. When you go out you usually have to sacrifice one for the other. What if there was a beer bar within a wine bar. Did you just step into an oasis? Well if you answered Yes you are probably at Bin18 in Miami. This new place is a match made in heaven for those who fight the fight over wine or beer. We know you could go to any bar in town for the run of the mill stuff, but Bin actually has artisan beers and a wine list to ponder over for more than a hot second. As you are savoring your beer, his wine, you can sustain your taste buds with their menu that are perfect for pairing with all their beverages. Celebrating local and fresh, the food is a great price for the value and flavor you will be paying for. This place will tickle your taste buds as you unwind with your favorite adult beverage at the end of the week. Appropriately located in Miami's art district, once you emerge for your experience you will feel enlightened to conquer the world through your creativity.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Halloween left you broken and dead. Now it's time for a change of scenery STAT. Do you have anything planned for this weekend? Of course not, but you need to get the hell out of dodge this weekend, for cheap. Lastminute.com is exactly what the doctor will prescribe. This site is for those who need to get up and leave at a moment's notice, but do not have the jet setter bank account. Tell them where you are, where you want to go, and you can have a mini vacay for about $200. Packages can include everything from hotel, flight, car etc. Need the sun? There are options. Want to hit the slopes? See what Lastminute has to offer. There are so many vacation options it is hard to make up one's mind. All I know is that right now its better than home. A little refresher in paradise will clear your mind and freshen your outlook for the crazy holiday months ahead. Yes, I said it, the real holiday months are upon us. Now get out of here, and enjoy some deserved time off.