Holiday Gift Tips

I love giving gifts at the holidays, but it can present some sticky issues. What if somebody gives a gift to you when you weren’t expecting it? (And you’re not prepared with something to give in return). Who should you gift, and how? Here’s a little advice: Prep a few “extra” gifts. It’s smart to…
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Host a Holiday Cookie Swap

If you’d like to do some holiday entertaining without the effort and expense required to host an evening affair, why not invite your girlfriends over for a cookie swap? These events are low-effort but big fun, and serve the practical purpose of letting each guest leave with an assortment of homemade cookies to serve at…
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China and Silver Storage Tips

For most of us this is by far the busiest time of year for our fine china and silver, so I thought I’d take a moment to share a few tips on storing these treasures properly. Whether you’re putting them away just until next week or until next year, it’s important that you pamper these…
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How to Make Holiday Travel Less Stressful

The holidays are suddenly upon us, which means lots of fun with friends and family, but often also means traveling at the busiest travel time of the year!  If you’re going to be hitting the road for Thanksgiving or the winter holidays, check out this advice on how to make it less hectic: Send things…
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The Most Flattering Outfit

Every woman’s body is unique, so a dress that looks drop-dead on your friend could make you feel like a shapeless blob, and vice versa. But that caveat aside, there are a few pieces that are pretty much universally flattering, and they’re the ones I always reach for when I’m not quite sure what to…
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