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Yearly Archive for 2009

Blogger turned Author

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It’s a thrill to buy a book written by a favorite blogger . . . it seems like you know the author, and its fun to follow their progression. Check out these books written by bloggers: The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander Williams-Sonoma New Flavors for Appetizers: Classic Recipes […] [Read More]
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The Cobain Factor

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As uncertain times drive us to seek out comfort, fashion embraces soft cotton flannel once again. A notable list of celebrities have been caught wearing flannel, and the lumberjack inspired uniform has made its way into both high and low fashion. Opening Ceremony carries Acne’s saddle dress, a western style shirt dress worn well with […] [Read More]
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Go Go Gadgets

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Recessions are always important for the tech industry. Microsoft, Apple, Dell, and even Skype had their beginnings in economic downturns. For a list of noteworthy new tech items, take a look at Wired’s list of gadget reviews. The pocket projector is a great way to show off images in a fun and impressive way. It’s still new and […] [Read More]
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Bobbi Brown for the Holidays

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Whether you are looking for a way to shine during Thanksgiving dinner, or stocking stuffers ideas- Bobbi Brown is the way to go. My friend at Bobbi Brown gave me insight into her favorite new products. For day to day glamour, try the “Tube Tint Trio”. I have my eye on the “Black Plum Deluxe […] [Read More]
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Robert Frank: 1950′s Street Photographer

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As the weather turns colder, museums offer us a warm environment to enjoy all kinds of landscapes. The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently features an exhibition by 1950′s photographer Robert Frank. Robert Frank’s work was initially criticized- but he soon became known as a master of street photography. ”Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans“ documents Frank’s 1955-56 […] [Read More]
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Organic Treats for your “Best Friend”

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Unconditional love and steadfast devotion deserve to be rewarded, and what better way to do that than with a wholesome, organic treat! Dog treat, that is. The organic food craze has firmly planted itself in American society, so its only natural that man’s best friend would want to get in on the craze. recipes4gourmetdogs.com offers […] [Read More]
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Addressing your Address

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If your email address was set up by your grand children, you might be better off than those who created their account back in 1996 and are stuck with a moniker like pinkkitty76849@hotmail.com. But you surely won’t appear as professional as those with their own domain. In any case, your email address says a lot about you […] [Read More]
Categories: technology

Beauty For Us Both

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Looking good for both men and women starts with excellent grooming. A great site for male grooming is Men’s Health, offering an extensive list of grooming products and suggestions for pulling it all together. Beauty products for women are not as hard to come by- often it’s more about narrowing down one’s wish list. Beauty […] [Read More]
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Perennial Fun

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If you ask most New Yorkers their favorite season, they will say fall. For starters, fall fashion means means everything from tights to cashmere sweaters- and Central Park’s golden leaves are always breathtaking. As a testament to the astronomical number of activities that are available, check out Time Out New York’s 101 things to do […] [Read More]
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Fast (& Still Delicious) Food

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It’s definitely easier to leave your warm blankets on a cold winter morning when there’s a hearty, home-style breakfast to look forward to. The newest breakfast trend is frozen or pre-made gourmet food, like the Bouchon Bakery Yeasted Waffle Mix from Williams-Sonoma. WS offers other hassle-free delicacies for every meal including Ad Hoc Fried Chicken Kit, […] [Read More]
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