Shopping at Marshalls and T.J.Maxx: Things You Should Know


For many years, I had a love-hate relationship with TJX stores. You know, the family of discount stores that includes HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J.Maxx.

Finding clothing in my size was a rare occurrence. Finding size-six shoes, even rarer. And scoring items I needed in a complete set was a miracle. Think: curtain panels for a space with more than two windows or dinnerware for a party of six.

Recently, I realized I’ve been going about my shopping at TJX stores all wrong.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Island Style!

Caribbean gift ideas

It’s no secret that I’m a proud Caribbean woman.

I’m a sucker for the vibrancy of our culture, our sense of style, our food, the magic in our music, our signature island lilt. The list of island things I love could go on and on…

It should be no surprise, then that I’ve pulled together an island style holiday guide.

It features delightful, high-quality products made in the Caribbean or by Caribbean people, which have gotten my attention this Christmas.

Hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

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Sneak Peek: Inside MTV EMA Artist Goodie Bags

Today, a swarm of celebrities takes to the red carpet at the 2011 MTV EMA in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Beyond the stage and behind-the-scenes, they’ll be cashing in on fab goodie bags, loaded with cool gadgets and on-trend fashion essentials.

MTV has been kind enough to give us a sneak peek at what’s in store for the presenters, nominees and performers at the show.

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Master P To Give Away One Million Gifts

Master PMaster P is doing a bit of good for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Well, a lot of good, actually.

He’s teamed up with by giving his money and time to help feed and clothe at least 1 million of our world’s less fortunate.

A large number of those being assisted are children and their parents who lack education, are homeless, have mental or physical disabilities, have life threatening illnesses, have parents facing addiction or come from single family homes or the foster care system.

Master P, who himself grew up in poverty, says the initiative will also help prevent those in need from committing crimes in order to get the gifts they may not be able to afford.

You too can make a real difference this holiday. For more information, go to