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.
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!
Christmas might as well have come early.
Target and Neiman Marcus have announced a partnership of epic proportions for the holiday 2012 season.
Come December 1, we will be able to shop more than 50 limited-edition gifting items created by 24 preeminent designers, priced between $7.99 and $499.99.
Image :: Lafabriqueabricole on etsy.com
So I’m not a mom.
But there are a few things I think I’d like if I were one.
For example, a quirky accessory that’s fabulous to look at and precious to hold or a statement-making fashion item.
Check out some of my top picks for when I decide to take that trip through Mommyville.
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.
Who doesn’t love saving money?!
This summer, as you prep to stock up on on-trend eyewear, don’t rule out SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutiques as a shopping destination. The specialty chain launched an exciting promotion today, which runs through July 15, 2010.
Master P is doing a bit of good for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Well, a lot of good, actually.
He’s teamed up with OneMillionGifts.org 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 www.OneMillionGifts.org.