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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