Twenty things I wish I could do online in Barbados

sueann-tannis-blogger-digital-improvements-barbados.pngMore than two years ago, year-round warm weather and a new job were among the reasons why I decided to return to Barbados from America. I ignored criticisms that I was making a huge mistake by giving up a “better life” to return to “backward Barbados” (their words, not mine). And I am happy I did.

However, there is one thing I would like to change about my back-at-home experience.

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

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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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Gilt Groupe Goes Gaga

We may not agree with all of Lady Gaga’s style choices but there’s no denying she is a fashion icon in her own right.

So there was no surprise when Gilt Groupe, the super-fab members-only online store, announced its Lady Gaga-inspired collection.

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Macy’s Turns 150!


Appearing in several of Macy’s celebrity-filled advertising campaigns, Jessica Simpson will celebrate Macy’s 150th birthday at its New York City birthday bash on October 28, 2008. 

Macy’s birthday is tomorrow.

And to celebrate, the mega store chain will rename 34th Street in New York City to R.H. Macy Way in honor of the brand’s founder.

It’s the location of its Herald Square flagship and world’s largest store.

That same evening, Macy’s will host a fashion industry gala at Gotham Hall – just a block from its flagship store – with a guest list featuring

 

  • Jessica Simpson
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs
  • Eva Mendes
  • Martha Stewart
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Kenneth Cole

 

The event will culminate with the reveal of a special birthday cake designed by Duff from Ace of Cakes followed by a fireworks finale off the roof of the retailer’s famous NYC landmark store.

Also, in honor of the milestone, the Empire State Building (Macy’s neighbor on 34th Street) will be lit red.

The ceremonial unveiling of the street sign will take place the morning of October 28. The temporary signs will be on view until November 15th.

Happy Birthday, Macy’s!