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  • selfie stick
    Selfie-stick: The most controversial gift of the holiday season
    Following the selfie photo craze of the year, a gadget related to the craze has become the unsuspected Christmas gift of the holiday shopping season in 2014. The selfie-stick is pretty much what the name indicates. It’s a stick that allows...
  • Michelle O's other, more innocent, retelling of her misadventure at Target
    Michelle O's other, more innocent, retelling of her misadventure at Target
    Oh, the tangledweb we weave...!A witnesshas emerged with evidencethatputs the lie to the first lady'spainful recollection in ofa racist encounter she had during her 2011day trip to a D.C.-area Target. In aninterview with "People"...
  • Healthy snacks to keep energy up for holiday shopping
    Five snacks to energize your holiday shopping trips
    With the last push to complete the holiday shopping lists, everyone is running low on energy. The long lines, empty shelves and impatient shopper can put tensions on high. When the energy dwindles, a few easy snacks can re-energize those final...
  •  Claudia Wells time warps back 23 years with her store on Friday
    Claudia Wells time warps back 23 years with her store on Friday
    It’s hard for her to believe. Time is flying. Next year, in 2015, it will mark three decades (that’s 30 years!) since she co-starred with Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the instant time travel...
  • Nordstrom
    Nordstrom hosting pop-in shopping event
    Pop ups are all the rage. They are the best of all shopping worlds; you get the excitement and upscale attitude of a sample sale without the pushing and name calling (You know who you are, some gals get a bit vicious at the sample sales)....
  •  Beautify Your Home With Shopping and Accessorizing for the Holiday Season
    Beautify Your Home With Shopping and Accessorizing for the Holiday Season
    Convert your home over the next few weeks and bring in holiday cheer with the theme of Christmas. Let the spirit flow from room to room with fun and festive holiday decor. Because the living area is usually the main gathering place for family and...
  • Love Lexington Holiday Lotto card
    LoveLexVA by shopping in Lexington this holiday season
    Lexington, Virginia is a lovely town about an hour and 15 minutes southwest of Charlottesville. Consider a fun day trip to Lexington this holiday season to work on your Christmas shopping. While in town, participate in the Love Lexington Lotto...
  • What To Wear When Traveling this Holiday Season
    What To Wear When Traveling this Holiday Season
    Going to visit family and friends this Holiday Season? Do it comfortably and in style.First, consider from and where are you traveling to, so you have in mind what to bring. Think about the weather (Rainy, cold, tropical, dessert, etc) and also...
  • Music makes holidays, business go round
    Music makes holidays, business go round
    Where would we be without music? Businesses know that shopping and dining become more pleasant experiences with music in the background. Music encourages buying, subliminally and overtly... particularly in at this holiday shopping season in the...
  • 10 gift ideas for Beatles fans
    10 gift ideas for Beatles fans
    With Christmas just a few weeks away, time is running out for holiday gift shopping. Fortunately, if you have a Beatles fan on your list, there are numerous books, t-shirts, posters, trinkets and albums you can buy that are sure to be appreciated...
  • What's in here?
    Adoption gift certificates for the holidays from Foothills Animal Shelter
    With holiday season in full swing, many people and families consider bringing a new pet into the home. However, there are always concerns and the holidays can be a stressful time. While it would be cute to put a new puppy under the tree Christmas...
  • Kohl’s will be open for 100 hours right before Christmas
    Kohl’s will be open for 100 hours right before Christmas
    Kohl’s department store is giving customers plenty of chances to snatch up their last-minute gifts.Starting on Friday, Dec. 19 the store will be open for 100 hours straight, according to Fox News. Doors will open at 6 a.m. and will remain...
  • Victoria's Secret Impliments New Return Policy
    Victoria's Secret implements new return policy
    This holiday season, don't be surprised by retailers asking for your receipts, payment method, and swiping your driver's license to process a return.On a trip to Victoria's Secrets this afternoon, I was returning an item WITH A RECEIPT...
  • Madison Avenue celebrates the holidays by giving to an important cause
    Madison Avenue celebrates the holidays by giving to an important cause
    This past Saturday, 90 retailers came together in New York to celebrate the 28th annual Miracle on Madison Avenue shopping event. They included Elaine Turner, Tory Burch, Longchamp, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Morgenthal...
  • Checking in for magical holiday escape at the Montage Beverly Hills
    Checking in for a magical holiday escape at the Montage Beverly Hills
    When you hop out of your car at the port-cochere, and give your car to the valet, at the Montage Beverly Hills it feels like you’ve left the country or just the real world behind, especially during the holidays. The deluxe European-style...