Whoo-hoo! Macy’s is having a big fat Presidents’ Day Sale on apparel, jewelry and shoes for him, her and kids — but today is the last day. Also, this is the last week of the annual Home Sale on bed & bath, dining, housewares, luggage and rugs.
I love Macy*s. So chic, yet affordable. Get your sweetie a nice gift for Valentine’s Day — or better yet, get something for yourself! Jewelry, lingerie, fragrance, gourmet gifts, ties and cufflinks, electronics — it’s all here. Plus, you can find a nice selection of pretties for under $25.
Well, the bad news is that U.S. postage rates are increasing slightly on January 8, 2006. The good news, however, is that postage stamps with the new rates are available today — and the Navajo Jewelry two-cent stamp is gorgeous. While you’re at it, don’t forget to order some last-minute holiday postage stamps. The holiday cookies are cute, and the Santa ornaments are pretty. There are also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa stamps, as well as a Dear Santa holiday music CD.
Art can be both beautiful and functional; The Design Patch offers an exquisite mélange of things to wear and use in your home. Viewing the collection of Goody Goody Bon Bon slippers is like taking a walk through a luscious garden in full bloom. My favorite slipper designs are Big Bow Pink, Pinky & Blue, Blueberries and Panache. If you love to match, check out the New Leaf slippers, which go with the New Leaf loungewear (in both women’s and girls’ sizes).
Other Design Patch goodies include jewelry, journals, festive glasses, light fixtures, children’s toys and accessories, pillows, romantic bed linens and fantastic furniture. One of my favorite pieces is the Cameo & Rose necklace. Vive la couleur!
DailyCandy provides today’s gift idea at Amazon.com and offers reviews of things to eat, wear, visit and enjoy. You can choose an "edition" set to your city (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas and London are available so far), although moms and dads may prefer viewing the "Kids" edition. Personally, I find the most interesting and valuable stuff listed in the "Everywhere" edition. For your convenience, you may sign up for the daily shopping deals and the daily email messages.
In addition to providing daily candy, this site offers delicious eye candy as well; you’ll love the beautiful watercolor/pen & ink graphics. Check out each "edition" to see all the drawings.
Feeling nostalgic? Visit Vintage Swank to find an impressive collection of clothing, accessories, jewelry, furnishings, decor and sundry items from the 1920s through the 1980s.
If you can’t find the exact garment, furnishing or bauble you’re looking for, Vintage Swank provides a compendium of links to other vintage gear resources.
I’m not sure why, but I have a thing for pink dress watches.
|For instance, this sublime pink Gucci watch makes me swoon. (Don’t look at the price tag.)|
|And I drool over this gorgeous Versace Swiss-made silver-tone dress watch with a pink mother-of-pearl square-face dial, which, at this writing, could be mine for a mere $1,403.65.|
Or, more affordably, I could have this similarly lovely Fossil leather dress watch, also with a pink mother-of-pearl square-face dial, for $65.
In any case, the vision of a pink timekeeping carpal accoutrement is simply enchanting.