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sMARt Tips
Wine glasses that is! Casual Luxury principles denote that the smallest things matter a lot. Anyone who knows me has heard me say, “The devil is in the details.” It is with that in mind, I offer a simple primer on how the size and shape of glassware affect the taste of your beverage—and thanks to the folks at Cardinal Glass for...Read more
In The Home
No home or garden would be complete without a good set of household tools. But how do you know if you have the essential ones? It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the myriad of tools available and the variety of each type. Just looking at the shelves and aisles at your local big box stores can cause a certain level of respectful amazement, and...Read more
Out and About
My journey into the tag sale world came only eight years ago when I was emptying furnishings from my New York apartment and sending them to my house in CT.Read more
sMARt Tips
After a lazy, hazy, crazy summer of dubious bedtimes, vacations, and loose schedules, the transition back to school can feel like a gut punch. Avoid tantrums: Gradually make bedtimes earlier by 10 minutes each night a week or two before the first day of school. Bedtimes should be back in line by September. Create an Inviting Sleep Area: This is a...Read more
sMARt Tips
There is no better way to ‘Live sMARt’ than by staying organized throughout your home.Read more
Out and About
The season for travel is upon us and families are planning vacations and outings. If you plan on taking your pet, ensuring a safe trip should be a top priority. I have a few important tips to keep in mind. 1. Visit the Vet First Any summer trip planning should start far before departure. Visit the vet with your pet and have a veterinarian give...Read more
Out and About
Summer is the perfect time to embrace all that Mother Nature has to offer. A picnic is just the way to relax and take in all that is good, beautiful and most importantly, free. In any economy, and whether you enjoy it alone or with a friend, a picnic can be perfectly MAR-velous and tasteful with minimal expense. Apparently, it is up to me to shed...Read more