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By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Mar Jennings and his team, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where...Read more
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With Halloween right around the corner, you might find yourself invited to a party and need a clever last minute costume. But, who has time to run out to the store and rummage around the picked-over remains of party supply stores? Be resourceful. There are a lot of costumes that can be pulled together using items you probably already own. I am...Read more
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