Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Zip Top Purse $ 365.
British designer Anya Hindmarch leads a busy life in London as a world famous handbag designer and mother of five children (ages 7-21). She is an inspiring figure as she consistently designs handbags, journals, travel bags and accessories intended to organize and delight other busy women.
At just 42 years old, she runs a global luxury brand that includes 54 retail stores, a collection for Target and a very popular line of coats for Barbour outerwear.
Hindmarch says she gains inspiration from everyday events such as doing homework with her children, attending parties, and observing life around her. Her labeling inside of the handbags such as "lipstick", "phone", and "coins" are an attempt to organize busy women like herself.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
"I am thrilled to take this step forward in bridal. We are so excited to have these wonderful new partnerships with such talented, exciting designers. This expansion definitely makes Saks Jandel the destination for DC brides," stated Saks Jandel President Peter Marx.
"We chose each collection very carefully. Brides today are savvy-they know all the designers. They follow celebrities on the red carpet and they take cues from that. We wanted to be sure we were offering not only the best quality and design, but also a wide array of silhouettes for every type of bride. Our selection is so exciting and really sets us apart from all other bridal salons," explained salon manager Jennifer Johnston. The boutique will also offer an expanded selection of veils, jewelry and shoes.
Coupled with this exclusive collection of gowns, Saks Jandel continues to offer the superior service for which it is famous. A staff of seasoned sales professionals will assist the bride in finding the perfect dress, and expert on-site seamstresses will make it a perfect fit.
To celebrate its opening, The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is offering a $200 gift certificate with gown purchase through the month of February which can be applied to fashions and accessories throughout the rest of Saks Jandel.
The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is open six days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Appointments are preferred and can be arranged by calling
Friday, November 19, 2010
"Once you realize table setting is based on logic, things become less intimidating," says etiquette consultant Pamela Hillings, author of "Manners in a Minute: Dining." For example, you begin eating a meal by using the flatware at the outside left and right, and then work toward the plate as the meal proceeds. Stemware is set above and to the right of the dinner plate; bread-and-butter plates sit above the plate and to the left.
Flatware should align with the bottom rim of the charger, a large plate, which will be removed after the first course (napkin rings, customary at family meals, may be used as a festive decoration). The water glass stands above the dinner knife, white wine to its right, and red wine top center."
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
News from Starbucks! Your favorite holiday beverages are here to infuse warmth and joy into your festive season. Revel in the rich caramel experience of the Caramel Brulée Latte, the festive and chocolaty taste of the Peppermint Mocha or the spicy-sweet goodness of the Gingerbread Latte. And from November 18 to 21, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m, when you purchase one holiday beverage at a participating store, we'll give you a second one for free! So dash on down and get your hands on one (or two) of these special seasonal treats.