Look festive from head to mistletoe this holiday

Dress up the trend setter on your shopping list in these styles that will keep her happy all season These boots were made for power walking Shout “I’m here” without having to say a word in Miss Garcia Hedera boots ($479.16), a bold red skin boot that makes the statement, “unstoppable” with every step.  The…

The girls’ guide to glamping

Must-have gear for women who love the outdoors but also love creature comforts Hitting the back woods and camping out does not mean you have to completely rough it.  Whether heading for the hills for a weekender with the family or a girls getaway, take along the right gear that will make your next outdoor…

Home goods for a happy holiday season

Holiday gifts that will make a home warm and welcoming, safe and sound Ess-scential candles Even if the weather outside is frightening, you can enjoy nature indoors with the warm, soft light of a candle flame and nature-inspired fragrances from the Heritage Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle ($15-25). These stylish, modern designed candles can make a home…

10 essentials for the end of the summer season

Gear up for the last days of summer A hot Indian summer can last for weeks, or longer, after Labor Day, so don’t give up yet on fun in the sun. For summer’s last hurrah, do it right with these 10 essentials for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. Gear up and get outside, while you…

A bedroom retreat for all seasons

Beautify and refresh your bedroom, any time of year Many a travel-weary soul has exclaimed, “There’s nothing like being home in your own bed.” Your bedroom is your private sanctuary, so make it an inviting place where you can rest, sleep and feel restored, surrounded by pure comfort and beauty. Blooming bed Bring a lasting…

Celebrate America’s Birthday with a bang

Get your red, white and blue on for the holiday Independence Day is around the corner, so get ready to celebrate in style and spirit. Be a star at your July 4th party with festive food, drink and Americana accoutrement made for entertaining and enjoying your holiday. Hole-in-won! You can’t miss with a flag themed bean…

TJ Maxx for the Fourth, and beyond

A trip to TJ Maxx for a one-stop shopping spree for everything Fourth of July As I loaded up for Independence Day festivities at my secret place, before I noticed two hours had passed. I wondered how the time had gotten away from me, as it always does when I go there; and more broadly,…

When you notice a little off the top

Solutions for when you are at a loss about hair loss There is such a thing as “Female pattern baldness,” but not too many women want to talk about, or even acknowledge their thinning hair and balding.  Because so many sufferers keep this problem under their caps, the beauty industry has been slow to find…

The pants make the woman, or something like that

SlimSation everyday pants, to wear wherever you are There are a lot of crop pants out there, but SlimSation pants by Multiples are not your garden-variety pants. This slimming pant, as the name implies, is designed to slim your figure, and make you look your sensational best. The pants feature a flexible tummy control panel that…

REVOQ: The fidget spinner to end it

REVOQ creators dazzle with fully loaded fidget spinner that just won’t stop The hot new fidget spinner REVOQ from WeFidget is the best thing I’ve seen since the faux Cartier diamond encrusted solid gold spinner on SNL. https://youtu.be/iN6df0twmJQ Though I’m not a connoisseur of fidget spinner’s, my nine-year-old son he is. He and his friends are…

Gift ideas for the best mom ever on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14.  Show your appreciation for your mom this Mother’s Day with one of these fabulous gifts that will make her day. Got that sunshine in my pocket-book Give Mom a gift she will cherish and literally keep close to her heart every day — the M. Hulot Gia cross body…

Gainesville welcomes Cabela’s

Hunting, fishing and camping retailer hosts weekend fanfare with special guests, giveaways and family activities Mega outdoors outfitter Cabela’s will open its newest location in Gainesville, Virginia, on March 9. The opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 with an archer slicing through a red ribbon with an arrow. When the doors open at 10 am, guests…