Archive | November, 2013

29 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Time to give thanks.

We’re inspired by author William Faulkner’s quotation: “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” While we’re all getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, we’d like to take a moment to thank a few important people in our […]

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22 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Show some tabletop style on Thursday.

Leave it to Martha Stewart and her staff of stylists to come up with great ideas for Thanksgiving table décor. From leaf-shaped trivets of cork to copper-covered gourd centerpieces, you’ll find easy, do it yourself ideas at http://goo.gl/uocT7y.  We like the wishbone napkin charms, the walnut placecard holders, and the Timeless Table featuring childhood photos […]

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20 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Get prepped for a fresher workout.

Before your post-turkey workout, get those funky gym clothes fresh again. According to Men’s Fitness, the easiest way to keep gym clothes smelling fresh is presoaking. Most workout garments are made with fibers that repel water, like Spandex and Lycra, so you need to presoak in a half-gallon warm water mixed with 1 ounce laundry […]

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16 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dress the table.

Let our linens department help put the finishing touches on your tablecloth and napkins. Nothing’s as nice as professional pressing – and our experts can remove most stains, even on delicate lace and linen. Bring your holiday linens in now and they’ll be clean and crisp for your Thanksgiving festivities next week. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=539

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14 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The rarest wool on Earth.

The rarest wool on Earth. Once the exclusive pleasure of Incan royalty, the silky wool from the Peruvian vicuña is the ultimate in luxury. Loro Piana is the major maker of vicuña garments, and a simple scarf is about $4,000. A jacket costs more than $20,000. The fabric is unbelievably light and soft, and those […]

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12 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

When Daylight Savings ends, winter’s right around the corner.

Now’s the time to store away your warm weather clothes. It’s a good tradition and a great way to make closet space for the bulkier winter clothes. Just don’t add moth balls to your stored garments — instead use cedar chips or dried lavender. Moth balls contain naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene, petroleum-based chemicals that can cause […]

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10 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Join us in honoring our Veterans this Monday.

Not just on Veterans Day, but every day. We’re proud of their service to our country and thankful for the protection they provide for our American way of life. Let’s remember to thank those who serve, those who sacrifice, and their families. Take a moment and visit the “A Nation Gives Thanks” page on Facebook, […]

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08 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Tweed isn’t just for English professors anymore.

The classic woolen fabric is looking modern in slimmed-down menswear jacket and coats this winter. Rough Harris tweed is hand-woven, Donegal’s known by its thick slubs of woven-in colored yarns, and Herringbone is the most classic with its V-shaped parallel lines. Plush modern tweeds aren’t itchy or hot and look great with a classic white […]

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