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28 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Spring clean.

Bright skies, warm breezes and longer days mean it’s time for a good spring cleaning. We always start in the bedrooms, stripping beds down to the bare mattress. We clean comforters, dust ruffles, pillow shams, even area rugs and curtains. Launder everything washable and send the rest to us for professional cleaning. We expertly clean and […]

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26 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

The pocket square returns.

Whether you choose the classic, pesko, puff, crown or flower fold, your look in a blazer or suit jacket is always smarter with a pocket square. The splash of color and texture adds style and splash of personal expression. The quickest is a puff: lay the fabric flat, pick up the center, form a ring […]

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22 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Folded by robot.

Now there’s a robot to fold your laundry, thanks to a new invention from Israeli Gal Rosov. His new Foldimate machine, featured in Inc. magazine, will cost about $850 but will fold a load of dry laundry in minutes. Even though it doesn’t handle small items like socks or underwear, almost 200,000 people are signed […]

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20 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Women in business, 2

Glamour magazine offers specific wardrobe tips for careers in retail, law and the arts. What’s in common? Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident – and that’s appropriate for the work environment. A fitted silk blouse, skinny jeans and flats might fit into a techie environment, but always be sure you’re dressed […]

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16 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Women in business, 1

Glamour magazine advises that how you dress for an interview can be as important as spell-checking your résumé. The obvious no-no’s: showing too much skin, wrinkles or stains, chipped manicure or scuffed footwear. Dress for the position and the industry, avoid loud patterns, large accessories and jewelry. Slim, tapered pants with a well-tailored blazer count […]

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14 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Grandma’s laundry secret

Vinegar’s back! This inexpensive miracle worker gives brighter, cleaner, fresher laundry. For instance, it removes sweat and deodorant stains, replaces fabric softener to reduce static, and boosts detergent power while eliminating buildup from powdered cleaners. An overnight soak in half and half vinegar and water can help kill stubborn workout smells. Add a half cup to […]

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07 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Skin-friendly fabrics.

Choosing a garment that’s flattering and fits body and budget is not enough. Some fabrics actually irritate or harm skin. Bamboo, for instance, is treated with harsh chemicals during manufacture. Synthetics are the worst. Polyster, for instance, doesn’t breathe, traps odors, feeds bacteria and releases irritating chemical components and the latest wrinkle-resistant fabrics are treated […]

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05 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Cloth napkins.

Don’t cheat yourself of one of life’s little luxuries by saving the cloth napkins for company. Even regular cotton or linen napkins are easy to care for and make every meal a little bit nicer. Choose a dark or richly patterned fabric for extended use (stains don’t show). Smooth and fold napkins right out of […]

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01 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Vera Wang’s wedding secrets, 2.

Glamour magazine asked her how to pick the right dress. “My biggest advice is to try things on. In a way, you’re trying on personalities and each of us has many sides. When you get married to a guy or a girl, they don’t expect to see someone completely different on the wedding day. They […]

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30 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Vera Wang’s wedding secrets, 1.

Glamour magazine asked Ms. Wang what the most important thing a bride should think about. “She should be herself…when you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, there’s a confidence and an ease that comes through. …When it comes to weddings, there are lots of voices in one’s head, but it all begins and ends with […]

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