let them eat soup

My Pollyanna picture of Thanksgiving–thanks to artist Norman Rockwell.

There’s a scene in the movie The Blindside, in which Sandra Bullock prepares a turkey feast for her onscreen family, and the minute she calls “Dinner,” everyone hits the buffet like a buffalo stampede and plops down in front of the football game.  (Thanks to [...]

branching out…

Just one look…that's all it took.

A while back, I was flipping through a Pottery Barn catalog (which I use more as a source of inspiration than for actual shopping—sorry, PB) and a sliver of decorative twigs caught my eye. (I say sliver, because they were trying to sell the couch, the mirror, [...]

about this blog

Okay, so here’s my motto:

Anything worth buying...is worth buying cheaper.

And that’s where this blog comes into the picture. I’ve been a national magazine writer and editor for more years than I care to admit. During that time, I’ve researched, written about, and played with the hottest, newest, trendiest things under the sun - from lipsticks to lampshades, denim to doorknobs (I'm not kidding... I actually had to write a story about vintage doorknobs). And while I know plenty of people who pay big bucks for the latest designer handbag, I actually get a bigger thrill out of finding really cool, obscure items for a song: a brilliant leather coat at Target, say, or a drugstore lipgloss straight from London.

So hang out with me here and we’ll go shopping together for the best beauty bargains, fashion finds, brilliant home décor and more.