Beauty - "The Lovely" - Lips - Product Review

Senna Cosmetics: Lips Road Test

July 23, 2011

By Melissa Stephans I’m so bored of my makeup. I have put lipstick and lip gloss shopping off so long, that I’m reaching the bottom of my stash. I hesitate to admit that I have used my faves so sparingly that I’m still nursing some of the products I received when I was at Town […]

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Zapi UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

December 24, 2010

By Melissa Stephans The “Zapi” is one of those products that’s so unusual, you can guarantee no one else will give the same gift. It’s an ingenious little invention that kills bacteria and viruses with a UV light. Violight’s Zapi comes in a ton of different styles, so you have a lot to choose from. […]

Dessert - FOOD - "The Delicious" - Gift Guide - Recipes

Gift Guide: Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

December 23, 2010

By Melissa Stephans If you are particularly strapped for cash this season or simply want to give something that warms the heart (and tummy), I suggest firing up your oven and start baking!  Presentation is key, as is flavor.  My choice was to make (Non-Pumpkin) Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream for loved ones this year.  […]

Fashion - Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Jewelry from Anthracite

December 21, 2010

By Melissa Stephans One of my favorite gift ideas comes from the Italian jewelry line, Anthracite. To create their pieces, Anthracite soaks silver in precious metals, then engraves them with quotes from various writers and luminaries. If Mother Theresa’s words are not yours to live by, then you can create your own inscription. Your personalization […]

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Gift Guide: Corso Como and BCBG Generation Boots

December 19, 2010

By Melissa Stephans One of the reasons why wintertime is so special is because of, well, boots. I. Love. Boots. High heel boots and riding boots tend to work best for most situations in life. Flat boots are very friendlier on the feet, but as with any accessory, good design is imperative. As always, comfort […]

Dessert - FOOD - "The Delicious" - Gift Guide

Gift Guide: The Tell Tale Preserve Society

December 17, 2010

By Melissa Stephans What do you get your favorite foodie who already owns most of Barnes & Noble’s cookbook section? Here’s an idea: a subscription to a San Francisco patisserie and delicatessen, like The Tell Tale Society! Every month, they’ll send out a bag of mouthwatering surprises to subscribers. Cakes, cookies, and preserves in savory […]