What those rubbish Christmas gifts really mean – from underwear and cheap chocolates to dodgy perfumes and new socks.
Happy Year of the Rat!
Welcome to the Year of the Rat. Chinese New Year is all about passing on good luck for the coming year. This is why Feng Shui is vital to their ... Read More »
Wallpaper remnant from my powder room tied with Buddha gold ribbon.
Shopping at the mall has been replaced by shopping online. However, unless you have your gift sent directly to the giftee, you still have to wrap ... Read More »
For the bridge player, a playing card themed tip towel and coordinating cocktail napkins.
The H in holiday has unfortunately come to stand for hurried and hassled. Picking out hostess gifts and presenting them with pride should be fun.... Read More »
Time and time again I get emails asking for gift ideas. Why, I ask myself, when there are a zillion giftie items on the market? To make things easier on both sexes this (and every) holiday season, here’s a list of my favorites. Some are generic, some might ... Read More »
To re-gift or not to re-gift? If you feel that re-gifting is cheap, think again. Being thrifty is being smart. In this economy, re-gifting makes great sense as long as you remove any evidence that the gift was once yours. The last thing you want to do is ... Read More »
To give or not to give, that is the question. And the answer is... to give without question. When the word etiquette is mentioned, the first thought you might have is of white gloves, and pinkies held out during afternoon tea. Simply put, etiquette ... Read More »