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There are always a million things to remember when traveling, but you shouldn't have to give packing a second thought! Our favorite travel accessories are designed to take the stress out of your pre-vacation routine. These chic and compact picks are great for any getaway - no matter if you're a day-tripper or globetrotter.
The first step toward a hassle-free journey is staying organized. To keep all your accessories in place, there's PURSEN's Handbag Organizers & Travel Jewelry Case. This all-in-one multi-tasker comes equipped with clear plastic pockets of varying sizes and removable pouches, ideal for keeping jewelry separate and untangled. The handbag inserts are another unique feature we love. Plan your look in advance, then pack your purse next to its matching jewelry for easy accessibility.
Buy Now, PURSEN's Handbag Organizer & Travel Jewelry Case, $48
For your practical must-haves, this Clear Zip Case from Flight 001 is both chic and carry-on friendly. All airline
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- PageDaily | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 9, 2011 9:07 PM EDT
Nothing says summer like pool parties and BBQs. But with fattening items like hot dogs and creamy side salads (think potato salad and coleslaw) on the menu-you may find yourself with a little extra pudge hanging over your bathing suit. With a few simple changes you'll be able to enjoy the end of summer without wreaking havoc on your waistline. These tips save big on calories and grams of fat, but sacrifice none of the flavor or fun! I've even provided one of my favorite F-Factor recipes that's sure to be a hit all summer long. Happy BBQing!
- Go Lean on the Grill: Lean meats such as chicken, fish and turkey provide less calories, saturated fat and cholesterol than hot dogs and full-fat hamburger meat. If you can't avoid your hamburger craving, choose USDA Select or Choice grades of lean beef that have been trimmed of fat, such as ground sirloin. Another great tasty option is low-fat sausage with 3g of fat or less, from brands like Applegate Farms and Hebrew National.
Read More »from 6 Yummy Summer Smoothies
Some people enjoy smoothies as a breakfast on the go, while others use them for an afternoon snack or after-workout pick me up. They are not only delicious, but are often packed with nutrients, vitamins, and more. Need more protein in your diet or trying to get in shape? Add a scoop of your favorite whey protein powder to give your smoothie a healthy kick. These sweet (and not too sugary) smoothies are sure to be a hit even if you have a picky eater in your home. Here are our favorites to try this summer:
The Melissa Smoothie
Our Founding Editor Melissa Meyers makes a delicious smoothie for herself and family several times a week. If you are not a fan of bananas, feel free to replace with raspberries or blackberries for a yummy mixed berry smoothie.
• 1 cup cut-up fresh strawberries • I ripe banana • 1 Stoneyfield Farm fat free vanilla yogurt • Organic Fat free Milk- 1/2 cup • 8-10 ice cubes Mix all ingredients in a blender for 2 minutes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Read More »from Top 7 Common Beauty Mistakes to Avoid this Summer
Whether you're spending the hot summer months at work or at the beach, there are essential beauty tips every woman should keep in mind to achieve the perfect look this summer.
Blend, Blend and Blend Whether your applying concealer, lip liner or blush, be sure to blend colors and makeup to create a natural summer look. Defined lines and mismatched colors can lead to a disastrous look for the summer. When applying concealer around your eyes, be sure to blend. Also, remember to switch to a darker shade if you have been out in the sun.
Stay in Line When applying lip liner or eyeliner, stay in line. Cat eyes are great, but tone down the look for the summer. When applying lipstick, trace your lip line and avoid an unnatural look. Same goes for your eyes. If you plan to extend your line beyond your eyes, keep it natural.
Mind Your Neck Check your neck. This is a common mistake year-round, but needs particular attention during the summertime. Since you are out in the sun, your neck may not
Read More »from A Day in the Life of Jay Godfrey
It's fun to learn what your favorite designers do on a daily basis, let alone every half hour. I recently sat down with Jay Godfrey to get his play by play on a typical day, and what gets him going (Espresso!). It's a guarantee he'll never leave home without his iPhone and an ingrained image of his baby girl, Allegra. Get a glimpse into JG's life:
5:44 am: I hear my alarm go off. Ok, no I don't! I hear my one year old, Allegra, crying. Ok, not that either. Why the hell am I up?! Must be thinking about work. Back to sleep I go.
7:16 am: Ok. Now I am really up. I hear Allegra calling for me and her mommy to come get her from her crib.
7:19 am: Diaper change. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" sung. Espresso machine on and heating up.
7:35 am: Espresso gone. Make another. Go get the NY Post and NY Times to get some news at my front door. Tired of "debt ceiling" and Casey Anthony stories. Loved restaurant reviews in the Times and can't wait to try David Bouley'sBrushstroke, which received
- PageDaily | Work + Money – Mon, Aug 1, 2011 8:17 PM EDT
Read More »from Outfitting the Perfect Guest Room With Eve Robinson
These items are sure to give your guest a luxurious weekend retreat this summer season!
Anthropologie Acca Kappa Toothbrush
These toothbrushes are not only stylish but made of entirely biodegradable materials. Perfect for that weekend guest who forgets the No. 1 bathroom essential, this toothbrush brings a little glamour to a notoriously unsightly bathroom accessory!
Buy Now, $6.50
Fancy Guest Soaps:
Jo Malone Bath Soap Bars Nothing welcomes guests like freshly scented soaps! With several fragrance combinations to choose from, these Jo Malone soaps will leave your weekend guests with a spa-like satisfaction.
Buy Now, $50 for 3 Bars
John Robshaw via Gracious Home Cotton Voile Robes
Comfort and design go hand-in-hand with these fun printed robes. John Robshaw has taken the functional classic robe and given it a twist with a punch of color and cotton perfectly suited for any room and weekend guest!
Buy Now, $95
Unica Home Anything Alarm
When all you can think about in the summer heat is comfort and staying cool, white items are the go-to pieces that make a statement. And the best part about wearing a white ensemble? It's a blank canvas, ready and waiting to be accessorized . Just make sure you're wearing the correct undergarments to prevent that dreaded VPL!Read More »from White Hot Summer Fashion
Go elegant yet subtle with this Ani Lee Taryn Dress as seen on Jamie Chung of Hangover 2. The plunging neckline and short hem is sexy while the classic cut and simple style is perfect for day or evening. Pair it with minimal accessories so the white can really stand out.
Buy Now, $299
Cutouts with intricate detailing seem to be all the rage right now. The front of the Sparkle and Fade Cutout Bustier Dress looks prim and proper, or even business casual but the back is a pleasant surprise of flirty triangle cutouts.
Buy Now, $69
Maxi dresses are still an "it" item this season. Featuring a scoop neckline, racerback with macramé straps, the ASOS Macramé
Whether you need a wake-up call in the morning or a soothing bath after work, there is a body wash right for you. Instead of reaching for your AM coffee, try out a citrus-scented wash to perk you up. If you have sensitive skin and are in need of nutrients and hydration, try a creamy or oil-infused wash, sure to soften and revitalize your skin. No matter your budget, you'll find one that's perfect for your skin-type. They certainly beat using bar soaps!Read More »from Body Washes We Love
1. Kio Kio- Citrus Petal and Tartara Made with mineral-rich spring water, sustainably harvested plant extracts and organic ingredients from New Zealand this body wash not only does good for the body, but also the environment. The citrus petal and tartara scent is flowery with a hint of lemon to wake you up and soften your skin at the same time.
Buy Now, $31
2. L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil Imagine bathing or showering with a body wash that smells of sweet almonds and has an amazingly soothing feel to it! L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil is
Read More »from There is More to Exercise Than Just Cardio!
As an exercise professional in the fitness industry for almost 30 years, I have seen a lot of fads, trends, and crazes regarding classes, programs, and equipment. From high-impact to low-impact to step to spin; the constant focus on "cardio" has been and still is a very important component in the movement plan of many people. What's easier than throwing on a pair of sneakers and going for a jog or a brisk walk? The gratification of cardio exercise is almost instant as you work your heart and lungs, challenge your breathing, endurance, break a sweat, and build detoxifying heat. Plus, the activity helps you to reduce your stress and relax.
If you are one who craves a group class rather than the lonely road there are the ever-popular spin classes where you ride a bike with a small group of other determined spinners to see who can go the fastest, ride the hardest, breathe the heaviest, sweat the most, and do it in a club-type setting with great music and atmosphere. Plus, even the most
Real Housewives of New York star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps just got back from a three-week trip to Corsica and Paris and all she brought with her was a single carry on! LuAnn made it back just in time to view the reunion shows which air on Bravo on Monday, July 25th and Monday, August 1st (two 90 minute specials).
Don't believe it? Read on for Countess LuAnn's tips on how to pack light with style.
Think before you pack: "Instead of packing individual items and trying to piece an ensemble together later, lay everything out and plan your outfits ahead of time."
Travel in your bulkiest pieces: "Things like sweaters and comfortable shoes tend to take up the most space in your bag, so plan to wear those items en route to your destination."
Go basic: Packing neutral items allows for flexibility in your wardrobe. Pieces like a fitted blazer, a LBD, or sexy jeans can be dressed up with accessories to go seamlessly from day to night. "I like to travel with fun costume jewelry, which takes