Great holiday gift deals

November 23, 2012
Shopping today? Scouting for Black Friday sales?I'm always on the lookout for great holiday gift deals. Macy's doesn't pay me, but they should, because it's pretty much...

BREAKING NEWS–budget-friendly sale on body products

November 19, 2012
Yes, I'm still talking about budget-friendly Christmas gifts.  Here's a limited time sale I wanted to share, with many individual gift items well under...

Holiday gift guide: early edition

November 16, 2012
Black Friday's a comin' and it's time for one of my annual holiday gift guides. Since holiday decorations are already up, I don't feel at all guilty about it,...

18 bargain-hunting tips

June 20, 2012
We're going shopping today! The Diva's looking for bargains, which means a CLOSE look at everything. And some tried and true tips from a world-class shopper--moi!--...

Fashion: love or hate?

June 1, 2012
Fashion fascinates me.  Riveted to Project Runway every season, I wonder how designers come up with some of the things they do. Especially those that are...shall we...

11 delightful spring fashion statements

May 19, 2012
There's nothing as much fun as a visit to the store, Anthropologie*, especially in spring. Their women's clothing, accessories and home decor are a little idiosyncratic...

Shopping in the Sahara

March 27, 2012
The children of the desert--kids who belong to nomadic Berber family--fascinated me. Here we were in the middle of nowhere (or so it seemed to us) and these kids would...

10 ways to make long flights more comfortable

March 18, 2012
Long flights.We all dread them, but if you want to visit exotic places, there's no avoiding them.There are, however, some ways to make them as comfy as possible and I've...

Christmas gifts that cost nothing

November 23, 2011
Short on money but still want to give Christmas gifts? Consider a personal services gift certificate, for services done by--that's right--YOU.Everyone's got a talent of...

Diva’s 20 holiday gifts for $10 or less

November 22, 2011
It takes creative, clever shopping to stay within budget, especially $10 or less. I absolutely love stores like TJMaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods and Old Navy. Bath and...

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