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Freebie Effect

A close colleague worked for an expensive watch company and complained of their common freebie practice. Give a celebrity a ridiculously expensive timepiece, make sure they wear it around the papa-paparazzi, watch the watch sales climb sky high.... More »

Earth Day Eats

This week, in honor of Earth Day, we get to expand our eco-friendly palate with some other city favorites. We’re huge fans of Quantum Leap and the East Village’s Organic Grill. We love the sustainability idea behind Rogue Tomate and the... More »

Hotel Delmano

On a rainy afternoon last week, I went on a Williamsburg adventure ending in a delicious drink at the apparently wildly popular (how was I supposed to know!) Hotel Delmano. Hotel Delmano is not a hotel. I know, tricky, right? The unassuming spot on... More »

Sustainable September: Eat Locally

Riding the green wave are restaurants screaming from their bamboo surfboards, “Eat local, Dude! Buy local, man! Cowabunga.” Tasting Table toots that it’s been suggesting local since it’s launch. Dude, wasn’t that like... More »

Organic Nail Spa: W!NK

It’s summer, and we can’t trot around with tattered toes and dirty digits, but traditional nail salons give us a headache and leave our pure bodies feeling toxic! In early May, I discovered WINK Beauty Bar, the only eco-friendly beauty... More »

MARY PORTAS' top tips for charity chic-By Daily Mail Reporter

[Daily Mail Reporter ] “Shopping guru Mary Portas is back on our screens – and she’s turning her attention to the world of charity shopping. Here are her top tips for charity chic. Mary Queen of Shops: Follow her advice on how to... More »

Unemployment Survival Guide

Aside from some intermittent sunny weather and some great finds at sample sales, New York seems to be full of doom and gloom these days. Stores are closing, restaurants are empty and friends are losing their jobs. Being jobless in New York is... More »

Worth Saving

Last week I asked the guy I’m dating where he had his money saved. He isn’t from the U.S., has lived in several different countries, and assuming his funds are heavily foreign-invested, I wondered if he had fared any better than me.... More »

Sunday's Spa Savers Aren't Just for Moms

Browsing through this weeks random free and almost free publications, I noticed a variety of Mother’s Day spa specials. Doggie moms are moms too, right? And since my pooch don’t got no daddy, I treated myself to an early Mother’s... More »

Beauty bargain - or beauty bust?

   I strolled into CVS this evening in search of Kleenex and stopped dead in my tracks en route to paper goods as my eyes caught hold of the hair care aisle. Shelf upon shelf of salon products stood gleaming under the fluorescent lights, premium... More »

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