November 2007

Adam and Eve go to the mall

When it comes to shopping with the opposite sex, bear in mind that techniques and priorities vary. Women glide into stores and peruse the aisles, while their men trudge in, take a quick survey, estima... read more..

Geek turned tech fashionista

What happened to the taped-up-glasses wearing, pocket-protector-donning geeks everyone knew, loved and occasionally teased? They jumped on the latest technology wave, rode it to the shores of success ... read more..

The perils of credit

It's that time of year again when retailers get ready for the big holiday rush. The orders have been placed. The new merchandise is coming in. The holiday wrapping paper and bows are set, and you're r... read more..

Pearls: A girl president's best friend?

At a recent Democratic presidential debate, University of Las Vegas-Nevada student Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval asked Sen. Hillary Clinton if she preferred diamonds or pearls. Posing a fashion-related q... read more..

My Black Friday retail tour

On Black Friday, we arrived at Target just as smiley-faced employees were passing out Target Shopping Survival Kits, cute environmentally correct red bags filled with a breakfast bar, flavored coffee ... read more..

Guys rejoice: Gift guide a click away

Do men need help in the shopping department? A few new Web sites seem to suggest as much. Groomgroove.com, an engagement and wedding Web site for men, tells a groom-to-be how to buy an engagement ring... read more..

Ready for the ‘70s in ‘07

Recently, I attended and assisted with the planning of a 70s-themed surprise birthday party. It was hard to contain my laughter as I perused the aisles of Ricky's, Spencer's and other novelty shops kn... read more..

The year of the rat

One of the most popular Chinese zodiac legends describes how Buddha invited animals to participate in a race in which the first 12 to cross the river would win a coveted position on the Chinese zodiac... read more..

Star sighting: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Since retiring from her run as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and tying the knot with Freddie Prinze Junior, Sarah Michelle Gellar has kept it relatively quiet on the Hollywood scene. So when this photo of ... read more..

Among Christie's 'Magnificent' crowd

It was a warm, autumn morning in New York City when I got out of the taxi in front of Christie's auction house at Rockefeller Center. Gil, who has been opening the Christie's doors for the past 30 yea... read more..

Can jewelry curb addictions?

Forget the patch. Jewelry just might be the newest way to combat addictions—at least visually—as more and more designers are creating pieces based on various chemical substances and alcohol. Dopamine ... read more..

Why men bling

While listening to my uncle relay the story of an artist whose painting he had recently purchased, I was reminded of an article I read about men and jewelry. The artwork my uncle and I were discussing... read more..
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