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Holiday Gift Guide from Ann Taylor

If you’re looking to impress loved ones with a chic gift fit for the season – while maybe snagging a treat for yourself – look no further than Ann Taylor. On-trend, yet timeless and elegant jewelry, winter booties, silk scarves and cozy cold-weather accessories are sure to satisfy …

‘Tis the season for creating dazzling holiday tables

Laughter, joy, happiness — ’tis the season for family and friends to come together around the table, celebrating all the warmth of the holidays. Really want to wow your guests at your next gathering? It’s as easy as mixing Christmas past with Christmas present. “The holidays are the …

Book Review: Left at the Altar by Margaret Brownley

A historical romantic comedy, “Left at the Altar ” is set during a time when the US has not standardized time zones yet so that towns can set their own time! And the setting of the story, Two-Time, Texas is in that quandary because there are two jewelers, …

Mykita + Maison Margiela Spring 2017: Diamond Eyes

MYKITA created a set of one-off pieces for the Maison Margiela spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection designed by creative director John Galliano. The oversize transparent glasses look like a sci-fi fantasy version of aviator goggles with faceted ‘diamond’ lenses that give the models a sense of crystal vision. Photo …

Turn Thursdays into together time this holiday season

Holiday busyness can occupy your weekends, making it difficult to find time to prepare and share a special meal. Instead, why not commit to making Thursday evenings special throughout the season? Instead of trying to do one more thing on the weekend, organically fit together-time into Thursdays, and …

Ann Taylor St. Jude Elephant Charm Jewelry Collection

Give the gift that gives back! The new Ann Taylor limited-edition St. Jude Elephant Jewelry Collection does just that! From November 18, 2016 through January 28, 2017, Ann Taylor will donate 50% of the purchase price per of each item sold from the collection to the St. Jude …

4 ways to make your family’s holiday portraits shine

Take a look at your family. How many changes have crept in since last year? And one year from now, when it’s time to send out holiday cards again, think about how much more they will have changed. Sending a family photograph as your holiday card is one …

Book Review: Picture Perfect Wedding by Lynnette Austin

Love is lovelier the second time around! High school sweethearts Beck Elliot and Tansy Calhoun did not have “Picture Perfect Wedding” they were dreaming of. But they did not have to wait years either to find out if there was still something salvageable from their young love. For …

Tree trimming 101: Dazzling decorating easy as 1-2-3

Shiny silver and gold, the warm glow of lights, dazzling bursts of color – O Christmas tree, your magic helps fill our homes with laughter and love during this merriest of seasons. And while gathering together to trim the tree is a beloved family tradition for many of …

Book Review: His Christmas Cowgirl by Alissa Callen

Book 6 of the Wildflower Ranch series, “His Christmas Cowgirl ” follows headstrong cowgirl Peta Dixon and self-made rancher Garrett Ross. A short and sweet read, it is a story of finding love in the most unexpected place. For Peta, it was her true love right at her …