April 20, 2009
Play It Again
The truth is, curbside blue bins make recycling a lot less inconvenient. But you still have some green guilt for throwing away all the stuff that can’t go in them. Here’s where some of those items can get new life.
April 17, 2009
Searching out new territory, tracking your targets, stalking the prey. Yes, shopping can feel a lot like hunting, even if you’re only on the prowl for an everyday handbag.
And it’s even harder when fertile grounds like small independent boutiques seem to be closing up every day.
Which is why it’s such good news that the tiny MisFortune boutique at Ward Centre just reopened yesterday. It has new owners and new inventory, but the name and the idea are the same.
Only as big as a... Read more »
April 16, 2009
Weekend Picks - April 16, 2009
April 15, 2009
The good news: your tax return is (finally!) signed, sealed, and in the mail.
The bad news: there’s no fat IRS refund check coming your way.
So just say no to taxation without intoxication, and head to the... Read more »
April 14, 2009
Luck of the Draw
Back in high school, your best subjects were daydreaming and doodling – aside from lunch, of course. Sounds like the resume of a Most Unlikely to Succeed ballot winner.
But not in the case of local girl Christy Chung, whose free-form line drawings developed into her ccdoodle collection of tees, tanks and dresses.
The garments themselves couldn’t be simpler – soft cotton, solid colors – but they work as a canvas for her graphic sketches. Each... Read more »
April 13, 2009
You've Got Nail
Lots of good things last just a few days. The post-facial glow. The box of Girl Scout cookies. Your paycheck.
And, sadly, your manicure.
But pro surfer Emilia Perry is an expert in making short-lived fun – like riding waves – last longer. She also knows how to make a perfect manicure last for weeks – at the North Shore’s Atlantis Salon, Perry is the only manicurist on the island who does Minx Nails, a new polish alternative that heat bonds a super-thin film of color to your nails.
It comes in the standard reds, pinks and mauves, but you can... Read more »