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Memorial Day is Almost Here! Is Your BBQ Ready?

23 May

Whether you’re a steak lover or vegetarian, we all have one thing in common on Memorial Day: we love spending time outside around the BBQ!

But it’s been a long winter and a pretty cool start to spring. So if you’re like me, parties by the grill have been few and far between in the last few months.

But that’s no excuse for not being prepared, especially when you have me to direct you to the ideal retailers who can get anyone ready for not just Memorial Day weekend, but the summer ahead- no matter if it’s a condo balcony or a massive backyard patio.

I love C&B for the time-saving accessories and helpful aides that make it easy to entertain.

And right now, you can get FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $1500 or more!

Some of my favorites include…

For your outdoor entertaining, make your way to West Elm.  Here are a few of the pieces that caught my eye when I was in there recently:

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From the novice to the Iron Chefs among us, Sur La Table is the, I repeat, THE destination for your culinary needs.  Here are some of my favorite finds:

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Well… after those examples, you don’t really have any excuse for not hosting a fantastic Memorial Day (or any day) party outside!

Need any other help? Let me know and stay tuned for more summer updates!


GURU Holiday Fav’s Sweepstakes Day Two: West Elm!

11 Dec

I’m back with another day of

great deals and giveaways!

Today, it’s another of my GURU FAV’S: West Elm! This is a must-visit for anyone who wants to make their home more festive this time of year or just to change up the decor, no matter the month!  It’s always rotating, so if you haven’t been back, (or ever!) you really need to check it out.

But it’s not all couch’s and wall art at West Elm. They also feature what I consider to be, one of THE BEST throws you will find anywhere.

MY FAVORITE THROW is easily one of softest, coziest and most comfortable ways to stay warm and toasty this winter. Ask anyone that has one of these and they’ll tell you how great it really is, especially this time of year!

These are usually $29, but now through through the holiday season, you can pick one up for just $19! 

At that price, I would advise getting two of them if you have anyone living with you as it will avoid any “disagreements” later on! They come in solid, striped or border-striped designs so you can get a little variety.

If you’re headed to The Streets at Southpoint today, I suggest you stop by Center Court near the Welcome Center on the Lower Level.  You’ll find one of these throws on display all day today that’s being GIVEN AWAY! All you need to do is sign up for The Club and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of the West Elm My Favorite Throw!

And everyone who comments on the blog will be entered in to win a $150 retailer gift card to any one of the stores I feature.  You get to choose which one. One lucky reader will win! Just comment at the end of each of my posts, now through Friday, 12/21/12.  Tell me what you like best about West Elm and if you own this cuddly throw, share your thoughts below!  Official Sweepstakes Rules can be found here: OFFICIAL RULES.

Remember to check back every day or subscribe to get updates sent to your inbox, so you don’t miss out on a chance to win fantastic gifts or even a $150 gift card!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211


24 Aug

West Elm is an upscale retail store that features contemporary furniture design and other housewares (and it is awesome!).  West Elm has really set itself apart from similar stores by featuring inspiring, eclectic designs, colors and patterns.  Anyone can walk in and create a stylish space with the accessories offered at West Elm – candle holders to coffee tables, modern bedding, contemporary rugs, sofas, wall decor to accent pillows, lighting, dining- you name it, it’s there!  

Quite honestly, it is one of my favorite stores and we are so lucky to have one right here in Durham at Streets at Southpoint!  Just another reason to love this mall!

First thing’s first – THE STORE IS GORGEOUS!  At very first step, you’re immediately whisked into a  menagerie  of color and design – patterns jump out at you everywhere in an organized, upscale setting.  It’s magnificent!

I couldn’t help but to be inspired by all the creative room set-ups.  As I made my way through the store (which is huge!) I kept finding more and more great ideas – West Elm has a really unique way of  infusing color and texture with patterns and composition – it  is quite en genius!
For instance, these accent pillows and throw blanket fit perfectly together as a whole.  Take notice of the rich color, accent pattern, and soft texture of the pillows – see how the blanket encompasses all the components of the pillows, really tying it all together.

West Elm is an accessory mecca!  Sometimes, all you need are a few new accessories to spice up a room – you can change the whole look of an entire room with just a few small pieces, not to mention, it saves a lot of money making a few small changes versus taking on the whole room!  For instance, just a few new pillows can change a room’s entire look.
Shirley Fintz Stoneware Lion $129.00 (left)
The owl sitting on the lion is apart of the piece!  It’s like 2 pieces for the price of 1!

In the spirit of owls, I’m seeing them everywhere at West Elm right now and I’m liking it!  Mix your red lion owl with some owl candles! (right)
Candles are a great way to add depth to a room.  I really don’t believe that too many is a bad thing!  It’s all about finding a good mix of different styles!

Candle lanterns, accent pillows, bird vases, and adorable dinnerware!
The chevron throw pillow cover is my favorite item in the whole store! Chevron is so hot right now in fashion and home design and when done right can really make a statement!
Chevron Crewel Pillow Cover $39.00 (right)

Furniture at West Elm
Right now they are having a their annual 15% off upholstery event.

You can customize many of West Elm’s pieces in over 30 special fabrics.  They even have experts right there in the store to help make the process easy! See swatches before you commit to make sure you love it and you can order fabric by the yard to make window panels, cushions, pillows and more!!!

Everett Striped Chair $509.00 

In keeping with the stripe them, I was very happy to find these gorgeous striped duvet covers!  
Stripe Duvet Cover and Shams in White/Citron $19.00-$89.00

And carry this gorgeous citron motif  right into the bathroom for an all together pulled in look!
Gemma Orkin Deoupage Trays $6.00-$12.00
Modern Stripe Tumbler $8.00
Porcelain Stripe Trays $6.00-$16.00

Gemma Orkin Vases $34.00

West Elm’s modern kitchen and dining accessories and decor includes all the items necessary for a modern style!

Ready for something really fabulous?  I’ve never really seen anything like it —
Papier-Mache Animal Sculptures!
As part of a collaboration with Aid to Artisans (west elm is the nonprofit’s largest retail partner), they worked with Haitian artisans to create witty riffs on wild animals. Made entirely from recycled materials, these all-white sculptures bring a wild side to walls in the most responsible way.

Now is the time to go check out the new store — Celebrate with 15% OFF ANY ONE ITEM until September 9th!  Happy Shopping!  Let me know what you find!!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

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