Taking it Outside

Mar Jennings credits a confluence of many factors for the increasing popularity of outdoor entertaining. The lifestyle expert, television host and author of many books including “Life on Mar’s: Creating Casual Luxury,” said increasing eco-consciousness... more »

Little Shoppers, Big Sales

Products that inspire creativity and imagination will never get old. If there’s one thing that parents and grandparents will spend money on, it’s children. And while electronics are seemingly taking over the entertainment portion of... more »

What Couples Want Now

Wedding and bridal shower gifts for the inspired home. Wedding couples need you more than ever. As they plan to set up their homes, after paying for an expensive wedding — the national average wedding... more »

Traditionally Trendy

Vintage-style jewelry adds sparkle to retailers’ product offerings. They say everything old is new again, and the resurgence of the vintage jewelry trend is proving that to be true. While jewelry might not take up... more »

Mad for Men’s Gifts

Pop culture and man-cave sensibilities have merged to create an increased demand for men’s gifts. When Alan Cadan, founder of Alynn Neckwear in Southern California, began to sell high-quality men’s neckwear in 1979, his moves... more »

Green Bath and Body Cleans Up

Green­—organic and natural— bath and body products are on a rapid growth curve. Here’s a look at the latest in the industry. Kim Harmson sells only one line of soap in Kizuri, her shop in... more »

Deck the Halls

When it comes to the holidays, some traditions are timeless. Yet it might be time for some new ones as well. What can you expect this season? The owners of The Cutest Little Shoppe in... more »

Room for Rustic

Harkening back to nature and peaceful tranquility, rustic décor has always been a staple of lodges and cabins. It’s making surprising inroads in places you wouldn’t really expect. Bringing the outdoors in, whether in the... more »

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