February 7, 2007
Could this be the Wii-kend?
February 2, 2007
Dispatch from Broke Arm Mountain
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So you've broken your arm -- congratulations! There's a whole new world of products out there to purchase. So far my favorite is Cast Blast, which I found at the Medcare Products Web site for $15.95. It may be out there in stores, but frankly I'm not doing much shopping (or typing) with this thang. It's a can of compressed air mixed with talc and blasts away itchy spots.
Also at the site is the DryCast waterproof cast cover, which comes in different sizes and in arm and leg varieties. It works much easier than the newspaper bag and duct tape combo I was using.
-- A Reach handled flosser, when you're flossing with one hand.
-- Get your legs waxed; one less thing to struggle with.
-- Crazy enough to try one-handed cooking? Buy some frozen chopped peppers and onions and keep 'em in your freezer for when the mood strikes.
-- Trying to write with your cast fingers? Get a Pilot Dr. Grip pen; the larger, padded barrel will help your grip, and you'll probably still need it when your cast comes off and you're in the throes of physical therapy.
Tie one on
It is a cryin' shame that the closest Anthropologie store to my home in east Fort Lauderdale is on South Beach, and the next closest is West Palm, at CityPlace. But, I finally made the trek up north and what fun a store it is to poke around in!
Ever since Sun-Sentinel reporter John Tanasychuk wrote a great piece on aprons last October, I have been coveting the great selection they have at A-pologie. The holidays came and I could have used one as I did plenty of hostessing. Then, after Christmas, my colleague page designer Angie Brennan came to work with the two A-pologie aprons she got for Christmas, lucky girl.
Here's the one I finally chose.
It was tough because the selection of colors and designs is amazing. (By the way, I have yet to wear it, but it sure looks cute tied to a cabinet door knob in my kitchen!)
I also found some juice glasses, the perfect size for the little hands in my home.
Called Fleur-de-lys, they are really ornate and come in great colors (I chose chartreuse) and are $7 a piece. You'd be surprised at how hard it is to find this size (4.5h x3" diam.). -- I've looked a lot of places.
Come to think of it, they would also be great for wine.
So there ya have it, two things to help you in your quest to ... tie one on.
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February 1, 2007
American Baby Faire, Part 1
Coming in this Sunday's Family Style section of the Sun-Sentinel: Our pick of five great new baby products that will be featured at the annual expo, the American Baby Faire. Since we know how you like to plan ahead, we are giving a Save The Date shout out for the event (which comes to the Broward County Convention Center Feb. 10 and 11. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and giving a sneak preview of our Top 5 list right here, right now.
Our fave item: Dorel’s Eddie Bauer Portable Car Seat, which means no more schlepping the big car seat around when you travel. This compact seat with a five-point harness weighs less than 4 pounds and is perfect for taxi cabs, carpoolers and caretakers. Retail Price: $34.99
Safari -- SoFla Style
We're in the process of building a covered patio so the hunt for stylish outdoor furniture is on. And who new there was such a gem in the amazing Fort Lauderdale store Safari?
You won't get a real feel for the place from the website, so hit the showroom at 2056 N. Dixie Hwy. It's gorgeous, as are the products made of everything from teak to bamboo to this cool weatherized wicker. I have my eye on a dining table with aluminum legs and a teak top, but there are also beautiful lounge chairs, sofas and the like.
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