Monthly Archives: August 2010

Shortcut to Fabulous Fall Booties!

Just when we are all starting to get sick of frilly summer prints and picking out clothes that wont stick to us, Fall is right around the corner and it is time to start planning our Fall wardrobe update. Booties and oxfords were all over Fall Runways! We found some fabulous Fall booties under $150. Check them out.

So, break in some booties and enjoy this shortcut to fabulous fall fashion!

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Website Wednesday…Shortcut to Fabulous Calorie Counting

Pin-up-Girl-on-Scale-Print-C1217582Who: Fitness Partner, a non-commercial labor of love created to help you learn how to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.

What: A website that will tell you how many calories you burn engaging in just about any activity you can think of, from running to typing on your computer. Just enter some details regarding your height and weight and voila!

When: Whenever you need some motivation to move your butt or hold the cupcake!

Where: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/calculat.htm

Why: Wouldn’t it be great to know how many calories you burn washing dishes, shopping or watching a movie?

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Shortcut to Fabulous Chick Lit Book Series!

51kS91r4rdL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA115_If you are looking for some great summer reading, look no further than Hester Browne’s Little Lady series. Hester Browne is a British Author who created a delightfully funny and refreshing character, Melissa aka Honey for a book series containing three books to date: “The Little Lady Agency,” “The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple” and “The Little Lady Agency and the Prince.”

The first book is set in London, the second in New York and London and the third in London and Paris. Hester Browne, whisks you away in the life of Melanie Romney-Jones, daughter of a scandalous member of the British Parliament who should have a privileged life, but has to pave her own way and earn her own money. The books were a great read because, Melanie has access to the rich and infamous, but is the sort of girl you would be friends with and who is completely normal. I plowed through all three books in less than a week and had so much fun journeying through Melanie’s world. Melanie is sacked from her job at an estate agency and is desperate for a new job, when she runs into a former etiquette teacher who is running an interesting temp agency. Melanie naively signs up with the agency and ends up in sticky situation, but the whole debacle inspires her to start her own agency renting out her impeccable style, taste, etiquette, party planning and general organization skills to pathetic, well-to-do bachelors all over London. To disguise her business from her crazy family, she creates another persona, “Honey,” who serves as the lady behind the Little Lady Agency. While the idea seems a bit cheese ball, Hester makes it work perfectly and seem completely realistic, believable and fun!

The second book has Melanie crossing the pond and offering her services in New York. Hester Browne does a great job of capturing the differences between and London and New York life and the perceptions residents of each city have of the residents of the other.

The third book has Melanie back in London traveling on weekends to Paris and finding herself, her voice and true happiness where she least expected it.

These are great books to read over a glass of wine on a rainy day or on a relaxing vacation. The books are fun, lighthearted and have a nice happy ending. For some stress free, feel-good reading, I highly recommend the Little Lady series by Hester Browne. If you liked the Shopaholic series, you will love these books. In fact, you may even like this series more because Melanie is more responsible. If you are like me and got a little annoyed with Becky from time to time, then Melanie will be a refreshing change!

So, check out these books and enjoy this shortcut to fabulous feel-good reading!

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Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Things to Do in Miami

imagesThere are always lots of events in Miami, but it can be hard to find them in one place. Thanks to the gals from Just Ask Boo, there is now one stop shopping for events in South Florida, Jab Cal. Click here to check out the calendar. This is one to bookmark and check out when you want to see what’s happening in the 3-0-5.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Plus Size Fashion under $100

PippaDressCoral-2TBeautiful things come in all shapes in sizes, except for plus sized clothes…until now! Curvy women look great in clothes too and online retailer, LucieLu knows that better than anyone. That is why they specialize in plus sized clothes and they make them affordable, everything is under $100! Check out the Pippa Dress in Coral Photographed here…only $62. Click here to check out the entire line.

So, break out of the bland, celebrate your curves and curvy friends and enjoy this shortcut to fabulous fashion!

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Website Wednesday…Shortcut to Fabulously Inexpensive Rail Tickets

perfect pacingWho: Mark Smith, a world train travelor founded the website to bring affordable, comfortable train and ship travel to everyone and help Americans stop getting the sucker prices on the American Eurorail website!

What: A website devoted to help you fint the best train travel options at the best prices throughout the world.

When: Whenever you are planning a vacay!

Where: http://www.seat61.com/

Why: Because we all deserve the same deals and prices as residents of the countries we visit!

So, bookmark this site in your travel folder and enjoy this shortcut to fabulous train travel!

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Check out today’s Groupon deal….Shortcut to Fabulous Cookies!!!

Check out today’s groupon deal (it is published as a Miami Groupon deal but it is good for anyone in the country!!!!) $22 for a 24-Cookie Gift Box from Insomnia Cookies ($50 Value). Click here to get the deal.

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