Tips for Starting a Successful Book Club

Are you an avid reader?  Do you have many friends that enjoy reading as well?  With so many authors, titles and genres available, selecting your next book can be equally exciting and More »

Fashion Accessories

We start on the premise that you’ve got your clothes wardrobe right. Now you need to match your accessories to complete the look. Let’s start with shoes. Before you start worrying about More »

Trendy Jewelry and Attire For Fashion

Every individual has a burning desire to look gorgeous and the innovative fashion designers are making it possible for them. Now there is not much hindrance to get trendy looks for fashion More »

Chicago’s Bucktown and Its Shops

I was told, “Go to Bucktown, it’s an exciting place in Chicago.” On that advice, I took the blue line, four stops and fifteen minutes from the Loop, the elevated subway line More »

Wholesale Body Jewelry

If you are a body jewelry enthusiast, you are not alone. There are millions around the world who have been enamored by this body art form that allows them to express their More »

Fashion Accessories

We start on the premise that you’ve got your clothes wardrobe right. Now you need to match your accessories to complete the look.

Let’s start with shoes. Before you start worrying about the latest fashion, think of your preferred style because anything that you can pull off well is great fashion. And this applies to shoes the most since shoes are directly related to comfort. For instance, if you are not comfortable with stilettos there’s no point wearing them just for the sake of fashion. Once you decide what you would be comfortable in the most – think of the style that matches your dress. You should not choose to wear handcrafted booties with a chic A-line dress or any other combination as weird as that.

After shoes the most important fashion accessory affecting your look is your jewellery. Wear matching jewellery with every dress. The concept of your momma-gifted-gold-jewellery is so passé. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still great for keepsakes and looks great when worn on an occasion that calls for it, but you just cannot wear the same

How and Where to Sell Your Gold Jewelry

If you are considering selling your gold and other jewelry, then a few initial questions arise: Is selling your gold jewelry a good idea? When is the best time to sell gold jewelry? And where to sell gold jewelry Philosophy of basic economic success states to purchase while prices are down and sell them while prices are elevated. Do not try or speculate or guess the gold market as this will only cause confusion and problems. When the prices are high that means it is moment to sell them. Therefore, after deciding to sell, you must decided where will you want to sell them so that you get the best price for your gold jewelry, platinum, watches, etc.

You might think of a national mail-in company, because they are the ones that advertise most. However, they are not an excellent first option, as doing business with them poses a few problems to you, as the seller:

  1. Your gold jewelry might be lost in transit through the mail, and you have little

Finding the Best Places For Jewelry

Show someone you love and care about them with jewelry and watches purchased online, from a department store, a jeweler or a consignment shop.

For online browsing, you can check ShopNBC to find reasonably priced items from Carrera, Seiko, Bulova, Croton, Gucci, Tag Heuer, Movado and more. The site is easy to navigate and once you click on the “watches” tab, you can narrow your search by gender. Within gender, you can narrow it down by type of strap, price, brand and style, making it quick and easy to find what you’re specifically looking for.

You can also choose the “sorting” function to arrange the items by price, newest models or top sellers. If you’re unsure, just browse in your desired price range or check out the new arrivals and best deals sections for ideas. There’s a huge selection of items under $200 as well. Shopping for jewelry and watches is a breeze with ShopNBC!

Overstock is another terrific site for online jewelry and watches browsing. Most items are 1/2 price and come directly from

Tips for Starting a Successful Book Club

Are you an avid reader?  Do you have many friends that enjoy reading as well?  With so many authors, titles and genres available, selecting your next book can be equally exciting and taxing. Consider the many, many benefits of a book club. You’ll not only be introduced to unfamiliar authors and genres, but you’ll forge friendships that will last a life time.  Follow these basic suggestions for setting up a book club in your area and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.

Begin by inviting at least a dozen friends to form a book club. Create a private social media page and invite each of the members. Select books for the first two meetings and list the title, author and genre on the social media page. Determine a time and place for the first two meetings and stick to the meeting schedule; for instance, the second Tuesday of each month or the third Thursday so everyone can mark their calendars accordingly.  To make the club even more social, have each member volunteer to host a meeting in their home once a year. This spreads out the fun for each member.  For an icebreaker at your

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Tips for Picking the Appropriate HTML Auction Site Template

In case you’re involved in the creation of an online auction platform, you can rely on an auction website template to get started with ease, and streamline your workflow. There certainly are many pre-made designs available to serve various functions, such as online bidding, purchase and sell websites, and online training sites. For instance, you could identify a fine template an eBay auction site that’s ideal for your range of products and manner of operations, making it unnecessary to engage in the challenging function of designing and building your site from square one.

Here are some important tips for choosing the ideal html template for an auction site:

Color and Style
Getting To The Point – Websites

Start by choosing a style and color that impress you the most. Thankfully, that need not be tough for you as you may already have an idea of what color is your favorite and matches the products you’re selling. Yet, if this is your first time, and you’re not good with colors, you may find it necessary to investigate your competitors and figure out the colors they’ve applied on sites

5 Takeaways That I Learned About Health

Changing Your Health with Nutritional Supplementation

Many people desire to lose weight and become healthy, but health doesn’t always equate with weighing less. To truly be better about your health, you need to figure out your nutritional needs and meet them. It is hard to get your nutrition on point just through food, though, especially if you have a busy schedule, which many of us do. Many people are turning to nutritional supplements to fill the gaps and bring their bodies to a place of better health, and your body and life can benefit from this as well.

Typically, the first step in getting a better diet is adding in vitamins. Vitamins vary and you can find them made for all ages and dietary needs. As long as you take them regularly, they succeed at filling any nutritional gaps you may have. Having an adequate vitamin intake is life changing, and many people can sense a difference within a short period of time taking a good multivitamin.

For many, regular exercise is a part of their health process, so in this case you will also want to take protein. If results are what you’re after,

A 10-Point Plan for Water (Without Being Overwhelmed)

What You Should Know About Glass Water Bottles

In the modern world, nothing is more important than health. The truth is that your health will influence every aspect of your life. If you are in poor health, your quality of life will suffer. It’s worth stating, of course, that it can be incredibly difficult to maintain good health. There are any number of elements that will have an affect on your overall well being. It’s important to sleep well, and you also need to stretch regularly.

If you’re serious about staying healthy, though, your main priority should be to stay hydrated. As you are no doubt aware, water is a huge part of your body. If you are dehydrated, it will be difficult for you to perform at a high level. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this. By purchasing a BPA-free glass water bottle, you can get the help that you need to stay hydrated. As you may imagine, though, every glass water bottle is unique in some sense. It’s up to you to find a BPA-free glass water bottle that meets your particular demands.

If you’re serious about finding a

Trendy Jewelry and Attire For Fashion

Every individual has a burning desire to look gorgeous and the innovative fashion designers are making it possible for them. Now there is not much hindrance to get trendy looks for fashion crazy people. Everything one can imagine is available in the market. The magic of fashion has spread all over the world in big ways. Those days are gone when common people could only watch delightful dresses in the movies and dreamt to possess them. The large clothing industries have made it possible to buy expensive and trendiest dresses and jewelry for the common people. Now every individual can have what he wishes.

Jewelry, latest dresses, hand bags and shoes have become integral part of fashion. Sparkling ornaments especially are very important accessory in a girl’s outfit. A matching hand bag along with balanced clothing and jewelry accentuate the beauty of women. In the previous years ornaments were supposed to be adorned by adult women, but nowadays the trend has taken a new direction and jewelry has lured teenage girls a lot. Now days, ornaments are not only worn on formal occasions but also in regular routine. Jewelry loving women are lured

Chicago’s Bucktown and Its Shops

I was told, “Go to Bucktown, it’s an exciting place in Chicago.” On that advice, I took the blue line, four stops and fifteen minutes from the Loop, the elevated subway line that circles the downtown center, and I was in that massively renovated neighborhood. Bucktown is a small neighborhood in the eastern section of Logan Park. It has been transformed from a run-down bedroom community into a lively urban area with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

As we neared my stop at Damen and North, the backsides of buildings began to sport weathered mural advertisements and gritty neon signs for what lay behind their walls–Myopic Books, Reckless Records, Double Door Liquors, Barry’s Cut-Rate Drugs.

The foot traffic below proved my intuition correct. Felt hats and old bikes abound on this three-way crossroads of Damen, North, and Milwaukee Streets. This intersection is a no-man’s-land between the long since revitalized Wicker Park and the quickly-catching-up Bucktown, guidebooks and even locals frequently mix the two together.

Milwaukee Avenue is a study in new urban development. Corporate stores like Urban Outfitters and G-Star Raw are wedged among the lingering

Wholesale Body Jewelry

If you are a body jewelry enthusiast, you are not alone. There are millions around the world who have been enamored by this body art form that allows them to express their individuality and also an opportunity to wear ornaments on their body parts. Wearing traditional jewelry is one thing, but to get your body part pierced to be able to wear a specially designed jewelry item on that body part is an altogether different feeling. This is one painful pleasure that only those who undergo it can understand. As far as buying body jewelry is concerned, you are always better off with a wholesale jewelry shop rather than with a general shop selling all sorts of jewelry items.

Emergence of wholesale shops has attracted more people to this body art
The craze of jewelry among the young generation is something that has to be seen to believe. A big role in popularizing this unique way of adorning body parts has been played by Hollywood celebrities and other prominent personalities from the world of sports. The number of teenagers donning jewelry items after watching their screen idols do the same has gone up

A Guide to Watch Shopping

Watch shopping today will take you around the world and back. There are many innovative, unique and fashionable pieces available today that provide not only the simple design features of a watch but the quality of modern technology and high fashion. When finding and choosing a watch for your needs, take into consideration what the latest trends in watch fashion are, but hold true to your own passion and watch designs.

Watches Of Size

The current trends in watches seem to center around the stylish features of them. For example, large watches are very popular because they provide a fashion statement in themselves. These watches are not just for telling time. Many offer a jewelry statement in and of themselves. While people never go far without their cell phone for time telling, the watch has become much more important as a fashion and status symbol.

Large watches, those with wide bands and with large faces are becoming the normal and trendy option. These are available by many of the better watch brands and they offer surprisingly little in common with each other. A large face may be

Fashion Jewelry and Cosmetic World

It has been a busy spring with introductions of a slew of new products in international cosmetic and jewelry industry trade shows. There was the largest Beauty and Fragrance Industry expo, Cosmoprof in Bologna, Italy and immediately after Cosmoprof there is Basel World in Basel Switzerland, the premiere international couture watch and jewelry show in the world. This past week finished a new Fashion Jewelry product launch at Couture Las Vegas, the exclusive American trade show for luxury jewelry product.

These industry specific trade shows draw store buyers, distributors and vendors from every corner of the world. Cosmoprof offers products from the giants in the Cosmetic world such as Proctor & Gamble, Estee Lauder, Cosmair-L’Oreal and Shiseido. Basel World and Couture are utilized by internationally famous brands such as Harry Winston, Richemont, LVMH and Bulgari. All of the biggest players attend these expositions. And yet, the most interesting, exciting and well-shopped stands are often those representing small, entrepreneurial start-up businesses.

The entrepreneurs you will visit at beauty and jewelry trade shows are unique. They are among the most creative artisans you will find anywhere. Their display will be smaller than

Roberto Coin Jewelry

Roberto Coin designer jewelry arrived onto the international stage of luxury jewelry in 1977 and quickly established itself as a leader among the top jewelry brands, especially among other Italian brands such as Damiani and Di Modolo.

An infant jewelry company among age old brands, such as Cartier and Piaget, the Roberto Coin Company was not distracted with attempting a meaningless game of catch up with these mature brands. Instead, Roberto Coin focused on its mission and future goals in the jewelry industry which had immediate and lasting positive results.

Upon its founding, Roberto Coin’s primary focus was to manufacture fine jewelry for other internationally known and prestigious brands. They provided high quality artistic and precise craftsmanship to these brands for the next 19 years. As the Roberto Coin name became known and their reputation built, the company introduced the Roberto Coin brand in 1996. The Roberto Coin line showcased the dazzling yellow gold and diamond jewelry for which the Roberto Coin name has become synonymous.

The company and the new line of luxury jewelry quickly grew up and joined the ranks of the leading jewelry brands

Shops For Collectable Jewelry Considered

Finding pristine pieces of collectable jewelry takes a lot of patience and a bit of knowledge. That means it takes some experience and observational talents that must be developed over time. Some folks like to peruse the online ads on eBay, Craigslist and such to find collectable jewelry, but you better make sure you know what you are buying and that the picture displayed is crisp and the actual digital shot of the item that is for sale.

It’s starting to sound a little dangerous buying stuff online or at online auctions isn’t it? Sure it is, so beware. Still, a talented shopper can find some super deals online, again, with patience, knowledge and knowing exactly which questions to ask, before they send the electronic payments to the seller. May I be so bold as to offer some advice on shopping for collectable jewelry another way, using the “what you see, is really what you get method?”

Why not go into a nicer area and check out the Pawn Shops? Right now with the economy in the tank, many folks have hocked their collectable jewelry to get quick cash to stay in their homes, pay their

Selling Your Jewelry and Getting

Selling Your Jewelry: Triumph or Tragedy?

Which is more fun, getting a root canal, paying your taxes, or selling your jewelry? Not much of a choice, but following is some knowledge that can take the frustration out of selling your jewelry. And answer the hard questions like: Will I receive a fair price for my jewelry? Or did I pay too much?

The two critical areas of knowledge to get the best price for your jewelry are the factors that determine the value of estate jewelry and the options to liquidating it. Does this mean you have to become a gemologist just to sell your jewelry? No. But some homework and note taking can mean a much higher price paid for your jewelry. Let’s start with what determines the value of estate jewelry.

Estate is a general term used to describe previously owned. That fact is one of the determining factors. Preowned jewelry by in large is not as valuable as new. Some people will never buy a previous owned engagement set for superstitious reasons. I have had clients who could have saved hundreds of dollars if

How Jewelry And Gems Online Shopping

It would be wise to visit a jewelry store and become familiar with the jewelry you are searching for before you test buying gemstones online. Check out the diamonds, cubic zirconias and find out what to look for in natural, synthetic or imitation gemstones. If you find the perfect piece of jewelry and it’s out of your price range step over to your price niche and find one that resembles that one. In the past the rule has been to spend a month or two of salary for a piece of jewelry for your fiancé but that’s no longer necessary. In today’s jewelry selection you can find many choices in almost any price range and don’t miss out on discounted jewelry.

In today’s technology you can experience a safe online jewelry purchase. You can enlarge the photos and get a true example of what the jewelry really looks like, you won’t have a sales clerk encouraging you to go over your budget and you can browse at your leisure. Perhaps the sweetest bonus of all is that online you will find many gemstones wholesale. You get the large discounts of 50% and more

Wholesale Jewelry and Wholesale Fashion

With the way the fashion industry is today, looking good has never been so important.

Everyone wants to look hot and fashionable. Women in particular take their appearance very seriously. They wouldn’t dare walk out their house in last weeks styles.

Fashion Fashion Fashion is what it is all about in the 21st Century.

Everyone is reading magazines, watching ads on TV, checking advertising billboards, to find out what the latest trends are this season.

However, the pressure to look beautiful and chic can be harsh on many people.

Firstly, most people are not supermodels, and they probably never will be. The pictures of gorgeous models are almost always edited to enhance their look beyond reality.

Hence many teens nowadays suffer from insecurity because they want to be like the supermodels but simply cannot imitate these images.

When you see pictures of people that are impossibly thin, they are usually just that-impossible.

Secondly, maintaining a beautiful image is very expensive. The hottest styles, high end jewelry and accessories are very costly. Perfume

Shopping for Jewelry and Diamonds

Shopping for jewelry and diamonds is one the most enjoyable pastimes for not only women, but men who are in love with women. The internet offers you the ability to shop for hundreds of thousands of pieces that would take you days, even months to look at in a jewelry store. The choices are everything from simple post earrings with diamonds to fabulous custom designed jewelry from artists around the world.

There are beautiful pieces with opals, garnets, rubies, diamonds, pearls, lapis and every precious stone you can think of. The settings are as unique and varied as the artists themselves. There are different metals used in jewelry today that are both stunning and practical. Palladium and platinum have taken a new place in respect to jewelry metals. They’re beautiful and resist oxidation. Set with your favorite diamond or other stone, you have a keepsake for life.

Jewelry shopping is one very convenient way to search for your favorite jewelry. There are so many merchants offering their own unique designs and settings. You can comparison shop as well, finding the best pieces that are in your budget yet high quality

How to Buy Vintage Jewelry

Some of the best places to find great vintage costume jewelry are thrift shops. You’ve seen the big stores – Goodwill, Salvation Army, Savers…and then there are the charity shops run by churches and non-profits. All of them receive donated jewelry, and I have found some amazing pieces in thrift shops. It seems to me that the larger chain shops have better prices than the smaller charity shops, but it really depends on who is pricing the jewelry when they put it out for sale. Some shop employees are very savvy about values, but some aren’t and they often price jewelry very low. Maybe they figure that if it isn’t real gold it isn’t worth much. Good for us!

Thrift shop shopping has lost the stigma of being just junk shops or places where the down-and-out shop.

A great tip is to become friendly with the staff of the shops that you visit. One clerk lets me rummage through the jewelry bins before she prices them and puts them out on the floor. Another lets me know when they get a large amount of jewelry donated.

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Turks and Caicos Shopping

Why should you consider Turks and Caicos Shopping? No Taxes.

During your next vacation to this delightful archipelago in the Caribbean, you can make some guilt-free purchases and support the local economy without paying sales and luxury taxes! Many locations even advertise their duty-free prices to American and Canadian visitors. The Grace Bay side of Providenciales has numerous boutiques at Caicos Café Plaza, La Petite Place, Regent Village and The Saltmills. The main shopping centers on the island are Ports of Call, Market Place, and Central Square.

If your stay in Turks and Caicos exceeds two days and you’re a U.S. citizen, you can return home with purchases valued up to $800 per person and not pay duties. If you stay less than 48 hours, you can return with $200 worth of duty-free purchases per traveler.

The rules for Canadians differ slightly. After a seven-day vacation they can return with duty-free purchases of up to $750 per person, and $400 per person after a two-day excursion. But be sure to check with customs to confirm because these numbers could change at any time.

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Watches Shopping Guide

Luxury watches are definitely more than just useful items. They add pizazz and drama to your appearance. They can even be likened to jewelry and can make people stare in appreciation. Because of their high prices, some buy luxury watches as a form of investment. The problem with this is that, in this day and age, it is becoming more and more difficult to tell whether a watch is fake or not. The advances in science and technology has made it easy to duplicate watches even from acclaimed makers such as Vacheron, Rolex, or Cartier. If you do not want to let your hard-earned money go to waste, then read about some tips and tricks in detecting a fake watch below.

1.Check Your Sources

Internet shopping is easy and convenient, but it can also lead to many botched deals. If you plan to buy online, make sure that your dealer is credible. Find out more details about the items that he is selling. Even if you are buying from a store or boutique, it is still recommended that you check if they are authorized dealers of the watches or not.