In this day and age of 3-1-1, we have stopped thinking of perfume bottles, mainly because they have become an encumbrance. Who hasn’t skipped buying scent because decanting it into a travel atomizer would be too much trouble? Who hasn’t sighed and said ‘I wish my scent was a solid?’
The occasion was a joint French and American fashion show at the Queen’s Theater in Versailles to raise funds for the Versailles Restoration Fund.
Ah the 80s. The decade of Madonna, Dippity-Do gel and acid wash jeans, once derided for its alleged lack of style, has triumphantly resurrected in a wardrobe staple no one would have predicted: Footwear.
When my sister and I started our Etsy shop, we had no clue on how to make our products stand out among the 45 million sold by 1.9 million sellers.
Happily we managed to sell half of our stock within 3 months of operation, during one of the most competitive retail seasons of the year, a development we hadn’t expected.
Stir-fries are the original fast food. If you are allowed into a Chinese restaurant’s kitchen, do visit, if only to marvel at the satellite-dish sized woks that shoot out flames to the ceiling when in use. The acreage of a wok and its ability to heat up in seconds mean food can be seared and cooked in minutes, retaining freshness and flavor.
This recipe is an old standby for its tastiness and versatility. You probably have all the ingredients right now in your pantry and refrigerator. The classic take would be to buy 5 Hong Kong dollars’ worth of deep-fried pork at the corner charcuterie, use that as seasoning for a boatload of vegetables, and have a feast. Think of its possibilities for leftover rotisserie chicken and veg.
Pitching to the press must count as one of the more nerve-wracking tasks in marketing.
Trolls on your Facebook brand page? Par for the course. Disparaging comments on your blog posts? Comes with the territory.
Having a journalist hang up on you? You’ll be smarting from the rejection for days.