Friday, March 20, 2009

Make your Personal Correspondence Stand Out - Literally



I ordered these letterpress mini-notes from Dingbat on Etsy.com. They are absolutely gorgeous and came with mini-lopes perfect for gift giving. Dingbat is a perfect example of the revival of letterpress printing. Once considered out touch once modern printing arrived, letterpress stationery has undergone a drastic revival in the past 10 -15 years and is now considered high-end and unique. Letterpress printing gives dimension to the design or wording of the printing actually pressing the design into the paper. Many modern brides dream of using letterpress printed wedding invitations. Try these out - for the price (or less) of those mass-produced gift tags - choose letterpress instead and make a lasting impression on your gift recipient.

Price of this Tygr Luxe Item is $8.00.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Built - a Luxurious Way to Tote what Sustains You!



Built NY's motto is Love Your Stuff! and their lunch bags make it easy to do. Recently featured in Parenting Magazine, Money Magazine and Bon App├ętit Magazine their lunch bags make it easy to be stylish while toting your food. Neoprene material contributes to a really tough yet very soft bag that can stand up to the everyday grind. I've had mine for over 6 months and it still looks and feels like new. These are machine washable and drip dry. Safety tested - rest assured no lead in these bags. Put an end to buying brown bags or making do with whatever you can scrounge up. These bags keep food cool or warm for 4 hours - I find myself using mine on the weekend too for snacks and drinks. This is a company that has managed to mesh design with function to equal an everyday luxurious treat!

Price of this Tygr Luxe Item - $22.00

Thursday, March 12, 2009

James Bond Cool Lipstick



I initially bought this lipstick from Avon for a fundraiser and now I'm hooked. This lipstick reminds me of a cool gadget from a Bond movie - silver with no separate cap, just a slide and a cover which can be opened single handed with one fluid motion . The price is right for this too - currently on sale at Avon.com. I love the Natural Glisten shade and plan to order a couple as these are Limited Edition Colors. Avon has joined the 21st century - you can now order online and have it delivered to your local Avon representative at no additional cost - check it out at Avon.com.

Price of this Tygr Luxe Feature Item - $5.99 as of post date

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flameworks Body Mist - Un- Mist-akably Fabulous!



Flameworks products sell on Etsy.com. Their body mist is available in 55 different fragrances - my favorite so far is Acorns and Black Oak. Each mister contains 8 ml - enough for approximately 100 mists! This is a great inexpensive way to treat yourself, without the large investment of high end perfumes. Have fun discovering your signature scent!

Price of this Tygr Luxe Item - $5.50 (including shipping)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Classic Moleskine is back - with Flash!


Are you like many, trying to simplify your life and get more organized - all the while - not spending loads of money? While in Barnes & Noble recently I noticed these cute Moleskines ( mol-a-skeen'-a) the other day. Moleskine is the legendary notebook that has been used to capture thoughts, dreams and sketches by such great artists and writers as Van Gogh, Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. Originally a small French bookbinder supplied these books to Parisian bookshops frequented by the international avant-garde. However in 1986, the last manufacturer of Moleskines, a family operation of Tours, closed the doors. Thankfully in 1998 a small Milianese publisher brought them back for the world to use not only to organize but to hold drawings and dreams. The set I purchased contained two books of coordinating colors. These are perfect to pop in your purse or briefcase and let's all face it - sometimes paper is just easier and more convenient than your blackberry or iphone. Offering acid-free paper with 56 detachable pages.

Price of this Tygr Luxe Item - 2 books - $5.95.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Little Hawaiian Punch



I recently purchased a custom stamp from FORYOU off Etsy.com. My stamp is the same design as the one in the picture and I simply love it! Customized stamps are a wonderful way to show your exquisite sense of style in your personal correspondence and on the packages you ship. This Etsy seller is located in the beautiful state of Hawaii and you will note many of their stamps have a slightly "Hawaiian" flair. This seller was very prompt with sending a proof and extremely pleasant to deal with.

Price of this Tygr Luxe Item is $24.95.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You've come a long way baby!!!



If you need some spring in your step - you should check out Payless Shoes. Payless is the place to shop for a cute spring or summer splurge that looks high end, yet doesn't break the bank. This is not the Payless you remember from your childhood. Various runway designers, such as Abaete, alice + olivia, and Lela Rose have designed shoes and purses for Payless which are very modern and edgy. I have always experienced stellar customer service and returns are accepted without question. Several of my most favorite winter shoes came from P S , my code name for Payless Shoes. Unlike some reasonably priced shoe sellers, I have always found their shoes to be very comfortable.

Happy shoe shopping - I hope to pick up this pair of sandals this weekend!

Price of this Tygr Luxe item - $19.99.