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Independence Day fires up online shopping and sales galore.

Adidas: Use code JULY to save 30% site-wide at Adidas. 

Amazon: As long as you’re ok with purchasing a refurbished item, you can save over 50% off select Amazon devices right now. 

Anthropologie: Take an extra 40% off over 2,000 sale items at Anthro. 

B&H Photofind special deals on Apple, laptops, cameras and more this 4th of July!

Bed Bath & Beyond: Save up to 50% now through July 5 during Bed Bath & Beyond’s 4th of July sales event.

Best Buy: During Best Buy’s 4th of July sale, you can save hundreds on smart TVs, noise-canceling headphones and other tech items. 

Brooklyn Candle Co: Now through July 5, the cool candle company is offering 15% off orders over $50; 20% off orders of $100 or above; and 25% off when you spend $150 or more.

Brooklinen: Update your bedding and towels and save 15% in the process when you shop Brooklinen’s The Great Indoors Event now until July 7. The discount will be applied to your cart automatically at checkout. 

Casper: Get 30% off mattress bundles, 15% off mattresses and 10% off just about everything else on Casper’s site during the brand’s 4th of July sale. 

HP: Save up to 58% on select laptops, monitors and computer accessories for a limited time. 

Home Depot: Save big on deals across all categories during Home Depot’s 4th of July sales event.

J. Crew: Code BESTSALE will score you up to 70% off full-price men’s, women’s and kids’ fashion during J. Crew’s End Of Season Sale. 

JBL: Thanks to JBL’s True Summer sale, you can score up to 40% off of the brand’s top headphones, speakers and more. 

Kate Spade: The cheery accessory brand is giving us something to smile about. This weekend, you can score an extra 40% off sale items with the code EXTRA40.

Laura Mercier: Get up to 30% off some of Laura Mercier’s best-sellers during the brand’s Long Weekend Sale. 

Levi’s: If you want to restock your denim rotation, Levi’s is taking an extra 50% off all sale styles.

Macy’s: Get up to 60% off clothes, shoes and accessories for the whole family at Macy’s, plus take an extra 20% off already-discounted clearance items with code FOURTH

Microsoft: Microsoft is running a Back-to-School Sale, where you can save up to $500 on your laptop purchase. 

Newegg: Newegg’s Independence Day sale includes deals on wireless earbuds, gaming monitors, security cameras and more. 

Nordstrom: Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale doesn’t start until later this month, but the department store just added thousands of new items to its sale section, including some at 60% off. 

NordicTrack: In honor of the 4th of July, NordicTrack is slashing the price of select treadmills, ellipticals and rowing machines.

NutriBullet: Craving a big glass of freshly squeezed orange juice? NutriBullet is taking 20% off of the brand’s three juicers. All you need to do is enter the promo code JUICING at checkout.

Raymour & Flanigan: Take up to 15% off home furniture, decor and more now through July 8.

Reebok: The British brand is honoring 4th of July by offering 30% off site-wide. Simply enter the promo code JULY4 and watch those discounts come pouring in.

Saks Fifth Avenue: During Saks’ Designer sale, you can save up to 70% on clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags from brands like Balenciaga, LoveShackFancy and Rag & Bone. 

Samsonite: The popular luggage brand is offering an additional 20% off its stock with the code EXTRA20. Consider this your sign to book a vacation.

Samsung: Samsung’s offers section is chock full of markdowns on everything from appliances to smartphones. 

Sephora: Save up to 50% on hundreds of beauty products during Sephora’s 4th of July Sale. 

Soul: This weekend, the headphones brand is taking up to 25% off of its popular pairs.

Spanx: In honor of 4th of July, you can snag an extra 30% off Spanx’s sale items. The deals run the gamut from shapewear to sports bras. 

Sur La Table: Code STARS will get you 20% off your Sur La Table purchase now through Monday. 

Target: Target’s Summer Sale features markdowns on video games, laptops and other electronics. 

Tory Burch: Tory Burch’s Semi-Annual sale is live now through July 5, meaning you can save an extra 25% on already-discounted clothes, shoes and accessories with code EXTRA

Wayfair: Now through July 4, you can take up to 60% off furniture, home decor and even some appliances thanks to Wayfair’s 4th of July Sale—no promo code necessary. 

Williams Sonoma: For a limited time, you can shop Williams Sonoma’s Warehouse Sale event and save up to 75% on thousands of items.

Walmart: Shop Apple AirPods at their lowest price since Black Friday, plus hundreds of other electronics on sale. 

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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4th of July Sales

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4th of July means a day filled with fireworks, barbecues and festive celebrations of American independence. But in between all the festivities, this holiday offers a ton of online shopping deals  Get discounts on grills and swimsuits, plus find deals on travel essentials, fashion, bedding, electronics and more.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Take 20% off nearly everything at Abercrombie & Fitch today.

Act+Acre: Hair care is 30% off site wide, so treat your tresses for less.

Adidas: Shop athletic gear and loungewear and save $30 when you spend $100 or more. Use code SAVEMORE.

Aera: Through July 5, take 40% off diffusers for pleasant aromas throughout your home.

Albany Park: Right now at Albany Park, enjoy low prices — up to 35% off — on cozy yet sophisticated home furnishings.

Alex Mill: Even if you’re not familiar with Alex Mill, you’ll likely recognize the brand’s workwear-inspired jumpsuits — and right now the brand is offering rare discounts of up to 50% off.

Allbirds: This Underscored-favorite brand is offering up to 50% off a ton of men’s and women’s footwear styles — including the Tree Runners, Wool Runners and more — now through July 7.

Allform: Save 20% sitewide, thanks to Allform’s Summer Sale, when you use code JULY20. Plus, get free and fast delivery on your order.

Alterre: Customizable shoes are up to 80% off sitewide during Alterre’s Midsummer Sample Sale, now through July 7.

Amazon: You can always count on Amazon to bring sizzling sales to the table, and right now you can shop summertime deals on all the essentials.

Amerisleep: You can get $450 off any mattress with code AS450. Plus, pillows, mattress toppers and bamboo sheets are all 20% off with code USA20.

Anthropologie: Take up to 40% off elevated bohemian home goods and an extra 50% off sale fashion.

Apple: Apple’s Back-to-School promotion is already live, meaning college students and educators can get a gift card worth up to $150, plus 20% off AppleCare (on top of already-discounted pricing) on Mac and iPad products.

Arhaus: Artisan-crafted seating from armchairs to sectionals and more is 15% off or more during this summertime sale at Arhaus.

Artifact Uprising: Calendars, photo prints, stationery and more are 15% off sitewide and 20% off orders of $150 or more. Use code SUMMERDECOR.

Ashley: During the annual Stars & Stripes Sale, shop furniture and mattress deals for the entire home.

Auraglow: Using code CNN20OFF will let you take 20% off your entire order, now through July 5 on the brand’s official Amazon storefront.

Avocado: Sustainably made mattresses and bedding are up to $500 off, no code needed.

Awara: Score up to half off all mattresses.

BaubleBar: Take an extra 20% off sale items — from jewelry to phone cases and more — during this 4th of July event.

Ban.do: Save 25% on super-cute homewares, apparel, accessories and more through July 5.

Bear: Score sitewide savings, plus get free sleep accessories with the purchase of a mattress.

Beautyrest: Save up to $1,200 on luxury mattresses and adjustable bases.

Bed Bath & Beyond: Take 20% off any one item during the Beyond Big Savings event, plus find savings on a ton of furniture and home essentials.

Benchmade Modern: Take 20% off custom sofas and more now through July 8.

Best Buy: Shop steep discounts on all your favorite tech and appliances.

Big Fig: Take $500 off mattresses engineered for plus-size sleepers.

Bio Bidet: During the Red, White and Blue Savings Event, find discounts on a bunch of bidet styles.

Birthdate: Shop personalized astrology candles and jewelry and score up to half off during Birthdate’s Birthday Sale, happening now through June 30.

Bokksu: We love these curated boxes of Japanese snacks, and now you’ll get up to 20% off with code FREEDOM24.

Brooklinen: This brand has earned top marks on linen and cotton sheets, plus rave reviews on cozy socks, laundry detergent, down comforters and more. Enjoy 15% off sitewide and up to 35% off bundles through June 27.

Brooklyn Bedding: This brand makes mattresses that work to regulate your body temperature on multiple levels. Shop 25%-off sitewide savings now using code JULY25.

Buffy: Score ultra-soft sheets and plush comforters for 20% off or more.

Burrow: Find deals up to a whopping 75% off. Bestselling indoor and outdoor seating are up for grabs, plus storage, accent pieces, rugs and much, much more.

Crate & Barrel: Find savings across categories, from rugs to outdoor furniture to kitchen essentials and more.

Crocs: Save up to 50% on these shoes beloved for travel, gardening and everyday wear.

Cuup: A bunch of Cuup’s iconic bras are just $50 right now.

Zoma: Don’t miss this promo: Save 25% off any mattress when using code SLEEP25 at checkout.

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Bud BagsTM Launches The World’s Standard Secured Delivery Bag

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Introducing Bud Bags an eco-friendly and secure new way to transport cannabis. These biodegradable courier bags, blend sustainability and security. These bags are for the environmentally conscious and engineered for unparalleled protection.

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These bags have tamper-evident security made with features to detect and deter theft. Often they are equipped with unique seals to indicate when unauthorized use or tampering has occurred. These bags are typically used for the transportation of valuable items like cash, cannabis, or documents.

Most bags are made of plastic and mylar so they are not biodegradable. However these bags can be cusomized.

Bud Bags allows anything to be transported without knowledge. They are opaque with an adhesive strip that let you know it’s been tampered with, which means that if something’s missing, it is the company not the courier.

Bud bags is working hand and hand with ASTM International, an international standards company in transportation. ASTM International, serves over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. The standards are defined and set by them, as they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.

Its good to be carried by the best.

 

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The Perfect Travel and Summer Sandal

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Ipanema sandals are based in Brazil, and the sandal is named after one of the most famous beaches worldwide. Ipanema sandals are made with a durable Flexpand 100% recyclable plastic and use at least 30% recycled materials, while 99% of all factory waste is recycled or reused.

I Turkey this summer. Last year I really needed a sandal that looked great but handled well in water. Have you ever notice that a lot of summer shoes slip and slide when it rains? Also the beaches of the Mediterian  They take up no room in suitcase or a purse, are incredibly light being that they are all made of rubber. It feels like you are wearing nothing at all, yet are sturdy. These are perfect and you will not need another pair of sandals for anything.

I got the Ipanema Women’s Class Edge Glow Sandals ($32). The Ipanema Shimmer sandals are so soft, and feel great. They are silent when you walk in them, with no noise on the ground and no noise of anything hitting your foot. They also have a section on top that connects to the band around your ankle; this is the shimmer part. The strap is adjustable and o nce adjusted you do not need to undo it each time, making them very easy to slip on since the material is so stretchy.

I will definitely be ordering more.

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The Sweetest Mother’s Day Gifts

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This Mother’s Day there are so many sweet ways to show you love her. Some of our favorite treats are on sale now.

M&M’s Mom Dispenser

Create personalized M&M’S chocolate candies to fill this dispenser for Mom’s birthday or Mother’s Day.

Your customized treats will be delivered by the handful with every twist of the turnkey.

The taste is the tried and true that you always love. With bright colors and fun prints, Mom will love everything about this treat. It’s a perfect gift with a keepsake candy dispenser that can be used again and again. Truly the gift that keeps giving.

Ethel M Chocolates 5-Piece Truffle Sampler

Truffles are always the answer! Our favorite flavors are now available in a NEW 5-piece Sampler Collection. Creamy, rich ganache filling is expertly coated by gourmet dark, milk or white chocolate shells. Made in the traditional style from a cream and butter-based chocolate ganache, each exquisite chocolate gem offers an exploration of flavor in every bite. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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M is for the. . . 

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Many ways you can show your mother, or the mother of your children, or anyone who is like a mother to you, just how much you appreciate and love them. Here are a few suggestions that will make you the hero of Mother’s Day! 

Back by popular demand is Jessica Sherr in her sold-out one-woman show entitled Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies.  Sherr is a joy to watch as she reveals faces of this legendary actress you’ve never seen—her disappointments, her sorrows. 

Her characterization is so spot on that you’ll want to hug her when Bette is hurt and cheer for her when she’s on top of the world. Sherr’s ability to convey the mercurial nature of this iconic star is a marvel to behold.   

Don’t miss her this time around—it’s a real tour de force performance and one every mother will love. Sherr will be performing this well-written and gorgeously performed piece at the Triad on West 72nd Street on May 15 only.   If you’re in a sentimental mood this year, you’re invited to an Unveiling of The Baby Promise, An Elegant Collection of Mother’s Promise Rings, by Shana Farr on Thursday, May 9th from 5 – 7 pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. You may recognize Shana from her many cabaret appearances both here and abroad. Not only is she an accomplished actress and singer, but a mother and accomplished jewelry designer as well.   

Shana and Austin

What is the Baby Promise? It’s a vow she wrote when her son, Austin, was born and it lovingly expresses what every mother wishes for her child, and for herself, but never fully articulates. The complete version is available in a book she wrote of the same name, featuring artwork by–who else?–Austin. The Baby Promise Ring is a reminder of that sacred bond between a mother and child, exquisitely executed and available through Amazon.  Check it out at Thebabypromise.com.   

The ring is the quintessential way to express gratitude to the mother of your children; it comes with a copy of the book and is a perfect gift for any expectant mother.   

John Bolton

John Bolton

And if the lady you wish to honor is a fan of road trips, take her to the Bucks County Playhouse in Doylestown, PA for Noises Off, starring John Bolton.  It’s a quick ride from New York by car, with lots of interesting see there, like the Hammerstein home Highland Farms, or the shops in nearby Lambertville. Lots of fresh produce is available from roadside farmers. Or go in the other direction up to the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, about two hours from the city. There you’ll have your choice of The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Lenny Wolpe or A Complicated Woman with Klea Blackhurst.  You can’t miss! 

And if you insist on staying close to home, Lucky Stiff  by Flaherty & Ahrens is being brought to us by J2 Spotlight performing on West 45th Street. You can take her on Mother’s Day for the 3 pm matinee.    

As for me, my son and I play to celebrate by singing along to our favorite Broadway CDs while we play Scrabble. I just hope he lets me win at least once. 

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