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Sales For Labor Day and Beyond



Amazon: TVs, projectors and speakers galore are discounted on the shopping site.

Anthropologie: Sale items are an extra 50 percent off at checkout.

Best Buy: Appliances are up to 40 percent off from now until Sept. 11.

Diane von Furstenberg: Sale items are an additional 25 percent off with the code SALEONSALE.

Home Depot: 40 percent off appliances from now until Wednesday, Sept. 11.

JCPenney: Expect deals on almost everything, but especially furniture and mattresses.

L.L. Bean: Up to 75 percent off as part of a summer clearance.

Lowe’s: Appliances are up to 40 percent off now through Sept. 11.

Macy’s: Various Labor Day deals with code WKND.

Urban Outfitters: All sale items are an extra 40 percent off.

Walmart: Deals on almost everything they carry, promising a savings of up to $150 off on select items.

Wayfair: Home goods are up to 75 percent off

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Did You Know You Can Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s



Did you know Tiffany & Co. has the Blue Box Café on the fourth floor nestled within The Landmark, store Tiffany’s 5th Avenue. Inspired by the iconic Tiffany’s heritage, Daniel Boulud, opened a charmingly elegant café that offers three signature culinary experiences for elevated daytime dining.

You can order Breakfast at Tiffany’s | $59. This includes a plain Croissant, Oranais and apricot danish, Madeleine a french butter cake, Parfait Framboise Hampton’s granola, raspberry coulis, Pineapple Rosace with kiwi, lychee, pomegranate, vanilla, lime, Egg In A Shell scrambled egg and caviar. To drink a glass of Golightly, carrot, orange, pineapple, mango and ginger.

There is also Holly’s Favorites | $34. This includes a Croissant, Jam, Fresh Fruit Juice and cafe or Chocolat Chaud.

Tea At Tiffany’s| $98. This includes

Tea Sandwiches

egg & watercress
cucumber, dill & cream cheese
smoked salmon “bagel”
chicken curry & mango chutney
corned beef, mustard & pickles

Scones: traditional scones, jam and double cream

Cookies: canelé, madeleine and coconut rocher


spiced cranberry eton mess
dulce de leche éclair
apple tatin
dark chocolate & orange cube

Your Choice of Belloc Tea: assortments of black, oolong, green, matcha, white, and herbal teas

and a glass of Champagne.

Hervé Rafflin, Brut NV | 30
La Caravelle, Rosé Brut | 35
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Brut | 70

There is also a Seasonal Menu which has Caviar, soup, salads, quiche, Salmon, baked eggplant, lobster salad, duck terrine, pasta, black angus cheddar cheeseburger, brioche potato bun, french fries and an assortment of desserts.

Have I made you hungry yet? Well head to Tiffany’s for the perfect upscale holiday treat. Maybe, just maybe you’ll also be able to get some shopping in as well.

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Tips For Buying Basketball Hoop for Your Toddler




Toddlers who enjoy playing ball would find sure delight in a basketball goal that’s perfect for their small height. A basketball hoop is always a great gift of choice for a male toddler. Children show their affinity for sports early on.

Even a one-year-old child will show interest in basketball if one of the games he enjoys the most is shooting balls into a container.

Pick The Best Hoop for Your Toddler

When you are shopping for a toddler basketball hoop for a birthday present, you’d naturally want to give to your precious little athlete a product that durable, presentable, and at the same time fun to play with.

You’d also want the basketball hoop to be very easy to assemble and afterward stable to use even for the most aggressive slam dunkers. Another requirement that needs to be fulfilled is that the set-up must be easy to transport from one area of the house to another.

These and many other companies that manufacture high quality and fun basketball goal stands, hoops and nets can be depended on to provide basketball sets made from safe and performance-tested materials.

Some low-performance goals typically present with problematic nets. The net that is attached to the hoop is sometimes too narrow that the ball gets caught on it. The better brands have been using more stretchable nets to avoid the very frustrating event of shooting the ball without the satisfactory thump on the floor that follows a good shot.

Setting it up

There are two types of basketball goals for kids—indoor and outdoor. The goal could tip over, and that is why parents are advised to fill the base with sand so that it would be more stable.

For outdoor set-ups, there is no trouble with this, but dust could cause such a mess should it spill inside the house. Outdoor goals may also be filled water. When full to the brim, the kids can do all the slam dunking that they want because it becomes very stable equipment to play with.

Which Is Best Indoor or Outdoor?

Indoor basketball sets are perfect for rainy days and unpredictable weather. Kids who have an affinity for the sport will have the chance to play the game with their siblings and friends even when the weather outside is not ideal for a match out of doors.

Indoor sets are suitable for indoor basketball in any weather. A wall mounted basketball hoop may be placed in the play area inside the home or even the bedroom.

Parents will find many online sources of high-quality wall-mounted indoor basketball hoops for their sporty toddlers. Many opt for an indoor basketball set since the equipment can be used by the youngsters throughout the year.

Outdoor basketball sets may have their advantages and unique attributes, but an indoor set-up is a year-long source of joy for kids of all ages. Many parents opt for this type of hoop for their children because they feel safer that the children are playing indoors where the incidence of injury is lessened.

Many happy years of basketball

Even the very young (or small for his age) toddler can be given a basketball set since most brands are available at a mere 2.5 feet in height. Godparents ought not to worry that they’d be giving a toy that may be too challenging for a little child because the height of the goal is usually adjustable.

And the best thing about modern toys for toddlers is that the basketball itself comes in tiny sizes such that even the littlest hands would have no difficulty grasping the ball to shoot it.

There’s also no need to worry about how long the toy would be of use to the child since a typical basketball goal for toddlers would be adjustable to a maximum height of four feet. Therefore, as the child and his playmate grow, they will still be able to play with the set-up.

This gift idea is truly one of the best that parents, relatives, and family friends can wrap up and give a 2ft. Tall novice sports enthusiast.

And who says basketball is just for boys? You can develop an athletic little girl’s skills with ball and net by giving her a basketball goal as well. When you choose a basketball set, just imagine how much fun it would bring to the lives of your little ones.

Make sure that you will purchase the highest quality product out there so that they get to enjoy your excellent gift for many years to come.

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A Post-Shopping Respite 



After Bloomingdale’s and the other shops have exhausted you this pre-Christmas season, give yourself a well-deserved break at the Park Avenue Plaza on Park Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets any weekday afternoon between noon and 3 pm.  Perhaps you might wander into Chartwell, one of the finest purveyors of books in Manhattan. But first, treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte, sit down near the piano and enjoy the stylings of jazz pianist and singer Daryl Sherman. Daryl is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in jazz and cabaret. Since her early stints at Sinatra hangouts like Jilly’s, Jimmy Weston’s, and Eddie Condon’s, there’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed including Lincoln Center Jazz. You may already be familiar with her—she played many a tune on Cole Porter’s piano in the lobby of the Waldorf=Astoria for over a decade and her recordings continue in regular rotation on MusicChoice Cable TV, WNYC radio and countless music streams world over. 

Her jaunty style and impeccable enunciation will rejuvenate your spirit and have you tapping your toes within minutes. And she takes requests, so come equipped with a list of your favorite tunes, holiday or other. 

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Choosing the Right Swimwear for Your Body Type




There is something so blissful about heading to the beach or the pool in the perfect swimwear outfit. Yet, so many people struggle to figure out which attire is the best for their body type. There’s no shame in it but discovering the perfect fit for you is a rite of passage that everyone should experience. Not only will it boost your confidence, but it will increase your overall enjoyment factor too. So, if you’re searching hard to no avail, read the guide below for advice about how to pick the best fit.

The Two Core Options

When it boils down to it, there are two main categories for male swimwear. There are elasticated types and non-elasticated options, and which you pick is going to be a defining moment.

Elasticated Swimwear

Elasticated swimwear comes in briefs, shorts, and low-waisted short options too. All of these are classic options that suit a range of body types, so that’s the good news.

Non-Elasticated Swimwear

For the non-elasticated options, there are also shorts, Bermuda style swimwear, and boxer-style shorts as well. These suit a lot of different body types as well.

Tall, Muscular Body Types

Tall muscular body types are well suited to designer labels for swimwear. The clean-cut style of men’s designer swim trunks is perfect for representing a sporty physique on a tall frame, and this is the best place to start the search. It is important to accent the parts of your form that you connect with the most. For instance, if that is your legs then opt for a shorter shorts option with a non-elasticated waist to really show them off.

Short, Muscular Body Types

If you are a shorter person but still have muscles then you might be better suited to swimwear that is low-waisted and slightly shorter than you may have considered otherwise. It is great to find a suit that will represent your physique in the best way possible, and for people who are a little bit shorter than average, this is the best way forward.

Slim Build

Slim build swimmers would benefit from a brief style or sticking with the classic shorts. It all boils down to how confident you feel in your body and whether or not you would be happy with all of your legs on show. This style of swimwear can be extremely comfortable and secure for a slimmer body, which is exactly what you need for a day of unwinding and having fun at the beach.

Bigger Builds

2023 is all about body confidence, and if you have few muscles to speak of but plenty of confidence and the right attitude, then there will be no problems at all when it comes to finding the perfect fit. Bigger builds will benefit from longer cuts and elasticated waits, as the more comfortable you feel, the better the impact of the outfit.

Your body type is an important factor when it comes to finding the perfect swimwear. You need to stand up and take a long look in the mirror to figure out which kind of physique you own, and channel that into something productive like finding the perfect swim outfit for your particular style and shape.

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