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Louis XV Style At A Pauper’s Price

Chances are, if you’re the kind of woman who kept every issue of Domino magazine, set Design*Sponge as her homepage, and has more than four pillows on her bed, you’ve lusted for a Philippe Stark Ghost chair. Crafted out of modern polycarbonate, the Louis XV Ghost chair was modeled after a baroque design — and costs upwards of $400 … womp womp. Luckily, the design has been knocked off so that common gals like ourselves can get the look at a more reasonable price. There are a number of options available on Amazon, but we’re partial to the Dymas style; its stately arms allow us to sit like queens.

[$117.60 Amazon]

More Lorien Legacies, More Exciting Battles

The first installment of the Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, had us quaking in our boots with excitement, as we learned of nine alien teens who must battle the Mogadorian horde to save Earth and awaken their home planet Lorien. But the second book in the series, The Power of Six, has even more action because John Smith and Six have honed their Legacies — or superpowers — and don’t spare one evil Mogadorian. Even Number Seven and other Lorien aliens get in on the battles, ripping Mogs limb from limb. The action-packed imagery of the The Power of Six lifts off the page, and you’ll kick yourself for reading it so quickly, but with superpower-fueled battles like this, you won’t be able to stop yourself.

[$10.58 Barnes & Noble]

Banish Coffee Cup Rings

Sure signs you’re in a responsible grownup’s apartment: there’s an actual bed frame, not just a mattress and a box spring; there’s the good, soft, thick kind of toilet paper in the bathroom; and there is a set of coasters on the coffee table. Everyone knows cup rings scream “stuck in adolescence.” Project the air of maturity we know you possess to all future house guests with this chic and earthy set of clay and glass coasters by potter Kelly Brooks. Pretty and functional, hooray!

[$32.00 Anthropologie]

The Slush Mug Is Back And Ready For Freezing!

When I was growing up, one of life’s greatest pleasures was going over to my grandmother’s house and making Coke slushies and microwaved s’mores. These days, I can still make s’mores when I’ve got the hankering, but my homemade slushie cravings have long gone unquenched because I lacked the proper device — but not anymore! The Slush Mug is back, baby! This retro mug miraculously turns your favorite tasty beverage into frozen slush thanks to the highly scientific “Glaciercore.” Plus, now that I’m of age, I can use it to make alcoholic versions of my old favorites. Jack and Coke Slushies, anyone?

“Paletas” Is Spanish For Heaven On A Stick

On a recent boiling hot summer day, we were on a stroll, dripping with sweat from head to ass to toe, craving something cool and refreshing. An answer to our prayers came in the form of a woman selling what she called paletas (also known as “Mexican ice pops”). Not your average popsicle, these babies are packed with fruit and other fresh flavors in wicked combinations like mango-chile, horchata-strawberry, and dulce de leche. We were in heaven. Imagine our delight when we discovered that there was a cookbook — called Palepas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas — filled with recipes for these easy-to-make treats. Now all future cravings can be satiated in our — and your! — own kitchen. Hallelujah!

[$11.55 Amazon]

13 Of Your Easy, Fuss-Free Exercise Tips

I admitted last week that after several months of no exercise, I’ve gotten a little flabby. Since I’m not the most creative person when it comes to fitness, I asked you to give me your easy, fuss-free exercise tips. Many of you suggested I begin running or walking, instead of working out in the small inside space I have available. You’ve definitely convinced me to use the several-miles long park that is right across the street from my home. But what were some of Frisky readers’ other creative tips? Keep reading »

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