We heard bits and pieces of Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man by Roger Sterling, Jr. on the last season of “Mad Men.” We didn’t think we’d be able to read Roger’s book, especially since he couldn’t get any publishers to bite. But he’s quite the character and is known for his quips and quick-wit barbs, so we think Sterling’s Gold would provide insight into the ad world and business, in general, as well as a look into upper middle-class life in New York during the 1950s and 1960s. [$10.99, Amazon.com]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away two copies of Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man by Roger Sterling, Jr., but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us which is your favorite quip from Roger and why. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite responses and announce the winners Wednesday, Nov. 24. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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Children are notorious for being picky eaters. There was a time when I would only eat peanut butter on a spoon, and after tiring arguments and discussions with my doctor, my mom gave in and let me eat only peanut butter for some meals. It’s too bad personal computers were an extravagance back then and not the norm — because maybe my mom could have sought the advice of someone like celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who has teamed up with Kraft Foods to develop a deluxe package for Kraft’s Big Fork Little Fork iPad app. Keep reading »
It’s easy to send an email or a tweet, but it’s difficult for the recipient to hold on to that message. A friend or colleague can, however, tack a hand-written note onto their bulletin board. Show your style and recognize your friend’s fabulousness by sending her a note written on Effie’s Paper, a line of stationery designed by lifestyle blogger and author Kalyn Johnson Chandler. Although there are several designs, we’re partial to the “Daarhling, The Heels Can Never Be High Enough!” note cards because what could be more fab than your name in pretty script and a pair of sky-high leopard-print heels?
Don’t let your iPod steal the show. Instead, let your headphones take center stage with these ridiculously adorable ear buds from Fred Flare. Take your pick from tiny ladybugs, strawberries, or cupcakes, bling them out with some flashy jewels, or, go quirky with sushi roll charms and rubber duckies. Switch ‘em up as your mood changes—just like jewelry!
Last week, we asked you to tell us how you’ll stay motivated to exercise during the colder months, in the hopes of winning “Thintervention” workout gear from Shop by Bravo. And the winner is … save_the_empire for the comment after the jump… Keep reading »
Wedding Central knows that planning and paying for the wedding of your dreams can be tiring and expensive. So they’re offering would-be brides the opportunity to compete in the ultimate shoe frenzy competition, in which brides-to-be will race to Madison Square Park in NYC and try to find a specially marked pair of very high-end designer shoes on Nov. 9. The winner will receive a fabulous pair of designer shoes to strut down the aisle on her wedding day, a $5,000 prize pack from Wedding Central Experts, and $5,000 cash towards her dream dress, honeymoon or whatever her heart desires.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away five spots to participate in Wedding Central’s “If the Shoe Fits … ” competition, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us why you want to participate. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Nov. 5. Participants must provide their own transportation to NYC by Nov. 9. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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What’s better than a postcard? A postcard that can hold coffee! This pretty mug comes complete with an old-fashioned postmark, a place to write a personalized greeting, and a special pen with ink that becomes permanent after a quick trip to the oven. Even better, these postal-themed mugs didn’t travel far: They’re handmade in the U.S.
The way to a woman’s heart is with chocolate, but the way to anyone‘s heart is with a custom-made chocolate bar. Choose your bar flavor, such as white chocolate or dark. Then pick up to five toppings to be blended in and mark your bar as truly yours. Are cranberries your fancy, or would you prefer goji berries? How about sea salt or ginger? Crushed candy cane, candy corn, or gummy bears? Chocri offers over 10 billion possible combinations, and you can even customize your chocolate bar with a message like “I love you” or “happy birthday.” If that set-up doesn’t just melt your heart, then nothing will.
Your laptop is having an identity crisis. Why? Because too often, Lappy feels like he’s wearing a mask when he’s zippered into some outfit that is completely unrepresentative of his style. This trompe l’oeil laptop case by Cooperative will show you value your machine’s essential beauty. You’ll protect your buddy, but still retain his basic character. OK, so that’s a bit far-fetched, but we’re crushing on this product because it’s cute and cheap. Need we say more?