We’re hoping that with this week’s election, the financial situation will straighten itself out — but it’s not going to happen overnight, so we’re gonna need to be a little more frugal. No more eating out every night! No more buying expensive salads for lunch! If you missed Teri Tsang Barrett’s “Hot Out Of The Oven” recessionista menu last week, make the dishes this week! After the jump, the shopping list and daily recipes… Keep reading »
All of us at The Frisky are pretty addicted to websites like Gilt and Shop It To Me that email us about designer deals. It’s hard to resist dresses that are half price, even if we are in tough economic times. The blog Stilettos on Cobblestone had a genius idea that is totally going to help us avoid buying clothes just because they’re on sale: Create a recession email filter. (If you have Gmail, got to Settings, then Filter to create one.) Then, all shopping-related emails, like the one I got today showing me this Marc by Marc Jacobs Wooly Pointell Sweater and J.Crew Penelope Peep Toes won’t torture you, because they’ll never appear in your inbox. [via Racked] Keep reading »
Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. Got a rumble in your belly for something you want her to cook up a recipe for? Email us at email@example.com.
In preparation for the financial apocalypse, I was challenged by Amelia to come up with five recipes for Frisky readers eatin’ on the cheap. Check out the full grocery list for all the recipes here. I tried to stick with an “under $10” budget* for each recipe, so set aside $50 and let me know if I was wrong. After the jump, the second recipe I’ve concocted…
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Just six months ago, the “Sex and the City” movie and its crazy-expensive clothes hit theaters. And we ate it up — even the $800+ pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. Oh, how times have changed. Another movie about conspicuous consumption, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” will come to a theater near you on February 14. In the movie’s short trailer, designer brands get name-checked, and Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) goes shopping multiple times. Today, AdAge.com writes about how the movie’s timing sucks. The state of the economy has meant that people actually have to change their shopping habits. Some say Touchstone Pictures will have a hard time marketing the movie, but we say they’ll just have to get creative and reshoot a few scenes. Or, who knows, maybe the market will perk up by February. Anyway, our thoughts on how they could tweak the movie to be a little more in sync with these rough economic times, after the jump.
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These days, America can’t get enough when it comes to recession sex. For women, former Us Weekly and Star editor Bonnie Fuller finds, the upside to the stock market downslide is “more sex.” To explore where the economy meets the libido, Fuller toured sex shops, talked to sexperts, and found the business of recession sex is booming. At sex toy boutique Babeland, sex toys sales are on the rise. The owner of high-end lingerie store La Petite Coquette reports lingerie sales are up. Why? Because women are looking to make their financially down-trodden men happy in the bedroom, if not the boardroom. Fuller’s sources say people are having more sex now that a recession is dawning for a variety of reasons: because sex takes our minds of our money problems, because staying home and having sex is cheaper than going out and having dinner, because if women can’t get off on shopping, we’re going to have to get off on something — or somebody. Of course, guys are finding other ways to get off, but women may find the recession may not be such a bad thing — sexually, at least. How’s the recession affected your sex life? Keep reading »
Bonnie Fuller wrote yesterday on The Moment blog about how the recession is affecting people’s sex lives, a topic we have explored before. So, are hard economic times helping people’s sex lives? Fuller did some research among New York retailers, and made an interesting discovery: Business is actually up at specialty sex shops.
Erotic toy and lingerie store Babeland saw a 25-percent increase in sales the week of Sept. 29 compared to the same week last year. “The same thing happened after 9/11, when our business also soared. I think we’re recession-proof because sex accessories are an inexpensive luxury,” said Claire Cavanah, the store’s co-founder.
Even lingerie store La Petite Coquette has been selling loads of lacy underthings. “We think men are really stressed out and working harder, so their wives and girlfriends are buying lingerie to help their guys relax,” owner Rebecca Aspan said. Ummm, we’re really stressed out and working harder, too! What are our husbands and boyfriends doing to help us relax, buying silk boxers for themselves? We hope not. Keep reading »
Yesterday we showed you some styles from Wal-Mart that are super-cheap ($15 for a navy blazer!) and they don’t look too shabby, either. Today the spotlight is on Kohl’s, where we found tie-neck blouses galore, the lovely Simply Vera Vera Wang line, and fun heels. If you’re planning on ordering online, place your order today or tomorrow because shipping is just 99 cents! Keep reading »