More From Merilee Kern
Father’s Day Finds Dads Will Adore
Although Father’s Day is on fast and furious approach, finding that perfect gift for dear ‘ole dad can be even more of a challenge.
18 Ways to Impress Mom This Mother’s Day
Perhaps this Mother’s Day more than any is an important time to let the moms in your life know just how much each means to you.
Hydration Awareness: 10 Ways to Be ‘Water Wise’
Guidance from the CDC, USDA, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other top-tier experts and physicians on proper hydration, dehydration avoidance.
Bite Into This Brazilian Twist on the Ham and Cheese Melt
Here’s one option that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser: Pão de Queijo “Brazilian cheese bread," created in Brazil’s heartland.
3 Smart Virus Avoidance Solutions
With all of the legitimate concern around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), here are three virus avoidance solutions that can be purchased online.
Social CBD Launches #NaturallyNicer Gummy Line
One need only Google “CBD Gummies” to realize that, based on the staggering 9,570,000 results delivered for that specific search string.
5 Dynamite San Diego Destinations for Spring and Summer
No matter the occasion, reason or season, you’d do well to head over to San Diego —a region known for some of the most revered vacation spots.
Methodology Masters Healthy, Hand-Crafted Meals
A service called Methodology delivers on both fronts, with healthy, restaurant-quality fare. This delivery service is free of harmful additives.
Last Minute Holiday Gifts, Gets and Getaways
Amid the rapidly approaching holiday you may be frantically trying to find that perfect gift for someone special but your mind is drawing a blank.
Water War: SOS Rehydrate Resets Sector Standards
To say that today’s rapidly evolving water industry is overflowing with innovation would, pun aside, be a vast understatement.
‘Something for Everyone’ Holiday Gift Guide 2019
So in the spirit of easing and expediting your shopping escapades, here is a diversified holiday gift guide that crosses a multitude of categories
6 Southwest Destinations Delivering Holiday Cheer
Whether you’re planning to get you and yours out and about this holiday season, or are considering travel-oriented experiential gifts for another, I strongly suggest you turn attentions to America’s Southwest. With an abundance of blue skies, refreshing breezes and every kind of terrain—from sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains to desert dunes…and much in between—the …
15 Finds for a Fab Fall Season
Fall is here and you know what that means…new gear! Yep, from tech gadgets covering everything from kitchen to self-care, to beauty and wellness innovations, to apparel, shopping and stellar F&B finds, the fall season always ushers in more than its fair share of get-worthy brands. Luckily for you I’ve vetted many across multiple categories, …
9 Ways to Be Summer Savvy
Ah, summer. Sun in our face, wind in our hair, flowing fashions and travel…lots and lots of travel! Such an eagerly anticipated and exceedingly enjoyed season indubitably ushers in an array of covet-worthy beauty and style solutions and, lucky for you, I’ve found nine fine ones among them. From new style staples to smart hair …
Search for ‘America’s Longest Married Couple’ Underway
To celebrate someone’s birthdate pretty much anyone can belt out the “Happy Birthday” song, but what to sing in celebration of a couple’s anniversary? How can we ceremoniously honor such an important and personal holiday equally melodiously? To assuage these burning questions, award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch recently announced the worldwide launch of her personalized …
14 Sure-Fire Father’s Day Gifts
With last year’s Father’s Day gift-related spending predicted at a record-breaking $15.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, this year’s holiday will surely rake in equally impressive revenue figures. So for the throngs who are intending to get in on the game and show dad their devotion with some sweet swag, here’s a list …
Opulent Luxuries Crystalizes Art of Gemstone Décor & Gifts
For those with their hearts and minds set on finding inimitable bespoke décor, housewares and custom-commissioned gifts that are mind-blowingly exquisite need look no further than Opulent Luxuries. This artisanal crystal design house has raised the bar beyond the traditional work of Tiffany, Waterford and Baccarat courtesy of its custom-tailored “patent-pending” pieces made exclusively from …
11 Marvelous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is on fast approach, and this year’s holiday is poised to bring in the motherload. This as a National Retail Federation survey forecasts that this coming Mother’s Day “is expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date” with expenditures “expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in …
7 Growth Strategies Sure to Spur Fresh Success
Growth. All businesses and professionals should desire it and most certainly need it. But achieving and sustaining growth in today’s uber-complex environ-
14 Travel Options That’ll Spoil You Superbly
With America having suffered a pretty harsh winter from coast to coast, would-be wanderers are rejoicing as the weather warms and vacation venues beckon with stellar offerings. In fact, industry growth this travel season is indubitably (and understandably) poised to impress as outlined in the Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2019 and numerous other reports. …
8 Style Finds for an Elevated Spring Season
As springtime rolls back around, so too does the opportunity for fresh beginnings as days stretch and the weather warms. With the season spurring
How to Reel in New Year’s Resolutions Gone Rogue
As we approach the second calendar quarter, we’re entering that precarious time when many begin to flail and outright fail with their New Year’s resolutions—no matter how impassioned or well-intentioned they were at the time of inception.
Dieters Funding Fab Vacations by Losing Lbs.
With spring break and summer travel planning looming, many are starting to sweat the imminent budget bump needed to make their hopeful getaway a reality.
9 Easy Ways to Enhance Daily Life
It’s a fresh New Year and the perfect time to refresh our daily routines, courtesy of innovations in the consumer goods sector. With this in mind, here are an array of tried-and-true lifestyle enhancers and problem solvers that’ll help ensure a great year ahead. Kami Home Camera (www.Amazon.com) Kami is a brand offering an economical …
5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gem & Jewel Aficionados
According to the National Retail Federation, among the estimated $19.6 billion Valentine’s Day consumer spending last year alone (courtesy of more than half of United States adults celebrating the occasion), $4.7 billion of that is earmarked specifically for the jewelry category. It’s clear that our collective adoration for adornments is serving the retail channel well, …
11 Trendy Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets
Valentine’s Day is on fast approach, which means it’s time to ready our hearts, minds and wallets for the groundswell ahead. Relative to gifting for that special someone, a “surge” may be more descriptive as consumer spending for this holiday continues to trend upward in billion-dollar increments. Last year, the National Retail Federation forecasted that …
MyRegistry Revolutionizing the Wedding Registry Process
Creating a wedding registry is probably (okay, definitely), one of the most fun aspects of wedding planning. But, with so many registry options out there and amid a diversity of needs and wants, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. For example, you may want kitchen appliances from a big box …