There's nothing like flipping the calendar over to a new year to get you re-energized and ready to take on the world ... or at least take on a little redecorating. If you're thinking about refreshing your home in this new year, check out the Weekend Guide for the latest sales and events. Plus, be sure to send us your own sale or event for future editions of the Weekend Guide.
Name: Sai Sankoh, Nurse and editor of Because I Am Fabulous blog Location: Herndon, Virginia Size: 1000 sq ft Years lived in: 1 month, Renting
Old Hollywood glamor finds its way to the suburbs of Virginia in Sai Sankoh's glitzy apartment. Tufted velvet sofas and chairs mingle with faux animals skin rugs, leather and zebra prints. Sai proves that sometimes a little decadence can be a good thing. Especially when done on a budget. "I like to invest in quality furniture, but I love to get a great price. I'm all about negotiating a great price for something if I know it's worth it."
The last weekend of 2012 is upon us — a perfect time to get yourself ready to start fresh in the new year. In addition to the remaining holiday sales in this week's sales list, we're also seeing the start of annual white sales. Check it all out in our Weekend Guide, pass it on and, as always, be sure to send us your own sale or event.
This final weekend before the holidays is sure to be a flurry of parties, gift swapping and other merriment. If you're still in the market for last minute gifts, be sure to check out this week's Weekend Guide for the latest sales and events additions. Then, pass it on and, as always, be sure to send us your own sale or event.
Name: Anna & Joe (and daughter Lucy, 7, and dog Cassady) Location: Georgetown, Washington D.C. Size: originally 1800 square feet, with a 1000 square foot addition Years lived in: 11 years; owned
Anna and Joe's home is less a brick-and-mortar structure and more a story, a choose-your-own-adventure fairy tale steeped in history but bursting with inspired and whimsical adaptations. Every inch of this Georgetown townhouse tells the charming tale of the 1820s home's rich past as well as its evolving, lively present: a landscape where Anna's love of collecting and gardening blossoms; a cozy, creative sanctuary where their young daughter can curl up in a reading nook or sit at the kitchen table and draw; and a living studio where Joe can conjure up his latest inspired DIY project.
December is a festive month full of holiday parties, decorating and, of course, gift giving. Luckily, there's no shortage of holiday sales and special events to help you deck the halls. From online sales to regional events, check them all out in the Weekend Guide. Then, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Name: Linda, pharmacist and fashion and food blogger of NomNomBlingBling, and dog Mandu Location: McLean, Virginia Size: 903 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; own
Working as a pharmacist by day but a fashion blogger in her spare time, Linda describes her home style aesthetic as being much like her fashion sense: a mix between high and low, elegant and modest. In her one-bedroom condo that she shares with her cute dog Mandu, pieces from Home Goods and Ikea mix with vintage purple suede and lots of shine.
I passed through Madrid on the way home from Morocco last week, and was lucky to catch a Christmas market in the city's Plaza Major. While markets aren't as widespread here in the U.S. as they are abroad, there are some major cities keeping the tradition alive.
The countdown to the Christmas holiday continues. You have two full weeks remaining to get out there and find gifts for your loved ones. To help you along, we've rounded up sales and events around the country, as well as online. Check them all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.