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Flashback Friday: Shop Report–Lester’s in NYC

Editor’s Note: This was first published in March 2012. I live right down the street from one of NYC’s best-known “mom-and-pop” clothing stores–Lester’s. Actually, Lester’s–which was founded in Brooklyn in 1948–is anything but your grandma’s old store. On the contrary, … Continue reading

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All You Need to Celebrate the Beatles’ 50th

I’m so happy to see this “Beatles Collection” sale at Zulily in commemoration of the Fab Four’s 50th anniversary of its U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.  There’s something here for everyone–babies, kids, and nostalgic grown-ups and grandparents, too… … Continue reading

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Stamps Are Now 49 Cents: Do You Feel Old?

Every time the U.S. Postal service raises the price of first-class stamps, I feel more like one of those “old” people who says, “I remember when it cost 15 cents to mail a letter!” (truthfully, I do remember that). Hard … Continue reading

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