John Lewis Turns 150 Years Old

John Lewis is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. The venerable British department store chain, founded in 1864 as a drapery store on London's Oxford Street, has now sold to roughly 6 generations of shoppers. To put it in perspective, when John Lewis opened his Oxford Street store, London's population was … Continue reading

Buying a Tablet? Things to Look for Before Purchasing

As everyone knows, tablet computers are hot hot hot these days! Even people who previously had dismissed the gadgets as unnecessary in light of already owning a desktop/laptop computer and smartphone, are coming to the realization that these ultra-thin hybrids can provide a benefit over and above a smart phone or laptop. A friend … Continue reading

Talk about novelty British fashion…

UK better department store chain, John Lewis, introduced a new fashion item today and it's not what you would expect! But it's par for the course when you happen to be both beautiful AND a member of a royal family. Kate Middelton, aka Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge is the cartoonish … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution Suggestions

It is that time of the year to reflect on what we have and have not achieved in 2011, and to set our sights on new challenges for 2012. Some people have a hard time coming up with resolutions while others just plain forget to establish some goals for bettering … Continue reading

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire

If you haven't heard, Jeff Bezos, chairman of the juggernaut online retailer,, held a press conference at the end of last month (September 28th) announcing the upcoming arrival of the newest Kindle style called Fire.  It will start shipping on November 15th, and is currently available for pre-order (see … Continue reading