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    Archive for February, 2008

    Doggone Good!

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    In Portland, OR, dogs are a big deal. We have pubs dedicated to dogs like the Lucky Labrador, over 15 holistic pet stores in Portland metro alone, 31 off-leash ... Read more..

    Posted in Pets | No Comments »

    The Art of Phoenician Pastries

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    Everyone loves a sweet treat and yet most Americans associate baked sweets with cookies and cakes. Enter Phoenicia Patisserie, a traditional Mediterranean bakery with an incredible variety of exotic confections. Using ... Read more..

    Posted in Ask an Expert, Gift Baskets, Gift Ideas, Gourmet Gifts | 1 Comment »

    Celebrating Your Health and Your Cat

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    WebMD recently posted a news report claiming that, compared with cat owners, people who had never had a pet cat were 40% more likely to die of a heart attack ... Read more..

    Posted in Pets | 1 Comment »

    Don’t Try This at Home

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 Jennifer

    There are many creative people in this world, but let me dispel any myths right away – I am not one of them. And not everyone that works for a ... Read more..

    Posted in Ask an Expert, Gift Baskets | No Comments »

    Gifts for March Birthdays

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    The flower for March is the violet, and, luckily, violets come in many varieties. My mom is a diehard African Violet fan and also happens to be born in March, ... Read more..

    Posted in Birthdays, Gift Ideas, Spa & Pampering | No Comments »

    Shut the Box!

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    Looking for something devilishly fun to accompany a wine gift? Check out our Antique Replica Pub Game with Merlot. This game is a total blast to play! Our version comes ... Read more..

    Posted in Gift Ideas, Wine Gifts | No Comments »

    What’s New, What’s Hot

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    I recently returned from the Fancy Food Show in San Diego and the International Gift Fair in New York. What's new and what's hot? Going green and organics are red ... Read more..

    Posted in Ask an Expert, What's New | No Comments »

    Does Hallmark Have a Card for That?

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    Somebody with too much time on their hands must have looked at March and decided to create a few extra holidays. Some of my favorite odd holidays include: March 3rd - ... Read more..

    Posted in Gift Ideas, Holidays | No Comments »

    Stop Assuming Somebody Else Has It Covered

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    I've discovered something about diaper bags. Everybody (with a baby) needs one, but hardly anyone gives them as a gift. It's sort of like the pretty girl never getting asked ... Read more..

    Posted in Everything Baby, Gift Ideas, What's New | No Comments »

    Popcorn + Chocolate = Heaven on Earth

    Friday, February 29th, 2008 admin

    Get a load of this. Popcorn dunked in layer upon layer of chocolate. That's another description of Heaven for my family. I brought home the Popfections gift thinking it would ... Read more..

    Posted in Gift Ideas, Gourmet Gifts, What's New | No Comments »