Tips on Choosing the Perfect Wedding Flowers in St Louis Nov22

Tips on Choosing the Perfect Wedding Flowers in St Louis...

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, and the flowers you choose can make a huge impact on the look and atmosphere of your ceremony and reception. With so many florists offering so many varieties of blooms in St. Louis, it can be hard to choose the right flowers. If you’re having trouble deciding on your Wedding Flowers St Louis, keep reading for some helpful selection tips, and visit the Southern Floral Shop for professional assistance and a variety of arrangements that will look beautiful on your special day. Look to the Season If at all possible, choose flowers that are in season for your wedding celebration. Not only will they be super fresh, but you’ll likely save money on overall costs. If you’re planning a spring wedding, daffodils or tulips are a popular choice, and winter weddings look wonderful adorned with jasmine or tulips. Your florist can advise you about which blooms are in season for any month of the year. Spend More on Focal Points It’s a wise move to use most of your floral budget focusing on the most important displays at your wedding. These include your bridal bouquet, the reception centerpieces and altar flowers if applicable. These are the flowers that people will notice the most, so focus your efforts and money on them. Color is Important Your wedding flowers St Louis are a great way to introduce a pop of color into your ceremony and reception, and many brides choose the whole color scheme of their wedding based on the flowers they’ve selected. Think about the mood you want to communicate when you select your flowers. For example, white flowers are classic and formal. Pink hues convey a sense of sweetness and romance, and...

A Day in the Life of a Rain Umbrella Nov21

A Day in the Life of a Rain Umbrella...

‘Into every life a little rain must fall’ and most would agree with Longfellow’s sage words about the changing weather and its universal theme in regards to facing the unexpected events that often occur in life. But what about that essential little accessory? The humble rain umbrella? Most people probably own one or two, some are kept handy in the back trunk of cars or by the front door hall closet for those grayer mornings but the truth is, the rain umbrella has had an important, and times, even royal role throughout world history. It is estimated that probably the first ‘umbrella’ probably had its earliest origins from China around the 11th Century, B.C. used primarily not to keep the rain off, but more so to keep the brilliant sunrays at bay. The word ‘umbrella’ comes from the Latin word, umbra which means ‘shade’. A similar word ‘parasol’ is also of Latin origins, again not in reference to the rain, rather papare which means ‘prepare’ and of course, sol which means ‘sun’. There are ancient paintings from Egyptian and Indian cultures with examples of these parasols shielding royal members from the sunrays. In Europe, umbrellas were generally frowned upon as frivolous and unbecoming (especially for men) and it was thought that since rain was a blessing from heaven, people shouldn’t avoid its sacred presence. However, by the 1700’s, both women and men used umbrellas, especially in rain-prone areas like London, England where the umbrella became a ubiquitous and essential tool. Despite the hundreds of years since the rain umbrella’s first inception, the make and model is still relatively the same. In the 18th C., especially with parasols, the use of carved ivory with intricate patterns and lacy décor was highly popular with women. It...

Why Smart Women Love Consignment Stores in New York City Nov20

Why Smart Women Love Consignment Stores in New York City...

The next time you are browsing a New York City clothing resale store, you might be surprised to find yourself bumping into some of the area’s best-dressed women. That is because consignment stores in New York City, such as A Second Chance, offer quality designer clothing, handbags, and accessories at prices far below their original cost. Smart shoppers love the shops because they allow clients to: SELL DESIGNER ITEMS: When womens’ sizes, tastes, or lifestyles change, they often find themselves with unneeded clothing. However, their designer items are far too valuable to give away, so they either sell or consign them to resale shops. Experts, such as the staff at A Second Chance, will buy gently used designer handbags and accessories. Customers may bring items in, or contact the shop via email. Sellers can provide a description and photos of items, and resale experts will provide a value. Sellers then mail their items, and a check is sent to them. Resale also consign items for a period of three months, and split the sale prices with clients. SHOP: A woman who is dressed head-to-toe in Chanel, Givenchy, and Hermes is not necessarily very wealthy – she may simply be a fan of Consignment Stores in New York City. Savvy shoppers have learned that they can find the ideal Chanel, Hermes, or Louis Vuitton bag at a consignment and resale shop, at a cost far below retail. They may also locate a Fendi mink coat, a Lanvin wool coat, or Oscar De La Renta cashmere cardigan. Many buyers find their favorite designer shoes at resale stores. They can get their “must have” Christian Louboutin pumps, Hermes open-toe heels, and even a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s – in crocodile. But they do not have to live...

How to set up a home theatre Nov19

How to set up a home theatre...

A great way to see all the popular movies and save money in the long run is to build a home theatre system. With so many options available, flat screen LED televisions, plasma TVs, Optoma projectors, etc all that is really needed is for the family to create a budget, decide on the theme of their theater and sketch out a layout of the equipments and seating that will take full advantage of the room you are going to dedicate to it. As you go through all the available options, just remember that not every piece of equipment is compatible with everything else so you probably will want professional help. Do not go off to buy your equipment without first having established your budget. The equipment used for home theatres varies wildly in price; make your budget and stick to it. Remember, it is easy for the salespeople to tempt you into buying a bigger and better sound system, more advanced Optoma projectors or a larger TV; the options seem to be unlimited. When you create your budget, don’t spend too much time on the technicalities. Once you have your budget; then begin to look for equipment that will stay in budget and give you the greatest experience for the money. First, decide whether the display device will be a projector and screen or a wide screen TV. Usually it is the size and shape of the room that will dictate this. A huge screen can be overwhelming and awkward to view in a small room, conversely a TV can be difficult to see in a large room. You must at this time decide on the sound system, if it is built in to the video device, it may not be satisfactory. Take your...

The Popular Uses for Personalized Labels Nov13

The Popular Uses for Personalized Labels...

If someone asks you to think of something that might be labeled you would probably think of a hundred and one things. We see labels on food, drinks, luggage, wine, beer, pet food, vehicles, parts, toys and a million other things that we probably don’t pay any attention to. We use labels every single day of our lives, usually without a conscious thought and we completely take them for granted. When we go into an airport we see luggage labels all over the place, and it is how we generally identify our own bags when we collect them off the baggage rack. We see labels at place settings in restaurants, on gifts, on coffee packets, on wine bottles and clothing. It’s one of the things that sells certain items of apparel—so long as it is a Brand name people will buy it.  This is why Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, and Nike are popular, because their names are known as a brand label. Those who like to buy brand labels also like to buy other brands and this can set trends, especially among famous celebrities. Personalized labels are also a good form of marketing, especially for established companies who have known products. However, on the flip side, it is also a good strategy for some upcoming and new companies to promote their products before they hit the shelf so that they product is already finding a place in people’s consciousness. Setting the Standards and Making a Name You don’t have to be famous or a celebrity to have your own personalized labels. Anyone can design, create and order personalized labels for any purpose. When Dymo label makers first came out in the 1970’s there were kids printing out sticky labels and putting them on everything and...

Safety Tips for the Novice Motorcycle Rider Nov13

Safety Tips for the Novice Motorcycle Rider...

If you have just completed your motorcycle test and passed with flying colors it won’t be long before you decide to head out on the open road. When you do here are some safety tips you should follow: Choose Your Bike Wisely: Many new riders make the mistake of buying the most powerful bike on the road only to discover they can’t handle it. When you are shopping for your bike make sure you shrink your search down to bikes with a 250 cc to 300 cc motor. This will be ideal to get you started and give you time to learn how to handle yourself on the road. However, if you will be using the highway a lot you probably should get a bike from 500 cc to 750 cc so you don’t get lost in everyone’s dust. Anti Lock Breaks: Another thing to consider when buying your first bike is opting for one with anti lock brakes. Bikes with anti lock brakes were shown 37 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal accident. With anti lock brakes you will be able to gain control of steering and avoid a skid or fall. Defensive Driving: Learning defensive pricing techniques is another must for bikers. Keep in mind that whenever there is a car and motorcycle accident the car driver is responsible 60 percent of the time. Knowing how to defend yourself against accidents will help keep you safe. Drive in Good Weather: You will not always be able to predict bad weather, but making a conscious effort to avoid it will also help keep you safe. Watch the weather reports and make the right decision when you hear it will be hazardous out there. Keep rain gear in a motorcycle tank...