Category Archives: lifestyle

Be crafty ~ make your own holiday gifts

DIY Gifts

If money is tight this year or you just like the idea of making a gift for someone, there are limitless possibilities. With craft stores having everything you need to get your hands dirty, so to speak, there are tons of options to create a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone in your life. We have ideas for all skill levels!

The rules for regifting


We’ve all done it, but is it really OK to re-gift? Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas.

When (and how much) you should tip


Should you leave a tip in your hotel room for housekeeping? What about cab drivers? It’s not uncommon to travel over the holidays, nor is it uncommon to wonder who to tip and how much to leave. Etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore is the founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and author of Poised for Success: Mastering The Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals. She offers some basic tipping guidelines.

Nothing says holidays like a wacky, tacky gift


Who says holiday gifts have to be serious? This year, surprise everyone on your list with these wacky and tacky gifts.

Hey Worcester, gift local this holiday season

Gift Local Worcester

What do you get for that person who has everything, especially if you don’t want to pick up a cookie-cutter bottle of wine or an impersonal gift card? Check out what local artists have to offer! Gifts for everyone on your list can be found a stone’s throw away if you know where to look, and you’ll be helping the local community thrive, too.