Category Archives: Featured Columns

StyleSavvy: Macy’s Backstage

April Goddard

There is a new kid in the off-price retail game, and it can be found right within the walls of its parent. The new Macy’s Backstage has opened right inside Macy’s at Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, and it’s new layout and unique take on discounted designer goods is definitely something to put on your radar. I was given the opportunity to shop my way through the new Macy’s Backstage before it’s official March 23rd grand opening, and this is what I found.

Out+About: Worcester embraces Love Your Labels

John Trobaugh

Love Your Labels — according to Joshua Croke, it is a movement to embrace labels, eliminate stereotypes and empower individuals.

STEAL THE STYLE: Make a faux wall

Jamie Burke

Shiplap, shiplap, shiplap. Everyone is talking about shiplap clapboard. Where to get it? How to distress it? Where to put it? It has been on high demand for almost five years now. It used to be an inexpensive way to add character or introduce a featured wall to a room. Now it is so expensive and popular, it is hard to even find! On a whim, I tried a cheap way to mimic the pricey look. It came out beautifully and was extremely easy to do. All you need is a tiny budget and about an hour.

GameOn: Dragon Ball FighterZ brings back the fighting spirit

Jason Savio

One of the all-time best fighting animes deserves a strong and worthy game to match it punch for punch, or, in this case, Kamehameha.

PulseBooks: Important lessons from unexpected places

Kimberly Dunbar

I once read somewhere that, every so often, it is a good thing for adults to pick up a children’s book or revisit a childhood favorite as a respite from their busy adult lives. Why? Well, children’s books often tackle tough issues in a basic way (designed to help young readers grasp complex situations) and offer lessons for readers of all ages.