Sexy-Time Travel: Make the most out of this President’s Day Weekend [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fingertips]...

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope by now you’ve all bought and wrapped presents, and showered your love one with affection. No? Well, don’t despair! With internet access, a little research, and a trip to Target, you can surprise your loved one with an amazing 3-day “Love-cation”. It’s not too late to find great deals at hotels nearby where you can spoil your love with pampering and attention. Every year my husband and I forgo giving each other gifts and instead plan a fun getaway to somewhere new over President’s Day weekend. It proves to be a great mini-vacation where we can reconnect and leave the rat race behind for a few days. It truly gives more to our relationship than any tangible gift could. Step 1: Make arrangements: Make sure your partner indeed has a three-day weekend. Call their boss or coworker to double check, and make sure they stay hush hush! Have kids? Call the relative that lives closest to you and ask them to take the little ones for the weekend. If this isn’t an option, don’t fret, many hotels have adjoining rooms or family suites, where you don’t have to share the same bedroom, but are still connected.  If you live in driving (or quick flight) distance to a foreign country, check your passports, because going to a foreign country is much more romantic sounding than hopping over to the next town. Step 2: Get online! Check out online travel sites like: hotels.com, priceline.com, or the hotel you have a priority membership with. For local hotels, also, check your newspaper’s travel website, they’re sure to have great deals on local travel/hotels.  If you need a flight and rental car, try using your frequent flier credit card to book both that...

We are the 99%: Buying Lingerie when you aren’t a Victoria’s Secret Model [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at your Fingertips]...

If you haven’t noticed the catalogues, emails, store displays, and company Facebook pages: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This is the one day out of the year when we are expected to be at our sexiest. We are overloaded with advertisements of svelt bunny-like women looking extra perky and desirable in their unmentionables. We all begin to think, “How cute, so-and-so would love it if I wore that!” Then with lace and frills dancing through our heads we go to Victoria’s Secret and grab that hot little number we saw, go to the dressing room, try it on, and cry.  What you see in the mirror is nothing like what was in the catalogue…Did I grab the wrong thing?…Wait maybe it’s the wrong size…No…Perhaps the lighting? Oh wait, that’s right, I’m not a Victoria’s Secret model, and I haven’t starved myself for two weeks and taken 4 hours a day to workout. So what to do now? God didn’t make you a VS model, but He did make you beautiful, and I firmly believe that you should shake what your maker gave you- but in what makes you feel sexy, not what mass marketing tells you will feel great. So erase those preconceived notions from your head and dress for what makes you feel confident. Your partner will be turned on by your confidence more than your articles of clothing-of which will most likely be removed shortly after being put on anyway! So stop the shame spiral and embrace your confident, sexy you! Dress to flaunt your assets. Do you have amazing legs, make those the focal point by wearing something short or with a slit. Love your elegant shoulders and collar bone? Wear something strapless or with very thin spaghetti straps....