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February 17, 2020

The Hunt for the Perfect Rug

In a recent blog, I mentioned I’ve been trying desperately to buy a new rug to lighten up my new pad. Unlike my previous home, our new place has dark living room.

The best pricing for all rugs seems to be online. This makes me think that the advertised retail price is a bunch of phewy.

February 11, 2020

Wine Tasting on Valentines Day

Filed Under: Zannee’s Tips, Dining, Local fun,

I believe the most important thing you can do for someone on Valentines Day is spend time with them. So I’ve been pondering a romantic relaxing and fun day out with my guy.

We’ve considered:
- A picnic and a hike in the Angeles Forest.
- Whale watching or going to the L.A. Zoo
- A visit to the Grammy Museum

But as of right now, I’m thinking of nice lunch out, followed by wine tasting.

January 23, 2020

Rug Hunting

Alas, our traditional wool rug worked in our bright 1927 home, but it doesn’t work in our new 1960’s pad. The newer wood floors are darker here and there’s less light in our new place. A brighter, lighter rug would help lift the darkness from our living room.

So I’ve been on the hunt.

January 08, 2020

Paying Retail with No Regrets

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Every one of us has a trigger. Something that we just can’t stand. Mine is my cats litter box.

I am a cat person.  I love and respect my cats. But I don’t tolerate them scratching my furniture or leaving my home stinky. Here’s how we resolved that issue.

December 30, 2019

Shopping, Eating and Sleeping

Christmas has come and gone. For most of us the shopping marathon is over. After 1000’s of Sample and Warehouse Sales since October, many of which I’ve attended, I am completely burnt out on shopping. Or so I thought.

This year, I got gift cards for Christmas.

December 09, 2019 BS

We wanted a new living room rug for our new abode. Our old one was too dark in the new living room.

I surfed the web and haunted local warehouse sales looking for the perfect rug. I found 3 I liked on Then I waited for Black Friday when I knew the discounts should go up to 25% off their already discounted price.

November 26, 2019

Black Friday Shopping

I’m not really a Black Friday kinda gal. Too many people shopping, with too few really good deals. Plus I’m usually recovering from Turkey overload to rush out and shop.

And really, it’s Always Black Friday at BargainsLA!

That said, these deals and discounts caught my eye.

November 07, 2019

Caring for a Favorite Leather Jacket

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Back in the late 2000’s, I found a gorgeous, deliciously soft, black lambskin leather jacket by For Joseph at Shopaholic Sample Sales boutique for a ridiculous $89. Original retail, as I recall was around $389.  Shopaholic Sample Sales are famous for their amazing fashion deals.  Though it was an unplanned purchase, I was thrilled with my prize.

I wore the jacket everywhere.

October 30, 2019

Shoes for Hubby … and Me.

Outlet Malls, as a whole, are not really discount outlets any more. So much Special Purchase product or just a small corner with a “Sale” sign.  But if you love a specific line and want a good selection, it’s sometimes worth going out of the way to shop.

Such was our case.

October 07, 2019

Sample Sale Tips

Attn Sample Sales Enthusiast, the biggest Sample Sale Season of the year is revving up.
From Late October to mid-December more Sample and Warehouse Sales happen that at any other time of year. This is where you find discounts of 50%-95% off on higher quality goods. Most sales happen later in the week, Thursday -Fridays and on weekends.

These are no frills shopping experiences and are for the serious bargain shopper.

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