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Gifts for the Zombie Fanatic

April 4, 2013    |    By +
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  Know someone who can’t escape the zombie trend? You aren’t alone! The zombie apocalypse has taken over books, television, movies and the minds of our friends and relatives. Whether you love zombies or are just shopping for zombie aficionado I created a unique list of my favorite zombie gifts available right now. From... Read more »

Spring Beauty Trend: Bright Eyes

March 28, 2013    |    By +
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Even though it’s technically spring, this time of the year it can feel light years away. Here in New York City, home base to the Gift Gurus, it’s still way too cold. While we are yearning for spring dresses and shorts, it’s still more appropriate to stay bundled in coats and scarves. The... Read more »

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Spring Trend: Succulents

March 15, 2013    |    By +
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When it comes to gardening, I lack three major ingredients to make it happen: 1) a backyard 2) sunlight 3) a green thumb.  Luckily, one of the latest greenery trends, succulents, allows me to fill my apartment with thriving plants without those prerequisites. In layman’s terms, succulent plants usually have meatier leaves & shorter roots... Read more »

Spring Beauty Trend: Brilliant Braids

March 12, 2013    |    By +
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Braided hair has been a huge trend in the last few years. Tired of the simplest of braids, fashionistas and designers alike have championed the newest and freshest hair looks by twisting hair in unthinkably amazing ways. All over the spring runways were unique looks inspired by the classic hair plait. Fishtails, the milkmaid... Read more »

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Phablets: what are they and why do I want one?

February 27, 2013    |    By +
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With the tech and gadget world evolving at a dizzying pace, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with all the products and technology. But a new and quickly growing class of products is actually pretty easy to understand…although it’s not that easy to say. The “phablet” is a hybrid device that combines the utility... Read more »

Trend Alert: Black and White

February 25, 2013    |    By +
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One trend that we can’t wait to see more of in 2013 is Black and White geometric prints. Everything from decor to fashion will be covered in the most high-contrast color combination there is. In case you haven’t noticed, black and white patterns have been popping up all over the place from the costumes... Read more »

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Trend Alert: Indoor Play Tents!

February 22, 2013    |    By +
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One perk of being a kid is being able to create your own world where your thoughts and imagination can come to life. My hideaway when I was a kid was a fort that I made out of bed sheets and two desk chairs. I kept some snacks in there, my favorite dolls, a... Read more »

Teen Trend Alert: Seapunk

February 21, 2013    |    By +
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To those readers unaware, I am the Guru for all things “Teen” here at That means I spend a good portion of my time scouring the web to find the coolest blogs and inspiration for the newest and hippest stuff in youth culture. When I started seeing a variety of ’90s inspired iconography and... Read more »

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Toy Trend: The Katniss-ifcation of Toys!

February 15, 2013    |    By +
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  From the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, you start to see some distinct trends. Toys like the upcoming REBELLE line from NERF and the AIR HUNTRESS bow from ZING TOYS are not only tapping into the Hunger Games mania, but the bigger picture idea that... Read more »

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Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald Green

January 24, 2013    |    By +
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Now it’s not just Dorothy, we all are going to the Emerald City in 2013. In case you haven’t heard, emerald green is officially the biggest color of the year according to Pantone. Since 1963, “The PANTONE® name known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to... Read more »

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.