Tag Archives: Shopping

Buying an Engagement Ring vs. Buying a Car

You know something funny? I like to compare purchasing a pre owned luxury watch to buying a car. Just like cars, luxury watches come with a high price tag, especially when you buy them new. And just like cars, watches have a large value depreciation as soon as they leave the authorized dealer. However pre-owned watches already lost that big chunk of change. So purchasing one in excellent condition gets you an investment that will perform just as well as the new one, but that initial depreciation is passed to the new buyer in the form of a lower price. Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Mojito + Mother of Pearl

It’s time to get tropical. And not tropical like the tropical storms we’ve been experiencing oh, every single day in South Florida. Back in my day it would rain at 3pm every day in the summer, and return to business/sunshine as usual by 5pm. Not so now that I’m back in the “sunshine” state. but whatever, it’s Thursday, it’s happy hour, and we can all drink like it’s sunny. Enter this mango cilantro mojito. Now, I realize that cilantro is a highly divisive herb, and that many individuals feel it might be the direct botanical descendant of satan, but I’m Read More →

Web Roundup: A Perfect Summer Weekend

Dr. D&D and RUBY both have birthdays this weekend! We’re having a joint doggie/human party, methinks this white wine fruit salad will be great for the homo sapiens. Speaking of partying, this might be the most genius bbq menu planner ever. Although goodNESS that’s a lot of meat (and I’m practically eating a cheeseburger as I type this, so if I think it’s a lot…) I haven’t even read Where’d You Go Bernadette, so I have no right adding another book to my summer reading list but just look at this cover! And a family vacation to Mallorca? I’m packing. Read More →

Your Engagement Ring From Start to Finish

In your mind, your engagement begins the moment you slide that sparkling new engagement ring on your finger. In reality, it started long before that. I’m not even talking about all the subtle hints you left your boo, or the 6 visits to RLJ it took to find the perfect ring for you. No, I’m not even talking about your betrothed and your bestie collaborating to devise the most perf proposal OF ALL TIME (said in Kanye voice.) Those things were all key moments in your engagement timeline, and are as much a part of your love story as the Read More →

Weekly Roundup: A Day Late and a Tail Short

My apologies for this post being a day late! I’m sure you were just sitting on the D&D home page, hitting refresh for the duration of your Friday night, and for that I am deeply sorry. If you follow RLJ on Instagram (and you should), you’ve seen Ruby’s adorable guilty/doNOTtouchme face in full force while she holds down her designated safe-corner at the vet. My crazy dingo dog bit her tail/mortal enemy and drew blood, so off to the vet we went. Four hours, 2 muzzles, a failed round of sedation, countless vet techs and one very patient doctor later, Read More →