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Sharkeya Revels is transforming Woodland Avenue through fashion

August 18, 2018

Photo above: Tha Style Loft; below, owner Sharkeya Revels By Kharisma McIlwaine  Fashion designer Sharkeya Revels grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. With a knack for creativity and a love for fashion, Revels spent a large part of her teenage years dressing and styling her friends. It wasn’t until years later that Revels found her calling…

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Brilliant blooms: Five smart consumer tips for sending flowers

May 12, 2018

BPT For Americans, sending flowers to show love, caring and concern is a longstanding tradition appreciated by both givers and receivers. It’s so popular, in fact, that last year we spent some $2.6 billion on flower gifts for the Mother’s Day holiday alone — $26.6 billion on floral products throughout the year. Why our fascination…

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Top 10 spring fashion trends

April 20, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jolie O’Rourke   Jolie O’Rourke, national fashion correspondent, shares what’s in store for the season!   BLACK PR WIRE NEW YORK/MIAMI — This season, let’s welcome spring with fresh, new and sensational styles that exude flavor, character, fun and style. Here’s a peek at my Top 10 choices for 2018 … 1. LAVENDER…

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Louis Vuitton announces Virgil Abloh as new menswear designer

April 20, 2018

The company’s first Black artistic director   BLACK PR WIRE NEW YORK — Virgil Abloh, 37, is making history as the first Black artistic director for Louis Vuitton. This is a huge accomplishment, considering how underrepresented Black names are in the luxury European world of fashion. Here’s what we know about the new designer. In…

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Three kitchen and bath trends for 2018

April 12, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES When it’s time for a home remodel, specifically of a bathroom or kitchen, many homeowners turn to trendy looks as inspiration. Color, texture and material variance, like using different types of tile, lead the way in this year’s kitchen and bath trends. To help amplify the look and appeal of your space, consider…

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Call 811 before digging for home improvement projects and landscaping this spring

April 5, 2018

BPT With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season. During the transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near…

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Don’t re-roof until you do these five things

March 23, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Pictured is the Heritage line of asphalt shingles by TAMKO Building Products Inc. BPT With spring officially arriving, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a professional — 2018 is predicted to be a record-breaker. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies…

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Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

March 16, 2018

BPT Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to have a fresh supply of crisp…

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Fresh home upgrades for Spring

March 9, 2018

Family Features After a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These project ideas – some big, some small – can help breathe new life into your home so you’re ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the…

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Four bedroom upgrades that won’t break the bank

March 2, 2018

Family Features Upgrading your bedroom might sound like a daunting task. You may assume it costs an arm and a leg, takes months and requires professionals to complete. However, upgrading your bedroom doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, or your back. Investing in a few quality upgrades to some bedroom essentials can make your…

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