September 6, 2013 § 16 Comments
“Holy crap-this store is big!” was the first thing I thought when I rode the escalator down the stairs of the brand spankin’ new 50,000 square foot HomeGoods and TJ Maxx combo store in Georgetown (3222 M St NW ). The space is what used to be the really sad, often overlooked “mall” where the only place I ever seemed to visit was the DMV (I’m happy I’m a real Washingtonian now though!). The megastore opens tomorrow morning at 8am for its grand opening celebration and will close at 8pm; regular store hours will be M-Sat 9:30am-9:30pm and Sun 11am-8pm.
So, what can you expect? Well, I’m not supposed to “name names” but the Runway section has some amazing deals on leather bags and I can tell you you won’t be disappointed with the variety of clothes either! The minute I stepped foot in the section–it’s a special little slice of heaven in the front of the store where you can find high fashion designs for women (sorry, guys!) at drastically reduced prices–my Fall shopper mode came into full effect. Some hot trends like leather accents mixed with tweed stood out to me and I can’t wait to go back tomorrow and shop!
Besides the Runway, the store has a wide variety of men’s, kids, home accents and even specialty food items (black quinoa stood out to me along with some yummy looking British teas). Their pillow section is about a mile long (again, heaven!) and the table linens I peeked at were amazing–great fall colors like burnt orange and teal with modern, Moroccan-inspired designs were some of my favs. They also have a great selection of handmade items from India and hand-painted glass from Italy.
Thanks to the amazing team at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx, you my dear readers can have a shot at your very own giftcard! I have one $25 giftcard to HomeGoods and one $25 giftcard to TJ Maxx to give away! Yes, a freebie–what a wonderful way to get back into the blogging mode! So, here’s how to enter and win:
Pick two of the activities below and post a comment saying what you did in the comments section:
-Like A Fresh Coat on facebook
-Follow me on Twitter
-Follow me on Instagram
-Subscribe to the blog
The contest will end September 27th at midnight and is open to US residents only.
Thanks to the team at HomeGoods/TJ Maxx for the tour of the new store, the giftcards and treats, and thanks to you guys for coming back to the blog after a summer hiatus! Now that my travel plans have calmed down I am back and so super ready to share some great things with you guys this year!
As always, thanks for reading A Fresh Coat! xo
September 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
A Fresh Coat really, really likes companies that give back to the community and the Style network is doing just that this coming weekend in the DC area. They are launching their Fight With Style Campaign in an effort to raise awareness about skin cancer, a disease that effects one in five Americans. The campaign includes a Beauty Bus Tour that is traveling to 10 different cities nationwide to educate people about preventative measures and the different types of skin cancer that are out there. The beauty bus is equipped with a revel imager, which takes your picture and shows what sun damage you already have, and trained estheticians will then recommend a skin-care regime for you based on your results. If you head out to the bus, you can also receive makeup application services and mini-manicures, all complimentary (woo-hoo! education and free beauty treatments–what more could you want?!)!
Here are the details:
When: Sat., Sept. 17th from 11am-6pm and Sun., Sept. 18th from 12 noon to 5pm
Where: Westfield Montgomery Maill, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
As always, thanks for reading A Fresh Coat and please come back again soon! If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, you still have until Friday (check out the post about Lumene, below). xo
September 8, 2011 § 30 Comments
Hello my dear readers! Today at A Fresh Coat we have a fun beauty product to give away courtesy of Lumene, a Finnish skin care company. Although the summer may be dwindling to an end, the leaves are once again starting to show the first hues of orange and grabbing a sweater early in the morning is becoming the norm, your skin doesn’t have to lose that great summer glow! Lumene’s Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar (a $22 value) contains cloudberry nectar straight from the Arctic bogs. This berry is rich in vitamin C, A and E (hence, the C+ in the name of the serum) and detoxes and strengthens your skin skin to help keep you looking fresh and bright!
If you’d like to enter to win this giveaway, here are the rules:
1. Like this post on your Facebook page and leave a comment here letting us know
2. Share this post on your Twitter page and let us know in the comments
3. Follow us on Twitter @afreshcoat
4. Subscribe to A Fresh Coat so you can be notified of new posts
5. Re-post this giveaway on your own blog and let us know in the comments section here
You can do one or all of these for a chance to win (each time you share this giveaway you will be entered to win again!). You can enter as many times as you like until the giveaway ends on 11:59pm, Friday September 16th. All entrants must be located within the US and over 18 years old. One lucky winner will be drawn at random and notified the next day.
If you’d like to try this product out before the drawing, check your local drugstore such as Walgreens or CVS. As always, thanks so much for reading A Fresh Coat and we hope to see you back soon! xo
UPDATE AS OF 9/17/11: Congrats to JBG, the winner of the Lumene Skin Radiance Giveaway! JBG–you will be getting an e-mail from me shortly as well. Thank you so much to everyone who entered and to Lumene for offering up this fabulous prize to A Fresh Coat readers! Please check back for more giveaways coming soon!
February 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
Congrats to Jasmine from Philadelphia on winning the first ever giveaway here at A Fresh Coat! You’ve won a pair of City Slips flats retailed at $25! Yay!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and thanks so much to everyone who commented to win! The winner was chosen via some Excel skills (aka the RAND function). This has been really exciting so thanks again for reading!
February 10, 2011 § 29 Comments
If there’s one thing living in cities has taught me, it’s that heels aren’t good for us walkers! They look amazing, yes, but by the end of the day (or night) my feet just don’t want to move anymore. Smushed toes, sore soles and nails popping through the end of my shoes from pounding all of that concrete–I had enough! I was SO overjoyed when these roll-up flats hit the streets (hehe..pun so intended!).
What I like most about the Funk-tional Footwear brand is that they come in a zippered pouch (a little larger than a wallet) and the shoes fold in half flat (don’t worry, they have soles so it doesn’t hurt if you step on a stone). The pouch unfolds and turns inside-out into a tote so you can throw your heels in them and pop on your flats when you’re ready for some relief! The pouches fit in most purses so you can take them with you day or night. I have a black and a gold pair and love them both!
So, what’s this *giveaway* you ask? Well, your very own pair of course! Since Valentine’s Day is coming up I thought we should all take a minute to love our feet and give them a break from heels! Thanks to the wonderful ladies of Funk-tional Footwear, we’ve partnered up to offer YOU a free pair! To enter, leave a comment with your shoe size and subscribe to my blog! One winner (US only) will be chosen at random on Valentine’s Day and will receive an e-mail notification. So, take a minute to comment and tell your friends! For more info. and to purchase, click here.
Thanks so much for reading and GOOD LUCK! ❤