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Traveling with a Team

Elizabeth Rondon



Unique problematic situations are faced by a woman traveling on business. When traveling on business with co-workers, you must reserve a hotel room alone, if possible. You need and will want privacy to relax, enjoy private time, or to catch up on work or sleep.

Dealing with someone else’s schedule and idiosyncracies can put a strain on both of you. What’s more, should you snore or walk about the room in cold cream and rollers, you risk shattering the business image you’ve created.

When seated at a bar or eating alone, a woman should carry a portfolio case to signal that she’s traveling on business. So it isn’t cumbersome to hold carry a book to read instead of a newspaper, unless you understand the best way to fold a newspaper properly into a small parcel.
Don’t bring clients to your hotel room.
Respect the rights of other hotel guests, and also don’t use your room. Instead, celebrate an occasion by means of your co-workers in the cocktail lounge of the hotel.

Private Homes

Avoid staying at the home of a client or a business associate. Your host might discover that it’s stressful to entertain during a business occasion. It may also be stressful for you to be always “on” throughout the visit. Arrange your own transportation, in the event you have to stay in a home. Let your host know when you expect to arrive and exactly how long you’ll be staying. Bring along a non- .

Provide your own appropriate clothing for activities. If nothing is planned, entertain yourself.
Ask about routines and household rules. Keep your room and also the bathroom clean and tidy, even if there is household help. Make your bed, unless otherwise instructed.
On the last day of your visit, ask in case you where to put your used towels and should change the bed sheets.
Unless your host instructions you other wise, tip the household help. Place the cash tip in an envelop that’s the recipient’s name on it, and include a thank-you note. Present the tip personally, or leave it in the room where it may be seen you occupied.
A gift is a thoughtful gesture.

As a woman in business, you’re representing your company and yourself . Plan on maintaining your professionalism throughout your trip

Writer, Bellable Contributor. Caracas, Venezuela


How to Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew and a Shoe





You’ve got a bottle of wine for a great night in, you get ready to pour yourself a glass, when it hits you: You don’t have a corkscrew around.

Do not worry, I will show you how to open bottle of wine with a well-soled shoe and a towel.

  1. First, Remove the wrapping around the cork.
  2. Place your bottle in the shoe with a towel for ptotection.
  3. Give it a few good whacks against a solid wall.
  4. Watch the cork inch its way out.
  5. When it’s nearly out, yank the cork out with your hand.

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10 Ways to Decorate Your Home Using Decorative Lights




Festivals are the seasons of joy; they are the fundamental reason why we work so hard. We do that so we can spend some safe and joyous time with our family and loved ones. May it is Holi, Diwali, or Christmas, each festival brings a particular kind of spark and charisma with it. As we all know, two major festivals of light and celebration are just around the corner (Diwali & Christmas), the decoration period is just about to begin. Decorating your home for festivals not only give you the pleasant, joyous feeling, but also give your home or office a new and refined look. But if you are just running short of ideas on how to decorate your home and make it enchanting, be happier, as here I am going to offer some exclusive yet in-expensive decorative home ideas with beautiful decorative lights. Here it goes-:

Fairy Lights Jars 

It’s one of the most inexpensive and easy-to-do decorative ideas of our list. All you have to do is find some beautiful looking decorative lights and a big empty jar, and then you just have to fill the light in that pot. If you are using them for Diwali decoration, just use a jar and a bunch of led lights and place it in a creative and elegant way. But if you are using the same for Christmas celebration, we suggest you add some fake snow and little home & Christmas tree to give it a whole different and eye-catching look.

Make your hallway magical as ever

The beauty of our ideas is that they are so charismatic and quick. So, for making your hallway heavenly, you don’t need to invest hours or days. You just have to purchase some beautiful looking twinkle led lights and place them on the top portion of your hallway. And whenever you walk through it, you will feel heavenly on every single step.

Preserve Memories with Decorative Led lights

Memories make life bearable, isn’t it? And the best way to preserve memories is through taking pictures, something our whole generation loves. This festive season beautify your favorite wall with the collection of your most favorite pictures and decorative led lights. Get creative and make a collage of that, it’s something that will last for the whole year long.

Give your home a richer look with elegant Serial Lamps

If you don’t know, serial lamps are most commonly known as Christmas lights which are available at large in various shapes and sizes of bright led bulbs that exemplify the row of diyas. Bringing them in, don’t only offers you the mental peace that kids will not be affected by diyas anymore, but will give your home a whole different and majestic appearance. It’s suggested to buy those serial lamps in meters as per your need and gift your home the majestic look.

Enjoy the Splendor of Diwali Lanterns 

As the name suggests, this tip is for Diwali decoration. Not many people know, but lanterns are quite a significant component of this festival and primitively utilized on the stairs of the home to incorporate the illusion of space and attract magnificence to the house. Bring the charisma of beautiful Diwali lanterns with Diwali lights in your area, and use them to light up the main way to your place.

Beautify your Veranda or balcony with DIY LED Lights Cups 

If you have a few days for decoration and you wish to decorate your place with less material and in an economical way, we have something for you. Just purchase your favorite Decorative led lights and use disposable Polystyrene cups. Paint the cups in different colors and place them around the decorative led lights you have. Wait for an hour and then you are good to use a decorative item for either Christmas or Diwali.

Looking for a change in the home? Add String Wall of Lights

If in Christmas, you feel the need of dividing your room from mid, instead of calling the contractor get yourself decorative string lights and create a wall of that. It will solve your purpose while giving you something to be happy about.

Quick Decoration with String lights

This might be the fastest and most creative decorative idea we are sharing this article. If you have less than an hour and need to decorate the outer space of your home, bring in the magic. Purchase the decorative string lights and creatively place them on a wall. Just place all of that in such creative way that it adds more splendor to your home.

Make the whole room magical with original Christmas lights 

Yes, you can do that. Moreover, it’s not expensive or time-taking. All you have to do is purchase yellow or golden color led lights and give your room the wholly different and creative look. Drape the Christmas lights along a wall and make the whole space glisten like magic.

Christmas Tree with Led Lights

One of the best ways to create a new and elegant Christmas tree is to use the Christmas lights but in a different way. To begin with, haul out of tomato cages from the garden shed and wrap the wire with elegant looking Led lights. And you are ready to go with a graceful Christmas tree.

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Food & Drinks

Cheers to Cherry Bars – A delicious treat to share at your holiday gathering




Need a delicious treat to share at your holiday gathering?

Michele, our resident designer, brought in an amazing cherry treat for all of us here at the retail store. It was so good I thought I would share… Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes


2 cups graham cracker crumbs (9 graham crackers)
¼ cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
21-ounce can LUCKY LEAF® Regular or Premium Cherry Pie Filling
½ cup coconut
½ cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350ºF. (reduce heat to 325º F if using non-stick pan).

Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in a small bowl. Press into a 13×9-inch baking pan.

Pour sweetened condensed milk over crust. Chill for 10 minutes.

Top with Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling. Evenly sprinkle coconut and pecans over pie filling layer.

Bake uncovered at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

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