Our Favorite Pieces From Nate Berkus For Target

January 17, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

For the past couple of years interior design tycoon Nate Berkus has been bringing his signature tastes to Target, and we’re especially excited about the upcoming Spring 2014 collection. According to Berkus, all that you have to do to understand the driving force behind this season’s design is look up. He found inspiration in the jewel-toned colors of the night sky and infused them into his work. The web team has rounded up some of our most-wanted items—spoiler alert: we have a thing for gold.

Gold Plated Lamp

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"Cool geometric shape and it's gold? Be still my heart. This would be a way-more-chic replacement for the boring lamp from college that's still collecting dust in my living room a decade later." - Amanda Wolfe, Senior Digital Director

Buy it now, $64.99

A Tasty Last-Minute Gift

December 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm , by

We’re down to the wire for holiday gift shopping but if you’ve got a few people still left on your list, this tasty DIY hot cocoa gift dreamed up by design expert David Stark for Target is the perfect way to bring love and joy to your friends and family. All you need is a few mason jars, some wooden spoons, ribbon, and gift tags. Then, load up on sweet ingredients from Target and you’re ready to craft an adorable gift. Try these two hot chocolate variations:

Mexican Hot Chocolate: 
Mix one packet of Archer Farms Malted Milk Cocoa with a little ground cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder. Then, pour the dry mixture into your mason jar and top it with a layer of marshmallows. Seal the jar and add a ribbon, wooden spoon, and a tag letting your loved one know all he or she needs to do is add one cup of milk or water for warming sweet treat.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate:
Pour one packet of  Archer Farms Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix into a mason jar. Top the dry mixture with a layer of marshmallows and a layer of peppermint candies.  Seal the jar and add a red and white ribbon, a wooden spoon, and a gift tag letting your loved one know all he or she needs to do is add one cup of milk or water for festive sweet treat.

5 Easy Ways to Beat Allergies This Season

April 17, 2013 at 5:10 pm , by

Itchy, watery eyes, sniffles, sore throat. Sound familiar? Yup, it’s allergy season. I thought I somehow escaped it this time around, but I’ve spent the past week sneezing nonstop. And according to my Facebook feed, I’m not alone: “Allergies are really kicking my butt today,” one friend harped.

It doesn’t help that experts are expecting an especially tough spring for allergies this year, thanks to a slew of bad storms and a longer growing season. But there are plenty of things you can do to avoid annoying symptoms. Here are a few easy tips for staying one step ahead this spring.

Take meds as soon as you wake up.
The pollen count is highest in the morning, and symptoms will only get worse if you don’t keep ahead of them. If you can, avoid going on walks or heading outside in the early hours of the day, and don’t forget to take an antihistamine like Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra as soon as you wake up.

Don’t stop at antihistamines.
Nasal sprays and neti pots can also help once symptoms get started, says Reed Erickson, M.D., the medical director of MedExpress. Prescription steroid sprays like Flonase can help reduce inflammation. Neti pots, which you fill with warm water and saline, can help flush out pollen and congestion, while soothing your sinuses.

Keep your windows closed.
You may feel tempted to let in all that fresh springtime air after a long winter. But don’t: you’ll just be letting allergens in, says Kevin Ronneberg, M.D., the associate medical director of Target. Another thing you can do, especially if you have itchy eyes, is skip your contacts or wear sunglasses when you have to venture outside, he adds.

Know your triggers.
“The best way to treat allergies is to avoid them,” says Dr. Ronneberg. While it may feel like you’re allergic to everything sometimes, it can help to know about your specific triggers so you can track them. If you don’t know what you’re allergic to, make an appointment with your doctor to get tested. The ACAAI is also hosting free allergy screenings across the country in May.

Get the App.
WebMD and Accuweather just released a new iPhone app that allows you to get daily weather forecasts and check allergen levels for pollen, trees and dust. Just input your location and it will give a three-day forecast, along with tips and tons of useful info. I tried it and loved that I could learn when pollen counts were high in my area.

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Win a Giada De Laurentiis for Target Prize Pack!

March 1, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

Do you love chef and Food Network personality Giada De Laurentiis as much as we do? She graces the cover of our April 2012 issue—which officially hits newsstands on March 13th—and in her interview with us she opens up about her adorable 4-year-old daughter, the importance of friends and family, and her passion for cooking. She also shared exclusive recipes from her new cookbook, Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner, which comes out on March 27th. We loved her cookbook so much that we decided to we decided to give away a copy and throw in over $300 worth of products from her Target kitchen line, including a 10-piece cookware set! Click through the slide show below to see all of the products we’re including in the prize pack, and enter to win by leaving a comment below. Good luck!

Official Rules


10-Piece Professional Series Tri-Ply Clad Cookware

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Fashion Giveaway: Win a Free Bra!

January 10, 2011 at 9:00 am , by


Like a proud mama, I absolutely love it when one of my favorite little trends makes it to the big time. And right now my fave fashion color – navy blue – is doing just that. Sure, we’ve all been wearing cashmere sweaters and wool jackets in this rich color for years. But by now I’m sure you’ve noticed navy popping up everywhere – even Hollywood’s A list stars are wearing it on the red carpet. Lame pun alert…we’re all in the navy now!

And thanks to three generous companies, even your bra can be trendy too. Our friends at Victoria’s Secret, Target and Fantasie have all agreed to give away 10 gorgeous, supportive, comfortable navy blue bras each (Fantasie is even throwing in the matching briefs!).

Enter to win by posting a brief comment below telling which bra you’d like. Comments much be posted by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28. We will randomly select 30 winners. Read the full rules here. Please note the bras are only available in the following sizes: Victoria’s Secret’s Incredible Demi Bra comes in 32B to 40DD, Target’s Self Expressions I-Fit Lace Demi bra comes in 34A to 38D, and Fantasie’s Marie Bra comes in 30D to 38H. Good luck! — Sue Erneta, Fashion Editor

Do Good: Baby Goods That Give Back

July 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm , by

Maira Kalman for Target's Baby Buggy lineIf you’ve got a baby shower coming up, or little ones of your own at home, snap up some adorable onesies and diaper bags from Target’s new Baby Buggy line. Ten percent of each purchase—up to $500,000!—goes back to Baby Buggy, a charity founded by Jessica Seinfeld (yep, Jerry’s wife) that donates baby clothing and gear to needy families. Different guest designers will create products for the line, selling exclusively at Target over the next year. The first designers up are Maira Kalman, an illustrator whose drawings grace onesies and bibs, like these at left, and Petunia Pickle Bottom, a company known for its chic diaper bags. The prices range from just $4 for a two-pack of bibs or caps up to $50 for a bag. See more of the collection here.

Food of the Week: Ben & Jerry’s Exclusive Target Treats

July 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm , by

Target is famous for their collaborations: Liberty of London, Alexander McQueen, and Zac Posen—even celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has a line of cookware and food products. But Target’s newest co-conspirators aren’t fashion designers or even chefs, they’re ice cream makers!

Ben and Jerry’s have partnered with Target to create two new do-good flavors (just in time for this summer heat-wave we’re experiencing in Northeast) to encourage volunteerism and celebrate both companies commitment to service. You can even log on to Volunteer Match to “Scoop it Forward” and find volunteer opportunities in you community. Register for an activity and Target will give you a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Berry Voluntary and Brownie Chew Gooder and are on sale now, exclusively at Target stores nationwide.