Whether you’re looking for a place to take the in-laws visiting from out of town, meeting coworkers after a long day, or planning a fun first date, there’s a new way to effortlessly find a bar that fits the bill.
I’m officially feeling old. Today, October 18th, 2010, is the 25th anniversary to the the day that the original Nintendo gaming system debuted. But this isn’t what makes me feel old — it’s that I remember calling NES “the new Atari,” because it was replacing my beloved 2600. I was 7, the digital world was 8-bit and barely in color, and it was awesome.
When you’re thinking about buying a college laptop, the $1000+ price tag for an Apple computer may seem (more than) a little out of your price range. (Trust me, I understand!) That investment, on top of the mile-long dorm packing list, will definitely set you back a pretty penny and send your parents absolutely crazy.
With summer in full swing, now is a great time to test out new and trendy beauty products and styles. Experimenting with your look or your locks can be daunting, though, and no one wants to end up with black nails when everyone is wearing green, or green hair when you wanted blonde.
Ever find a shirt with the perfect fit, only to discover that the sunshine yellow fabric washes you out, or that the cuffs are the wrong style? As you, our fashion-savvy readers, may attest, trying to find custom-made clothes on the cheap can sometimes be a wild goose chase.
Of course, because The Gumshoes are completely addicted to saving money and saving the planet, we’re constantly reading and connecting with other great magazines, editors, and bloggers out there doing similarly cool things. (At least, we think we’re doing cool things, but we know they are!)
Ever find yourself stuck with a flat on the side of the road, clueless about the first thing in changing a tire? Or, how about agreeing to be a groomsman in your friend’s wedding, only to be faced with a bow tie sans clip-on just hours before you need to be at the church?
It’s no secret that we’re a bunch of die-hard, frugal foodies here at Shoestring, but even cooking meals at home and brown baggin’ it can get expensive when you factor in all those pricey (yet beautiful) cookbooks and cooking magazines.
Sure, most shoppers know about the big three when it comes to getting current looks on the cheap (H&M, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe), but Shoestring’s staffers thought we’d take this opportunity to share with you our favorite indie haunts and mainstream havens for finding that coveted Look for Less — some you may not have heard of before.