Blue and white relaxed bedroom with watercolor accent wall

DRESSING UP THE ACCENT WALL

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and dedicate one wall of your living space as a True Fashionista accent wall. Congratulations! The accent wall can be a leap of faith, as it takes a little bit of foresight to choose the best color then dress it up just right because it’s a fact: once it’s painted, said wall will then become the room’s focal point.

Straw tote bag

THE NEW TOTE BAG

You can’t escape it…sometimes you just have a lot of stuff. It’s summer, so what with the water bottle, sunglasses in their protective Burberry case and various must-haves for work, kids and well, life, you need a larger bag. So yes, a great tote should be multi-purpose; look for one that can easily switch from grocery bag to beach bag, from picnic bag to overnight bag. A great tote is also essential for all of us fashion-conscious busy people, and designers are ready with this season’s hippest looks.