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Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Contest's Over, but Zinio's Promos are Still On!

Congratulations to the nine winners of Zinio digital magazine subscriptions! You will each receive an email notification including instructions on how to claim your prize.

The contest may be over but you'll still feel like a winner with Zinio's current offerings, with a number of magazine titles at up to 50% off! You've only got until March 19 to avail of the promo so click the banner now to choose your titles and place your orders!

You can also browse through some of its featured magazines for free and access thousands of articles that you can also share with friends. Use Zinio on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, Android mobile phone, iPhone, iPad, and even on your Kindle Fire.

Recognized as the Best iOS Magazine App during the the Best Ever Apps Awards at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, Zinio offers thousands of the world's top magazines in digital form. It has delivered over 70 million issues worldwide in 2012, truly making it "the world's largest newsstand."

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*Thanks to Zinio for sponsoring this post.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jean Replacement

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I rarely wear jeans, and by that I mean I put on one of the few pairs I own once or twice a year! Skirts are definitely my staple, and I've been living in skater and swing skirts for the past few months.

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Right now, I'm loving these denim ones from Topshop! They're so easy to wear and style as they go with practically everything in my closet. I already have the denim skater skirt but I'm also eyeing the dark denim version and the Moto Black Acid Swing Skirt. Seriously--they're so different!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Big Discounts on Your Favorite Magazines + a Giveaway from Zinio!

I am a magazine junkie--and proud of it! 

I love my books but I cannot part with the monthly dose of fresh insights I get from my favorite magazines. So imagine my excitement when I heard the news from Zinio: until March 19, you can get up to 50% off select titles! Find out which digital magazine titles you can subscribe to for half the price here or by clicking the banner below:

But wait--here's another piece of good news. Zinio is giving away subscriptions to NINE lucky readers of The CityLifeStylist! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying why you want to win a digital magazine subscription from Zinio. Please indicate your full name and email address in the comment as well. Only one entry per person is allowed.

The first nine readers to leave a comment following these instructions will each win a subscription to the magazine of their choice! 

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P.S. Big thanks to Zinio for sponsoring this post! Zinio offers digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Workaholic's Dream: The Home Office

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I'm bound to require a home office once I settle into my own place, and while I must consider fitting it into a small area, it has to match my needs. Is it too much to ask for generous desk space and lots of storage?

Though this layout has the office adjacent to the living room, I still think it's a good idea because it maximizes space. I can always listen to instrumental jazz on my earphones or resort to earplugs to block out the sound from the TV!

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This layout can also work. It can be incorporated into the bedroom; maybe even inside the walk-through closet I'm lusting after.

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This can probably work in the bedroom as well. But if it's going to be right next to the bed, I doubt it'll help my productivity!

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I think a separate room, even a small one like this, would still be best if you have space to spare. It'll give the luxury of peace and quiet without any distractions.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Walk-Through Closet

I first got the idea for a walk-through closet from Ikea.

Ikea's ideas for maximizing small spaces are pure genius. In this video, the part featuring the walk-through closet starts at 2:52.

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Here's another idea from Ikea: the use of a curtain behind the bed's headboard to serve as a partition for the dressing area.

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This led me to further research on walk-in closet alternatives. While Ikea's curtain partition seems to be much easier to execute, I'm partial to having a wall, which can be the back of one of the closet shelves.

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Such would work perfectly for small, narrow bedrooms. 

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With more space and a horizontal bedroom layout, these pegs can work as well.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

The Young and Powerful Take Over MEGA

MEGA celebrates youth and power in its March 2013 issue with actress Angelica Panganiban on the cover.

Get inspired by features on young talents as well as the magazine's Most Powerful Women and Millionaires under 30. Plus, pick up tips from my article on taking control of your hormones and managing your health and well-being on your road to success.

Grab it while it's hot!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Space Pegs: Interiors, Furnishings, Decor and More

I firmly believe in marrying form and function especially when it comes to home decor. 

I may not have my own place yet but my space at home is kept tidy (for the most part!) with simple but sleek organizers. I'm not a fan of merely decorative pieces, with the exception of artwork. When I do settle down, I envision an understated, elegant home with classic but lively interiors, lots of storage to minimize clutter, plus a beautiful kitchen and a huge closet that can double as my meditation room (LOL).

I've accumulated quite a number of photographs from all over the web to serve as possible pegs for my future abode. I wanted to share my thoughts on them through my blog, thus the birth of yet another section on The CityLifeStylist.

All of my dream interiors, furnishing preferences and decor desires will be featured in Space Pegs--coming soon!

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