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Get to Know Lionfish

By Megan Myers, December 2, 2016  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Get the recipe: Coconut-Curried Lionfish 

What Is a Lionfish?

You might recognize the striped and striking lionfish from saltwater aquariums, but these spiny fish are actually very harmful to reefs and the other animals in the ocean.

Lionfish is an invasive species in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans, far from its native waters in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Since its first sighting in 1985, the lionfish population has exploded,

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Holiday Flower Arranging Tips from Our Experts

By Whole Story Editors, December 1, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

holiday flowers floral arrangement

If you’re hosting friends and family this holiday season, consider a floral arrangement as the finishing touch for the dinner table, dessert bar or cocktail station. We asked our Global Floral Buyers Kate O’Connor and Amanda Rainey for their tips and tricks for buying, arranging and ensuring your flowers look fresh and vibrant long after the party’s over.

Pre-Made Arrangements

If you’re short on time or aren’t feeling particularly crafty, pick up a pretty pre-made arrangement or potted orchid in the floral department. If you’d like to request specific colors or flowers, you can also place an order in-store and pick up it up in 48 hours.

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DIY Beauty Gifts for Everyone on Your List

By Jennifer Cheng, December 1, 2016  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng

Putting a personal touch on your gift-giving is a sure-fire way to make your favorite people feel special. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced DIYer, we’ve got recipes for handmade bath and body gifts that feature fragrant essential oils and other ingredients you can find in our stores. We recommend spending a little time making several batches at once so that you’ll have plenty of gifts on hand. 

Bedtime Bath Melts

A calming blend of lavender, chamomile and sweet orange essential oils infuse these luscious bath melts with the perfect aroma for a nighttime bath. Moisturizing virgin coconut oil and shea butter help to condition the skin while mineral-rich Dead Sea salt promotes

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Deck Your Halls: Easy Ways to Decorate with Holiday Greenery

By Ellen Miller, November 30, 2016  |  More Posts by Ellen Miller

Christmas tree with ornaments

Christmas trees, tabletop trees, garlands and assorted greenery. We've got everything you need to infuse your home with some holiday spirit in our floral and produce departments. Read on for decorating inspiration, tips and tricks from a few of our favorite entertaining bloggers.

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5 Cleaner Holiday Makeup Ideas

By Melanie Rud Chadwick, November 30, 2016  |  More Posts by Melanie Rud Chadwick

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‘Tis the season to get a little more glam with your makeup. Ahead, pro eco makeup artist Jo Levy shares five easy ways to create a festive look (emphasis on easy) that are perfect for any and every holiday soiree. Bonus: The products below — and all body care and makeup sold in our Whole Body department — do not contain 75+ ingredients commonly found in conventional cosmetics and are never tested on animals.

1. Don’t Skimp on Skincare

Any kind of makeup, holiday or not, always

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