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12 Cheeses You Can't Live Without (Bonus: They're on sale!)

By John Stewart, December 9, 2016  |  More Posts by John Stewart

Twelve delectable cheeses. Each one carefully curated by our Global Cheese Buyer. Each one 50% off on its featured day. Talk about a reason to celebrate! Whether you’re putting together a cheese board, hosting a brunch or craving a nibble while curling up with a good book, these twelve selections will make delicious additions to your holiday traditions.

Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison

  • This decadent soft-ripened cheese from Vermont is hand-wrapped with spruce bark, adding a woodsy note to its earthy flavor.
  • Lovely match with an IPA.
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Fresher, Lighter Hanukkah Favorites

By Amy Kritzer, December 7, 2016  |  More Posts by Amy Kritzer

Updated December 7, 2016

Amy Kritzer is a personal chef and recipe developer in Austin, TX, and is the founder of the modern Jewish cooking blog, What Jew Wanna Eat. She is also the author of the cookbook Sweet Noshings and the founder ModernTribe, an e-commerce site. In her spare time, she enjoys theme parties and finding the

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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 (Substitute Catfish.)

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, and the fish can now be found from Brazil to New York. Because the female lionfish releases hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time, the population is increasing at a rapid rate.

These predators will eat

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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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