How Add Class To Your Home With Designer Plant Pots

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Flower pots can do far more than simply hold plants. They can add a touch of whimsy, sophistication, or classic styling to the spaces they occupy. They can keep your plants alive while you are on holiday, and protect your furniture from overspill. The contents of flower pots, if you choose live plants, can actually improve the air quality in your home. With the studies available showing that plants cleanse the air and humidify the atmosphere of the home, more and more people want to add potted plants to their home and office décor. Here are some ways to add class to your home with designer plant pots.

Lechuza Planters


Lechuza makes a series of plant pots that save water. These attractive pots can be used indoors or outdoors, and come in a variety of colors. There are even table-top planters, now, that conserve water by providing a sub-irrigation method that waters your plants whenever you can’t. You can actually go 3 months without watering your plants, because the pot does it for you. It has a water level marker on the side, that looks very stylish. The modern lines will blend very well with your home’s interior, if you like the clean lines of minimalist styling. If your home is in the modern or industrial style, with clean lines, hard surfaces, and minimal fabric, these planters will look like they are in their natural habitat. This is a great way to add the natural touch of plants to a décor style that can tend to look sterile and unwelcoming.

Lighted Planters

Do you need a night light somewhere in your home? Perhaps you would like to illuminate the sidewalk or patio, but don’t want a lot of clutter. There are many designer plant pots that incorporate lighting in various creative ways. Some pots use battery-operated lighting, while others allow you to plug the pot in to generate light. If you elect to use the latter, make sure it is UL listed for outdoor use. These lighted plant pots can provide ambient light in a room, helping to set a mood or simply keep people from wracking their shins on furniture. Outdoors, they can be used to create destination points in the garden, highlight specimen plants or mark the edge of a deck.

Robert Allen Planters

Robert Allen Home provides useful and attractive designer plant pots that are lightweight and pretty. They are available in an assortment of colors, and quite affordable. These PVC pots contain their own incorporated catch-basin, protecting your furniture and flooring from overwatering.


Veradek Planters

Veradek also provides pots that have incorporated catch-basins. These pots are sleek and stylish, with a dressy look for people with more classic or modern tastes.

Griffith Creek Designers

From Griffith Creek Designers, you have a more rustic appearing whiskey barrel style pot. For all appearances, this is a ½ whiskey barrel, but it is in one piece so that it doesn’t come apart.

Designer pots are available in every style, and in many materials.


A Great Glamping Gift For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and, as usual, many of us are frantically looking for a special gift for that special someone. Thanks to modern entrepreneurs, there are a number of fabulous ways to show your love for that person in a romantic, beautiful setting. Here are some suggestions to make this holiday memorable.

Limousine Ride

It seems like most teenagers these days have ridden in a limousine at least once. A “stretch limo” is parked in front of the school building at least once a month, hauling excited 10 year olds to the pizza place in style to celebrate that much-anticipated birthday.

By contrast, most adults have NOT ever ridden in a limousine. That’s just unfair!

Hire a limo to pick your loved one up at work. Even if you just take the long way home, you can share a glass or two of champagne on the ride.

Go Luxury Camping


Face it – the words “luxury” and “camping” don’t really go together. Unless you are familiar with glamping. Glamour camping is an incredible way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life without giving up comfort.

A luxury tent rental places you right in your favorite camping spot, except you have climate control and catering. You can select different kinds of tents, from Bedouin style to a yurt. Imaging taking your sweetheart to your favorite nature site, topping the rise, and seeing a fabulous tent awaiting your arrival – complete with a butler!

The tents have floors and luxurious carpeting, bath facilities, and regular sized beds. They even have electricity, although wi-fi may be subject to location. You can request catered meals to suit your dietary needs or taste for special dishes. If your idea of romance is to be a part of one of the many festivals in the UK, you can actually be on the grounds, rather than on the outskirts.

Basically, the service you are receiving is the luxury camping. Take your luxury hotel room with you, and have a great Valentine’s day.

Have a Couple’s Spa Day

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Share a spa day with your loved one. This can be simply a couple’s massage, or you can spend the entire day getting facials, steam room treatments, and massages. There are many places that provide this type of service, and you can find a wide variety of amenities provided.

Go Float



If your sweetie is in constant motion and seems to always be distracted, arrange for a float session. This is actually based on a sensory deprivation technique, but in limited sessions, it can be very relaxing. You put on your swimsuit and float in a “pod”. Filled with water dense with Epsom salts, the pod is dark, body temperature, and quiet. You wear earplugs to keep the water out of your ears, and float in the warm darkness for 30 minutes or so. The effect is rejuvenating.

Whether you enjoy glamping or some other luxury on Valentine’s Day, just be aware that there are many businesses dedicated to original experiences.


Shopping For A Personal Trainer

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When keeping up with your workout becomes a drag, it is usually time to find a personal trainer. A personal trainer can get to know you and know what encourages you, as well as what discourages you. The expertise is nice, too. But, how do you go about shopping for a personal trainer? Here are some pointers that will help you find a good match.

Finding a Personal Trainer that is the Right Fit


You wouldn’t wear someone else’s trainers to work out, would you? Well, one size does not fit all when it comes to personal trainers, either. One of the best ways to get an idea of who would work for you is to ask friends, family, and coworkers who they use for a personal trainer. Do they like the trainer? How do they work out their schedule with the trainer? Does the trainer provide one-on-one time, or is everything in groups? By getting to know how a personal trainer interacts with others, you may be able to tell if you would have a good relationship, too.

Certification of Personal Trainers

Some personal trainers are just good cheerleaders. Maybe they have a knack for encouraging people who lag behind, or maybe they are good at boot-camp scenarios. But, you can find out if a personal trainer is certified just by asking. They can get levels of certification in fitness, as well as rankings in various martial arts. They can also undergo training and certification in many workout techniques, from cross-fit to spinning and aerobics. A personal trainer who has taken the time to gain certification in one or more areas of fitness can be an invaluable asset to your routine. You may even find one that has training in diet.

Online Personal Trainers

Many people are opting for online personal trainers, these days. You can have access to the expertise of certified personal trainers who specialize in a variety of fitness routines. Online training also usually includes dietary advice and even menus.

One of the most popular features of your online personal trainer is that your time is your own. You no longer have to make an appointment and plan your life around your workout. You clock in on the app when you are ready to work out, and get the advice and guidance you need for that particular workout, wherever you are. This is especially helpful for people who travel a lot, or who have irregular work hours.

These apps also can advise you about what to order when you eat out. Ordering suggestions, nutritional information, and serving size pointers are available at the touch of a screen. This is one reason that so many people are turning to online fitness – they can tailor their sessions and planning to their own needs, even if those needs change on the fly.


Costs of Personal Trainers

Finally, online personal trainers often are not nearly as expensive as one that comes to your house. You can have all the benefits, with a fraction of the cost.