The Pillow Bar Sets A New Standard In Luxury Pillows


Dr. Mary Side Sleeper

Many people are looking for a good night sleep. A comfortable bed, a cozy blanket, and luxurious sheets.  The right set of sheets can make a good night sleep very good. But if you are going to get a great night sleep, you need the pillow that is right for you.

We recently discovered a pillow company that makes custom fit pillows for your sleeping needs. It’s called The Pillow Bar.

A few years ago, Merrimac Dillon was looking for the perfect pillow. Many of the pillows she tried, the supposedly feather pillows, were filled with pokey feathers, not soft angelic down.

In her quest for the perfect pillow, she took to making several prototypes.  And thus, The Pillow Bar was born.  The Pillow Bar makes custom pillows filled with the highest-quality, most angelic down you can find.  We tried them and can certainly say, they make you sleep like an angel.

The Dr. Mary Side Sleeper Pillows are uniquely shaped to give you ergonomic sleeping comfort. it was designed by a Chiropractor specifically for dedicated side sleepers with neck and shoulder pain.  We have found that they make a great companion for sleeping and they also make great prop-up pillows.

Each pillow is custom-designed and measured to fit your body just right.  It comes with a beautifully embroidered pillowcase to make it intimately personal.  The Dr. Mary Side Sleeper Pillow is also available in a smaller-sized travel version, the Jetsetter.

You can find these amazing pillows and more at

Rating: four stars! Very good

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Best Duvet Cover: Echo Designs

Jaipur Duvet Cover by Echo Design

I can’t say enough  about the Jaipur Duvet Cover from Echo.  Not only does it look beautiful,  but it also feels just as good as it looks. The colors are vibrant and look exactly the way it is shown in the picture.  It completely brightens up a room.

I test-washed the duvet before I put it up and the color didn’t fade.  Echo makes products which are high-quality and long-lasting.   The material is very soft and very smooth to the touch; it feels like a much higher thread count than 400.   Also, the colors are very versatile and depending on the season or your mood you can give it more of a fall warmth look by accenting it with red and yellows, or breezy summer look by accenting it with white and aqua. The only thing you might want to remember is that the duvet is slightly larger than most standard queen size duvet, but I’d rather have a slightly larger duvet cover than a smaller one.  I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to liven up and bring some color and comfort to their bedroom.

I am from Nepal.  I am drawn to bright colors.  The Jaipur duvet will give your spirit a lift.

You can find it here at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

~Chetana Baskota

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Best Lightweight Luxury Throw and Robe

Comphy Shawl Collar Robe

Enshroud yourself in luxury this season with a luxurious throw.  The Comphy Company makes a luxurious throw that gives you the best of both worlds.  This throw is part of the Comphy @ Home Collection.  It is satin-smooth on one side and snuggly-soft on the other.  We found it to be the best luxury throw we have tested. Although it has a soft underside, the satin exterior make it appealing to both men and women.

Comphy also makes a luxury robe that provides both luxury and style.  This robe is luxurious but lightweight.  When we tested it, we especially liked the fact it is not bulky like most terrycloth robes. We also liked that you can carry it easily in your suitcase when you travel.

Comphy’s luxurious throw and robe make great gifts for the hoidays.  Pamper yourself or someone else with one this season!  Comphy makes an entire line of high-quality home luxury linens in their Comphy At Home Collection.  Once you have tried one product from Comphy, we assure you that you will want to try them all!

You can find these great products and more here at

Rating: 5 Stars! Best!

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Best Bean Bags

Jaxx Solo

Jaxx Sacs makes high-quality, long-lasting bean bags which you will enjoy for years to come.  We tested two of JaxxSack’s best-selling bean bags.

Jaxx Solo is truly the most versatile bean bag chair on the market today.  We have never seen a bean bag like this.  It is one of a kind and a must-have for leisure and even the office!

The Jaxx Solo is a very large bean bag which is shaped more like a chair than a traditionally round bean bag.  The Jaxx Solo is extremely comfortable.  You can sit in it, lay, lounge, and recline in it.

To see what we’re talking about, take a look at this short video clip here.

Jaxx Club Jr. is made of soft, durable microsuede casing and high-quality foam.  Jaxx Club Jr. takes 3 days to expand to its full size upon unwrapping, so keep this in mind if you are giving it as a gift.

Jaxx Club Jr. is superior to most kids’ beanbags on the market today.  It is exceedingly comfortable, sturdy, and far more durable than other bean bags available on the market today.

Goodbye, vinyl, hello, microsuede!  These bean bags are a must-have for all children!  They are ideal for watching TV, gaming, reading, and playing.  We tested them with kids and the kids LOVED them!

Our reviewers gave these two bean bags a 5 out of 5 Stars rating and the Best Rated stamp of approval.  They truly are the best of the best!  You can find these great bean bags and more at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

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Best Holiday Servingware: Arthur Court

Grape Leaf Oblong Tray

If you are looking for a beautiful way to entertain, we highly recommend Arthur Court servingware.  Each piece is a quality-made, hand-crafted work of art.  When you invest in stately servingware, it adds elegance to any gathering.

The Grape Leaf collection displays the glories of grape leaves attached to their thick stems and branches with a few grapes tastefully placed.  We recently tried the Grape Leaf Oblong Tray.   This tray is the perfect size for an appetizer or variety of cheeses or holiday desserts.  It is a truly gorgeous piece, comprised of three grape leaves budding from their stem.  The Grape Leaf Oblong Tray is a must-have for any occasion, especially the holidays.

You can find this exquisite servingware and more at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!


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Temperature Regulating Sheet Set

Are temperature-regulating sheets just a good idea or a reality?

We tested the Outlast Temperature Regulating Sateen Sheet Set to see if they lived up to their claim. Here’s what we found:

The Temperature Regulating Sateen Sheet Set by Outlast are made with quality and fairly comfortable. They truly maintain your body heat. However, they are not as breathable as our reviewers hoped. Their capacity to maintain body heat outweighed their ability to cool. These sheets are made with a fabric developed for NASA astronauts to endure temperature extremes while in space You can find these sheets here.

Rating: 2-Stars! Fair!

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Best Feather Bed

Euro Rest Feather Bed

Am I in Heaven?

If you’ve ever laid on a feather bed, this is the only thought that crosses your mind: Am I in heaven?  Our readers and clients asked us to find the “best of the best” in today’s feather beds.  We found it!

The Pacific Coast Euro Rest Feather Bed is a cut above.  It delivers the perfect combination of comforting embrace and fluff.  Other feather bed mattresses we tried were too thin or too dense.  The Euro Rest Feather Bed is just right.  Even Goldilocks would think so!

After a hard day’s work or play, a good night’s sleep can be a refuge-if you get one. Sleeping on the Euro Rest Feather Bed is like sleeping on a cloud.  Pacific Coast makes high-quality, hypoallergenic products which will last for years to come.  The Euro Rest Feather Bed is a must-have for anyone who truly wants to sleep luxuriously every night.  This feather bed will give you the best night of sleep you have ever had.  You will sleep like a baby!  All of our reviewers agree!

Now, all we need Pacific Coast to make is a portable Euro Rest travel mat.  Wouldn’t that be heavenly?

You can find the Euro Rest Feather Bed and more at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!


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Best Chopping Knife

Kuhn Rikon Kulu Knife

If you are looking for no-fuss chopping, we recommend the Kulu Herb and Vegetable Knife by Kuhn Rikon.  This knife has an innovative design which provides ergonomic comfort and enables rounded, natural cutting action.  In short, it is the easiest knife we have found for chopping.

We tested this knife with a variety of ingredients: fresh herbs, vegetables, and nuts.  It transformed chopping from a chore into an accomplishment!   It cut the herbs into beautiful slices or chopped them as we desired.

Our favorite use: chopping pecans and other nuts for baking.  Although several electric “choping and blending” machines claim to have chopping capabilities, we have found that most electric choppers pulverize nuts, reducing them to a mixture of a few chopped nuts, mostly ground nuts, and a fine powder, rather than only chopping them.

Some things are done best by hand!  That’s why we love the Kulu. We placed pecans in a flat-bottomed, round-edged stainless steel bowl and chopped them with the Kulu.  The Kulu allowed us to control the quality of the chopped nuts and achieve the results we were looking for.

We highly recommend it!

You can find the Kulu here at

Rating: 5-Stars!  Best!

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Best Knife Sharpener

Pro Edge Elite Knife Sharpener

The best knives are sharp ones.  That’s why every serious cook knows that you need a great knife sharpener to keep your knives at their best.  We recently tested the Pro Edge Elite Electric Knife Sharpener by Edgeware.  The Pro Edge Elite is a diamond and ceramic electric knife sharpener.  It will work wonders on every knife in your drawer.

Described as “the world’s most advanced knife sharpener”,  Edgeware’s Pro Edge Elite certainly lives up to its title.  The Pro Edge Elite sharpens with maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Furthermore, it only shaves off a minimal amount of metal.

In our testing and review, we found Edgeware’s claims to be true to the test.  Our favorite quality of this knife sharpener is that it sharpens both sides of the knife at the same time.  When you have one of these, you will be able to say goodbye to the old days of manual knife sharpening.

This electric knife sharpener is designed to sharpen a wide variety of knives, whether alloy, stainless steel, or carbon.  However, it is important to note that it will not sharpen serrated, single beveled, or ceramic knives.

It is called a “diamond and ceramic knife sharpener” because the diamond and ceramic wheels each play a vital role in knife sharpening, not because it sharpens ceramic knives.  The diamond wheels sharpen the knives and the ceramic wheels polish them.

Find it here at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!


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Best Rated Windchimes

Sapphire Series

Imagine while you are sitting in a beautiful garden enjoying the outdoors, a gentle breeze wafts by and suddenly, the music of heaven fills your garden!

If you want the best windchimes available, we recommend the Amish Handcrafted Metal Windchimes. These windchimes are set apart in every way from all other windchimes.

We tested the Sapphire Series Hummer windchimes. You can see them and hear an audio sample here.

These chimes have a resonance that is deep, full, and mesmerizing. They are made of premium quality aluminum tubing and eco-friendly poly-wood. They come with a lifetime warranty.

The Amish Handcrafted Windchimes have a story behind them. The owner’s cousin purchased a Semi-truck load of aluminum tubing to make aluminum trusses for an RV Manufacturer. The deal fell through. So the cousin wondered what he was going to do with all the material. One day, he saw some windchimes at a flea market which gave him a flash of inspiration to make the tubing into wonderful windchimes. His windchimes are also known across the country as Lambright County Chimes. You can read the entire story here.

Today, his dedicated Amish family manufacture these windchimes. Each set is American-made, handcrafted, and quality tested. When you purchase these windchimes, you support the longstanding values that make America great: lasting quality, personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence.

Amish Handcrafted Windchimes are a must-have for anyone who longs to enjoy moments of serenity in the outdoors. They remind us of heaven and invite us into peaceful reflection on earth. Every garden needs a set. Every porch and patio needs one, too!

Amish Handcrafted Windchimes are the sound of heaven on earth. You can find them here at

Rating: 5-Stars! Best!

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