Best Travel Pillow

Travelrest Travel Pillow

“The Travelrest Travel Pillow is truly the best of the best!” ~ Best Rated Reviews

Looking for rest when you travel but can’t find it? Now you can. We recently discovered what is, in our opinion, the best travel pillow on the market: the Travelrest Travel Pillow.

The Travelrest Travel Pillow is shaped like a music note. This unique and innovative pillow shape allows travelers to truly rest because they can comfortably lean on it and cradle it.

The Travelrest Travel Pillow is lightweight and compact. It is a welcome alternative to the traditional neck-brace shaped travel pillows, which are usually neither comfortable nor rest-enabling.

We also recommend the Travelrest Micro-Fleece Pillow Cover. This specially designed cover adds to the comfort while maintaining the pillow’s slimline shape.

Find these great travel products and more at

Rating: 5 Stars! Excellent! Best of the best!

Note from the Editor:

I went on a 14 hour overseas flight and took this pillow to test it. I have seen many travel accessories through the years and this is the best-designed travel pillow I have ever used. Thanks to TravelRest, I slept 9 hours on the 14 hour flight. All of our reviewers love this pillow.  It is a must-have for every traveler. ~Mandy Seymour, Managing Editor, Best Rated Reviews

Posted in Best Rated Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Best Rated Reviews

Best Rated Reviews is the best source on the web for travel, leisure, and product recommendations.  We feature the “best of the best” in Houston, Texas and the world.  Our experienced staff research and review products, events, and places you will love. Our assessments are based on the Best Rated Standard.

Yours for the best!

The Staff at Best Rated Reviews

Posted in Best Rated Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Sandals 2012

Sennett Harmony

We are currently bringing you the best shoes to accompany beautiful dresses, sundresses, and other travel attire for jet-setters and business professionals alike.  Clarks makes some of the “best of the best” shoes available for any occasion.

We recently discovered some of the best sandals that we have ever come across: Sennett Harmony by Clarks.  These amazing sandals are part of the Clarks Artisan collection.

What we like about them:

They compliment any wardrobe.  They are stylish.  We reviewed Sennett Harmony in beige.  Beige goes with most anything you are going to wear in warmer weather.  They also come in other great, basic colors, including Bronze Leather, White, and Black.

They are made with elegant and demure lines.  They are lightweight.  They are cool.

What we love about them:

They are ultra-comfortable!  They will actually cradle your foot.  And they feel like you are walking on air.  That is because they feature an Active Air footbed for extra comfort.

We also tried the Demure Flare flats from Clarks Artisan collection.  These beautiful flats live up to their name.  They are elegantly demure, made of  fine leather.  And they have a brass ring on the front to give some flare.  They, too, are comfortable, stylish and will compliment any wardrobe with a quiet elegance.

Lastly, if you are looking for a Va-Va-Voom pair of sandals, we recommend Clarks’ new Joli Ruffle.  We tried Joli Ruffle in gold.  In keeping with what we love about Clarks, they are lightweight.  Their fancy ruffle adds a touch of glamor to any occasion.

Find these great shoes and more at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

Posted in Clarks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Vera Bradley

Best Rated

If you are a woman on the go, one of the best ways to make your heart smile while traveling is to carry bags with pizazz.  We have a recommendation for you!

Vera Bradley makes quality handbags, totes, attaches, and other fashion accessories which will give you a spring in your step because they cause you to  feel more beautiful, more vivacious, and more stylish!

Here are a few of our recommendations from Vera Bradley:

Go Round Tote in Rhythm & Blues

The Go Round Tote in Rhythm and Blues makes a great carry-all bag.  It’s versatile enough that you can use it for a small overnight bag, a business tote, or shopping and errands.

The Go Round Tote in Rhythm and Blues is colorful and snappy.  It contains several interior pockets to keep your things well-organized.  During testing, we also liked that it is comfortable to carry.

Attache in Suzani

The Vera Bradley Attache in Suzani transforms an attache into a bright yet sophisticated medley of ornamental wonder on a classy design. The colors in Suzani go well with black or tan attire.

We highly recommend them.  Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

You can find these great products and more at

Posted in Apparel, Apparel Accessories, Best Rated Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Bedroom, Comphy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Best Rated Reviews, Home, JaxxSacks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Candy and Deep Fry Thermometer By CDN

The holidays are fast approaching…Halloween, Thanksgiving, and before you know it, Christmas!  We’ll all be baking turkeys and making delicious holiday confections.  So we want to recommend a product that will be essential for this time of the year: a Candy and Deep Fry Thermometer.

Few moments are more thrilling than spending time with your children enjoying making candy and other confections together. Yet have you ever known the elation-turned-devastation of making candy or fudge sauce only to have it turn into a river of goo rather than an enjoyably edible confection?

If you get a Candy and Deep Fry Thermometer, it will ensure that your confections will turn out great.

And what about all that cooking you’re going to do?

‘It’s safe to bite when the temperature is right!” ~ U.S.D.A. Food Safety Tip

But how do you know when the temp is right?  Get a Candy and Deep Fry Thermometer.  This is a household cooking essential that no cook can afford to be without.  If you have ever had food poisoning from undercooked food, you know what we mean!

We have a recommendation for you to ensure accurate cooking every time: the ProAccurate Candy and Deep Fry Thermometer by CDN.  This thermometer is a straightforward, easy-to-use thermometer that gently clips to the side of the pot you are using.  It’s waterproof, shatterproof, and even contains a protective sheath.  We recommend it.



  • Instrument Range: 100 to 400°F
  • NSF® approved
  • 1.75″/4.4 cm dial
  • 7″/17.8 cm stem
  • Waterproof; shatterproof
  • For candy, jelly, deep-frying, meats, poultry, yeasts & dough
  • Polycarbonate lens
  • Target range indication
  • Color-coded scale
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Recalibratable
  • Calibration tool on sheath
  • Sheath can be used as handle extension
  • Pocket clip
  • Adjustable stainless steel clip

You can find it here at


Posted in CDN, Cooking, Cookware | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cuisinart Griddler

Cuisinart Griddler

Have you ever wanted to make restaurant-quality cuisine at home?  The best way to achieve this is to get a multi-purpose indoor grill and griddle.  When the weather turns crisp and cool in Fall and Winter, an electric grill gives you the ability to make delicious grilled steaks, fajitas, chicken, and hamburgers easily indoors.  No mess, no flames….just grill and enjoy.

A grill and griddle combo is even better!  When you have a griddle, you can make bacon, eggs, and pancakes at the same time.  And our all-time favorite for Fall and Winter?  A panini press.  Paninis are toasted-on-the-outside, hot sandwiches filled with delicious meat and a heaping serving of vegetables with a delicious sauce.

What if you had a product that could do it all?  Grill, griddle, and panini press?  Eureka!  We found it!

We recently tested the Griddler by Cuisinart.   The Griddler is a grill/griddle combo which provides five cooking options: grill, griddle, panini press, half-grill and half-griddle.  It’s versatile and well-designed to accommodate every cooking need simultaneously.  It unanimously received 5 stars from our reviewers.  Whether we grilled, griddled, or paninnied, it delivered perfect results every time.

What we liked best: The Griddler’s reversible nonstick plates are easy-on, easy-off, and easy to clean.  Also, it’s BPA free.

You can find this great product here at

Posted in Best Rated Reviews, Cuisinart | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Best Insulated Stainless Mugs

Bottom’s Up!  If you are looking for high-quality stainless drinkware that will last you a lifetime, we have a recommendation for you.  The 4-Piece Stainless Mug Set by StainlessLUX, Inc. is a sure bet when it comes to quality, design, and value for your money.

These insulated stainless mugs are a rare beauty.  They are made with a shiny luster and ergonomic stainless steel handles.  They make a great wedding gift, anniversary gift, holiday gift, or even a birthday gift for the person who has everything.  Even someone who thinks he has seen it all needs a set of these! During testing, our reviewers enjoyed the high-quality insulating capability and ergonomic feel of these stainless mugs.  They keep cold drinks cold and warm drinks warm.  They truly are the “best of the best” in stainless drinkware.

These great mugs are sure to become one of your all-time favorites!

4-Piece Large (16 Oz.) Stainless Steel Beer Mug Set

You can find them at

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

Posted in Best Rated Reviews, Servingware and Drinkware, Stainless Lux | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Great Little Girls’ Jacket

Warm-Up Hooded Jacket

If you are looking for a “just right” little girl’s jacket, we have a recommendation for you.

The Warm-Up Hooded Jacket by L.L. Bean is water-resistant on the outside and snuggly-soft on the inside.  It has a nylon shell and fleece interior with insulated sleeves.  It’s truly a great jacket for little girls on cool Fall days.

The jacket comes in three colors.  We tried the Wild Orchid/Carnation color, pictured above.

Rating: 4 Stars!  Very Good!

You can find it here at

*Also, please note, we evaluated a sample from the company.  This is our standard policy for all reviews.

Posted in Apparel and Fashion Accessories, Best Rated Reviews, Children's, L.L. Bean | Tagged , , | Leave a comment