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Shyama Patel

July 12, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
That's a Wrap

Sarong, good to know ya! From Nairobi to Bali, broiling summers are a way of life. So take a cue and try the insider's way to beat the heat: Tie one on.

June 28, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Blame It on Rio

Yeeeegaaaah! You have to suffer to be beautiful, Mom always said -- but at least our Brazilian-bikini-wax deal won't leave you feeling ripped off.

June 21, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Don't Sweat It

Freeze without getting burned: One-room air-conditioners at blowout prices that won't send cold shivers up your spine.

June 14, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Save Your Skin

Here comes the sun: A top beauty editor heads for the drugstore before heading for the Hamptons -- and finds protection from the elements without the pricey chemistry.

June 7, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Garden Variety

Tired of bland backyard-party-wear? These grown-up rompers will get you through clambake season without making you look like a stuffed (oxford) shirt.

May 31, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Splendor in the Grass

Let the Knicks mind their own baskets for now. With the weather this good, it's time to find one for yourself and make a date with Mother Nature.

May 24, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Play It Again

Get those seedy CDs back into circulation -- and bring your music collection up to date -- at these independent-minded swap shops.

May 17, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Secrets of the Far East

A South Fork summer without Dallas rent: Stay in Montauk -- a few minutes from the glammier houses to the west -- and you get a lot more of the same ocean.

May 10, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
Take a Bike

For the tire-less shopper: At these pedal pushers, you won't get shafted when you're shopping for gear(s). But you'll have to supply your own bell for the handlebars.

May 3, 1999 | Sales & Bargains
The Duchess of Cork

Bring your own bargain: Pick up one of this oenophile's recommendations on your way to the party, and no one will know it cost you less than the cab ride.