Shopgirl: Westobou schedule has something for everyone; great temporary tattoos; and sale notifications



The lineup for Westobou Festival 2013 was announced recently, and it’s another year of great events.

From the Mark Morris Dance Group to Body/Head to The Color Run, you will want to hit up each and every one. There’s something for everyone, and price points range roughly from $10 to $75. A new option is the Punch Pass, a $100 ticket that gives you access to just about every event.

Westobou also has fantastic free events, ranging from an organ series to a free concert by T. Hardy Morris, former Dead Confederate front man. Get your tickets and see the entire schedule at



It’s kind of crazy how many people have tattoos nowadays, and what really amazes me is the random things people decide to ink on their body forever.

I’m in no way decisive enough to do that, but I do remember how fun temporary tattoos were when I was a kid, and that’s why Tattly caught my attention.

Tattly is a U.S. company that makes temporary tattoos that look realistic, in designs ranging from lovely typography to tongue-in-cheek drawings of aliens. Each Tattly is $5 and comes in a set of two. Check it out at



There’s no telling how many things I’ve bought while checking back to see if something else has gone on sale.

It’s easy to get sidetracked and distracted by something you don’t need and wouldn’t buy except for the fact that you happened to see it while in a buying mood, right?

The Internet has come up with yet another way to save us from ourselves with Pinterest’s new price alerts. It really is ingenious – if you pin something sold online, Pinterest will keep track of its price, and when it drops you get an e-mail. I got one the other day letting me know that a dress I pinned months ago has dropped to 50 percent off.

You can manage this within your settings if this isn’t something you want to get e-mails about.

Peek, then plan your Westobou Festival