Who is Kay?


I'm a semi-retired part-time personal assistant.

More importantly I'm a luxury bedding hedonist and bargain shopper extraordinaire.  Always searching for bargains on the highest quality luxury comforters, pillows, and bedding accessories.

In my spare time I write this blog and do research online.

Just how obsessed am I?

Well, in one instance I've traveled across the world just to get the best silk sheets and duvets directly from the source in China.

At that time it was 1/2 the price of European silk and silk of such quality was restricted to the domestic Chinese market.

Usually my bedding obsession isn't so extreme.  I do spend a lot of time shopping online nowadays.

Either the value, quality and selection in local stores just isn't up to my standards. Unless I can find bedding that's handcrafted by artisans that's only sold locally, I always choose to shop online.

Why did you create this site?

This site was started after a particularly bad online buying experience with a certain brand. Lets just call them "The Corporation Store".

After I wrote about my experience people emailed me with their thanks for the honest review.  This was a number of years ago and there weren't as many independent reviews by bloggers at the time.  You could never be sure which reviews were real and which were written by the companies themselves.

Always remember that if it seems too good to be true for the price, then it probably is.  I certainly got what I paid for.  I want to save you that disappointment.

What I hope to do with this site is help other buyers who are navigating the online marketplace.

I am very lucky and get try things out as it's one of the perks that comes with my job.

You'll get my first hand impressions of each product.  The good, bad and the ugly.

The reviews here are also open to comments so if you'd like to leave your own review of the product, please feel free to do so.

How do you choose the products you recommend?

My recommendations are based on more than 20 hours of research for each product.  I pick the best choices for each product category based on a combination of:

  • My personal experience
  • Existing reviews
  • Interviews with industry experts
  • Scientific research
  • Comparing all similar products
  • Testing the products to pick the ultimate winner

Sometimes my choices agree with what everyone else says.

Other times I'll pick a another item if I think it's a better value.

Do you make any money from blogging?

Yes, you may see some banner advertisements on this site from sponsors who compensate me for the ad space.  All ads are run personally by me ensuring your privacy.  Other than that I participate in affiliate programs of retailers that I respect and would recommend to my own friends and family.  I may receive a commission on products purchased after clicking on any affiliate links.

All my reviews are up front and genuine.  Good.  Bad. Ugly.  I do accept gifts, but reserve the choice to review them only if I would buy the product myself, and with 100% honesty. I never have and never will write a glowing review in exchange for promotional "swag".

If any brands are interested in seeing their products featured on this site, I can offer an advertisement slot or alternatively I can host a product giveaway for your brand.  Please contact me through the contact form.

What if I don't want to spend so much money on the best?  Why isn't "good" enough?

I absolutely do not think that the "best" products are the most expensive.

You'll notice that I rarely recommend products at the highest price point.

Unless there's something extraordinary about a very high priced product I'll usually go with the choice that balances features, quality, and budget.

To me, the "best" choice is the one that fits in with your lifestyle and one that you will use as much as possible.

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