3 Brands for 4 Eyes

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Specs, spectacles, blinkers, goggles and shades- glasses today are anything but boring. Those heavy, overbearing frames from grade school are in the rearview mirror, replaced by chic, stylish frames we want to collect and wear. As someone who’s needed glasses for reading and driving (shh, don’t tell the DMV) for many years, today’s selection of cool […]

3 Brands to Treat Your Feet

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With sandal season almost here, the time is right to review some effective ways to keep your feet looking neat this summer. But first, let’s take a moment to establish the “why” behind those less than lovely-looking heels.  As we age, the moisture level of our skin decreases, which can lead to the heels drying out and becoming […]

Happiness Ambassador

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I cannot remember a time when I haven’t loved Hello Kitty. The Sanrio store, with all its plastic bubblegum goodness, was my mecca as a little girl. On the special occasion that I was taken by my parents, I would spin around the store over and over trying to pick out just the right thing […]

Creativity, Coolhaus Style


Coolhaus, the seven-year-old sweet treats brand founded by friends and uber-smart ladies Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, is known for its adventurous flavors. Fried Chicken and Waffles, Avocado Sriracha and (my favorite) Fig & Mascarpone, are staples on their inventive menu. These crazy creative ice cream flavors, coupled with ooey gooey, oh-so-delicious cookies, make for […]

3 Brands You Need To Check Out ASAP


The perfect brand, for me, is one that offers a whole lot of style with an equal dose of value. Every once in a while you find a brand that’s offering that up, but hasn’t seem to reach mass appeal quite yet. J. Crew used to be that brand for me, circa 2010, when most […]

Restoration Hardware’s Reinvention


Maybe it was need (we really do need some new sheets), but I’m inclined to think it was the Saturday morning mimosa that accelerated my hunger for some retail therapy more than anything else. Whatever it was, I was ready to shop when I wandered into Restoration Hardware’s new Melrose Avenue gallery recently. The upscale […]

Bottle Rock

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I recently had my very first swig of whiskey and bourbon. I have no good reason as to why I waited so long; maybe I was always leery of “the burn”. But, this weekend, a petite tulip-shaped whiskey glass was handed to me and I crossed over to the other side. With my drink came […]

Terry Cloth Gone Glam


I can still remember the delicious thrill of buying my first Juicy Couture sweat suit. Matching sage green terry separates bought on the second floor of Bloomingdales. Choosing a color was a major decision- all the sweats displayed by color like they were a part of Willy Wonka’s weekend wardrobe.  The allure was 100% about […]

Doing It Differently w/ EOS

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Lip balm. That waxy, highly satisfying and oh-so-moisturizing substance we all slather on our lips from time to time has been around FOREVER. Well, at least since the 1880’s. I’ve got more than my fair share of them sliding around my purse, makeup bag and car glove box. When you need it, you need it […]