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Why You Need A Soaking Ritual

When was the last time you took a bath? I’m guessing a lot of you are thinking, “I don’t have time for baths, they’re gross and dry out my skin”.  But over the course of my many detoxes and most recently Dry January,…


Skincare After KonMari: What Remains?

What fascinates me about the KonMari decluttering movement discussed here, is that it’s like a museum of your stuff and perhaps a window into your tender psyche.  The items that remains speaks volumes about what works and what doesn’t.…


Truth, Lies and KonMari

For a little over a year, it’s been hard to escape the white-hot fervor that is the KonMari Method of decluttering and winning at life, based on the best-selling book.  “Kondomania” as it’s called, has reportedly become the juice…

Dry January

I Survived Dry January (and You Can Too)

It was a late December night and over fishbowl sized glasses of red wine, I was Skyping with an old friend about planning our upcoming high school reunion.  2 hours later, the Skype call ended and so did my bottle.…

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#ICYMI January Trendlines

In case you missed it, the sublime, the serious and the silly regarding all things women, beauty and culture.  This month, better high heels, middle-aged supermodels, a skin cancer savior, IRL Benjamin Button and everyone’s favorite, slut shaming. 1)…

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The 2016 Ultimate Hand Cream Guide

I’ve come to expect a lot from the $265 billion dollar beauty industry, but when it comes to hand cream I’ve been let down. In the past, my search for soft hands has left me with nothing but greasy…


Could I Have it All if I Won Powerball?

  I’d like to think I’m immune to the lure of Powerball jackpots.  All that hoping and dreaming feels naïve when you consider the odds.  Besides, I’m capable of making my own fortune and don’t want to spend my…

2016 Trends

The Next Big Thing: 2016 Top Trends

Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dress only.  Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”. And there comes a point in life where being interesting trumps just being…

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Nutrition The Body

New Year, New Me? 8 Diet Detoxes Reviewed

December was the month I ate all my favorite foods: thin crust pizza from Farinella, chinese food from Shun Lee, hot chocolate from No Chewing Allowed and smoked salmon from Barney Greengrass.   Throw in some Panettone and sushi –…