Category: Lifestyle

I think there’s nothing more important than adding a pop of color to life at every turn. Sure, as an artist, I’m biased; but I’ve watched the psychological lift that beautiful hair color gives a client; I feel the energy when I see vivid shades in nature; and I know […]

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One of the joys of living in New York City is the never-ending list of restaurants–good restaurants—available 24/7. I don’t eat out every night of the week, but dining in a great place (read: delicious food, great ambience) is one of my favorite ways to spend time with friends. When […]

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Ever have a 3 p.m. energy slump? I do. Especially when I’m back-to-back booked with clients, fielding editor interviews, and working with staff. The pace is kind of relentless, but I love it. Somewhere in the mid-afternoon, it’s not uncommon for me to hit the proverbial wall, and when I […]

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I think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying a fabulous dessert for company, especially if you’ve just served everyone a home-cooked meal. But there’s also something to be said for being able to bake something extraordinary when the mood strikes. For me, it’s The Perfect Chocolate Cake. Luscious, moist (thanks […]

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Two favorite things about summer: Finding great books to read on my travels, and going to see excellent movies in deeply air-conditioned theaters. Done and done. Any book that The New York Times calls “irresistibly sunny” deserves a place on my summer reading list, which is how The Rocks by […]

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And now for summer, which, for me, means lightening up—on everything from makeup to meals, and even my outlook on life. Here’s what’s wonderful right now… THE MOMENT WHEN I CONNECT WITH A CLIENT: Every time I finish an appointment and a client turns to me, gives me a hug, […]

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I found a book you just have to read; especially, if you (like me,) are a lover of all things beauty. Toss The Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths For Women 50+ is a treasure trove of sage advice on how to cut through BS in the beauty industry in […]

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Toddies and Buttered Rum and Mulled Wine are all perfectly fine choices when the weather gets cold…but my guilty pleasure is actually a cup of well-made, authentic hot chocolate. I’m talking the good stuff—real milk, real cream, real chocolate…and no paper packets in sight. This recipe is sinfully delicious and […]

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If Charles Dickens had a New York home, it would likely be in the 1845 West Village, landmark restaurant known these days as The Waverly Inn. (Appropriately titled Ye Waverly Inn when it first opened its doors in 1920). For eighty-plus years, the place was a private supper club, but […]

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