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Friday, May 30th 2014
I was excited to review the new beauty book Toss the Gloss by Andrea Q. Robinson. Andrea's illustrious career spans more than 40 years, with chief roles at Estée Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and editorial at Seventeen, Vogue and Mademoiselle.
Tuesday, May 27th 2014
Is it any coincidence that the Italian greeting “Ciao!” is pronounced like our English word for "eat up": chow?
Perhaps I'm reaching here.
Tuesday, May 20th 2014
Do you moan and groan? Or just put up and shut up?
I got the best phone call at 8 o'clock one recent morning from my older son, Jonathan. (Of course, when the phone rang that early, my first inclination was to think, "Uh-oh, what's wrong?" But that's just me. Or a lot of us, most likely.)
The call went something like this:
Tuesday, May 13th 2014
In just a few days, hubby and I are taking off for Italy (so excited!), our first big vacation together in many years (did I mention that I'm so excited?). Although I've been fortunate enough to travel to some great places recently, he has not. That's what happens when you are too busy to get away.
Tuesday, May 06th 2014
Did you read this headline and stop in your tracks, hungry for some advice? Or did you read this headline and skeptically think, "Sure, sure, another trick just to get me to read."
I want to share something with you. Don't hate me. (Why do I say this? Because when it comes to weight, people get really funny about things and take things very personally. It's a hot-button issue, for sure.)
Monday, Mar 10th 2014
I've had more colds the past few months then I've had for the last five years combined. And it seems that all around me, people are sneezing, coughing and blowing their (very red) noses.
What gives? Just why are so many people sick?
It's not that everyone is walking outside with wet hair or getting chilled. Those are old wives tales, after all.