Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Mother’s Day has grown to be one of my favorite holidays. As mothers, we are always giving to other people- our kids; our spouses; our extended families; our jobs. It’s nice to have a day where we get shown some appreciation and TLC in return! While I honestly don’t actually need […]

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Q&A with Denise Lee, Founder of ALALA

The “athleisure” trend has created a major new fashion category – upgrading the styling of gym wear and making it an everyday clothing option. Now you can you look fiercest whether crushing your next boxing workout or meeting the girls at Sweetgreen for lunch. While Lululemon and many other new entrants compete in this space, […]

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Sheri Levine- Art Consultant

Sheri Levine and I met over ten years ago when introduced by a mutual friend. Sheri is a New York based Art Consultant, and having grown up in and around the art world – Sheri has an amazing eye for- and appreciation of- art, in all its forms. I bought my first piece of art […]

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Bodies by P

Tucked into a very “Zen” studio in Manhattan’s Chinatown you will find Steve Pasterino (otherwise known as “P”) and his studio, Bodies by P. I was introduced to P by nutritionist Dara Godfrey, who herself is a downtown workout guru. As a regular follower of her social media posts, it was clear to see how […]

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Statement Tee’s

“Statement” tee shirts – whether adorned with a brand name, logo, or provocative phrase- have been de rigueur of late. From “Living the Dream” and “Coffee O’Clock” – this genre has taken on a pronounced feminist/empowerment angle since the inauguration of you-know-who. Some of these drew inspiration from Maria Grazia Chiuri, who debuted her first fashion […]

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Desert Island Essentials

Every March during the kids’ Spring school break, the entire family is craving some sun and sand, and the Caribbean tends to be our destination of choice. With the holidays behind and the school year in full swing, it’s the right time to relax and recharge. As the proverbial slave to fashion – my favorite […]

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48 Hours in Barcelona

My Husband and I went to Barcelona over President’s Day weekend. My step daughter is studying there for the semester (charmed life?!) and she really wanted us to visit. We’d both never been to Spain before and had heard from many friends what a great destination Barcelona is. We enjoyed a great trip with our […]

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Essie – The Woman Behind the Brand

Walk into any nail salon and the first thing you’ll probably see is the wall of Essie nail polish. Essie is now a household name and brand. However, do you know there is a woman behind the name? I myself learned that the iconic and genre-changing nail polish line was named for Essie Weingarten Sortino […]

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My Favorite Stationery

I love having my personal effects monogrammed – especially when it comes to stationery. I think I have my father to thank for this. As a little girl, I remember he would buy my sister and I notepads with our names on them. It was mine – and seemed to carry an extra intimacy and […]

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Spring Wish List

Forget what the groundhog may have predicted- winter is steadily receding, each day brings more sunlight, and that special time of year is almost upon us: Spring! While Spring in New York can at times seem like only a short few weeks before the heat of summer, you’ll of course want to look your best […]

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