Once upon a time there was a lazy Sunday in May, seventy-eight degrees, a carrot-infused bloody mary, a roasted beet and honey salad, lavender scones, and three perfect hours with my childhood best friend. Then there was a closet shelf of just the perfect size to become a shrine to Chanel … the perfect pumpsContinue reading “Boozey Brunches”
When I read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay on cruising in Harper’s, Shipping Out, On the Nearly Lethal Comforts of a Luxury Cruise, I laughed with the deep understanding that comes from having been there, and felt all of that. Yet, two months ago, there I was, planning a cruise with my family forContinue reading “Cruising? A Supposedly Fun Thing I Thought I’d Never Do Again”
I’ve plucked gray hairs, sighed at the losing battle that is gravity, gained weight, lost weight, botoxed, detoxed, and unboxed thousands of dollars worth of “beauty” but I have never felt as confident in the skin sold to me by Madison Avenue as I do wearing the sun-kissed glow of an afternoon spent with my sons.
American designers launch their collections twice per year: the Fall collection is introduced at fashion markets in the spring and the spring collection in the fall (a calendar disconnect which makes it nearly impossible for me to speak about a collection without pausing to correct myself first). The spring launch is out of sync withContinue reading “The Spring Collection”
6:00 the alarm goes off 15 minutes of yoga Shower, Shave, and Shampoo 7:00 wake the angry, sleepy kids Home-cooked breakfast “where’s my shoes” Hair, make-up, and fighting a stuck zipper Carpool drop off 10 hour work days Cook the dinner, clean up the dinner Laundry, groceries “I need a new Sharpie for school tomorrow”Continue reading “When Women Were Protected and Stupid”
I am an addict. I am addicted to make-up tutorials and home organization videos. I know, there are more important ways for me to spend my time, but they just don’t offer the same mind-numbing thrill as turning on a good “Get Ready with Me” make-up montage while prepping, primping, and priming for a day atContinue reading “Home Organization: Make-up Brush Holders”
The idea of a date night is to take time, unwind, and reconnect. But, with the never ending schedule of summer camp, little league, and an endless to-do list at home and the office, the only “date” I have is with my Serta perfect sleeper. But tonight, with the laundry scales tipping toward done andContinue reading “Date Night”