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fashion week is coming; I am going

September 3, 2013

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Lately I might not know if I’m coming or going, but I know this much: I’m going to Fashion Week, attending a few shows and slipping backstage to check out the makeup and beauty trends. That’s right. I’ll be asking…
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a museum of moments

December 21, 2012

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I took these photos of the beans this past August, at the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn, NY. It’s all of eight minutes from our house, and it’s magical. I used to go there with boyfriends in high school. Different…
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hello kitty dinosaur party

December 10, 2012

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When I worked in advertising, I was especially bothered by emails suggesting my calendar be blocked off for a “postmortem.” After a campaign or new business pitch, we’d gather in a conference room to discuss the breakdown of communication, the…
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Hurricane Ass

November 2, 2012

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missed opportunities

October 30, 2012

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My house is dark and cold, without a phone signal. Candles, scented in flavors of how a pumpkin should smell. There is nothing to do without internet, without music, without movies or TV. We are just there, left with ourselves,…
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what to expect, when you expect a hurricane

October 29, 2012

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People expect me to be writing. “Great day to write, no excuses.” You lose power, you’ve still got a legal pad and pencil, a sharpener from your makeup bag. In reality though, it’s a great time to get full. To…
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sand wedge, sand box, sandy hurricane

October 29, 2012

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I once went down a man-made slide on a tropical island, a lover’s paradise. I was wearing a bikini, and when I picked myself up off the ground, after the hard slip down a water slide, I emerged with both:…
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new york food roundups

October 5, 2012

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Roundup. It’s an appropriate enough word all right. A roundup of the best dishes and drinks is exactly what your round rump needs as it hides in lumpy corduroy. Current weight: 140 lbs. Rounded up to the nearest whole number.…
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