September 27, 2013

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nyc foodie experience: atera

I‘m already expecting a food coma. Tonight, at 6pm, in celebration of my 43rd birthday, Phil is taking me to Atera for dinner. I’m getting older, so dinner, logically, is getting earlier. There’s no early bird special, mind you, but…
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September 23, 2013

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last minute moms

My mother wasn’t ever a big planner. When it came to clothes, she always made sure we were set, stockpiling our drawers, outfitting us with dress shoes and a proper dress coat each and every year. But overall, she is…
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September 23, 2013

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backstage beauty NYFW S/S 2014

Backstage at the Spring/Summer 2014 J. Mendel collection showcased at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman created a bronzy beachy sporty look, with dewy bronzed skin and a glossy brick lip. With a lot of pastels in…
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September 18, 2013

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vulnerability in writing

When I’m afraid to publish something, online or otherwise, I run through a cursory checklist, trying to pinpoint the origin of my discomfort. Does it fall into the “what will people think of me?” category? Do I fear it’s just…
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September 17, 2013

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anniversary love from our beans

“So, what should I make for Papa for our anniversary dinner?” “Cook? You’re not supposed to cook for him. That’s his job,” Lucas tells me this morning over breakfast. “Yeah, let him work for it,” Abigail actually says. “So, if…
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September 16, 2013

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anti-itch anniversary

He is impossible, which, if I could simply accept this fact–accept him, as is–would make my life easier. We’re no longer new, despite the fact that every time we learn something new about each other, we’re quick to state the…
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September 9, 2013

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backstage beauty products + looks, NY Fashion Week

Michelle Coursey—an extraordinary celebrity, editorial, and fashion makeup artist, who once upon a magazine article, did my makeup—is a facebook friend of mine. I’m always eager to read her posts for product recommendations, and lately I’ve enjoyed her coverage of…
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September 9, 2013

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the “don’t give me no lip” lip: beauty trend

Inspired by the vigor and vibrancy surrounding the World Cup in Brazil, Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, created a bold lip for Rag & Bone’s Spring/Summer ’14 Collection at New York Fashion Week. Applied with a brush were a…
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