Tiny buds are appearing on the lilac trees outside my diningroom window, and it reminds me of childhood May Days. I’d pluck lilacs from the yard, place them into some crudely homemade paper-cone basket, hang it on my neighbor’s doorhandle, ring the bell, then dive into a nearby bush to see the surprise on [...]
I’m a little obsessed–as well as perplexed–by TLC’s show, Extreme Couponing. On the one hand, hats off to the gal who buys three carts of groceries for $9. On the other hand, what in God’s name is she going to do with 87 bags of croutons?
I, personally, have never [...]
“Her eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store.” I’ve always loved that line. My eyes still light up in old-fashioned candy stores; but the sparkle is probably just as much about the beautiful apothecary jars standing in profusion on the shelves, as it is for the sweets contained within.
Kids in a [...]
I’ve always wanted to go to St. Barth’s, the exquisite island in the French West Indies, where celebrities frolic in the sun while wearing things like Tory Burch tunics and Chanel bikinis. I almost got there on my honeymoon, until our travel agent informed me (I was, at the time, a [...]
You know the old saying, “What came first? The chicken or the egg?” I’m grappling with a similar dilemma; only for me, it’s a toss-up between the lemons and the lemon squeezer. I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago and, there, sandwiched between the Jazz apples (highly recommend) and the Meyer [...]
Starting today, Target Beauty Design Partners (the famed makeup artists associated with my very favorite bargain store!) are setting out to find their biggest fans; they’re inviting beauty junkies to share their best secrets for getting gorgeous. On video.
You shoot your segment, talking about why YOU are the ultimate beauty [...]