How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Having Boundaries at Family Holiday Gatherings

Serena Van Der Woodsen’s Perfect NYC Morning

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

I hate New Year’s resolutions.  I hate them.  They are always too extreme and don’t work to create lasting change. In my experience, lasting change starts with small, consistent steps.  I have been successful in creating big change in my life (weight loss, dental habits, building and maintaining this site) mostly due to making small

Having Boundaries at Family Holiday Gatherings

Holidays with family can bring on mixed emotions.  Especially this year, when many of my friends are staying away from their families out of love and desire to keep them safe.  Maybe it makes us appreciate our family in ways we couldn’t when we were too focused on what they did and said that annoyed

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Serena Van Der Woodsen’s Perfect NYC Morning

As a woman who doesn’t just like tv shows, but truly falls in love with the characters on the screen, I often picture myself in the worlds of my newfound friends.  I’ve wasted many hours imagining my life in black and white films and teeny bopper shows of the early 2000s.  I wondered after all

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In the time of Corona, with many of our work and social meetings being moved to Zoom, it was a short span of time before the glamorous PR events I have been invited to for years as a celebrity makeup artist would also move to Zoom.  It’s a strange new world and some of us

The Beauty of A Single Life

How to truly enjoy your single life.

How to Stop Food Cravings

I had been dumped about a week before, a friend of mine had invited me to get out of the house and see one of her favorite authors speak.  I sat with her and her husband towards the back of the room.  I was glad to be there; I needed the company and I needed

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Fix Dehydrated Skin

I’ve always had dry skin.  Even when I was a teen and had many issues with acne, I still dealt with shedding skin cells and flaky skin.  I see this a lot on models and actresses- they will have oily skin, some acne, yet there will still be dry patches on their skin. If you have

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How to Style an Apple Body Type

For as long as I can remember I have looked down to see a round belly that I always compared to the girls I would see on television in movies, who all seemed to have flat stomachs that descended to gorgeously curved hips. Don’t get me wrong; I didn’t grow up with a weight problem,

NYC Style

Quarantine Made Me a Housewife

This quarantine has changed me.  Hopefully it changed you too, as I think it is impossible to go through anything that disrupts your routine without coming out a different person.  I once heard someone say- “who you are is a result of the decisions you make daily.”  It stands to say that if we switch

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Living in New York City

Okay, so maybe I am a little bitter.  It’s the last thing I ever want to be.  Bitterness adds an invisible coat of filth to anyone who carries it.  My roommate is considering staying out of New York for good, making her temporary relocation to any sunny city she has been oscillating between during the