Designer Diane von Furstenberg famously said of her new wrap dress design in the 70s to Women’s Wear Daily, “Feel like a woman, wear a dress,” and it is the case that such an decision remains true today. There is nothing quite like the privilege of being able to wear a dress when you know … More Why Not Wear A Dress?
“That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archive of our experience.” -Thomas Jefferson Today, I wanted to expand on the importance of paying attention to a detail that may at first seem quite minor, but in fact, is quite crucial to creating a life of true contentment … More A Very Important Detail
With help from House Beautiful’s November issue, I’ve gathered together the best tips for an evening that will be full of laughter, ease and success. The Perfect Number A memorable dinner party is one that allows your guests to be relaxed and involved in engaging conversation, and a bit of surprise topic or event isn’t … More Why Not Have A Dinner Party?
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you may have hit the pesky number on the scale that is just 10 pounds shy of your goal weight, only to discover, those last 10 pounds aren’t giving up without a fight. (Please know that our ideal weight should be one that is based on our height … More Why Not Lose Those Last 10 Pounds?
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child One of my favorite pastimes is finding time to step into the kitchen and attempt a new recipe that I have discovered in a magazine, watched on Food Network or torn from my Sunday … More Why Not Learn How to Cook?
Upon turning our home into our sanctuary, it can sometimes seem that the only solution is hiring a contractor or moving to a different location. But the truth is, every place you most likely will move into will need your own personal touch to create precisely the ideal space. The good news is, much can … More Why Not Make Simple Home Touch-Ups?
From Ines de la Fressange, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Coppola and Olivia Palermo, these stylish women’s footwear are reminders that comfort and style can exist in tandem. Flats have become my favorite shoe of choice for a variety of reasons, and except for in very rare instances, I doubt there is one any lifestyle that a … More Why Not Wear Flats?
“My solo travels in Paris have brought many perfect hours of being alone but not a moment of loneliness. People who depend on other people are often in hiding from themselves. Two and a quarter million people live in the City of Light: you will see many of them and you will pass them in … More Why Not Travel Alone?
In the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar (US), actress Kate Walsh shares her thoughts on being appreciative that success didn’t arrive until well into her mid-thirties (“I Made It After 35”, pg 256). A wonderful article documenting her struggle, she reflects on the many lessons she was taught in the journey through her twenties, and … More Using Failures as Guideposts to Success
I couldn’t help but notice how the Parisians and international fashionistas that flocked to the city all seem to speak the same language when it comes to style. While they all dressed in their signature sartorial ensembles (as you will see below), one item kept been chosen by more than just a handful of people … More Why Not Wear a Leather Jacket?