How Often You Should Wash Your Jeans: The Skinny

Jeans are a fashion staple in nearly everyone’s closet – – you can dress them up or down, lounge in them or work in them.  There’s skinny, bootcut, boyfriend cut.  There’s stonewashed, faded and a variety of colors.  But the real question remains:  how often should you actually wash them? In an interview with Who…

Room Envy: The Living Room from “Home Again”

  Don’t you just love it when a movie has to-die-for real estate porn?  I have picked up many decorating ideas and tricks from movies.  Case in point:  I placed a small blue and white lamp in my kitchen after seeing that Meg Ryan’s character had the same in You’ve Got Mail — and I…

Why Carrie Bradshaw is the Antiheroine of “Sex and the City”

  Hard to imagine but it’s been nearly two decades since the iconic and groundbreaking television series Sex and the City premiered on HBO and a decade since the cinematic  release hit theaters.  The movie remains one of my favorite guilty pleasures; nothing like curling up and reuniting with our favorite New York City ladies…

Five Reasons You Should Stay At An Airbnb On Your Next Trip

Until my last trip, I was unspoiled to the Airbnb community.  I was a diehard hotel/motel gal and saw no reason to change that.  My sister convinced me to give Airbnbs a try and I’m glad she did.  If you haven’t joined the community, here are five great reasons you should! Live Like a Local…

Stylish Summer Shades

Now that summer is almost officially here, don’t forget that the right sunglasses not only protect your eyes but make a snazzy fashion statement as well. Here are four trendy styles for the season to fit your budget. Go Retro Cat’s Eye sunglasses are hot and these will make you look sleek, sophisticated and oh-so-in-touch…

All About Ashwagandha

  What is ashwagandha?  It’s one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine due to its treatment of a wide variety of conditions, used since ancient times.  Its strength inspired its name, which means “the smell of a horse” in Sanskrit.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement, maybe, but this “superfood” is worth your time….

Why Gloria Swanson Should Be Your Lifestyle Muse

  “I was in a business of make believe to entertain people but I’ll be damned if I want to eat make believe food!” – Gloria Swanson   Back in 1950, Gloria Swanson achieved the comeback of all comebacks when the former silent film queen gave a career defining performance in the classic Sunset Boulevard. …

Notable Fashions From the Royal Wedding

Were you one of the estimated 29.2 million people who watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle this past Saturday?  I certainly was.  I got up early to watch, giving me sweet flashbacks of doing the same back in 1981, with my grandmother, when Harry’s father Charles married Diana Spencer. The entire…

And You Thought Your Flight Was Bad . . .

Well, it takes all kinds and I guess if you’re patient enough, or live long enough, you will see or hear about most anything. Frontier Airlines (who had that great flash sale earlier this month) was rewarded for those low fares by a drunk and disorderly passenger who allegedly grabbed two women during the flight…

Be a Morning Warrior!

I get that many are not morning people.  I’ve been a morning person all my life – – once I’m up, I’m up and I’m usually good (illness and annoying exes notwithstanding.)  But even I – – Queen of the Early Risers – – have had hair-pulling moments in the mornings, what with preparing for work, showering,…

“Ditching Mr. Darcy” by Samantha Whitman

What would you do if you crashed your car into a ditch and woke up as the main character of your favorite book? What if nothing happened the way it was supposed to? What if you met the dreamiest romantic hero in literary history and yet you fell in love with someone else instead? What…