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About Face:The Benefits of Silk Pillowcases


  My sleeping beauties Mallory and Averell on Christmas Eve 1995.  I always regret not sending it out as a Christmas card that year. Here’s to second chances! True Confession: I Love to Sleep! Eric is convinced that I’m going to live a very, very long time, because of the hours that I spend asleep

About Face: Magic Cream in a Bottle


  Imagine wrapping yourself in a down duvet covered in the finest Frette cotton. That’s what this thick moisturizer by Charlotte Tilbury feels like on skin…soft, comfortable, basically heaven. And it also has a faint rose scent that adds to the whole pampering effect. Twenty years ago celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury started mixing up

About Face: My New Favorite All-In-One-Aging Serum!


For years, I’ve scrutinized and tested the latest crop of line-plumping, spot fading, collagen stimulating products to find the best skin rejuvenators. I confess that I’m a beauty product junky. If a friend or some over zealous sales person tells me about something new on the market, I’ll usually end up trying it. But I

Gwyneth, Gossip and Goop


A little over a year ago, Star magazine named Gwyneth Paltrow as the “most hated celebrity” and People, as the “world’s most beautiful woman.” These two opposing viewpoints highlight just how polarizing the actress has become. There are clearly the anti-Gwynethites, who find her views out of touch with the common folk and the pro-Gwynethites,

PERFECT SKIN! You know you want it.


  Let’s face it; too much foundation can make your complexion resemble a pancake, with heavy pores and crepe lines as evidence. I’m not referring to Max Factor’s pancake makeup, which was an instant hit with the starlets of the 1930s and 1940’s, but to an actual dense and doughy pancake. Heavy foundation also prohibits any

About Face – Bring on a Healthy Glow!


insert photo of jennifer here We all know that exfoliating is key to great looking skin. I religiously exfoliate my face, neck and hands two to three times a week.  Trust me when I say the process can become somewhat addictive, especially when you see how well your creams and lotions are absorbed afterwards. A

#TBT: A Visual Romp through the Oldest Pharmacy in the World! 


#ThrowbackThursday Stepping through the doors of the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy in Florence made me feel as though I had just entered Marie Antoinette’s very large and elaborate boudoir (just as Sofia Coppola would have imagined it in her 2006 feature film “Marie Antoinette”) Established in 1221 by Dominican monks, who started making herbal remedies and potions

Beauty Flash!


Another drum roll please!  After using Eva Lom Crème for the last few months, I’m convinced it’s the best face cleanser on the market.   Of course I felt validated when I read that Vogue Magazine declared it to be ‘probably the best cleanser in the world’.   But let’s forget about the superlatives.  All I know

A Handbag By Any Other Name!


My daughter Mallory and I have talked about starting our own handbag line, especially after learning the cost of the newest “it” bag that we are craving. However, when we finally get around to considering  all that goes into manufacturing, marketing and selling handbags our plans are quickly shelved. So my hat goes off to Alexandra DeClaris, a delightful friend of Mallory’s in NYC,

About Face – Bring on a Healthy Glow! 


We all know that exfoliating is key to great looking skin. I religiously exfoliate my face, neck and hands two to three times a week.  Trust me when I say the process can become somewhat addictive, especially when you see how well your creams and lotions are absorbed afterwards. A major drum roll please!  The

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