The Case Against Settling

A year ago, my friend Kate sent me an article in The Atlantic written by Lisa Gottlieb entitled “Marry Him!” and urging readers on the cusp of thirty to marry someone while they are young, fertile, and most attractive to the opposite... More »

Cleopatra to Van Cleef

Investing statement pieces might seem like a move reminiscent of youthful naivety, but statement pieces do have lasting power in both their inherent value and their ability to elevate the wearer’s mood and self-esteem. From Cleopatra to Van... More »

Fashion Evolution

For most city women, runway shows and buttery bags in Bergdorf are special treats, but Monday afternoon Oscar de la Renta streamed his resort runway show live on his website. Traditionally, runway shows have been first for buyers and next for... More »

Making Crochet Cool

There is a fine line between retro antique and fully outdated. City women usually aren’t fans of anything that resembles anything found in a rural double-wide, but apparently designers draw inspiration anywhere. Leave it to Chanel, Dolce &... More »

The First Move

Late Thursday night I stubbornly entered into a heated debate over when, if ever, it’s appropriate for a woman to make the first move. Advocates for the girl’s first move claim that as 21st century women indebted to pioneers of feminism,... More »

Weekly Retail Report

Apparently the Savannah College of Art and Design now doles out “Lifetime Achievement Awards”…because Andre Leon Talley said so. The North Carolina Central alumni apparently hearts SCAD even though he claimed to stow away to RISD... More »

Weekly Rituals

Friday evening I arrived at my friend’s house and was greeted by the sound of her husband vigorously shaking the martini shaker. Every Friday after work he makes her a cosmopolitan and they sit down for a rituals tic end of week happy hour.... More »

Knife Skills Will Save You Money

I fancy myself a wonderful cook – not a great baker – but I know my way around a kitchen with or without a recipe. So when my mom,  and excellent Italian cook, suggested I take a knife skills class, I was astounded. I was stunned. I was... More »

Weekly Retail Report

Retail stocks started the week riding high amidst the trillion dollar European bailout rally – all good signs that retail’s place in the recession recovery sits high. Then yesterday stocks returned to calm. Amongst the retail winners in... More »

Buns & Chignons

Copying Spring 2010 runway hairstyles from Alexander Wang and Miu Miu, celebrities have sporting sexy up-dos everywhere from the red carpet to Sunday brunch. Smooth chignons, textured chignons, pumped with volume chignons and braids, braids, braids... More »

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