rake noun a fashionable or wealthy man of dissolute or promiscuous habits. [from the title of a series of engravings (1735) by Hogarth.] ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: abbreviation of archaic rakehell in the same sense.
100% Pure Argan Oil To Go. $16 I’ve been looking for a lightweight, versatile oil to protect my skin from the dry, arid sun during my summer travels. The thick face creams that I used to nourish and hydrate my … Continue reading
When I was 20 years old and living in Paris, I wrote about waiting for my Prince Charming to come find me waiting on my terrace in Bastille. My whole journey through Paris was marked by the hope (e.g., desperation) that … Continue reading
A friend sent me an NY Magazine article about the cultural differences between Parisians and New Yorkers. I thought the article was quite accurate, and I wanted to add texture to the conversation by including my thoughts on the oddities of Hollywood that would … Continue reading
This month, I’ve been listening to I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White, the former Editor and Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine. I bought this to listen to in the car as … Continue reading
YSL Dessin Des Levres Lip Liner No. 21– I absolutely love this sepia hue. It makes me feel confident, sophisticated, and sexy. I can wear it anywhere – a meeting, a party, around the house. I generally outline my … Continue reading
So, you forgot about Mother’s Day…. No need to explain. It was a busy month for all of us, and regardless of how deeply we care, somethings do slip the mind. If you’re running to the mall, I have a few suggestions … Continue reading
For thousands of years, women and men have used herbs to ease tension, improve circulation, and lift the mood. While we are happy to live in the twenty-first century, where there are plenty of options to improve the quality of … Continue reading
1. He was Robert Greene‘s research assistant. I fell in love with Robert Greene way back. The year was 2005, and I was a 15-year-old Catholic school girl hopelessly searching for ways to capture boys’ attention. Robert Green outlined the way – (though, I admit that Greene’s dogma … Continue reading
I’ve been writing “Prefect Boyfriend Checklist”s since I was 12-years-old. And for whatever reason, I never grow tired of them. The Essentials 1. Taller than me (I’m officially extremely serious about this one). 2. Attractive. 3. Has a stable job that … Continue reading
Siren. Noun. A woman who is – a little bit too sexy. From the Greek legend of Odysseus, in which winged creatures lured sailors onto rocks and to their death through songs.
I have a Valentine’s Day Puzzle. When a man plans a romantic evening with you; graciously offers to pay for concert tickets or dinner; shows up for you as a thoroughly wonderful guy; and – unlike most men – expects … Continue reading
Here is a fantastic video about “fresh faced beauty” by celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and British model Sophie Dahl.
I found her tips to be super helpful for my morning beauty routine. I particularly love her explanation of a CC Cream, which she says is just a tinted moisturizer with extra bells and whistles.
I wanted to share my favorite CC Cream for the spring: Supergoop!’s CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen. 3 Pros 1. The texture is so lovely to apply to the skin. I’ve found that a few other CC … Continue reading
So, you’re “between boyfriends.” What should you do? 1. Travel Recently, I realized that every single guy I knew was traveling to Lake Tahoe or Mexico or Florida or Catalina or Australia. Where have I been since the holidays? No … Continue reading
Oh Los Angeles, A city where a normal woman may find herself dancing in her panties on the lawn of a Beverly Hills mansion on a Tuesday night. An LA native, I feel it’s important to elucidate the art of dress. 1. Don’t assume that … Continue reading
I adore planners. The hour of a drink with friends, homework assignments, lists, personal goals, love affairs, and reminders are all consolidated in an intimate volume. There is my life, on paper. While the iphone is very convenient for reminders … Continue reading
mot juste noun the exact, appropriate word. ORIGIN French. Coined by Flaubert
perspicacity |ˌpərspiˈkasitē| noun the quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness. Image courtesy of www.warbybarker.com
I just finished Petals On the Wind by V.C. Andrews in anticipation for the Lifetime movie that brings the Dollanganger story to life. Petals on the Wind is the sequal to the Gothic novel Flowers in the Attic, which is … Continue reading
summer romance |ˈsəmər ˈləvər| noun A transitory feeling of excitement, associated with love, that is aroused in May and fades in August, when complicated inquiries about future plans manifest. The affair is usually marked by strong sexual chemistry, mimosas, bikinis, music festivals, and trips to Las Vegas. Similar: spring … Continue reading