Skincare: Dr. Dennis Gross

In my quest to find a better skincare regime I have asked many friends about the products they use. One friend recently reminded me about the Dr. Dennis Gross product line. I had forgotten that I used his Alpha Beta Peel Cloths back when I lived in NYC. I was sleep deprived and dehydrated regularly (Hello too… read more

Spring Inspiration 2017

 

Great Read: An Abbreviated Life

I was recently talking to a friend about the challenges of parenthood – how very hard it is to find that balance between boundaries and indulgence. We concluded that the perfect equation was equal parts rules, structure, love, and acceptance. If we keep the leash too tight, requiring our children to strive towards perfectionism under… read more

A Spring Announcement!

From time to time I press pause. On both the things I like doing, and the things I find to be draining and unenjoyable. I use this practice to help me make sure I am committing time to things that spark joy, and getting rid of the proverbial “weeds” from my life garden. After a 3… read more

Awesome Art: Ann Carrington

In the absence of spring flowers (we are presently buried under a foot of snow in the Northeast) these beautiful floral pieces by the artist Ann Carrington are a nice alternative. I’d love to see one of them nestled on a  book shelf in my library or even on a coffee table in our family… read more

Great Read: We Were the Lucky Ones

Brace yourself. I am about to introduce you to the next big thing in literature, Georgia Hunter. Her first novel, We Were the Lucky Ones, is already receiving fantastic reviews. And having read an advanced proof I can tell you first hand that is is exquisitely written and heartbreakingly good. It took Georgia almost a… read more

Great Food: The Granola Bar

If you are looking for me around 8:30am after drop off on most school days, you’ll find me sipping a super hot almond milk latté at The Granola Bar on the top of Greenwich Avenue. I was clued into this spot a year ago, but have selfishly kept it to myself until now. It is… read more

For The Home: The Local Vault

Last year I introduced you all (here) to one of my favorite “local” sites, and since then their business has been booming. The Local Vault, a site that lets you buy and sell all things home related, has become a regular in my site surfing rotation. When founders Betsy Perry and Patricia Espinosa called, I… read more

Beauty Tip: The Perfect Makeup Brushes

My odyssey to discover what has been causing my skin allergies (written about here) recently found me at the makeup counter trying to find some products with less irritants than the ones I was using. I figured my decade old makeup brushes were probably covered in germs and needed to be replaced. I stumbled upon… read more

In-Store Event: Madewell

Madewell has long been one of my favorite brands when it comes to buying clothes that I wear every day. Their tees are perfect for layering, and their jeans (which are really well priced) fit like a dream! When they asked me to host an in-store event I jumped at the chance to collaborate with… read more