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Erin Gates

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The Moment I Knew I Needed to Move to the Suburbs

(46) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM

After one too many late-night noise issues, a million block laps to find parking and repeat calls to landlords regarding floods, broken air conditioners and bug infestations, our little family finally decided that perhaps the suburbs would be a better fit for us than the city. We had long been...

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MISSING: One Miss Porter's "Golden Ticket"

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2008 | 10:15 AM

After reading the press regarding the lawsuit filed this week against Miss Porter's School, I am rendered slack jawed in shock. I will remain tight-lipped about the claims the Bass family makes in their suit until all the facts are presented on both sides, but I cannot remain silent about...

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The Cult Of Sex And The City

(14) Comments | Posted May 21, 2008 | 4:48 PM

My husband and I were sitting in a dark movie theater a few weeks ago, silently waiting for our feature film to start, when all of the sudden a familiar little tune seductively crept out of the speakers. The New York skyline appeared and a collective gasp escaped the mouths...

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On Love and Layoffs

(5) Comments | Posted April 21, 2008 | 1:01 PM

As I make my way though this thing we call life, I am finding out that it holds but one truth: it is messy and rife with unexpected pleasure and pain. Not that anything truly terrible has ever happened to me, in the grand scheme of things: minor illness have...

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A Pessimist's New Earth

(45) Comments | Posted March 31, 2008 | 7:29 AM

Editor's note: Stacey Lawson's weekly column will return Monday, April 7th.

For as long as I can remember I've been a raging pessimist. My father tells me it's in our "black Irish" genes to be not only the "glass is half-empty" type, but rather the "glass (an inferior one...

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Gossip Detox: Part 2

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2008 | 3:50 PM

In Part 1, I decided to boycott gossip for two weeks. Cold turkey. Read about my decision here.

Day 1: I begin totally confident in myself an easily able to shun all my favorite sites and shows in favor of more enriching activities. This will be easy. I am...

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Gossip Detox: Part 1

(7) Comments | Posted February 7, 2008 | 6:00 PM

For the past few years I have started every morning with a fresh, hot cup of coffee (or three) and six celebrity gossip sites. Yes, SIX. I have them all bookmarked, waiting for my eager little fingers to click on them with the hope that something earth-shattering may have happened...

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My Time Inside a Celeb Rehab Clinic

(22) Comments | Posted January 24, 2008 | 4:46 PM

I have no shame in sharing with others that I battled anorexia as a teenager. A simple diet to rid myself of baby fat ignited the genetically predisposed genes in my DNA and furiously bloomed into a severe illness that almost cost me my life and my loved ones their...

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Insider Tips on Working with an Interior Decorator

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2008 | 4:12 PM

I am sure there are many people out there who are considering redecorating their homes to kick of 2008 on a stylish, organized foot. After working for other designers and now for myself as one, I have learned a lot about what a client can do to make the process...

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My One Resolution

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2008 | 11:00 AM

The raging perfectionist alive and kicking in me covets this time of year. Resolutions to change the small details and grand schemes of my own life form in long lists on my desk. Every year I write them down and every year, as most of us will, I fail to...

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