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Swathe Yourself in Luxe: St. John's Fall 2011 Collection

(5) Comments | Posted March 26, 2011 | 6:21 PM

I often think that I wasn't meant for this time. Imagine a world where ladies worn thin, cigarette pants and voluminous skirts and men were gentlemen who wore hats. Gloved hands, summers in sepia and the studio system -- I wish there were a way to morph the power that...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Seven Special Splurges

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 1:42 PM

Believe me when I say that I take gift-giving very seriously; I tend not to give gifts that collect dust in moth-ridden basements or items that are quietly discarded. From bags of homemade bark tied with crimson ribbons to MOMA memberships, I seek to find and deliver those minor indulgences...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Seven Style Statements

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2010 | 11:20 AM

deluxe scarves Prime your debit cards for the scary frenetic shopping season is upon us. Personally, I'd rather set my hair on fire with an acetylene torch than hit department stores in the wee hours of the morning....

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Top Ten Beauty Covets: What You Need Right Now

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2010 | 3:34 PM

Quite honestly, I have grown to mistrust magazine editors because I've tried the newfangled hair products they recommended so fervently, sampled the creams they hocked on their glossy pages, and it was all a monstrous lie. I still believe the best recommendations come from those whom you know and love....

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Interview: Shauna Mei, CEO/Founder of AHAlife

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 1:56 PM

In an economic climate that's slowly creeping toward recovery, it's fascinating to see luxury and niche brands prosper. Combining an innovative business model, a passion for social media, and a desire to deliver a flight of fabulous fancy each and every day, CEO Shauna Mei of AHAlife has turned a...

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How to Throw an Epic Housewarming Party!

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 10:59 AM

Nothing gives me greater joy than shoving food in someone's mouth. The pleasure a friend encounters when encountering a luscious, fig-wrapped prosciutto is incalculable. The raucous laughter, the stories one tells after a little nip of the drink, and the complete and utter love and affection you feel when a...

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The Return of Minimalist Luxe: What You Need in Your Fall Wardrobe

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2010 | 5:22 PM

If I could drown in a sea of wool, cashmere and washed silk, it would be from the likes of Jil Sander, Celine, Narciso Rodriguez, Burberry, J. Crew and the like. Timeless cuts, refined minimalism, softened structure and plush fabrics epitomize classic style, a style that is chic now and...

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Hello, Home: Housewarming Gifts Worth the Splurge!

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 2:27 PM

If this be a home, fill it with lavender and life. Lay down plush rugs and hang gossamer curtains from wrought iron rods. Fragrant the rooms with blooms, citrus and a cacophony of aromatics hinting of a spice garden. Make your four walls and rented rooms a place worth coming...

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Sneak a Coveted Peek: LOFT Holiday 2010

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 4:46 PM

Come Holiday, LOFT is taking its cues from the refined lady who artfully pines for whimsy and play. She's smitten over her bejeweled adornments, gilded-beaded clutches, sinewy scarves and a flutter of autumn lapel and wrist blooms in deep fuschia, violet and blush. Evenings are rife with simple black...

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Mother's Day Gifts for the Motherless: Honoring Great Women in Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2010 | 7:28 PM

For the past twenty-four years I've viewed Mother's Day with a mixture of dread and disdain. Hallmark Cards tell us a story of a woman wearing in an apron; clutching a rolling pin, her face is a picture of joy and life. Commercials depict a serene beach, a picnic table...

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Nine West Fall/Winter 2010 Interim Preview: A Journey to Affordable Luxe

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2010 | 5:04 PM

Although we're in the midst of shedding sweaters and storing woolen scarves, while we're indulging in cold coffees and yearning for pistachio gelato, part of me has journeyed past the scorching months ahead and is already immersed in the crisp air and sanguine hues of Autumn.

This week I...

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Splurge on Yourself: 10 Items to Covet this Spring!

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2010 | 1:06 PM

When the temperature climbed to unseasonable heights this week, I was excited to tuck away my bulky knits and morose dark clothing and accessories for the light and fanciful. Lately I've been combing stores and blogs in search of my key spring acquisitions, and I'm thrilled to share my covets...

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Sanity Savers: Products That Deliver Serenity Now

(4) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 11:01 AM

From collapsing in a heap on the couch, to striding past the gym on my way home to eat, fondle my remote, and sleep, the past few weeks have been an exhibit of a frenzied life lived on autopilot. Evenings curled up with a book and a magazine have dovetailed...

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The Epic Ten: What You Should Covet in 2010

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 12:12 PM

As I'm getting older I'm realizing that a smart wardrobe is comprised of simple basics juxtaposed with accessories that add spark and interest. From tangled, heavy metal statement neckpieces to voluminous hot hued scarves to sculptural stilettos, I rely on my accessories to amplify my personal style. That having been...

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Splurge on Yourself: The Season's Luxe Holiday Indulgences

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2009 | 12:17 PM

Consider Black Friday and Cyber Monday warm-up for the Olympic games that are the holiday season. From the tree acquisition to the candle lighting, to gift-wrapping lines that coil around several street blocks, holidays bring about frenzy, mania and anxiety over finding the perfect gift.

As the years pass, I...

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Interview: Rachel Ashwell, Founder of Shabby Chic

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2009 | 3:43 PM

Seven years ago, I began what would be an auspicious journey -- I ripped off the Band-Aids, dove into shallow waters and decided that living life perpetually anesthetized was not a life worth living. In plainer terms, I ended a nearly two-year addiction to cocaine, and in four years time,...

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Avoid The Frenzy And Epic Lines: The Season's Luxe Indulgences

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2009 | 4:44 PM

Prime your debit cards for the scary frenetic shopping season is upon us. Personally, I'd rather set my hair on fire with an acetylene torch than hit department stores in the wee hours of the morning. I'm fearful of stampedes and perfectly pleasant, mild-mannered folk, who channel the demonic when...

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Create Your Lux DIY Spa Experience...At Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 8:18 PM

Last weekend was nothing short of extraordinary. In the midst of baking, catching up with old friends and making my home a bit sweeter, on the television a young Jason Robards in A Thousand Clowns bellowed, "You've got to own your own days. And name them. Each one of them....

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Interview: Sharon Collier, CEO of Gurwitch Products (Laura Mercier and ReVive)

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2009 | 1:41 PM

A thirty-year veteran of the luxury retail and beauty industry, Sharon Collier in 1995 joined Gurwitch Products, the company that produces, manages and markets Laura Mercier Cosmetics, a global brand of high-end cosmetics, skincare and body and bath, and ReVive, a line of luxury scientifically-founded skincare products. The two renowned...

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Interview: Entrepreneur and Author Poppy King, Founder of Lipstick Queen

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 12:43 PM

When you enter Poppy King's world, you're privileged to capture a glimpse of one woman's life-long affair with lip color. From playing dress-up with her mother's lipsticks, to her search for the perfect matte lipstick, to launching a successful brand at eighteen, to penning a book documenting her auspicious, rollicking...

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