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I Love Fanny Packs And I'm Not Ashamed

Mara Menachem | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
Mara Menachem

Don't appreciate close contact? No problem. The fanny pack creates a tangible boundary with anyone who likes to "hug it out."

I Stand With Gwyneth, Will You?

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mara Menachem

How would that feel? How would it feel to not be able to defend yourself? How would it feel to have an image that's so opposite of who you are, but impossible to shed?

The Brazilian Waxing Manifesto

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

When you think of the reasons you would be on the receiving end of a handwritten thank you note, it's not because you were the recipient of a Brazi...

Baby Got Backpack...

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

Many of you laugh at me when I declare that a certain item's en vogue.  But I promise you, backpacks are the latest trend being spotted all over the fashionable streets of major cities.

Everything I Learned, I Learned in the Group Dressing Room at Loehmann's  

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But before laying my precious Loehmann's to rest, I must not only memorialize it, but educate the unfortunate individuals who will never experience being stark naked in the group dressing rooms at Loehmann's -- Here's what I learned.

All Asses Are Not Created Equal...

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But in lululemon yoga pants, all asses are. It's thighs that are not created equal. Can you imagine the CEO of Brooks Brothers blaming large testicle...

Stand Publicly Naked in San Francisco, but Have an ID

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

As you know from my last piece, "Chugging the California 'Cool' Aid", I've recently re-located to the Bay Area from Miami. Miami is unique and drippi...

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

Knitting Is More Important Than Homework

Mara Menachem | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Mara Menachem

You know when people say listen to your gut? One afternoon in first grade, my gut finally talked and I listened. And my gut was yelling at me to help my child be a kid.

Fashion Editorial at the Gym

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Mara Menachem

Today, I spontaneously decided to walk into a spinning class at a gym I used to attend. Okay, let me not make it seem like "attend" means frequent, more like I would go once a week to a spinning class at this particular spot.