Rat-a-tat-tap dancing nails!

There isn't a woman alive who doesn't love butter. Meet a variation you'll love even more: butter LONDON non-toxic nail polish.

Colors from your dreams come home to roost on your fingertips. Online or in the hippest shops. Treat your toes to Diamond Geezer and have million dollar feet.

Yeah baby.


The next hot coffee joint? Meet your kitchen!

Yes, it all does seem to taste better out, but you can recreate the very best of your fave cafe in your kitchen.

Brew a pot of whatever you like and whip up this divine coffee cake. The only thing you might not have on hand is sour cream. One bite and your loved ones will want to start journaling immediately.


Redefining soft

Sofft. Two f's are needed because these shoes are the bomb.

Vertiginous heels combined with long distances? Never a problem with these -- we own 5 pairs and plan to own more, including these berry babies right here. They feel good and look good. Never easy.
Do the new soft shoe


How old? Oh, faux-ty something!

We love our products, oh yes we do. Not all work as advertised, but they still fill our drawers, bags, pockets. Here's one that's as advertised -- facelift in a pot, high school reunion in a jar.

Scrub lightly, avoid your eyes...and you won't believe your eyes.



Glorious words. Nothing more. Just beautiful.


Ghostly and snowy and white white white

How much do we love the white pumpkin?

Words cannot say. Their own words speak of frosty, foggy, grey blue light and possibility.

Or so they say to me.


I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love...

...with a wonderful shoe.

My heart beats. My sole sighs. My self balks. Even when on sale for $482. Damn you, Gaultier!

And yet...


Staying sweetly sun-free

Chapeaux. Boaters. Fascinators. Pillboxes. Veiled or sans. Who does not love a hat? Sadly in sunnier climes hats feel more a self-conscious nod to capital-F fashion than finishing touch.

Imagine then an oh-so-chic silhouette, sun-safe 4-inch brim, colors galore, and a price point that says "buy four!"

Fair-skinned princesses shall look 35 forever.

Your FACE, Mr. Sunshine!


Staying sweetly sane

What with all the meetings and phone calls and emails and texts and Facebooks and people people people, sometimes it's all a girl can do to keep her hair combed and teeth brushed. Need a way to keep the head on straight and the gun in the closet? Pull out an apron and start sifting some flour.

Baking is the new yoga, the new zen activity. It doesn't hurt that it serves up immediate gratification. (You can power walk the calories tomorrow.)



Tell me one thing from which you cannot be distracted, he asked, hands in my hair.

I made a coquettish response, not a truthful one. 


When words fail, there's always pictures. Glyphs, pictograms, icons, symbols -- I'd speak only in metaphor if I thought I'd be understood. In the meantime, nothing says your jewelry can't do the talking.

Crafted from old world wax seals yet speaking in an oh so current tongue.



I love everything in its place. Unfortunately, living in two pricey urban centers for most of my adult life has left me long on theater tickets and short on storage space. Cupcake carrier in with the overcoats, oversized cookie sheets under the bed.

What's a baker-ice cream maker-sweets taster to do? Love the small stuff. Make a pint and take it with you. To the movies or a picnic.