Girls Who Wear Glasses

September 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Oh, gosh. If you haven’t noticed, the Warby Parker Look has made larger sized frames The Thing in glasses. I wouldn’t have even thought about trying out the look until A-Dog made matters absolutely necessary earlier this year. But his naughtiness did result in my finding these specs that I simply adore:

They aren’t silly large, so I still feel like a grown up, but one that is also up to date on her eyewear. And heavens knows that nothing can kill a day faster– fashion-wise — than having to wear your glasses that were picked when “Friends” was a style setter.

Also, as a side note, a true thing: Wash your glasses with dishwashing soap! The grease cutting whatnots in the formulation will make them super-clean, whereas the moisturizers in hand soap, not so much.

And that is all I have for now.


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This Really Happened

September 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Mr. H and I decided to go kayaking last Sunday* and much to our surprise, we learned that the Monarch Butterflies are in the process of migrating. So, in the middle of all of the standard Nature’s Wonders, we got the added benefit of hundreds of Monarch Butterflies streaming over our heads…

I could not get a shot of them overhead while in my craft (I am not that good yet), I did manage to get this picture once on shore. Now, just imagine about one hundred of them flying at once in a beautiful migratory pattern, with this view:

It really was kind of magical. And a lovely way to enjoy the last days of summer.


*I told you that I liked it! And this does not make me outdoorsy. It just makes me Open to New Experiences and Arm Workouts.

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channel ORANGE

September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Do you love classic Stevie Wonder? Dig a little early Prince…and maybe even a dash of Lenny Kravitz before you discovered the others? Then Frank Ocean’s “channel ORANGE” may be for you. I’ve been hearing about this record all summer long and finally downloaded it from iTunes this weekend. At its best (in my non-professional opinion), it is intelligent and funny, and in between it is kind of romantic. Mr. H and I followed it up with some Fitz & the Tantrums and then a little Spinners on our way home last night, which turns out to be a good antidote to traffic and nutty drivers. I recommend!


Are We Done Yet?

September 14, 2012 § 2 Comments

OK. This might be more of a rant than anything else, but here are a I few things I would like to have disappear:

“Street Style” photos, blogs and editorials.

Can’t we all just go outside and see things for ourselves? Style is everywhere, not just New York, Paris and a few other cities.


OK, I like FB for the ways that it allows me to keep up with friends that don’t live near me, but doesn’t it sometimes feel like people are very busy posting their lives rather than being present in them? Since this is a Development Area for me already, I am currently on a break from good old Facebook.

Personalities Who Don’t Do Anything but Get Coverage Anyway

So perhaps I watch those Kardashian shows while doing cardio (I find Lamar charming), but I still feel as if there are too many “celebrities” announcing their every life event to every media outlet, no matter how bland. And I do not know who they are and I am not sure that they do anything besides making these announcements. Also, whatever happened to a good, old-fashioned MAJOR, JAW DROPPING SCANDAL?? Woody and Soon-Yi? Brand-Angie-Jen? I’d even say the Tom and Nicole Kidman Breakup was a real shocker. We need more of that and less of “So-and-So Opens Up About Her Fight Against Lactose Intolerance”.

Brooklyn Boosterism

I love living in Brooklyn and I am sick to death of hearing about “how great it is”. It is cool, quiet and can be ridiculously pretty. The food scene is fantastic. (But more places should take reservations.) And coming from a former West Village Girl, I feel confident in saying that a lot of it is far more authentic than what is going on in Manhattan these days. So why can’t Brooklyn get over its “You Like Me…You Really, Really Like Me!” Complex? Confidence, my dear borough. You are excellent. Believe me and just get over it.

Cathy Horn Writing Nasty Things about Designers She Does Not Like

I know, Cathy. You think Narciso and Lazaro and Jack are amazing designers. And they all are. But so is Oscar de la Renta and seriously, calling him a “hot dog” yesterday was really lame. Perhaps you don’t appreciate his work because it isn’t “cool” and the brand’s connotations make you uncomfortable. But honestly, his clothes are beautiful, well made and wearable — even if you aren’t in the market for a few ball gowns each season. We can agree to disagree on matters of taste, but must you slam the designer (and the others you don’t have some personal affection for) every season? That isn’t being a critic…that is just being mean.


Whew. I feel much better now.

Happy weekend.


(Photo of A-Dog after he was “done” destroying a dog bed: Some Cozy Night. And no, it doesn’t really go with the post. But is does crack me up.)

Fake Awake

September 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have a friend who is a makeup artist. And last week while we were having a drink, I mentioned my unhappiness with certain hollow areas of my face and that I was considering some more time with my derm. She poo-pooed the idea and said that all I needed was some YSL Touche Eclat and I would be fine. I’d heard of the product, but as a devoted Laura Mercier Secret Concealer girl, I could not imagine anything better. That said, when a pro who always looks amazing tells you something, you should listen.

Boy am I glad that I did! This stuff is amazing…super light, great coverage and it really does seem to eliminate the darker areas under my eyes, near my smile lines and even that pesky wrinkle on my forehead created by years of raising my right eyebrow in disbelief and wonderment. The result: A tired and haggard me that looks like I’ve never had a bad night’s sleep. So, I thought I should mention it, just in case you aren’t already Eclating.

Enjoy the Fake Awake!


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