Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Back On The Basics - Natural Skincare Essentials from Borghese & Sublime Beauty

Natural Skincare Essentials for cleansing, toning and moisturizing this fall.
Autumn in New York and nearly everywhere else means a change in both heat and humidity. Fall mornings are generally cooler and less humid than those lazy summer days we've become accustomed to. This means upping your skincare game to off-set these harsher conditions.
I'm sharing some of my favorite spa inspired treatments from the French and Italian Royal Courts of beauty. That's because France and Italy put more emphasis on skincare than makeup. This is a good trend! So let's start with a clean slate as all the best treatments in the world are ineffective otherwise.

Remove ALL traces of makeup every night: Clarisonic Brush & Borghese Gentle Makeup Remover

1.) Deep Cleanse and Remove Your Makeup Each Night
I really can't stress this enough due to the fact that our skin needs to breathe. Not removing primers, sunblock and foundation each night is just asking for breakouts and enlarged pores. You don't want to strip your skin so use something gentle like this Gel Delicato Gentle Makeup Remover from Princess Marcella Borghese. Oil Free, it can be used around the eyes, (even for contact lens wearers) and lips to dissolve eyeliner and lipstick. I pump a few squirts on my Clarisonic Mia and it does an incredible job of removing all traces of makeup. Get this Gentle Makeup Remover at

Sublime Beauty Balance + Nourish Toner 

Monday, September 12, 2016

NEW Designer Fall Suede Booties Plus Care & Cleaning Tips

Suede Booties like these from Rag and Bone as well as Musse & Cloud are trending this fall. 
Fashion Week, NYC is a lovely time to get a peek at street style as show attendees, models and editors like myself run from show to show. One of the trends this fall includes comfy suede booties. I was looking at Rag and Bone's fall collection along with Prada and Givenchy suede booties and noticed lots of fringe along with peep toes. These make for a lovely transition into fall!  Here are some of my favorites along with a few tips at the end of the article on keeping them all clean despite rainy autumns in New York.

Lace Up Front Peep Toe Suede Booties by Prada

Friday, August 26, 2016

What Makes French Perfume Timeless? The Mystique of Chanel, Paris

A fragrant walk through history
Paris, France is still considered the perfume capitol of the world and with good reason. Just think back to Empress Josephine's splashing the boudoir walls of Versailles with heady perfumes which can still be noted to this day! I have a precious little perfume bottle which belonged to my grandmother. The fragrance is still there, even though the bottle is empty. Yet is is just as I remember it as a child. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nantucket Island Getaway: What's in My Beach Bag?

Beach Bag must haves for a Nantucket and beyond getaway!

Nantucket Island was one of my stops on my tour of New England a summer or so ago. I can tell you the beaches on Nantucket Island are amazing. Except for a few jellyfish, the water is warm and the surf incredible. Perfect for swimming or simply sunning, you can get some of the Island's flavor by reading "In My Footsteps - A Traveler's Guide to Nantucket by Christopher Setterlund (Schiffer Publishing). Now whether you are going to a New England beach or somewhere else there are a few essentials you'll want to pack in your beach bag. Here are a few new items to include this summer for your best time ever at the beach!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Season in The Hamptons: Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

On the heels of Wimbledon try a relaxing day of tennis and surf in The Hamptons.
Bridgehampton, LI is one of my favorite spots in The Hamptons mostly due to the lovely little Main Street shops on Rt. 27 and the numerous private clubs in the area. While most people think of the clubs for evening cocktail parties, keep in mind that they offer much more in daytime activities such as boating, swimming, surfing, golf and yes, tennis.

"Match Point" Tennis themed gourmet cookies from Eleni's, New York

Saturday, July 9, 2016

What's HOT at Sephora? New Releases from Smashbox, NARS, Josie Maran & Jimmy Choo

HOT summer picks from Sephora!
Hot, sticky humid summers are a reality for those of us living in the NYC/Metro Area. So this is the perfect time to head over to Sephora to get matched up with some lighter primers, foundations, cheek and lip color. Along the way, pick up some natural products which also do double duty for skincare and sun protection. Of course don't forget to pick out a new summer fragrance for yourself! First, let's see what's HOT and new from Josie Maran:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Why Every Woman Needs a Strand of Pearls

Pearls go with almost everything!

As this is Bridal Month, I've shown you some of my favorite Diamond Travel Jewelry which go with me to The Hamptons, Newport, West Palm Beach and beyond each summer. Well June is also Pearl Month. Here are some of my most versatile jewelry pieces as no woman's wardrobe is complete without a set of pearls.

Pearls are resilient, travel well and add elegance to nearly every outfit.