Sunday, December 11, 2016

Holiday Fashions with Michael Kors, Musse & Cloud and Ruby Ribbon

Polished holiday styles for shopping, parties and dinners!
Christmas is just around the corner and you'll want to look great shopping, traveling to family gatherings and going out. Sometimes all three in one day! So it's important to be comfortable while doing it. I've chosen some of my favorite kicks, bags and an outfit that will throw them a few curves at the same time.

Ruby Ribbon Jane Top in Heather and Fit and Flair Skirt in Black
Ruby Ribbon separates are incredibly comfortable to wear while acting as stealthy shape wear under it all. That's because the pieces have built in control panels just where you need them. 
The Jane Top has strategic layers with silicone grips along the hem to keep it down which unlike other shape wear, really stays put. I wore it out as you can see above and tucked in as seen below. No matter, it stayed put!

Jane Top tucked inside the skirt for a different look

Friday, December 9, 2016

Best Picks Magazine's Posh Holiday Gift Guide

Elegant Gifts for everyone on your list this year!
As Christmas & Hanukkah draw near, we not only want to find the perfect gift but be remembered for what we gave. In fact what we choose to give speaks volumes about us as well. So here are my top picks of some of the most posh gifts for those very fortunate, fabu people on your list this year:

Gifts that DeStress

Aromatherapy Gift Set
Aromatherapy Gift Box by Sublime Beauty is a lovely compliment to their Zen Oil Box Monthly Subscription which is another great gift idea. UPDATE: The Zen Oil Box goes BiMonthly or 6 deliveries per year in 2017! Really you get the best of the best in your choice of three different content gift boxes. Chock full of Aromatherapy goodies for your bath plus jewelry and accessories to help you take your essential oils along on vacation or to use everyday. Comes gift boxed as you see in the photo above so you could have it shipped direct to your giftee. Lovely from

Ritual of Dao Set
Ritual of Dao offers layers of relaxing natural fragrance via their Ritual of Light bath scrub, body cream and luscious candles. Beautifully packaged and organically scented, these make the perfect gift for the frazzled among us. Visit them at Ritual of Dao

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Foodie Alert: The Ultimate Food Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

The BEST Gifts for the Foodies on your list!
Here is the ultimate Christmas List for the Foodie, Food Lover or Chef this season. These are the best of the best goodies for cooking, entertaining or presenting as host gifts for those with discriminating tastes (like you)! So here are my favorite finds for an unforgettable Gourmet Gift plus a few ideas for putting together a personalized Holiday Gift Basket.

Monthly Food Delivery Subscriptions and Food Gift Certificates
A monthly subscription from a place like ButcherBox or a gift certificate from NYC's Fulton Fish Market means the recipient will get premium grass fed, free range meats and fresh seafood delivered to their door year round. These services were once only available to professional chefs but now ship to anyone. I posted some wonderful menu ideas for these food delivery services HERE. Visit them online at and

Add a few grilling accessories like these from Charcoal Companion.

Fulton Fish Market's Halibut in Parchment. Convection Microwave & Grill by Cuisinart

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FAST & Furious Menu Ideas with ButcherBox & NYC's Fulton Fish Market

Easy yet delicious recipes for the busy holidays ahead.
Now that the holidays are HERE, we have shopping trips, gift wrapping, card sending, parties, gatherings and unexpected guests from out of town. So how do you stay on top of your quick-prepare menu ideas? Here are some tips so you'll be ready no matter what!

Fresh fish delivered to your door from NYC's Historic Fulton Fish Market
Start Fresh - Seafood Delivered Right to Your Door
You don't have to be a professional chef to get fresh seafood from NYC's iconic Fulton Fish Market delivered right to your door. Go online and you will find a wide variety of fish and shellfish ready to be shipped fresh to you. Shown above are: Flounder, Halibut, Salmon and Gulf Shrimp (Prawns).
Fulton Fish Market is one of the world's largest second only to Japan's. They expertly fillet and seal your fish order into manageable portion sizes. The taste, freshness and quality of the fish is incredible. Arrives ready to cook or freeze. My order arrived at my request on Friday and was ready to cook that evening. Perfect for busy chefs. Visit them to order online: Here's a fast, easy and scrumptious recipe for the Halibut:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Au Naturale Body Spa Secrets

Natural goodies for your home spa rituals.
Ready or not the Holidays are HERE along with cooler, dryer weather that can wreak havoc on skin that may also be drying out. Time to tap into my Spa Secrets as I have so enjoyed visiting some of the top day spas in the NYC area. The secret is not in the fluffy robes and towels (while those are wonderful) but in the products used on your skin. I have been phasing out mineral oil and dimethecone this past year so the main products I rely on do not have them. So how do you get A-List celebrity home? Read on for my secrets for your home body spa!

Body Spa Secret #1. Exfoliate! Sublime Beauty CEO Kathy Heshelow

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stylish Fall to Winter Shoes Every Woman Needs

Shoes that will be the core of your wardrobe for work and for an evening out.
With the holidays quickly closing in, it's time to take a look at what's hot this season in women's shoes. Yes, you want something fashionable yet comfortable as many of us spend much of the workday on our feet. Here are a few key essentials in footwear that will transition seamlessly from the office to an evening out and more.

The Essential Ballet Flat
The Original Ballet Flat since 1983! These Vanity 4 by French Sole Shoes, NYC are in real black patent Spanish leather and grey printed fabric. These are a beautiful take on the sometimes overly plain ballet flat. So much so that these could also be worn at a business meeting or evening out. Available at Nordstrom, Macy's & Zappos. Elegantly done and comes with a dust bag by French Sole Shoes.

Vanity 4 Ballet Flats by French Sole Shoes, NYC. Hosiery by Key Socks

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