How do those lucky folks, with millions of dollars, spend their money? A visit in May 2015 to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House – the most prestigious annual showcase for interior design in the US – gave me an inside look into how it’s done. (It’s called a “show” house, so some things are a bit over the top, even for the 1%.)

 

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The author, Gayelord Hauser, named yogurt as “one of the five wonder foods” in his book, Look Younger, Live Longer.

In July and August one wants to ease up on the preparation of eats for friends and family. One solution? Use a tasty, low-calorie dairy product that works for appetizers to desserts – and everything in-between.

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You walk into the bra area of the store, and you realize you are quickly faced with multiple decisions – Unlined? Lined? Demi cup? Full coverage? Multi-way? Racerback? The list goes on…

With some many options, how do you know which one is best for you?

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When asked what she wore to bed, Marilyn Monroe replied, “Five drops of Chanel No. 5”.

In early May I received an email from Vogue magazine saying that it was sponsoring a Chanel No. 5 Pop-Up Exhibit. I did a double take. This elegant brand is doing a “Pop-Up”? Isn’t this a little down-market for a famous company?

 

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The relocation of the Whitney Museum from East 75th Street to 99 Gansevoort Street in the West Village got my attention because of all the ongoing publicity. So on Friday, May 1st, the first day the general public was allowed to see the new digs, I decided to pay a visit.

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Bra shopping. When many women think about that phrase, they cringe. After working in lingerie, I was fortunate to help many women find a bra that would work for them.

 

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I read recently that when Europeans visit New York there are two things they notice: the extensive use of credit cards and the flying of Old Glory all over town.

That’s an excellent take on the Big Apple. Recently, I was standing on the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street waiting for the “Go” signal when I looked up and saw an American flag on the top floor of a 17-story building under construction.

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Let’s take the mystery out of the buying or wearing of a swimsuit by looking at all the options. Two elements to consider are: one’s age and figure. However, keep in mind that, in many Latin countries, both factors are discounted and the ladies wear what they want. Girl power!

 

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It's always a fun day on location for a photoshoot! This time we shot Lealyn in our new modal tee collection and, to freshen up the website, a few more shots in some of our best-selling layering tees. Here are a few behind the scenes shots.

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When writing these blogs I usually cover fashion, travel or other related topics. But now, we’re into summer, when things loosen up a bit, so I’m going to explore a new line of thought: The Sandwich.

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