The Dog Days of August

September 02, 2015

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We are heading for a transition period now. With sizzling August behind us, I believe most of us are looking forward to the cooler days of September and the changes that are coming. I’ve always thought that the year starts in September rather than January because a lot of things are happening, e.g., going back-to-school, buying new clothes, making holiday plans for the last four months of the year.

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In July I had an interesting encounter with a student currently enrolled at Baruch College, located at Lexington Avenue and 24th Street. I was looking for the nearest Staples store to buy computer paper so I looked around and decided to ask a pretty young lady standing nearby.

“Do you have any idea where the nearest Staples is located,” I said. “Sorry,” she replied, “I’m from China and I’ve only been in New York 15 days.” That got my attention! 

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Fashion blogger, NYTrendyMoms, recently styled our short sleeve v neck tee and we're sharing a few snapshots. Her blog is packed with fashion tips and fun beauty tidbits. You can also follow her on Instagram

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We’ve all heard stories about well-known models and their lucrative careers. At the very top there’s 33-year-old Gisele Bündchen, the world’s highest-paid model who, according to Forbes magazine, earned a whopping $47 million in 2013. Put another way, the New York Post recently broke this figure down to $128,000 a day or $5,333 per hour.

This is where we are in 2015 but years ago, modeling as a career was entirely different.

 

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It's hard to believe August has nearly come and gone. With time flying by so fast, you may have realized you hadn't planned a getaway yet. Even if it's just for a weekend, taking some time away from your everyday routine can be quite refreshing, especially before the summer days end and winter begins to creep in.

 

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Whether you’re a college student, a relocated professional or a senior downsizing from the family manse, the chore of moving can be stressful. I know this firsthand because we’ve just gone through the process and it was quite an experience. Here are a few tips you may find useful.

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One of the best celebrity interviews I’ve read recently appeared in the Weekend Financial Times of July 4/5, 2015. The fashion editor of the paper, Jo Ellison, wrote an in-depth piece about the fabulous career and talent of Karl Lagerfeld: Who he is, what he thinks, where he works and how he creates.

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For the conclusion of this three-part series on Finding Your Perfect Bra, I'm going to offer some tips and tricks that I learned during my years working within the lingerie field.

Also, if you missed Parts One and Two, be sure to check them out here: Finding Your Perfect Bra - Part One: Body Basics and Finding Your Perfect Bra - Part Two: The Styles.

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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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