West Village

Two weekends ago, my camera and I found ourselves in lower Manhattan in search of some good food. Tea service at Bosie Tea Parlor to be exact.  Alas, fate wasn’t on my side that day – Bosie was closed midday for a private event – but that didn’t prevent me from exploring the neighborhood and […] Read more…

How to Wear Red Lipstick (Plus 3 of Our Favorites!)

Hi, Ladies! How many of you find red lipstick to be intimidating? Sure, it can be bold, daring. Some may even find red lipstick to be empowering. And it absolutely can be all those things. If you know what you’re doing. But red lipstick can bleed.  It can get on your teeth and wear off […] Read more…

Argentina 2011

I’m so excited to share Argentina with you! Argentina was my first international travel destination solo, a gift from my dad after I graduated from college. One week in Buenos Aires, with lots of steak, chimichurri sauce and tango.  I then returned in 2011 and expanded the trip to include the waterfalls in Iguazu and […] Read more…

Save Your Marriage, Get Eloped

It’s September, folks.  You know what that means? Wedding season just ended. That meant ladies in white dresses or colorful lenghas and sarees.  It meant floral centerpieces, open bars and horse carriages.  Rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches.  A photo booth, photographers and cinematography (because videography is no longer acceptable). It meant an unspeakable number of […] Read more…

How I Manage My Fear of Driving

What are you afraid of? Everyone has their share of fears and anxieties.  Maybe for you it’s a fear of flying. Or spiders.  Perhaps your fears are so strong that they prevent you from living a full life, like taking that trip to Italy or…okay I don’t know how a fear of spiders could prevent […] Read more…

New York Renaissance Faire

In the mood for whimsy? If you’re like me, you love an excuse to dress up in costume and mingle with like-minded people.  Thank goodness, then, for the New York Renaissance Faire! I had the opportunity to attend last weekend and couldn’t wait to share the details with you here. This was my third year […] Read more…

Errands in Flushing

Is it just me or was this a long week? My day job has me driving to and from Long Island on the Van Wyck Expressway every day.  It’s stressful, exhausting, and forces me to cram my errands into the very short weekend.  So I thought to myself, why not bring you along? And so […] Read more…

10 Ways to Improve Online Dating

I’m a big fan of online dating. It makes me happy when my girlfriends tell me they’ve signed up for one of the popular dating websites. It tells me they’re willing to step out of their comfort zones to take a risk. That’s guts. They don’t realize it, but by that simple act, they’ve strengthened who […] Read more…

The Power of Routine: 7 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

Routine is boring. It’s the death knell for most relationships. Passion gets replaced with apathy and apathy turns us into walking corpses. What, too dramatic? But what if routine could actually strengthen our relationships? What if we could create habits that kept us close to our partners? Here are 7 things you can do every […] Read more…

How to Reconnect with Your Partner

Let’s be real here: ALL relationships have periods of disappointment and disconnection.  It’s completely normal. To reconnect, we have to recycle our own hurt into compassion. That means being aware that our own fear and anxiety is a signal that our partner is hurting equally.  Then to respond with compassion and love when we least […] Read more…

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