Bringing a Date to the Company Holiday Party

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Career, People Issues

Q. Should I invite my new boyfriend to the holiday party at my new job? The invitation reads “and guest.” A. You use the word “new” twice when asking your question, which suggests both your boyfriend and your job are very new. So much depends on your comfort level, with your coworkers and the guy […]

Getting Rid of Stretch Marks

November 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Diet & Weight Loss, Health

Several months ago, I sat down to play action figures with my children.  I noticed the Wonder Woman doll was missing a leg. I inquired, “Do either of you know what happened to Wonder Woman’s other leg?” I held my breath as I waited for the blaming to start.  But instead, my younger daughter responded, […]

Beauty Product Patrol: butter LONDON Holiday Collection

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Beauty Product Patrol, Style

Fashion Week’s favorite manicure maven Nonie Creme of butter LONDON has created a new trio of limited edition lacquers – just in time for the Holiday season! Be a beacon to bad boys and the life of the party in Fairy Lights – a liquid metal looking rose pink lacquer. Perfect for that girly girl […]

Duchess Digest: The Good, The Bad and The Solution

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Friendships & Family, Relationships

In life there is the good, the bad and the solution? There comes a point in our life where more simply becomes more. In my economics classes of college, I believe this was referred to as the point of diminishing return. It’s the point at which that last spoonful of Ben and Jerry’s on the […]

Home for Your Holiday: Say Ahhhhh….

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Travel, Travel Tips & Plan

My job is traveling, so when I want to go on vacation, I stay home. For most single minded women who work outside of the home, domestic pleasures are not all that common either. There’s something incredibly centering about taking a day off and just staying home. It reminds you of school days when that […]

Thanksgiving Perfection: The End of Dry Turkeys

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Food and Wine, Recipes

Dreading another year of turkey so dry even a boat full of gravy is unable to hide its jerky consistency?  Help is here.  No matter what your favorite recipe, once you understand the science of cooking a turkey, a juicy feast is yours to enjoy! In many kitchens, the refrigerator is so packed before the […]

Oprah’s Favorite Tequila

November 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Food and Wine, Wine/Spirits

Fans of the Oprah Winfrey Show may still be suffering a bit of withdrawal since the talk show hostess decided to call it quits. Gone are the days when you could get your late afternoon fix of celebrity hijinx and major giveaways. But no show was more enjoyable than the ones where Oprah herself indulged […]

A Smoke Free Life: Could E-Cigarettes be the Solution?

November 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Health, Wellbeing

This November 15th is the Great American Smokeout Day, which occurs every year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. There is a popular myth in America today that smoking as a health issue is a thing of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth. A couple of simple facts: First, the famous Surgeon General’s […]

A Summer in Europe by Marilyn Brant

November 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Red Hot Reads, Relationships

It’s not where you go, it’s what you take back with you… On her 30th birthday, Gwendolyn Reese receives and unexpected present from her widowed Aunt Bea: a grand tour of Europe in the company of Bea’s Sudoku and Mahjongg Club. The prospect isn’t entirely appealing. But when the gift she is expecting — an engagement […]

Thanksgiving with Celebrity Chef Todd English

November 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Food and Wine, In The Kitchen

Nothing says Thanksgiving like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Well, nothing, that is, except turkey and a good meal! So the team behind the parade decided to combine the two and create  “The Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving & Holiday Cookbook.” Filled with pages of stunning photographs and entertaining tips, the cookbook features more than 80 […]

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