What is Luxury? (Review of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster)

I bought Dana Thomas’ Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster because every where I read, the buzz was on this book.  I started this awhile ago, but just finished it this week.  I go between 3 and 4 books at a time.  But this book really makes me think.  What exactly is luxury?  Is it […]

Reading Pretty: Eat, Drink & Be Gorgeous

This is the book that I will be using to get me through the holidays.  I will finally be home right before Thanksgiving and to prepare for a few holiday gatherings, I’m relying on Esther Blum’s Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous motto.  Why?  Because she does not berate you for wanting that extra drink, but […]

Reading Pretty: New England White by Stephen L. Carter

Stephen L. Carter is a professor of law at Yale University.  I think working in a law firm always makes a person interested in reading fiction by someone in the legal field.  I often ask myself  – does this person capture the true essence of a firm. which is hideously wrong in television.  I always […]

Reading Pretty: Beauty Confidential

Beauty Confidential is Nadine Haobsh’s hilarious, on-point, and super cute beauty read.  You might know her as Jolie in NYC, her widely popular and successful beauty blog. Nadine is a former magazine beauty editor, turned blogger.  This book is really a lot of fun.  She lists the products that rock her world and rock her […]

Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion

Stylist:  The Interpreters of Fashion is a new book that lists the top stylists according to the editors of Style.com.  There are interviews with each stylist and the introduction is by Anna Wintour.  Only 16 people made the list:  Paul Cavaco, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Edward Enninful, Loria Goldstein, Tonne Goodman, Andrea Lieberman, […]

Pretty Reading: Second Honeymoon by Joanne Trollope

I remember when I saw the cover of Second Honeymoon it made me want to pick it up.  It’s amazing how powerful a cover can be.  I finished this book awhile ago, but I’m just writing my review.  A short premise for the book is what happens when all the children leave their mother’s house […]

Pretty Reading: Eat, Pray, Love

I remember when I first read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  I devoured each and every single word of this book.  It came out at a time when I was re-evaluating my life.  I had just started my blog and yoga.  This book helped the girl in me who was feeling lost.  I have […]

Reading Pretty with Lancome Courbe Virtuouse

What do you get when it’s a beyond beautiful weekend full of book lovers?  You get book toting, back-aching, author-loving, standing-in-line-waiting, late-night-reading-junkies who are clinging on every word their favorite author says during 6 hours of fun.  I was such that person this weekend.  As Posh Spice would say, "it’s so MAJOR."  Of course, the […]

Beauty and the Book: The National Book Festival

I’m so excited to finally be in town at one of the National Book Festival.  In previous years, I have been working or out of town.  This is the first year I can attend and yes, it’s a big one.  Due to life plans that are preventing me from going to Paris right now.  The […]

NY = LBD, Prescriptives Bronzer, and Alek Wek

Just in time for fall fashions, some of my two favorite stylists Cristina Ehrlich and Estee Stanley of my Showstopper palette are doing the same for the little black dress.  Because every woman should have an LBD in their closet.  I wear it at least once a week because I can accessorize with chunky jewelry […]