Destination Pretty: I’m Leading My First Beauty Tour of Paris

Arc de Triomphe

I fell in love with Paris the first time I visited. It was the long lunches, the extra long dinners with stimulating conversations, and the food. It’s the je ne sais quoi. It is hard to explain. You have to go to fully understand what no book, blog, or photo can truly show. I always […]

All About the Pretty’s New Addition: Podcast


After months and Sundays as my grandmother used to say, I have decided to step out the box. Over the past few years people have encouraged me to switch things up and to add a new component to the blog. Well, at the yoga and art journal retreat I realized it was time to kick […]

Lucky Style Collective

Lucky Style Collective

This summer I was asked by Lucky Magazine to be part of the Lucky Style Collective. The Style Collective is a select group of bloggers that will be part of Lucky Magazine’s blogger network. It’s a great honor to be part of such an amazing group of bloggers. I’m headed to New York today to […]

ELLE’s Beauty Director Emily Dougherty Live Facebook Chat

Be still my beauty beating heart.  Today at 1pm EST Elle Magazine's Beauty Director Emily Dougherty is giving a live beauty chat on Elle's Facebook Page and  I have met Emily before at a beauty event in New York.  She is as nice as she is professional. She wasn't feeling well and still made […]

Bluemercuy + Tocca = Kona Candle

Bluemercury the premiere beauty emporium in Wasington, DC is celebrating its 11 year anniversary.  I didn't realize it has been that long. I remember buying from them before I moved to the area.  Bluemercury is still my go to location for my favorite niche beauty lines when I can't get to Juanita at Neiman's in […]

Beauty Buzz: BLISS Debuts on Gilt Group

This just in.  BLISS will debut its treatments and packages on Gilt Group for exclusive sales in various cities.  Also, the products will be on sale as well.  If you are not a member what in the world are you waiting on.  The details:  Log on this Thursday, September 16th at 12PM ET through […]

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2011 – #NYFW

Derek Lam you have slayed me with your Spring/Summer 2011. I need this white dress in my travel wardrobe.  J'adore. Estee Lauder provided the makeup for Derek Lam.  This is the second season Estee Lauder has worked with the designer during Fashion Week. I'm enjoying the collaboration. Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder Eyes: Pure […]

Neiman Marcus Beauty Event

It's that time of year at Neiman Marcus that makes me very happy.  It's their annual Fall Beauty Event and I can't be more excited.  This year the free goody bag with a purchase of over $100 is super cute and will make a cute tote to roam around in on a Saturday afternoon.  I […]

CHANEL Fall 2010 Beauty Collection

CHANEL you always do me proud with your beauty collections. Paying tribute to her unique vision, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created a makeup collection for Fall 2010 that brings bold emphasis to the eyes, and keeps lips soft and delicate. Joues Contraste Powder Blush Pink Explosion, a luminous pink; Rose […]

I Love Being a Girl!

It's no secret of my love affair with all things Francaise.  I just read a lovely article in The New York Times about French women entitled "Aging Gracefully, the French Way."  I have a French friend Laetitia from Paris and she really does have that je ne sais quoi.  And she had enough sense to […]