Feasting Pretty: Crios Torrontes Wine

Crios Torrontes

I was recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina where I tasted amazing wines, feasted on delicious food, and explored a city that I fell in love with several years ago. A discovery I made there was Crios Torrontes Wine. Most people think of Argentina and Malbec. It’s the country’s signature grape, but a crisp, flavorful, and […]

Destination Pretty: Yoga & Wellness Retreat With Takeyah Young


It’s no secret my love of yoga and travel. Anytime I can combine the two is always a blessing. I recently met a local DC yoga teacher who is leading a Yoga and Wellness Retreat in Jamaica in September and knew I had to let everyone in on it. Takeyah Young is not only a […]

A Few Changes to All About the Pretty


This weekend will bring about a new design for All About the Pretty.  Thanks to the talented Lianne Farbes of The Makeup Girl, we are doing a “pretty tweak” of the site.  It will still have the same look and feel, [no way I’m getting rid of the fab header], but as Ina Garten would […]

Trina Turk Acapulco Gold Tunic

Trina Turk Acapulco Tunic

This snow has me looking forward to the beach and warm weather.  I need flip flops, dewey skin, a relaxed peace of mind and this Trina Turk Acapulco Gold Tunic.  My love will continually revolve around epic resort wear which I never thought would be me.  I think getting older has something to do with […]

Countdown to a New Year + 21-Day Yoga Challenge

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a new year.  Each year I pray for health and happiness for my family and friends.  I don't make resolutions.  I make New Year's Expectations.  What do I expect in this new year?  I expect a year of abundance.  Abundance in my health, […]

‘Twas the “Pretty” Night Before Christmas

Joyeux Noel, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Happy Kwanzaa to all the pretty people.  Thank you to my wonderful readers for another wonderful year.  'Twas the "Pretty" Night Before Christmas 'Twas the night before Christmasand all through the housethe only creature stirringwas the click of a MAC mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney […]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: SpaRitual HandPrint Organic Salve

The song says that "It's the most wonderful time of the year," but my hands know that it is also the most drying time of the year. Last Monday I left cold DC for warm Belize where I ate amazing food, soaked in the culture, sun, and sand.  Needless to say I'm back and this […]

Gilt Groupe Unracked: Diane Von Furstenberg

I’ve been obsessed with Diane Von Furstenberg for years.  I have her books, wrap dresses, and addicted to her resort wear.  Leave it to the fabulous folks at Gilt Groupe to create videos of a few tastemakers for the holiday season.  I will try and put up most of the videos as they are presented […]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Saffron James Pūnono

Saffron James Punono

I remember when Saffon James Fragrances first burst on the scene.  I remember reading about them, but never having the chance to wear one of her scents until now. I don’t care how many celebrity scents come on the market, there is something great about a niche, elegant, and classy scent created by a woman […]

I’m So Thankful

I want to wish everyone a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.  In the season of reflection I hope we can find more than a sliver of thanks, but a ginormous well of thanks.  I know that I'm a blessed person.  What I'm thankful for this year.  The Don.  I'm thankful for a supportive husband who encouraged […]