Monthly Archive for October, 2012

: October, 2012

Cozy Cables

You don’t have to visit Ireland to understand the coziness of a cable knit sweater.  Sometimes known as a fisherman’s jumper or sweater, the usually cream-colored knitted pullover wasn’t always so

The Lure of Lurex

I’m not sure why my mom bought me a pair of gold metallic maryjanes when I was 7 years old, but I didn’t really care. I loved them. Considering most of what filled my closet was purchased in the Sears


There are many fashion forward stores in the metropolitan area, but none have quite the reputation and history as  Bergdorf Goodman. 111 years ago, Herman Bergdorf opened a tailor shop and Edwin

A “Go-To”

I was driving home at around 7pm last night after shopping with a client when I realized I had not prepared…or even thought about, what to make for my family’s dinner. An occasion like this usually

Black is the new Black

One year it’s brown. Another year it’s grey. And yet another, it’s burgundy. Each fall and winter, a color tries to nudge out the classic black to become the next “New Black” for the season. These

A Real Treat

Spa Week is as important to some as a national holiday.  What better way to enjoy luxurious full-service spa treatments at some of these relaxing locations for only $50. A bi-annual event devoted to

A Smokin’ Great Satchel

I have to admit, I wasn’t aware of how popular purses made from decorated cigar boxes had become.  I glanced at a few on, a online haven for creatively handmade items for sale, but never

What a Stud

I haven’t posted this week…instead I spent a few days with my mom who was having a knee replaced in a New Jersey hospital. While she was in surgery, I found myself with quite a bit of down time to

Pink with a Purpose

Most of us, at some point in our lives, will be touched by the effects of breast cancer…whether a loved one, a friend, a neighbor or our self. This disease isn’t divided by race, religion,