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Navigating the Shoals of Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday. No religious overtones, no gift giving, just being with family and/or friends surrounded by comfort food. The launch of the decadent holiday season. And a horror show for dieters. With a little planning and forethought, … Continue reading

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When They REALLY Leave the Nest

Progeny. A fancier word for offspring, kids or children which my husband says doesn’t describe my two sons, 36 and 40, anymore. Once you are over 50, if you have children, they are now grownups, and best case scenario, out … Continue reading

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Trolling the Infomercials

Unfortunately, a chronic back issue flared up into a full blown spasm this week and I found myself lying in bed early Sunday morning, heating pad under back, steroids and Valium at the ready and the TV on at 7:30 … Continue reading

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Accentuate the Positive,Eliminate the Negative

Drooping lids, sagging cheeks, the suggestion of jowls. Welcome to the “mature” face! But all is not lost. As I found out, you can create the illusion of a more lifted and sculpted visage without going under the knife. It’s … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Lift

I am a paradox when it comes to new things with extravagant claims: skeptical to the max while being hopeful in the extreme! This is basically how I approached friend Wendy who represents Nu Skin when she wanted me to … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Friends After 50

I just returned from my yearly trek to Santa Fe to visit old friends. After living there 13 years, I was lucky to amass a lot of them and what a varied bunch they are! There is something about Santa … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills

The au-courant trend in fashion is all about High/Low. Say, pairing an H&M top with jeans and Louboutins. Or think Duchess Kate in an ethereal gown by Alexander McQueen on her wedding day and a Zara frock the very next. … Continue reading

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A Certain Smile

Everybody wants to flash it: that confident smile that flaunts gleaming, brilliantly white, practically glow- in the- dark teeth. The demand for whiter teeth is the single most requested dental service today and an estimated $1.4-$1.7 billion business, having increased … Continue reading

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Ready for Prime Time

Unless you have a smooth, lineless and poreless complexion (raise your hands, please!) before you reach for your foundation, you need primer. So says makeup artist Napolean Perdis, famously quoted as saying “Not to prime is a crime!” After cleansing, … Continue reading

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Life Support

Last December, I met my irreplaceable friend J. in New York for a few days of drink, debauchery, gluttony, shopping, an over dose of museums and constant conversation to celebrate a BIG birthday. On the last morning, we repaired to … Continue reading

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