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  • Green Beer? Try Irish Red Ales on St. Patrick’s Day Instead!
    Green Beer? Try Irish Red Ales on St. Patrick’s Day Instead!

      When most people think of the St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish or Ireland, chances are they are picturing Guinness … Riverdance … corned beef and cabbage … shamrocks. Although these are all terrific aspects of Irish culture, there is still one very important thing missing! Irish Red Ale – [Read More!…]

  • How to Eliminate 3 of the Major Spring Fashion Fears
    How to Eliminate 3 of the Major Spring Fashion Fears

      The weather’s starting to change, the temperatures are rising, and we’re able to start wearing fewer layers. But, with the weather changing, it can be a transition for us to adapt again to wearing clothing differently. Suddenly we’re showing more skin –or do we? We’re wearing different shoes – [Read More!…]

  • Tips & Tricks to Applying Age-Defying Makeup in Under 15 Minutes
    Tips & Tricks to Applying Age-Defying Makeup in Under 15 Minutes

      As a beauty expert and celebrity body parts model in Hollywood, I’ve picked up many great tips from top celebrity makeup artists. I’m often asked about my personal age-defying makeup regimen. Below, I’ve outlined my step-by-step instructions to help you achieve a natural dewy finish and camouflage minor imperfections. [Read More!…]

  • Love of the Arts…National Reading Awareness Month
    Love of the Arts…National Reading Awareness Month

      There are many observances during the month of March.  The one I have elected to highlight is National Reading Awareness Month. This photo depicts selected works of Stephen King.  I am using National Reading Month as a segue to discussing the arts in general. Merriam Webster has several definitions [Read More!…]

  • Cook the Perfect Steak for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
    Cook the Perfect Steak for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

      Cooking the perfect steak can be so intimidating. I don’t know if it’s because it can be an expensive mistake if you overcook a good quality steak, or if it’s because a juicy porterhouse or thick cut filet is something reserved for special occasions. Either way, steak isn’t something [Read More!…]

  • Instead of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Try a Malbec Wine
    Instead of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Try a Malbec Wine

      Have you ever been to France? Have you ever visited the southwestern town of Cahors Dante Alighieri referenced in his epic poem Inferno? Have you meandered along the streets lined with medieval-style homes and sat in a café, sipping robust red wine, before visiting the Valentré Bridge and attempting [Read More!…]

  • 4 Easy & Affordable Ways to Stay Stylish In the Cold Weather
    4 Easy & Affordable Ways to Stay Stylish In the Cold Weather

      During the winter, women always ask me ‘how’ to dress cute when it’s cold out. For some reason, women feel like we’re not able to look good and feel great in clothes when it’s cold outside. Now, I live in Chicago where temperatures can reach not-ok lows – so [Read More!…]

  • 5 Tips to Dressing for a Date without the Stress
    5 Tips to Dressing for a Date without the Stress

      Ok, so you’ve got a date you’re excited to go on coming up. Instead of cueing the freak out moment when you realize you have to find something fabulous to wear, take a moment to relax and stay calm. I’ve got you covered with my 5 tips to getting [Read More!…]

  • A Red Rose Reflects the Classic Emotion of Love... Why?
    A Red Rose Reflects the Classic Emotion of Love… Why?

      February is the month of love, and “The Rose” is the perfect representation.  Almost everyone knows (or should know) that a brilliant bouquet of red roses is the perfect way to declare feelings of romantic love. Whether in celebration of an anniversary, wedding, Valentine’s Day, or even National Romance [Read More!…]

  • A Billion Hours of Accidental Love
    A Billion Hours of Accidental Love

      Einstein famously said, “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” But Richard and Betty James certainly can blame gravity for their success. It was 1943, and Richard was an engineer solving a problem for the US Navy. He was trying to isolate sensitive electronic equipment from the continual [Read More!…]

  • Start 2017 Right with Lucky New Year’s Sugar Cookies
    Start 2017 Right with Lucky New Year’s Sugar Cookies

      I don’t know if you could call me superstitious, but when it comes to luck and good fortune, I don’t have a problem ringing in the new year with some yummy treats that happen to bring in luck all year long – especially when one of those lucky foods [Read More!…]

  • Life is Like Chardonnay… Meant to be Explored & Enjoyed
    Life is Like Chardonnay… Meant to be Explored & Enjoyed

      The New Year is here along with all of those self-promised resolutions and high expectations. Gym memberships will sky-rocket, while junk food and cigarettes will get tossed in the trash. Lists will be made and checked off, and house-hold budgets will be planned. It is all too easy to [Read More!…]

  • 3 Secret Style Tips to Use While Dieting
    3 Secret Style Tips to Use While Dieting

      It’s post-holiday season, and you may have set a New Year’s Resolution that has to do with your weight. That’s great! I love hearing others talk about their goals for the New Year. If you’re familiar with this column, you know I’ve discussed dressing your body as it is [Read More!…]

  • Yesteryear… Do You Notice History is Talking to You?
    Yesteryear… Do You Notice History is Talking to You?

      Well, the holidays are over for now, and I’m thinking about traveling somewhere exciting yet restful for vacation.   Perhaps some place with a good story to tell.   Do you like to visit historical places?   When you see the word “Yesteryear,” what comes to mind? I would like to invite [Read More!…]

  • Eggnog… It’s a Classic for Any Christmas Party - RECIPE
    Eggnog… It’s a Classic for Any Christmas Party – RECIPE

      Eggnog is the perfect holiday party drink, or if you’re like me, it’s the perfect anytime drink.  I just love how thick and creamy it is, and the combination of pie spices (vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg) satisfies my need for a little something sweet.  It tastes a bit like [Read More!…]

  • Warm Up the Holidays with Winter Ales
    Warm Up the Holidays with Winter Ales

      With the holiday season in full swing, it is essential we—stop and remember—that this is supposed to be fun people!  Take time out of your busy, hectic and all-consuming schedule of work, shopping, wrapping gifts, cooking, baking, kids, etc. and recall the whole point of this time of year. [Read More!…]

  • 6 Good Movies to Enjoy this Time of Year!
    6 Good Movies to Enjoy this Time of Year!

      So the holidays are now in full swing. For some, it’s your favorite time of year. For others, it’s a few weeks to be endured. Maybe my all-time favorite holiday films will help put you in the holiday spirit! Don’t worry – Miracle on 34th Street and It’s A [Read More!…]

  • 3 Ways to Get Dressed & Out the Door Faster
    3 Ways to Get Dressed & Out the Door Faster

      The holidays can often times bring on added stress to our usual daily routines, which made me think of how already stressful getting ready can be for many women.  I hear women all the time telling me how stressed they feel trying to get ready and out the door [Read More!…]

  • A Personal Stylist’s Easy Guide to Holiday Dressing
    A Personal Stylist’s Easy Guide to Holiday Dressing

      Festive decorations, holiday cheer, and busy malls tend to be common themes during the month of December.  I absolutely love this time of year, and even though the malls can be a little crazy, I have to say I kind of enjoy it. There’s something about seeing everyone walking [Read More!…]

  • A ‘Tranquility’ Photograph for You in the Busy Holiday Season
    A ‘Tranquility’ Photograph for You in the Busy Holiday Season

      When you see the word “Tranquility” what comes to mind?  One may think about the “Sea of Tranquility” on the moon, or an environment of peace and serenity. To me, the word tranquility, evokes a peaceful and quiet setting such as the one in the photo I’m highlighting this [Read More!…]