DIY – Rocks

Wednesday 23, October 2013 - 3:00 am | Features

I LOVE rocks, always have & always will. I collect them and have them in bowls and jars and stacks. I remember where I found most of them –  Mexico, Tahoe, South of France, Greece, Turkey, Stinson Beach…


Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Wednesday 9, October 2013 - 3:00 am | Features

Another delicious idea from Daisy
I used to think of sangria as a refreshing summertime drink, but it can really be a year-round drink if you use seasonal fruits. This white wine sangria is flavored with apples, along with spices like cinnamon and cloves, for a fantastic autumn-themed cocktail. The honey adds just the right amount of sweetness and the ginger ale gives it a nice fizz. To add even more apple flavor with a boozy kick, you can add some Calvados, an apple brandy from the Normandy region of France.


step into september

Friday 6, September 2013 - 3:00 am | Features

Why isn’t September 1st the beginning of a new year? It makes so much more sense than January 1st. In September the weather changes almost overnight, leaves start to fall, we all need to adjust our wardrobes accordingly, kids go back to school — maybe that’s it! I feel like a kid going back to school right after Labor Day – a little anxious, a little excited. I can see the holidays approaching in my mind. I can feel the snow in the air at night. And I know it’s go-time for all of us in the fashion biz.

Lucky Icon: Lauren Hutton

Friday 5, July 2013 - 3:00 am | Backstage Pass, Features


I first met Lauren Hutton 15++ years ago in Cleveland, Ohio . . . She was hosting an event at the J.Crew store in Tower City. I was sent there to make sure that she looked great and the store was perfectly folded, propped and styled for the event. Lauren looked stunning in a pair of chinos and a white shirt (collar turned up) . . . Needless to say she didn’t need me, or my styling advice.


The Modern Grilled Cheese

Wednesday 31, October 2012 - 3:00 am | Features, Out + About


In from Daisy, our resident foodie: Cambozola, Fig Jam, and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

For years . . . the traditional grilled cheese sandwich has been a simple, tasty treat.  These days however, with the popularity of cooking shows and celebrity chefs, it has undergone a gourmet makeover!  No longer limited to American or cheddar cheese melted on white bread . . . the modern grilled cheese features artisanal cheeses, fresh breads, specialty spreads and preserves, and fresh fruits and produce.  While I welcome these refinements, some things must not change

. . . the cheese has to be ooey, gooey and the sandwich has to be eaten with a bowl of creamy tomato soup! 

Wrist Envy

Monday 23, January 2012 - 6:00 am | Features, Travel Journal

Porcupine Quill Bracelet

Evil Eye Bracelet  Daniela Villegas Porcupine Quill Bracelet  Lucky Brand Spring 2012 Hair and Make-up team

Leave it to our amazing hair and make-up duo Ken O’Rouke and Dotti—who lit up our Spring 2012 shoot in Puerto Rico—to have the best-dressed wrists ever! I have an unbreakable love for good luck symbols, so needless to say, the “evil eye” is my go-to charm . . . but did you know about the Porcupine Quill?

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