Monthly Archives: August 2014

Try the Newest Dessert Trend: Cookie Shots!

Dominique Ansel’s innovative SoHo bakery, of cronut fame, has always been on my must-visit list, but with early morning lines that don’t ensure you’ll leave with pastry in-hand, I haven’t yet made the attempt. Thankfully, YumSugar has created a version the hottest new dessert trend-Ansel’s cookie shots. While ultimately easy, these initially proved tricky as, regardless of however much butter I […]

Read an Excerpt from Lena Dunham’s Book, Not That Kind of Girl!

It’s been two years since Lena Dunham’s book deal (for a reported $3.6 million) was first announced. As the writer/director/producer/actress of HBO’s critically acclaimed Girls, a TV series strewn with witty, thoughtful dialogue that deconstructs struggles all too familiar with those of her generation (job hunting in a down economy, dating in a social media-obsessed […]

Sneak a Peek at Emerson Fry’s New Fall Collection!

I open twice yearly  emails declaring Emerson Fry’s newest collection with a near feverish anticipation. While I’ve always admired the brand’s aesthetic, Fry seems to nail it more and more as each season passes with pieces that work in both a professional and casual setting- its Fall/Winter 2014 collection being its pinnacle. With my ever growing […]

How the Sun Sees You

Daily sunscreen application is one of those rules often preached but commonly abandoned. Its resulting effects, while not immediately visible to the naked eye, can be drastic. Artist Thomas Leveritt took to the streets of Manhattan with a UV light to show passerby the underlying damage to their skin, and the resulting video is enough […]

Back from Hiatus!

I’ve been abandoning this blog since mid April with no excuse other than the most overused exclamation of the century-“I’m busy!” I started a new position this past spring, yet having been longing to get back on this site with regularity. That being said, I promise to squeeze in more posts than the zilch of the […]