Current Obsession: Caroline de Marchi Paris Handbags

  Caroline de Marchi Paris Last week I ventured to the upper east side of Manhattan (Yuta Powell Salon) to peek at a little slice of heaven. Caroline and Capucine, the mother-daughter duo and women behind Caroline de Marchi Paris, made their way to this side of the pond from Europe. In tow was their buttery soft line of handbags, conceptualized in France, made in Italy.  

Caroline worked for Emanuel Ungaro (more…)

Out and About: A Preview of Wines and Foods of the World Extravaganza at the United Nations

Vins fromage  

A couple of weeks ago I had the esteemed opportunity of attending a preview for a fundraiser that will take place on April 30th at the United Nations.  The subject line of invitation included wine and cheese. Of course, there wasn't even a question about if I'd attend. Did I mention the huge focus on France?

SIGN.ME.UP. The preview was held at The French Cheese Board; (more…)

Five Days, Five Fragrances: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and White Perfume Oils

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume Oil Since their release a year ago, the first scents from the Olsen twin power-house has yet to lose steam. The Elizabeth and James scent franchise not only offers Nirvana in a parfum, but a perfume oil and most recently, a beautiful, solid perfume. The Nirvana (more…)

Five Days, Five Fragrances: Jo Malone French Lime Blossom- A Review

Jo Malone French Lime Blossom   So my 5 days of chatting fragrances went down the tubes as soon as it started. I went on a business trip last week and left my doggone laptop at home! No bueno. So while Valentine's day is behind us. I'd still like to school you on some of my favorite scents. I love Jo Malone scents for their versatility (more…)

Five Days, Five Fragrances: Sabon P.L.V. 28 Eau de Toilette – A Review

Sabon PLV 28 In preparation of Valentine's Day I thought it apropos that I give you the run down of a few of my favorite fragrances. Perhaps it will help you select a scent to gift. Or, if you're a collector like me, you may discover a scent that you've yet to try. At any rate, first up is an eau de toilette I discovered over a year ago. Sabon's  P.L.V. 28 (Patchouli, Lavender and Vanilla). I discovered this scent on a whim, on one of my many trips wandering into Sabon. Many people know this very hands-on skin boutique for it's bath products. I have been a long time (more…)

Have a Gander at Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale L.O.C. Hair Care System

Dark and Lovely Moisture LOC A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Hair and Happy Hour(s) hosted by Pete Monsanto and Dark and Lovely. Never one to turn down a good time; I obliged because  a) who doesn't love happy hour and b) hair care was involved. Done deal. The "Hair" part of the happy hour was in celebration of the brand's latest launch (more…)

Moisturize Your Situation+ A Review of Belle Butters Pumpkin Butter with a Smidgen of Dous Te Body Oil

  Belle Butters Pumpkin Butter I'd rather be preparing for the annual Zulu Ball and starving myself in anticipation of eating ALL the chargrilled oysters in New Orleans next week. Sadly, I am in Nueva York where it just may snow until Easter.  I oughta slap (more…)

MAC x Nasty Gal Lipsticks: Stunner, Runner, Gunner – Swatches and Photos

MAC X Nasty Gal lipsticks I guess these are better late than .... I don't know actually. This collection, despite not being in limited edition packaging, was my most anticipated of 2014. Especially since I adore Nasty Gal's founder, Sophia Amoruso's kick-ass GIRL BOSS mindset, and who doesn't love shopping the push- it-to- the limit e-tailer(more…)

The Review: Cleanse, Condition and Nourish Your Hair with Jane Carter Solutions!

Jane Carter Solutions I was gifted a few products from the Jane Carter Solutions line last month. This was prior to my second big chop, so it is one of the few brands I've been able to experience on both long and short hair. I have been a fan of Jane Carter Solutions for sometime. The night after I big chopped (the first time, many moons ago), Jane Carter's (more…)