Wellness is not just a trend, it’s a lifestyle and it’s big business. Gwyneth’s GOOP just raised 50 million in series C funding, Amanda Bacon was an early adopter with her Moon Juice line, my vegan daughter is a by Chloe and Ella Mills fan, and Bobbi Brown is launching a lifestyle company called Beauty Evolution—just to name a few.

I eat well, work out, and live a very eco-conscious lifestyle, but still, I’m not as invested in wellness as I could be. Would love your thoughts on this.

Image courtesy British Vogue


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Wool top


Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat


Bouclé jacket


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


A-line bouclé skirt


Clog sandals


Classic B-15


Poplin tie front maxi dress


Tribute leather sandals


Gold-plated necklace


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


Bebe ribbed cotton top

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The Red Lip

This image from the new Self Service is so stunning I may reconsider a red lip.

Photography Zoe Ghertner   Styling by Suzanne Koller



After reading an article in T Magazine on primers I remembered that I had one from This Works. I’ve been using it for a few days and it’s really made a difference. Charlotte Tilbury’s products are some of my favorites, so I ordered the Brightening Youth Glow and will let you know if it lives up to its name.


Dry Brushing

I’ve read that using a dry body brush before showering is great for circulation and problem spots, but I’ve yet to try it. I may give it a whirl.


Tried & True

When I wrote about facial oils a few weeks ago, my sister tried one pictured in the post and didn’t like the scent—said it smelled like hay. I had to laugh since she is a champion horsewoman. However, she liked the concept and found this Rosehip Oil and swears that it has changed the texture and her skin.

I, too, tried one that, unfortunately, had a sickly sweet smell and it didn’t seem to help. I’m going to give this oil a test drive.


Making The Cut

New year, new length? A number of actresses sported this length at the Golden Globes last evening and they looked great.

Top ad bottom Unconditional Magazine, all other images Pinterest



Vogue Japan


These Vogue Japan pictures of Gisele have been sitting on my desktop—I’m smitten with her freckles and gorgeous complexion. I don’t expect to look 37 again but, maybe it’s time for a tweak or two.

I keep talking about the lines around my mouth, but have yet to deal with them properly. A few years ago Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic posted a fantastic skincare guide and swears by lasers, which I am game to try. And more recently, Vogue documented the 15 micro treatments that journalist Jancee Dunn undertook the year prior to her 50th birthday. The video is really interesting; so many procedures that I didn’t even know about.

Photography by Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi   Make Up by Yumi Lee


Facial Oils

Earlier this year I posted on wanting to try a facial oil and my friend Liz emailed me that she loves these two—both look good. My skin has been so dry, I’ll try anything at this point.

Burt’s Bees, Sonia Kashuk. Please read the comments, which are packed with recommendations.


The Beauty Chef

When I was loading this Holiday Boost Set into the kic shop I liked the idea of helping my skin from the inside out. Going to give them a test drive.


Bar Soap

I’m a huge bar soap fan—it’s great for traveling and no bottle ends up in a landfill. The secret is to buy good looking dishes. I even use a bar soap facial cleanser so I was thrilled when I spied this Christophe Robin shampoo bar—I can’t wait to try it.