How do we stay thin? Standing burns 50% more calories than sitting and I typically don’t sit down from 7 AM - 8 PM (conservatively) 5 days a week. If you’re lucky enough to have a chair in your work environment, try standing in meetings or taking phone calls on your cell so you can pace about. Any reason to get out of that desk chair will help burn some extra calories without even leaving the office! Happy standing.
My grandmother, Joyce, was one of the most fabulous women I’ve ever known. She was a true believer of the “more is more” philosophy and influenced me to be the same. I was just thinking about her and how much she loved Christmas when I saw her name spelled out in gems in a trim store window- how appropriate. With this season’s over the top baroque accents, embellishments and sequins I can’t help but channel my grandma as I dress or shop (her favorite pastime). Although Coco Chanel preached to “look in the mirror and remove one accessory” before leaving the house, this holiday season I plan on listening to my inner Joyce and piling it on. Grandmother knows best.
I forgot how fantastic Death Becomes Her is until it popped up on HBO. I used to watch this movie all the time growing up and now realize that search for eternal beauty and youth fascinated me at a young age. Meryl Streep’s magic elixir à la Death may not exist, but there certainly are some good sunscreens and serums that do a pretty phenomenal job.
‘Tis the season for Tan Towels
—My mom (in response to my quickie “tan” before agency holiday party)
“Shine Bright Like A Diamond”
My beauty routine had a life changing moment when my sister introduced me to facial cleansing oils. Since I have battled acne-prone skin since I was 10, I’ve always steered clear of ANYTHING containing oil, let alone an entire product made from this terrifying ingredient. Then I figured something out. The reason I break out is because I’m not fully removing my makeup at night. How did I fix this? Face oil. That’s right, my former worst enemy ended up being the solution to my breakout woes. My favorite is Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil. It washes totally off and doesn’t leave an oily residue. I start my bedtime ritual by rubbing the oil on dry skin, rinsing off, then following my regular skincare routine. Life. Changing.
Your waist measurement is twice the circumstance of your neck.