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What Does It Take to Sustain New York City?

It’s a tried and true fact that New Yorkers will try anything, and having lived there for eight years, I can speak from experience. Food fads are as common as hippies on Haight Street, but they can also come and go as fast as you can say, “I Love New […]

Gargantuan Groceries Starting to Shrink?

Personally, I prefer my grocery stores boutique style. I like a smaller store stocked with high-quality items. I don’t need 20 varieties of ketchup to choose from – just give me a few organic choices, thanks. Many grocery stores are beginning to follow this trend. Safeway, Whole Foods and even […]

Tartan Is "On Trend" – We're Seeing a Pattern

We’re all warm and cozy at the news that Tartan is "back". Plaid patterns are a trend that always comes back around; fortunately this time it’s free of grungy jeans and Doc Martens. Keep it modern with pieces like this Stewart + Brown button dress. A perennial favorite, S+B always […]

The Tuscan Table and Magnificent Morocco with Peggy Markel

Are you yearning to get on a plane to a beautiful, exotic place where you can learn to cook – and properly indulge in – slow, delicious, authentic local food? Peggy Markel is a peripatetic artisan goddess and Slow Food leader who hosts cooking tours to Morocco and Italy. She’s […]

Don’t Ditch Your Skinnies Yet! Latest Denim Trends and News

Keeping up on fashion’s next trend is essential for planning a lean and green wardrobe – one that maximizes each item’s wearability and longevity. At the two-day Denim by Premiere Vision trade fair held in Paris earlier this month, attending designers revealed denim’s newest direction. Moving away from distressed and […]

Henna Comes Home

Henna is a natural paste that has been used to etch temporary exotic flourishes on hands and other body parts for 5,000 years. The tattoos are said to date back to ancient Egypt, when they stained the fingers of the pharaohs prior to mummification. Adopted by Indian and Middle Eastern […]

Gargantuan Groceries Starting to Shrink?

Personally, I prefer my grocery stores boutique style. I like a smaller store stocked with high-quality items. I don’t need 20 varieties of ketchup to choose from – just give me a few organic choices, thanks. Many grocery stores are beginning to follow this trend. Safeway, Whole Foods and even […]

Being Bike-Curious

Do you have romantic daydreams of transporting your farm-fresh groceries home in a wicker basket attached to your bike’s handlebars? How about laughing at the stressed-out commuters as you whiz past them on your speedy road bike? If you answered yes, you might be bike-curious. There are plenty of excuses […]

Stripe Two

In my personal fashion guidebook, a sleek pair of striped pants is as essential as a perfectly fitted, hip-hugging pair of jeans. Years ago, I found my ideal striped pants and I simply wore them to death. Finally realizing that I couldn’t possibly repair another seam or obliterate another stain, […]

Merchants of Venice Tormented by Thrifty Tourists

Legend has it there was a time when you could move through the fashion boutiques, Murano shops and cafes of San Marcos Square without battling monstrous crowds. Friends of mine even speak of walking right into the Duomo, right on in. No sweating a one-hour line. But these days, the […]

Get in Line? Rogan Gregory's Green Garb Comes to Target

lsaac Mizrahi is ditching Target after five years to revamp Liz Claiborne. The fashion world’s boy-wonder brought cache to Target with his take on the old classics: orange and pink resort wear, seersucker pants and blazers, cheerful oxford shirts. Stepping in to fill his sizable loafers is New York designer Rogan Gregory. […]

Week in Chic Fashion Links

      There’s lots of activity in the fashion blog world this week-deals, beauty tips, and more. Check out these links. The Bargain Queen tests the theory about Tarte’s 4 Day Stay Lash Stain mascara. Watch the video to see what happens. Hip Candy is selling some cute shoes she purchased […]

Trend: Artisan Concrete

Sara here. I’m cementing this creative trend with a name I can remember: Artisan Concrete. Check out the flocks of sparrows (!), curling floral motifs by Transparent House, and more. If you happen to be eco-gutting an old home or looking into sustainable real estate, consider cement or concrete for […]

"I'll Have the Fluorescent Pink Drink, Please."

I’m usually dragged into bars kicking and screaming because I don’t like to drink. Sure I’ll have an occasional glass of wine, or maybe a fruity cocktail, but alcohol makes me feel sick and a little slushy. Some people are able to enjoy alcohol, but for me it’s just not […]

Foodie Underground: Give ‘Em Something to Tweet About

The fact that Twitter changed the food cart movement is no news; foodies consume deals and specials from dining entrepreneurs like they’re candy. But the micro-blogging site hasn’t just become a guerrilla marketing tool to get the word out about tacos and tempeh, it’s becoming a source of foodie inspiration. […]

Concept Watch: the Capsule Wardrobe

We all know the threefold mantra of ecofashion. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. While many of our top green designers have the reduce and recycle aspects down pat, the reuse ideal deserves more exploration. British boutique and design collective DePloy have a mission to fit the "largest wardobe in the smallest suitcase" […]

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Foodie Underground: From Trendy to Tradition

ColumnWhy we have to stop thinking of the “foodie” movement as a trend. Luxury continues to inspire the culinary world, and its eager diners. From $3,000 dinner reservations to a select list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the top tier of the food chain is elevating the art of […]

The Rise of Geoengineering: Smart? Safe? Too Easy?

Though the it’s-too-late set seems to be growing, most scientists agree that when it comes to human-induced climate change, there are solutions. Most of these solutions are ambitious. Some, in fact, might be too ambitious – and perhaps too dangerous on a number of fronts. Geoengineering is exactly what it […]

Foodie Underground: Give ‘Em Something to Tweet About

The fact that Twitter changed the food cart movement is no news; foodies consume deals and specials from dining entrepreneurs like they’re candy. But the micro-blogging site hasn’t just become a guerrilla marketing tool to get the word out about tacos and tempeh, it’s becoming a source of foodie inspiration. […]

Checking in With the Home Team: You Still Down With Science?

One of my favorite Charles Darwin quotes is from The Descent of Man: “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” Sadly, it appears that lately there are a lot of confident people out there when it comes to knowing what’s real in this universe and what’s not. And science and […]

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