I have always had a certain affinity for the photographic arts.  I am fascinated with the method.   Realism is transposed into thought by the  photographers use of color or the lack of it to capture the essence of an object, a moment or an idea.   In particular, I am drawn to the art of black and white imagery.   It has a way of needling in on details, forcing the eye to absorb the subject for what it is, absenting it from any superfluous distractions. To me, it is a more dramatic expression of the photographer’s vision.  It is because of this, that I find these pictures to be such a seductive form of exposing the soul of a piece of lingerie.  One of the best examples of this aesthetic marketing … Read more


Smile Again ~ Kensie

I spent the afternoon today on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, ruminating somewhat about the subject for today’s blog and what might be appropriate.  I know that many of my readers, particularly in the Northeast are still reeling from the ramifications of Hurricane Sandy.  It’s a fine line between dealing with Sandy’s rampage and the need to move on.  Even Cabo has been hit by unexpected storms this year.  Heavy rains, rarely seen in this Mexican mecca have caused extensive damage: half the shoreline is missing.  It’s a bit unnerving to see this usually hyper active town beach in such a raw state.  It seems slightly undone, yet still it remains one of the most beautiful and relaxing venues I have ever found.

I am glad for the escape, … Read more


Sometimes, It’s Not About Lingerie. . .  .

I lived in Long Beach, New York for 30 years; first on the water, later one block away.  There were many storms, hurricanes, nor’easters, blizzards.  There were many evacuations; some we heeded, some not.  It never mattered.  Damage was minimal: a little water in the basement, beach erosion, lots of complaints; the usual expected brouhaha when one chooses to live near the ocean.

I grew up going to the beach.  It’s a special way of life, a certain energy, a certain vibe, a certain pathway to peace.  There is no peace in Long Beach this week.  Sandy has destroyed it: homes burned, cars and boats flung afar, water drowning houses to the second and sometimes third floors, sand knee deep everywhere, on … Read more


The Confident Bride

By Aimee Guthinger

Having worked one on one fitting undergarments and lingerie with women for nearly a decade, I honestly feel like I have heard it all.  Regardless of nationality, age, body type or size, one steady concept always seems to underline all else feminine self esteem.  Your body language, the comfort you feel within your own skin and the confidence communicated through both can be your sexiest assets no matter the size in your top drawer.  In fact, I believe you can have the most socially acceptable appearance possible, a figure seemingly tailor made for the most beautiful lingerie, but if you lack the confidence to wear it well, your overall sex appeal will always be lacking.

Recently we have heard a growing number of requests for plus size … Read more


I was reminiscing yesterday about the huge Holiday dinners we used to host at our house while the kids were growing up. My husband’s famous stuffing, a family dish passed down from his grandmother was a magnet for our guests.  People were always asking for the recipe, which he preferred to keep to himself, adding to the aura of the meal.  In truth, it was a very simple dish, compiled of very basic ingredients easily found on the supermarket shelf.  He claimed that the superior taste was really a matter of his cooking style, but I know he had a few delicious additives up his sleeve.  It was not the main course, hidden as it was beneath the Turkey’s breast; but without a doubt, it was the center of attention.  … Read more


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