Briefs

It has been crazy hot this weekend; classic Memorial Day weather, a salute to the arrival of summer. I do not know why this holiday makes me think of all things nautical; beaches, boats, lighthouses and escape, but I suppose growing up on Long Island and living so many years on the ocean watered my psyche.  The strange thing is, because of my proximity to the shore, I never really participated in the NYC summer … Read More


Euphoria ~ Elomi Swim

It has been exceptionally beautiful in NY the past few days:  no humidity, 80+ degrees, cloudless skies.  It’s the kind of weather that can just make you feel good if you stand still for a few minutes and just take it in.  I had this thought while cruising home from my brother’s yesterday , skylight and windows opened in my mini cooper; even driving on tedious route 84 could not flatten the mood.  For some … Read More


This Week’s Intimate Discovery:  A California Sleepwear Company Opens NYC Boutique 

Yesterday, while working on a project with my colleague Margaret Shrum, aka The Lingerie Goddess, we decided to take a break and visit the recently opened Bedhead PJ store located on Elizabeth Street in downtown Manhattan.  I wanted to show her my new favorite Bedhead print, New York Botanical, which is currently planted on a variety of their luscious cotton sateen sleepwear styles: … Read More


I was 17 when I first realized that the human body was much more than a science phenomenon, but rather, a work of art.  I purchased a book in Paris, which at the time, I thought was very risqué.  Aptly named La Femme, it was a photographic memoir of the naked figure and my initial introduction to a woman’s body as a visual landscape.  I was taught in art class that the torso could … Read More


I spent a good portion of my career working for a robe and sleepwear company that was well ensconced in the Turkish terrycloth market.  I know a great deal about this business and have a special place  in my merchant heart for this loungewear category whose loudest applause is always around a holiday.  I have developed a fair share of bathrobes and given a plethora of them as gifts to friends and family over the … Read More


My mother was a warm, selfless and strong woman whose standard for correct behavior was off the scales.  She had an excellent eye for quality, a fine tuned ear for integrity and a keen understanding of value.  A few days ago, my brother reminded me that we–including my sister-had a bit of Toledo, Ohio in each of us.   How could we not deny that influence on our DNA?   She was, however, a bit too conservative … Read More


COCKTAIL CHILDREN
I don’t have cocktail children.
They do not work rooms
Rely on pop culture icons or speak on the
swell of land bearing waves
Each one stands knee deep in the surf
Holding the ocean at bay by digging in
Toes firmly sinking in wet sand
Not dancing in the spray
Each one waiting, standing strong.
I think I taught them not to belong
To seek passion and pursue a goal
Not to … Read More


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