It is October in New York. The New York Yankees are in the post season playoffs and I have become a devotee by default. The men in my life are obsessed. One of the lessons this iconic American sport teaches is to perform at top levels, an athlete needs to be “in the zone”. That means feeling comfortable in your own skin and having the confidence to believe you can do it. Digging deep to … Read More
When I was an Art History major at The University of Pennsylvania, I learned that color and shape are very powerful tools. One of my favorite artists was Georgia O’Keefe, a master with this medium. She challenged the boundaries of American Art. O’Keefe’s genius was her ability to focus on the detail of an object and magnify it so that it became the entire message. Sometimes it was the simple outline of a flower … Read More
A few days ago, I visited my friend Adrienne’s lingerie boutique, Adrienne Clarisse in Libertyville, Illinois. After spending time perusing the sophisticated and sensual merchandise she carries, I was reminded of one of my all time favorite movies, Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark. Besides the fact that Harrison Ford’s dual identity of erudite professor and heroic adventurer fulfilled my youthful fantasies of the perfect man, I was completely absorbed in his … Read More
Last week-end we tailgated at my son’s Boston College football game. Since it was a rainy September day and we managed to get a spot in the campus garage, our table was a popular destination. At least thirty plus students attended. The weather was very fickle; damp and chilly before the game, sunny and warm in the bleachers. The kids seemed to manage the changing conditions with youthful nonchalance but I, for one, was glad … Read More
I am not much of a gambler, but having visited the CurveNV Lingerie show held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas last week, and based on the feedback I received, I would bet that business is beginning to stabilize.
The Las Vegas vibe has never been my cup of tea. I would rather spend my time horseback riding in the open air. But now and then, bright lights and a great show are a … Read More
The past few weeks at work have been pretty hectic and finding down time has been an elusive goal, so last night when I was able to relax at home with a glass of wine and soothing music, I was finally in my comfort zone. Listening to Sade’s silky rendition of the Grammy winning song, Smooth Operator, I was reminded of how a great jazz song can be sexy and soft although it is … Read More
I am off to Las Vegas this weekend for the Curve Lingerie show and I have to say that I am actually looking forward to it. Besides the anticipation of seeing new ideas from established sources, there is always the hope of discovery. Many designers will be showing for the first time and, of course, there is that quintessential west coast vibe.
I could use an infusion of sunlight, color and positive energy. It’s raining … Read More