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No one wants to start off spring by being a hot, stressed mess. Did you know that stress damages the skin as severely as smoking and sun exposure? It triggers the elevation of adrenaline and cortisol increasing dryness, wrinkles and acne.
There’s no doubt stress is widespread. The American Psychological Association reports 77% of people say they regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms. Don’t let that data furrow your brow; my three tips will calm not only your skin, but also your mind.

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A Tale of Two Women

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This is my first post for ONE.org, an organization I’m honored to work with not only because of their humanitarian efforts, but also for the use of “hard-headed” in their tagline. The photo above is courtesy of my dear friend C.C. Chapman, who toured Ghana with ONE last year. *** I’ve had two women on […]

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10 Allergy-Fighting Foods

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I’ll go on record as saying that while spring isn’t technically here yet, this is the worst allergy season on record. I’d prefer not to have to welcome spring in a med-induced fog, so I was delighted to see this post on Rodale’s website: 10 Foods That Fight Spring Allergies.

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Chicken Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

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These tacos are perfect for a quick weekday supper or a casual make-them-yourself dinner party.

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How Barbara Barry Achieves Serenity

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I’ve been a fan of Barbara Barry for ages. No matter what she is designing, her style is classic and timeless.  As a furniture designer for Baker, I envision chichi martini parties and witty banter. As a luggage designer for Hartmann, I envision grand tours of the capitals of Europe. As a fabric designer for Kravet, […]

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