Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette Review

I like dramatic, smokey eyes, so neutral makeup palettes aren't normally my thing. Ever since getting back from South Africa, however, I've been all over this Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, featuring six highly wearable eyeshadow basics. My South Africa companion T. used to work for Urban and is a makeup queen--she puts me to shame--so ...

Dreaming Of: Johnnie Walker House in Beijing

Years ago, when Mama Jolie died, I promised myself that I would start traveling to destinations unknown: exploring the world beyond my repetitive circuit of LA-New York-Paris-London. My 30s have been big steps in that direction. This year saw first-time visits to New Zealand, South Africa, Austria and St. Martin (plus repeat jaunts to old favorites ...

12 Days of Xmas winners!

Thanks to Neutrogena for sponsoring my 12 Days of Xmas contest! The following 12 winners are going to get a little extra Christmas cheer, including--of course--Neutrogena goodie baskets. So, the lucky ducks are... Apple TV: Amy Rouse A Kindle: Cindy Batchelor Smythson of Bond Street Follow Your Dreams notebook: Kim Burgas J. Crew Grand Stone Bracelet: Dina Lundquist Diptyque Votive ...

Two of my favorite things: yummy cocktails and fancy foreign hotels!

This has been a particularly speedy holiday season for me, so I'm trying to prolong it as long as possible by soaking up the Christmas spirit. (Christmas carols on repeat!) Quite a few PR people have sent me breakdowns of yummy holiday drinks from their hotel properties, so I'm reposting them here for you. Bottom's ...