Why I love my friends…and worry that I’m no longer the marrying type

Although we're only a month into 2013, if this year has been about anything so far, it's been about friends. I had been planning to write a post on this; then E. commented on yesterday's Ojai post and my response to her was so long that I realized I'd already written the post! So, here ...

We took a girls’ trip to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa…and this happened

My friend Robin's birthday was a few days ago (how old are we saying you are, Robin? 25? Let's go with 25), and so a few of my girls and I took a trip to Ojai. Silliness ensued. I'll do a real post later (actually, I plan on pitching an article somewhere, but either way, ...

Spa Review: Losing Weight, One Chew at a Time, at Viva Mayr in Austria

A few months ago, I went to the Viva Mayr med-spa in Austria...and promptly lost 15 pounds. (Don't worry, I've normalized a bit!) Here's my story on Fox News: Viva Mayr as seen from Lake Worthersee. Do, re, mi! Remember what your mother always used to say? "Chew your food!" Turns out she was right. If you're ...

Screen Actors Guild Beauty Trend: Old Hollywood Waves

One trend popped up over and over at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild awards: old Hollywood waves! Let's see, we've got... My girl Jennifer Lawrence: [caption id="attachment_9003" align="aligncenter" width="290" caption="Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture (Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)"] The Impossible's impossibly lovely Naomi Watts: [caption id="attachment_9007" align="aligncenter" width="290" caption="Naomi Watts in Marchesa (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty)"] Jessica Chastain, looking like a ...

Michelle Obama: Banging in red Jason Wu at the Inaugural Ball

[caption id="attachment_8985" align="aligncenter" width="467" caption="Very Anna Wintour, no? (Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)"] I have very little to add to the "Michelle Obama got bangs!" commentary, other than to say... Called it! [caption id="attachment_8984" align="aligncenter" width="404" caption="What, me? This ol' thing? (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)"] Now that FLOTUS is on board with the bangs trend, they're officially a thing. Her red Jason ...