Thursday, July 26, 2012

TheHandbagEdit - An ode to Red

I understand the inclination to veer towards muted neutral tones when it comes to accessories. Yet, colored handbags, & shoes for that matter, can easily bring together outfits as well. Take the red lip or red nails, they have long become beauty classics. Here I ask you to take a moment and consider the red bag as an alternative to your usual bag color. Though, a long time ago, I owned a Balanciaga Rouge Vif bag, we long parted ways and I have yet to fill that void. For the time being I feed my urge through street style images of lustworthy red handbags.

Feast your eyes...

Right: Hermes Kelly bag
Left: Louis Vuitton Epi Briefcase clutch
Above Images by Tommy Ton via

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BeautyTalk - Ready in 5 minutes with only 5 products!

I have to admit for the longest time I did not understand my friends' fascination with makeup. They could spend hours at Sephora while I miserably waited for them sitting on some uncomfortable ledge. Then one day, amidst my boredom, I decided to walk around one of Sephora's Manhattan locations while the friend I was visiting shopped. It all changed...I can still remember the feeling as I tried product after product and saw my appearance slightly improving with the help of said products. In the years since I still relish trying on different products. Yet, my goal is now to look as good as possible in as little time as possible.

Currently, I have nailed my daily routine down to 5 products which take less than 5 minutes to apply - moisturizer included!

 Images via

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Travel Post - Roatan a slice of Paradise!

Hardly, do I consider myself a jet-setter nor have I been fortunate enough to tour the continents. However, in my almost three decades I have been in the constant pursuit of blending comfort, adventure and serenity during those few but precious days off of work. I believe this is all found on the island of Roatan off of the coast of Honduras. This verdict comes not after one but four trips to this beautiful island. Below are iPhone snapshots of my recent trip there!