Coconut oil is having a moment in the beauty world. Beauty and fashion sites are sprinkled with stories touting the benefits it’ll bring your skin, hair, and body. Namely, oil pulling, a system of gargling oil for a healthier mouth and teeth. Supposedly, it’s also ideal for moisturizing, shaving, conditioning, and drawing toxins from your body. I’ve been interested in giving coconut oil a try, so, I decided to go drastic. For one week, I exchanged the majority of my beauty regimen with the stuff. I used it as my moisturizer, deep conditioner, shaving cream, lip balm, and even gave oil pulling a try. See what happened.Full Story
Cicada, the funky, edgy European-style shop that I love so much is closing at the end of the month*. Until then, the Snider Plaza boutique invites you in for a glass of bubbly and to shop the store (and its appliances) at 60 percent off. Everything must go, as they say. *End of AprilFull Story
Kimberly McDonald Trunk Show at Forty Five Ten: Kimberly McDonald’s fine jewelry is inspired by her love for nature, and created with organic materials. Whether agate or geodes, complimented by diamonds, or emeralds, each colorful piece is a stunner. Stop by Forty Five Ten on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29 to meet the designer […]Full Story
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Nearly one year after moving to Oak Lawn from its home of 25 years on Cedar Springs, Nuvo is stocking more clever gifts than ever. Newly launched “shagreen” stingray clutches just hit the shelves.Full Story
Kristen Stewart for Chanel, an ode to birthday girl Gloria Steinem, and more Kim/Kanye/Vogue drama talk.Full Story
Let’s ignore the fact that we’ll still be seeing temperatures in the 40s this week. It’s nearing the end of March and weather or not, let’s agree to move on from winter. Up next on our fair faces: everything from Estée and Aerin Lauder glow-y collections. In particular, I love Estée’s Pure Color Lip Shine crayon in Mandarin, Aerin Lauder’s Lip Goss in a shimmering Golden Kiss, and Estée’s Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer with a sheer, pearly finish. (Perfect for giving pale legs a boost.) I’ve got one of each to give away to one winner.
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Discounted spring shopping at Calypso, Stanley Korshak’s shoe salon, and Splendid. Plus, a cocktail party at L.bartlett.Full Story
I have always loved Cabana, the beach house-ish boutique on Lovers Lane. I love its cashmere sweaters, casual dresses, bohemian jewelry, collection of sandals, and an occasional head-turner like a sequined frock or neon leather jacket. When I heard owner Merry Vose was opening a more upscale boutique nearby, I wondered if it was necessary. The threads aren’t exactly inexpensive at Cabana, and along with Forty Five Ten and Neiman Marcus, Highland Park Village has a slew of designer storefronts to provide our label fix, so do we really need more of the same? But sister store Canary is not more of the same. And despite its higher priced lines, it’s totally approachable. You can even pop by for an iced tea. In the March issue of D Magazine, Cristina Daglas reviews the shop.Full Story
Last week, the founder of Blushington beauty bar handed over a list of her five absolute favorite lip color shades for spring. Stila long-wear glosses in red and pink, a bright pink Kevin Aucoin stick, and a vibrant red from Julie Hewett made the cut. But my pick from her list? Becca’s lipstick in Eloise, a “ballerina pink.” It’s a matte color with hydrating, wax-free formula in a thin, silver tube. I think it’s a flawless, barely-there pink for everyday wear. We’ve got three to give away.
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Spring Break India at the Crow Collection of Asian Art: In case you weren’t able to take the Spring Break vacation you’ve dreamed about, go to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for the Spring Break India Exhibit. Watch a fashion show featuring colorful, sparkling saris, and attend an Indian film screening complete with spiced nuts […]Full Story
Blushington has become one of my favorite local beauty go-to spots. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s affordable (just $40 for a full face), and you walk away looking much better than when you went in. What’s not to love? The artists are expertly selected and they understand what their clients want so you leave feeling with the face you were hoping for. Blushington founder and CEO Stephi Maron is a genius. She’s also shared with us her five favorite picks for spring lip colors.Full Story
It was a lazy Sunday afternoon my junior year of college when my friends and I had “the talk.” The one where we all likened each other to Sex and the City characters. Turns out, I’m a Charlotte-Samantha mix—very rare, I know.
I texted those friends last week to share some big news: I’d be meeting the one and only Sarah Jessica Parker on Sunday. They all swooned. “What are you going to ask her?” they all wondered. Obviously, there were many questions I wanted to ask, but I was there to learn more about the SJP Collection, Sarah Jessica’s Nordstrom-exclusive line of shoes, handbags, and one special trench coat. After spending no less than three hours trying on prospective outfits, I decided on a Rachel Comey dress from Nicole Kwon, and was ready to meet the style icon.Full Story
LAFCO New York is making more magic. To complement its famed candle collection, they created a diffuser collection, complete with handblown glass vessels, and unfussy-but-decadent bath soaps in 2012. Two new launches have just arrived. Say hello to your new favorite hand cream and hand soap. True Liquid Soap is made with Italian olive oil for natural anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties ($15) and the Reparative Hand Cream contains cottonseed, olive, and almonds oils for sealing in soft skin and delicious scents ($20 to $32). Now meet the man behind it all. LAFCO ownerJon Bresler indulged us by answering a few quick questions about the line and some of his favorite things.Full Story