Velvet, full skirts, and metallics reign at Rochas Show #PFW

The location for the Rochas fashion show was the Palais de Tokyo. The setting was pure fun.  Soooo much fashion….where do I begin? Volume.  In skirts and in all the way down to the ankle. Also in proportions of longer … Continue reading

Texture, mid-length skirts, and thigh high boots: Top Trends at Paule Ka #PFW

Fresh off the plane and newly installed with her family (and their cat) in a dreamy Parisian pied-à-terre, fashion huntress Suzanne Bateman is busy attending Paris Fashion Week. Lucky for us, she has agreed to share her top picks for the hottest trends worn by the fashionable and … Continue reading

A Chat with Boston’s Celebrity Chef Matthew Jennings!

I love to be surprised by food.  I normally avoid the bread basket, but when the warm molasses-colored bread arrived with a creamy spiced butter served on top of a maple syrup can, I knew I wasn’t in Kansas anymore, … Continue reading

Drybar! Give yourself the California STAR treatment

It was an overcast February day in New York.  Tired after my flight, I decided to treat myself to a blowout.  My hair was bedraggled and with everyone on the street looking like a million bucks, I said “hey, it’s my turn.” … Continue reading

Isabelle’s Kitchen in Tuscany: A delicious Italian soup

Isabelle with fresh Italian vegetables, in Tuscany.  The smell of onions cooking, chopped vegetables that make an earthy rainbow, and ramazzotti playing in the background. The comfort of sitting around a wooden table with family while enjoying a glass of red wine … Continue reading