Mary Hall

About The Recessionista® Blog

The blog is a source of information for women’s fashions, wine and entertaining in the current economic downturn. Dedicated to helping shoppers do more with less, the blog was featured in the Sunday Style section of The New York Times. In a short period, the blog has found a loyal following and received international press coverage.

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"Weed the People" Movie Takes an Affecting Look at Marijuana as Medicine

  Pictured: Baby Sophie Ryan and her brain scans of her tumor What would you do if your child had a disease or condition that mainstream medicine couldn’t cure?  What if you found a medicine that could help your child, but it wasn’t legal or commo...more

California Dreamin': The 2013 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival

Scenes from the 2012 Gateway to Big Sur event (Photo: M. Hall)In just a few short weeks the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival kicks off. Since its inception five years ago, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival has raised over $100,000 for the Big Sur Community....more
Hello Mary! Thanks so very much for this wonderful write-up... your words are very generous!more

Smiles & Curves on the Fashion Runway? The BlogHer13 Fashion Show

The Blogger Models from the BlogHer13 Fashion Show...more

BlogHer 11 Style Update: Savings and Fashions

I'm happy to say that Dr. Scholls did follow through! My feet are screaming thank you Dr. Scholls!more

Fashionista with a Purpose: Christy Turlington Turns Filmmaker

Pictured: Christy Turlington discusses her documentary "No Women No Cry." (photo: M. Hall)...more