DKNY My NY - Fronted by Rita Ora (2014) {New Perfume}

DKNY have launched a new perfume called My NY dedicated to the women of New York City and their spirit of high energy and creativity. The campaign is fronted by British singer and actress Rita Ora who is a New Yorker by adoption and by heart......more

Peonies Original Oil Painting by Margaret Aycock

This is one of this year's crop of peony paintings.  It is on ebay this week, on auction.  What a joy it is to paint them.  You will have to look for Margaret Aycock... I have around 10 or 11 of them on hand.    This is one of my favorites.  Also new in my gallery are some recent paintings by my husband, Scott.  Check them out. Want to visit my blog?  click here...more

Balenciaga Rosabotanica (2014) {Perfume Review & Musings}

Of the designer perfume launches of 2014, Rosabotanica by Balenciaga is one of the most obvious examples of a fragrance sold via market places like Sephora, which has been reconceptualized thanks to the codes of niche perfumery. Yes, the great paradox here is that niche perfumery is becoming mainstream......more

I Believe...

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Interview with mother-artist Tierney Gearon

So pleased to present an interview with mother and artist Tierney Gearon, discovered by Charles Saatchi for her provocative and controversial photographs of her children..."You always should follow your passions and not look for things just open your eyes to what is in front of you that is usually what is the best. It only takes one person to believe in you; we don’t need everyone to like or understand what we do." ~Tierney Gearon...more

A (Social) Circus Unlike Any Other

When you think of the circus, most people would think of Barnum & Bailey or Cirque du Soleil. Circus acts are usually comprised of acrobats, clowns, animals and death-defying acts. Most people go to the circus to be wowed and entertained, but what if a circus gave back to the performers as well as the audience?...more

GenX References That My Kids Don't Get

I gave him a hug, the young 22-year-old who was graduating from college. Arnold (not his real name) had worked for me at the University since he was an 18-year-old freshman. And here he was. Going out into the real world.He told me about his new job in Milwaukee.“Ooo,” I said excitedly. “Did you know that Milwaukee has a statue of Fonzie?”“Who?” he replied.“You  know, The Fonz?”Blank stare.“From Happy Days?”Blank stare. Followed by a polite smile....more