The Accent Color This Spring

Last year, cherry red kept popping up in outfits — cherry red socks, cherry red sweaters, cherry red lipsticks. This spring? Baby blue is the accent color of the moment, and I love how soft and calming it feels. Here are a few pieces I love, including the sweater, jeans and bag, above… Thoughts? Which would…

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The Funniest, Simplest Game to Play Before Dinner

The boys are off school for winter break this week, so we’ve been spending a LOT of time together. Even during regular weeks, I have them 75% of the time in our custody agreement, so the three of us have developed lots of little rituals and goofy inside jokes. (As I mentioned before, one thing…

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What Are You Watching These Days?

What are you watching these days? Since the writers’ strike, I’ve found it harder to hunt down great series, but this week I’ve been loving… [embedded content] Season 2 of Life & Beth. (Here’s the trailer, above.) Amy Schumer plays Beth, a wine salesperson who returns to her suburban hometown and falls in love with…

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The Hot Chocolate That Knocks Everyone’s Socks Off

Remember three years ago? That first gnarly pandemic winter, when we’d all been scared and inside for so long that we’d burned through all our coping mechanisms? It was doozy of a February. That was the February I decided to learn how to make really good hot chocolate. I first tried Parisian-style chocolat chaud at…

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A Week of Outfits: Jeanelle Teves

Every morning, Jeanelle Teves’s six-year-old daughter watches her get dressed for work and then goes to pick out her own outfit. “When my daughter shows me what she’s wearing, I’m conscious of how I talk to her,” Jeanelle says. “Instead of saying ‘You look pretty,’ I ask her, ‘Do you feel confident?’ which is a…

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Style Notes: Pea Coat vs Trench Coat – What’s the Difference?

Two classic military heritage coats that are not interchangeable. While the trench coat and pea coat are both timeless outerwear designed to protect from the elements, each have their own unique aesthetic, history, and functional purposes and, in general, are not interchangeable either from a style stand point or utility stand point. Pea Coat (Also…

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