This year, Hanukkah is very early and very different. Inflation, employment, pandemic and supply-chain issues have probably changed your idea … Continue reading Cornucopia of YUM for Hanukkah: The Chef’s Garden
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A pediatric dermatologist and 3 other professional moms realized that there was a disconnect between boys’ need to take good … Continue reading Skincare for boys (but girls like it, too!): Stryke Club
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Lots of people liked the idea of disposable cleansing cloths — when they hadn’t become dehydrated. Then, they started clogging … Continue reading Clean and green makeup removal with Erase Your Face
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The French have a saying, “bien dans sa peau”. It means, to be well in one’s skin. This ain’t the … Continue reading Look well and be well in your skin with Drunk Elephant
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Many years ago, a wizened hippie gal managing a health food store informed me, “Anything you put on your body … Continue reading Farm fresh beauty and treats: The Chef’s Garden
Here’s something lovely and soothing for everyone — because doesn’t everyone need soothing? — from the thoughtful folks at Mettalusso: … Continue reading Mettalusso’s new goodie for everyone: MAY SPRAY Vegan Rose Treatment and Toner
The company that’s the chef and host go-to for meats, poultry, gourmet condiments – D’Artagnan – now has the finest … Continue reading Yes, D’Artagnan has seafood now!
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A local favorite food truck now has a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Baltimore County’s Stevenson Village: Chessie’s Food Works. A real … Continue reading Tasty new lunch spot: Chessie’s Food Works in Stevenson Village
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10,000 years ago – give or take – mankind started domesticating plants for food. Permanent abodes, communities, societal etiquette and … Continue reading Chef’s Garden: A Modern Guide to Common and Unusual Vegetables – With Recipes
When was the last time you even felt like going to the mall? That experience is dunzo. If you’re like … Continue reading One-stop for Mother’s Day luxury gifts: Fragrance.com
Until we can all fly to Switzerland, the closest thing we can get to its terroir is through its famous … Continue reading Visiting Switzerland through Emmentaler cheese!
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Face it: your BFF and roommate for this whole pandemic and cold winter — your dog or cat –might be … Continue reading Madam approved: Mettalusso has clean, easy beauty and treats for your pet
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This spring promises to be a chrysalis unlike any in history. Not only will vaccines free us to live free … Continue reading Renew your beauty and spirit this spring with Deborah Lippmann
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I see it all the time with different cooking groups I belong to on social media: somebody is gifted a … Continue reading Perfect your cooking with individual ingredients courtesy of Adventure Publications
If you’ve been stuck in lockdown, with maybe your salon shut down or you don’t feel safe heading there, doing … Continue reading Fix your damaged and bleached hair to be seen again with Kerastase, OLAPLEX at Fragrance.com
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I’ve tried out a few subscription box services over the years; the concept seems especially tailored to this era of … Continue reading Get what YOU want with Fragrance.com’s Purpl Lux subscription service
One of the best things you can start doing for yourself, to reset for the new year, nearing the end … Continue reading Cool new hydration for the new year: Sparkling Ice and Talking Rain Elevate
So, you may have been restricted to your home and maybe venturing out to do the occasional errand for the … Continue reading When you venture out into the world, start with a gorgeous scent from Fragrance.com
Jon Taffer is the star of Bar Rescue, a reality show revolving around saving failing bars of all stripes. I … Continue reading Exciting new drinks from the star of Bar Rescue: Taffer’s Mixologist Sparkling Craft Cocktails
Whether you’re putting together stocking stuffers for loved ones or need a whole lot of holiday TLC for your own … Continue reading A selection of luxe beauty holiday gifts
There are certain parts of the world known for particular beauty specialties. Hungary’s mineral rich soil and thermal springs were … Continue reading Let your skin glow this holiday season with Eminence!
As tough as this year has been for we grown-ups, think of how hard it’s been for kids! They don’t … Continue reading Light a candle to be the light for a child this holiday season with Eufora
Once upon a time, I used to enjoy picking out my lipstick and lip gloss for the day, creating my … Continue reading A caring gift that cares for your lips this holiday season: Trilogy limited edition Rosehip Red Set
This holiday season especially, mamas, their babies and you need to indulge in healthy, clean skincare to make sure you’re … Continue reading Give healthy, beneficial skincare gifts to mamas & babies: vedaPURE