Do You Need Eye Cream?

Entry Level Anti-AgingThe first signs of aging seem to come without warning. My personal marks of time are enlarged pores on my T-zone, brown spots sprinkled across my cheeks, and horizontal forehead lines that seem to multiply like Mogwai after midnight. But when is the best time to start using anti-aging products like eye creams and wrinkle serums? In this month’s issue of Glamour magazine, I investigate the skin care ingredients that will actually stop your face from morphing into your mother’s, and what products are a waste of money. Entry level anti-aging starts here: Younger-Looking Skin: What Works, What Doesn’t

Lobster Rolls and Butterscotch Sundaes

J and I made a quick trip to NYC this past weekend and while we made our usual pilgrimage to Pearl Oyster Bar for lobster rolls, what I didn’t expect was to show up again the next night as well–for dessert only. Full disclosure: between the two of us, J and I consumed SIX of Pearl’s butterscotch praline parfaits within 24 hours(!) and I’m still thinking of those delicious, crunchy butterscotch sundaes a couple of days later (with longing, not disgust). I was always a devoted fan of Pearl’s wild blueberry pie, but had to branch out with my dessert selection when summer ended. Now I must admit that my love for the parfait has eclipsed my feelings for the pie. Next time you’re in NYC, stop by at Pearl’s for a lobster roll and a butterscotch praline parfait. I will.

How I Did 400 Sit Ups in 20 Minutes

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 10.26.58 AMI can’t believe it’s already October! But that means I can now share with you my latest Marie Claire story about losing 3 inches from my waistline after just one (!) Nano Body Lift treatment at Rejuvenate Medical Spa in Encino, CA. Using a proprietary combination of radiofrequency, radio pulse therapy, microcurrents, and far-infrared heat, this 60-minute (total), non-invasive, celebrity-approved procedure made my tummy so flat and tight, which lasted for weeks! The 20-minute microcurrent session on my abs was equivalent to 400 sit ups (which happened while I just lay back and let the machine do all the work). It’s all part of this “Short Cuts” story package in the October issue of Marie Claire magazine (turn to page 2 for my piece): Beauty Shortcuts