If you love the simple but chic look of basic black in your wardrobe, try it in your home. These chairs, tables and lamps are all brand-new looks from Bungalow 5...more
I just spotted a fabulous cocktail dress sale online at BHLDN. Any of these summer frocks would be especially gorgeous to wear to a wedding, whether you're a bride, maid or guest…more
Spend a fun evening at Dieci Lifestyle Spa in Livingston to help support a worthy cause ...more
If you're a fan of designer Jonathan Adler's fun and funky home and fashion accessories, you'll want to circle July 17-22 on your calendar in RED...more
Although we're enjoying hot summer temps, it’s not too early to start planning your fall wardrobe…especially since Nordstrom’s gigantic Anniversary Sale starts on July 18...more
Whether you're driving around in a windy convertible or just want to look summer-chic, grab one of these funky silk scarves created by Princeton designer Chetna Singh...
Summer sunshine in your eyes? Check out Matthew Sheffield's Shady Eyedeas styles and design your own cool shades for 19 bucks...more
At first blush, it might sound crazy, but some dermatologists say there are actually good reasons for females to have their faces de-fuzzed with a sharp blade…
This month we've turned an ear to puppy mania. Have you noticed all the cute doggy toys and fashion accessories on the market? Your pooch deserves to be the coolest pet in the neighborhood...more
Sunny skies, balmy weather and blossoming flowers mean that June has finally arrived, and with it comes fresh and pretty bridal styles...more
If you're a yoga devotee, runner, cyclist or all-around athlete, you'll be happy to know that City Sports is opening its first New Jersey store in late June...more
If you just can't get enough of animal prints, you've probably already surrounded yourself with leopard and cheetah. But let's pay well-deserved homage to the zebra, whose stripes are a fave among home decor and fashion designers...more
Have you seen our May issue yet? It's devoted to consignment, thrift, outlet and auction shopping. Do you know how to get more for less? We found soooooo many bargains...including these that we didn't have room for in the magazine...more
Whether you're looking to update your wardrobe or your tablescapes, one of the hottest color combos for this spring and summer is fun and flirtatious coral, pink and orange...more
Turn up the music and head out to your patio or deck because springtime is here. Whip up a batch of homemade enchiladas, pour yourself a well-deserved margarita, and set the table with fun Fiesta ware...more
I first met Salvatore Minardi at last spring's American Cancer Society gala. We sat at the same table and he told me about his Madison salon's annual fundraiser, Beauty Will Cure...more
If you know DePasquale The Spa in Morris Plains, you already realize that this salon and spa goes all out with its community events. So when they decided to treat one woman battling cancer to a luxury beauty experience, it was really special...more
Enough of the gloomy February doldrums. Let's turn our thoughts to springtime and the latest looks for women's shoes...more
The Amanti Vino team is gearing up for a rousing activity to celebrate Olympic fever. Best of all, you can show your competitive spirit just by enjoying these wines and beers that hail from all over the globe ...more
At my house, all activities grind to a screeching halt on Sunday evenings at 9. That's when Downton Abbey takes us back to a kinder, gentler era when the well-mannered, well-dressed characters were also well fed, thanks to a buttoned-up kitchen staff...
If you're hooked on the PBS Downton Abbey series like I am, you need to clear your calendar for the Mansion in May this spring ...more
Gorgeous bed linens, unusual "orchard" jewelry and tweed jackets for the sporting set dominated this chic boutique at a Far Hills estate...more
If you're like me, you're wondering how the holidays came upon us so fast. Still no plans for New Year's Eve? Bring out a festive bar cart just like they did in the 1960s, and get your party rolling...more
Have you seen the latest looks from Eileen Fisher? The colors are amazing, and the styles are simple and chic. Best of all, the collection is on sale right now at neimanmarcus.com...more
If you're looking for some fun, chic, affordable gift ideas fast, check out C. Wonder. Whether you visit the Garden State Plaza store in Paramus or shop cwonder.com, you'll like their holiday goodies...
Add a little razzle dazzle to your jewelry box, or pick up a sparkly something for that special person on your holiday shopping list...
Have you heard about the new trend in hair care? Blow-dry styling bars are springing up all over the state and ladies are loving the easy, breezy service. I just checked out Blow In Blow Out, Summit's first blow-dry bar, for myself...more
Have you been to The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens yet? With 230 stores and a massive renovation to the tune of $30 million, there's a lot to sing about ...more
If a new baby is in your future, check out this fun web site and discover thousands of celebrity names, athlete names, flower names, old-fashioned names, international names ...
From gowns to masks, furniture and scenic elements to fabric remnants, it's all priced to sell, and there's sure to be something for every bargain hunter...just in time for Halloween.
I challenged Rago Brothers Shoe Repair to make my three-year-old boots look like new. Sure enough, they did just that ... which is why this 102-year-old New Jersey business is recognized nationally as a luxury leather repair shop.more
These tie-dyed beauties, created by volunteers from Preschool Advantage, are among the many goodies available at this year's fundraiser...
Just a quick post to remind everyone to tune in to THE VOICE this evening on NBC when Ramsey High student Caroline Pennell of Saddle River makes her debut...more
Jonathan Adler's PR people just confirmed that a new pop-up shop will open at The Mall at Short Hills this Saturday. It's the brand’s first-ever New Jersey store...more
Two of this season's coolest colors are cobalt blue and emerald green. If you can't decide which hue is your fave, wear Rebecca Minkoff's holographic bag and get the best of both!more
After visiting Nicholas Papadakis's art studio, located in an old barn nestled in the rolling hills of Peapack, I was really blown away...more
If you think that stunning designer handbag or fancy perfume price is too good to be true, it probably is. Can you identify a fake?more
Every day it's there for you, ready to jump into action when you need to make a call, check your email, snap a photo or find an app. Do something nice for your trusty iPhone...more
Just a quickie blog to say it was a real treat to meet bryanboy last night at the Rebecca Minkoff Elle handbag event at Neiman Marcus Short Hills...more
Have you seen Rebecca Minkoff's latest looks? Meet the designer (and her gorgeous bags, shoes and skinny jeans) in person...more
I'm just back from a fun family vacation aboard the brand new Norwegian Breakaway, and I have to say it was pretty cool to be one of the first groups to sail during the inaugural season.
Entertaining on your deck or patio? Or just laying low to enjoy the weekend? Roll out your bar cart, fill up the ice bucket and stir up a little summertime fun...more
I can't tell you how many adorable baby gift ideas have come my way this week. Ever since the birth of Prince George, manufacturers of infant clothes and toys have been trying to out-royal each other. Here are just a few of my faves...more
You've asked for my hottest, most wearable style tips for the summer, and here they are!more
Ever since I was a little girl, I've been crazy for dresses with sleeves and belts. So I was WOWed by the classic pre-fall frocks I just saw on neimanmarcus.com...more
Every summer, one of my favorite events is the Giralda Music & Arts Festival sponsored by Morris Arts. It's a fun evening in Madison with picnic blankets spread across a field as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays classic Americana...more
I've long been a fan of globally-lauded interior designer Bunny Williams. So you can imagine my enthusiasm as I entered Manhattan's Doris Leslie Blau gallery to check out Bunny's first foray into rug design...and to meet the woman herself...more
Males of the species are invited to a laidback "speakeasy" evening with salon services, cigars, whiskey and more...more
When my invitation arrived for Elie Tahari's personal appearance at Bloomingdale's in Paramus, I didn't waste any time marking my calendar...more
What fun we had at the American Cancer Society's Starry Night Gala in Gladstone. Lots of nice people getting together for a great cause amid fine food, wine, auctions and oldies tunes...more
If you're a fan of the Mansion in May decorator show house, you'll love the first-ever Market in May this weekend. Premier vendors will offer furniture, rugs, lamps, art, antiques, pottery, gifts, jewelry and men's and women's apparel at insider prices...more
When Neiman Marcus in Short Hills asked me to help organize their spring fashion event last month, of course I selected a couple of fab Stella McCartney handbags for the runway show. Little did I know that Stella and I would personally cross paths just a few weeks later...more
Dreaming of launching your own business, but need a jump-start? These two Mountain Lakes moms make it look easy ...more
If you like Tory Burch, Ferrari luxury cars, beauty bars, cocktails and music with a charitable twist, here's a hip event for your calendar ...more
Last week I left my umbrella at home, but didn't realize it until it was lunch time here at New Jersey Monthly, and the heavens had already opened. Just then, a big cardboard box landed on my desk...more
Last night I stopped by the pre-launch party for Grassroots Natural Market in Morristown. How delightful to find lip-smacking granola, lovely organic wine, and some of the absolute best chocolate-chip cookies ever...more
If you're looking to create an inviting new space...or freshen up an existing room...come hear Janet Simon's informative and entertaining lecture on April 18 at the Morris Museum.more
It was my first Passover supper. So, when my dear friends Michael Chazkel and Shelley Feder invited me to their Bedminster Seder, I was delighted to accept!
Waking up to yet another bone-chilling day in New Jersey, I pulled the covers over my head and fantasized that I was luxuriating in warm and wonderful Santa Fe...more
Carol MacArthur, long-time owner of Encore Quality Consignments in Bernardsville, one of my all-time fave haunts, just told me that she is moving EVERYTHING out. You heard it here first, so grab your car keys and follow me...more
In anticipation of a stylish, eight-course, family-style Highlands Dinner Club supper at Metropolitan Seafood in Lebanon, we wisely skipped breakfast and lunch that day...more
This morning, senior editor Eric Levin poked his head in my office and proudly proclaimed that he had managed to match his socks with his shirt, without even thinking about it...more
Whether you're a seasoned pro who can set a table in 1-2-3 or a novice who doesn't know a soup spoon from a salad fork, you're sure to pick up a new idea or two from these original tablescape designs...more
When all else fails, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and treat yourself to a new lipstick.
One of the cutest and eco-friendliest shops in the state is Debbie Foster's Organic Nest in the heart of Bernardsville, where you'll find 100 percent organic beds, cotton bed linens, baby clothes, botanicals and more.more
While on her way to the booth to cast a vote, our Mendham-based style editor ran into the town's most famous resident—Governor Chris Christie, who had his daughter in tow to exercise our nation's most important right and privilege. The Governor had a few words to say about the value of the democratic process.more
It's been a dark and stormy week, but we're managing to keep our heads above water with a little help from our friends...more
Art dealer Kathy Imlay’s latest company, Vessel of Things Less Ordinary (VōTLO), boldly takes works of art off the walls and infuses them into your wardrobe.
If you're a fan of super-smart MZ Wallace handbags and totes, here's an interesting piece of fashion trivia!more
I've promised to feature all kinds of style ideas in my blog, so here's the first in a series of home style posts that highlight some of New Jersey's interesting homeowners and designers...more
Bring your love of poetry and a healthy appetite to Newark this weekend. First, experience some of today's finest poets as they recite and discuss their work. Then stop by NICO Kitchen + Bar at NJPAC and sample tasty recipes made with fresh ingredients!more
Reporting back from a FAB event last night at Papyrus in Short Hills. Really fun to meet Jonathan Adler and see his fall line of paper, pens and more!more
Are you a fan of Jonathan Adler's cool and colorful pillows, pottery and other accessories and furnishings? Meet him Tuesday, October 9, from 5 to 7 pm at the Papyrus store at the Mall at Short Hills!more
This fundraiser brought old and new friends together for a casual evening of gourmet pizza and backyard music.more
One of the best parts of my job as New Jersey Monthly's style editor is interviewing tastemakers. And one of the most intriguing tastemakers is Ken Downing, global fashion director for Neiman Marcus.more
I interviewed celeb fashion designer David Meister just before the Emmys, and here is his take on red-carpet glamour...more
Global style icon Rachel Zoe, originally from Short Hills, shares fashion tips just in time for Fall 2012.more
Whether you're looking for a chic palette for your home or freshening your autumn wardrobe, cool blues and greens are hot for Fall 2012!more
If you're a college student, or if you just snack like one, Daphne Oz shares calorie-blasting tips in her best-selling book, The Dorm Room Diet (HarperCollins).
Life's short, so make every day sparkle! Who says you need an occasion to throw a little party? Wednesday night meatloaf? TGIF? Sunday brunch with the neighbors? All fine reasons to celebrate...more
It was an over-the-top evening of sushi and supple leather recently inside a private hangar at Teterboro Airport. Although guests mingled among sleek aircraft and toured XOJET’s Bombardier Challenger 300, one of the fastest corporate jets in the world, the star of the evening wasn’t a plane, but an automobile.more