Posts tagged "Books"
The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

Remember how New York’s The Plaza had Eloise – the hotel’s most notorious, if elusive, resident? Well, allow me to introduce you to Brian Wonders, who could well be a descendent of one of The Plaza’s most eccentric guests. In fact, you might even think of Brian as Eloise’s globetrotting, hipster-in-training great nephew who, like...
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Sex. Drugs. Scissors. Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Their names are often casually spoken with a familiarity generally reserved for a loved one. You might even be wearing an article of clothing that bears the imprint of one or the other as you read this.  But what do you know of the men behind the...
Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

      Mindy Kaling, the Emmy-nominated creator and star of The Mindy Project, has been nothing short of a revolution since hitting Hollywood. Not only has her insightful and unique brand of funny attracted legions of sympathetic fans, her starring role as Dr. Mindy Lahiri has re imagined the possibilities for female comedians of...
Look the Age You Feel | The New Fountain of Youth?

Look the Age You Feel | The New Fountain of Youth?

  Is your age in spiritual years at odds with the one on that pesky ol’ birth certificate of yours? Well Look the Age You Feel, a new book on grooming for men by author Henrik Vejlgaard, aims to help men avoid what he calls high “age elasticity”, which is the difference between our biological age and our self-perceived age. To that...
Mindy Kaling's “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)”

Mindy Kaling’s “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)”

Some might say that I’m on the late train here, but I have recently fallen madly in love with audiobooks. And when I say ‘in love’, I really mean obsessed! As a writer I have always had a certain reverence for the written word, but with the amount of time I spend in my car...
On a Power Trip with Jackie Collins

On a Power Trip with Jackie Collins

There are days when even I think I’ve picked a pretty good gig in this life, and this is definitely one of those days. As I sit down to write this week’s blog, I am contemplating what a journey life can be. It really is sort of a—well, trip, when you think about it. When...
Tattoos, Hornets, Fire:  A Glitterati Guide to Sweden

Tattoos, Hornets, Fire: A Glitterati Guide to Sweden

  A little over a year ago, I was visiting Stockholm and had the chance to spend an afternoon and evening with Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg (aka the Hilton Brothers). For those not familiar with this dynamic duo, Christopher Makosis, an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist, not only collaborated with Andy Warhol but also...
Gifts for the Luxury Traveler

Gifts for the Luxury Traveler

Nowadays, traveling for pleasure is in and of itself becoming something of a luxury, but the fact remains that a great many folks are still setting off for destinations far and wide, and when they do, they often want to do it in grand style. So beyond giving the gift of travel this holiday season,...
VIP Lounge: Johnny Weir

VIP Lounge: Johnny Weir

When I met Johnny Weir at a photo shoot in Hollywood, he wasn’t at all what I expected—a revelation that the well traveled, two-time Olympian has become all too accustomed to hearing. He was smaller than I had imagined, but then again most celebrities are. His voice was neither boisterous nor demanding, but instead disarmingly...