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How Iris Clarke Changed My Life…and Bra Size

Iris Clarke has been fitting and designing bras for decades. In fact, a tee shirt bra she designed for Le Mystere is one of Oprah’s “favorite things.” Clearly, she knows her stuff! Currently, she owns and runs a small shop on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn called Iris Lingerie where she sells high-quality bras and does(…)

Let it Snow!

New York has been inundated with snow this year. So far, thirty-seven inches have fallen in Central Park, which is much more than we’ve had in recent years and winter isn’t over yet. I love snow in New York, especially first thing in the morning after a big storm when it’s in neat white, fluffy(…)

Cocktails and Turkey Legs

A long time fan of the bar Brooklyn Social, I was super excited when I heard the same owners were opening a new spot on Henry Street near Atlantic Avenue. Henry Public opened in 2009 just a few blocks west of my old apartment and became a local favorite fast. From the exterior, the bar(…)

Tree of Awesome

Terrence Malick makes beautiful movies that I love, like Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998), and The New World (2005). Critics agree and have heralded Mallick as one of greatest filmmakers of our time. Needless to say, I was super excited to see the recently released trailer for his latest(…)

Minoux Jewelry

PA Nina gave me an amazing horseshoe (I love horses!) necklace for Christmas from Oregon-based Minoux Jewelry. Minoux pieces are lovely, simple, reasonably priced, and all handmade in a barn in Portland. Whenever possible, this line uses recycled materials and environmentally-friendly studio practices making the jewelry beautiful AND green. Minoux makes necklaces, bracelets, and earrings(…)

Love for Chie Mihara

The first pair Chie Mihara shoes I feel in love with were gorgeous cream-colored t-strap heels that I saw on sale at Soula on Smith Street. There was one pair left and it was in my size. I left to think it over and when I went back a few days later, they were gone.(…)