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Overwintering Spikes

No…for you fashionistas out there, I don’t mean your stilettos! Although, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put those away for the winter, too! The Spikes that I’m talking about are the only non-flowering plants that I make sure to overwinter every year. By overwintering plants you’ll not only save money….

Fall Shoes

When I get dressed, sometimes I find that I get my whole outfit on and then realize I don’t have the perfect shoe to go with it. You can imagine that this does not make me happy. Shoes cannot be an afterthought! We must plan ahead, so I have identified the 6 shoes that will be extremely helpful to make sure we have in our closet this fall….

What Can I Eat With All This Coffee?

I often enjoy coffee, but sometimes I have to drink it more than I would like to and it clashes with my meals and snacks. Most food that goes well with coffee (i.e. sugar-crusted donuts) is NOT GOOD FOR YOU. I don’t want my cholesterol to spike and my jeans to get tight because I needed more caffeine this week, so I made a list of go-to foods for us to solve the dilemma….

Apple Impromptu Cake

It’s getting to be that cozy time of year. And, you know, I LOVE COZY! The best season of all (my FAVORITE) is here! FALL, AUTUMN, AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. However you look at it, it’s APPLE time! My most favorite apple recipe is my Mom’s, which I have tweaked. She knew how to make cozy come to life! It’s a piece of cake to make (literally). I think you will enjoy this Apple Impromptu….

How Do I Talk to My Hairstylist About Hair Color?

Coloring your hair can be SO confusing if you are new to the game. When women ask me if they should highlight or lowlight or neither, I literally have no idea what to tell them. And if the word, “balayage”, is thrown into the mix, I really don’t know what the heck we’re even talking about.

But I do know this: The worst thing for our hair is NOT knowing how to correctly communicate with our hairstylist about what we want. So, I interviewed top New York stylist (and our beauty contributor!), Stephanie Alina, to learn the ropes. The first thing I learned is that I’m not even using the right jargon….

Fall Fashion: Date Night

Lately, when I’ve been getting dressed, I’ve been really obsessed with combining sophisticated and deconstructed elements. I love the juxtaposition of “put-together” and “edgy”, so that’s the way I styled our perfect date night look for fall this year. Please do not be afraid of your age, because this look is not scandalous and it can work for anyone. Fashion is all about your spirit and attitude….

Your “Base” Makeup

I like makeup because it makes me feel “put-together.” I also think it’s fun, but I’m definitely not an expert. Everything about fashion is so innate to me that I literally think I could spot a Chanel jacket from the womb, but when I watch the amazingly talented teenagers on YouTube that are more impressive than top celebrity makeup artists, I very quickly realize I essentially know nothing about makeup. But there is good news: Graye Note now has our own resident teenager to teach us the beauty ropes! She is my beautiful and sweet niece, Alexia, and she’s identified the best primer, concealer, and foundation for us at BOTH drugstore and luxury price points….