Easy Ways to Spice up an Outfit

Shopping for clothes gets expensive. A lot of people can’t afford a large wardrobe. Instead, a great strategy is to stick to some high-quality basics, and add some pizazz with accessories and other tricks. Follow these quick and easy suggestions that come at a much lower price than complete outfits. One of the easiest things […]

Two compelling celebrations of surrealist art are on exhibition under one roof in two galleries at Manhattan’s beloved Carlyle Hotel.

Surrealist Diptych at the Carlyle Hotel

It’s a pure pleasure when two art shows play into and against one another, and a real boon when they’re only a short walk apart. They’re even under the same roof. The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan boasts two galleries. The Helly-Nahmad Gallery at street level, and upstairs, the Di Donna. Di Donna has mounted “Fields […]

Frida Kahlo: Two Fridas, 1939

Frida Khalo Fashions A Garden Into Art

One doesn’t have to be a devotee of Frida Kahlo to recognize her paintings; her style is one of the most distinctive in the long history of portrait artists, full of deeply personal symbolism. Every bit as iconic as the colorful dresses she painted herself wearing, the flowers in her hair and backgrounds and hands […]

A young white woman applying liquid lipstick.

Liquid Lipsticks Are All the Rage and Here’s Why

There’s a new, fabulous face in town: liquid lipsticks, and they’re taking over the cosmetics industry. All of the standard drugstore brands and even most of the high-end lines like Dior and Guerlain have released collections. This year, companies have cashed in on the craze, giving consumers a wide selection of colors, prices, and finishes. […]