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Paul Labrecque Salon / Sweet 16 Makeover


By Morgan For Molly Holt’s 16-birthday trip to NYC, her mom, Rosemary, surprised the Tennessee teenager with a makeover compliments of the Upper East Side Paul Labrecque Salon. Paul Labrecque is a gorgeous, chic, multi-floored salon with three locations in Manhattan (East 65th Street, East 55th Street and Columbus Avenue). Their services include hair for both men and women, make-up application, ... Read More »

Suit Yourself, Old Hollywood Style

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By Lilly Melin Yes, it’s resort season again, time to start planning our vacations and summer happenings. I always find it hard to believe that warmer weather is (almost) on the way, since I live in Chicago (and it’s currently 17 degrees out). The shops, however, are absolutely packed with swimsuits, sandals, sunglasses and beach bags. While I love a ... Read More »

English Toffee & Fleur De Sel Caramels


By Lilly ENGLISH TOFFEE What you need: 1 cup sliced almonds 1 lb. dark chocolate (I prefer Ghiradelli’s) 2 cups butter 2 2/3 cups sugar 1/3 cup water 1/4 corn syrup What you do: 1. Prepare a jelly roll pan with greased aluminum foil. Set aside. 2. Combine butter, sugar, water and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. ... Read More »

The Perfect Holiday Cookies

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By Lilly This is the recipe I use every year as a staple for pretty much every holiday cookie. They are the perfect butter cookie for Italian wedding cookies, frosted sugar cookies, spritzes…you name it. Every person who eats these asks whose recipe it is. I wish I could take credit (usually my recipes are my own) but they’re from ... Read More »

Spring Trends From Runway Rundown

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By Kim It’s that time of year again, when the temperature drops and women put away their free-flowing frocks and mini cocktail dresses in favor of fall’s subdued, camel-and-grey tones. Well, I’m not giving in: the Spring 2011 collections may not hit stores until January, but I’m already excited about them and am strategically planning my future purchases to build ... Read More »

Pizza w/ Manhattan Food Project!

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I have a love-hate relationship with our smoke alarm, or rather its hyper-sensitivity: while I love that it would alert us quickly in an emergency situation, I hate that it’s both next to our kitchen and installed on one of our high ceilings... Read More »

Matt’s Black-and-Bleu Burger


Only one week left of summer, so do it up right for the next few days by eating as many hamburgers as possible. Preferably in a backyard, while wearing a bathing suit. Matt’s Black-and-Bleu Burger 1. In a large bowl, mix together ground meat and bleu cheese. 2. Fry up bacon in a pan, and set aside. Cook the burgers ... Read More »

Rio De Keratin Cocolada Review

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Holly was the winner of one of the Rio de Keratin Cocolada at-home Keratin treatments that I gave away a few weeks ago, and very generously offered to write up her experience for RG. Thanks, Holly! Read More »

Wedding Vows Are In The Air

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By Samara O’Shea Jordan has been kind enough to let me use the community space to shamelessly promote the new feature on my website: wedding-vow writing. I’ve been writing letters on behalf of other people for five years now (yes, people really do ask me to write letters for them), and this seemed like a logical progression. Earlier this year my ... Read More »

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