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Okay, ladies. Paris has spoken. It’s time to take the veil. Karl Lagerfeld set the stage at Chanel with models prancing down the catwalk in pastel beanies (left) seemingly crocheted by an auntie on LSD, peering through black veils. Veils for... Read more >
When Pulitzer Prize winning author Donna Tartt sought to evoke a vivid picture of New York City in her novel The Goldfinch she wrote, “Along Park Avenue ranks of red tulips stood at attention.” The legion of flowers Tartt wrote about are part of an... Read more >
There are stories that run under the cobbled streets of the Meatpacking district, up along the High Line and within the walls of the sprawling Chelsea Market. Cindy Keiter knows them all.  “Some people knit,” says Keiter. “I eat up the city in... Read more >
What do urban women want from their faces? That’s the question I recently posed to a cross-section of New York women over age fifty. Typical answer? To present to the world healthy, clean-scrubbed, foundation-free skin.  “Luminosity—skin glow—... Read more >
A friend told me recently that she’d just thrown out all her spices because she didn’t really know what to do with them. Even if you’re expert in the nuances of nutmeg versus mace, I suggest that you follow her example. Like smoke-detector batteries... Read more >
As we gather this month to observe Yom Hashoah, the  Day of Remembrance for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, I remember three German Jews, Ellen and Erich Arndt and Ruth Arndt Gumpel who, against all odds, managed to... Read more >
In case you didn’t get the memo, gray hair is hot. And sexy! Just check out the silver foxes on the Red Carpet—Diane Keaton, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Helen Mirren. You’ll also see fabulous white-haired fashionistas strutting their stuff on Fifth Avenue... Read more >
Growing older in New York does bring some benefits—notably discounts and special offers that make it easier to enjoy the city we love. Whether you like the phrase “senior discounts” or not, you can get them practically everywhere you open your... Read more >
According to a recent CBS News segment, new research shows that practicing yoga regularly may lower your blood pressure, your heart rate, your stress levels, your B.M.I. (body mass index) and your LDL (bad cholesterol). Add these benefits to those... Read more >
For years, Ena Malone, an I.T. expert on Wall Street, was convinced she’d always have a job in her chosen field. But in 2005, Ena, then in her fifties, was unexpectedly laid off. As subsequent job interviews did not lead to offers, the stress of... Read more >
If you’re not the powerhouse you were in your cheerleading days, here’s why: Women begin losing muscle mass slowly at 30 and, after 50, the decline starts to accelerate. A sedentary lifestyle is also a contributing factor—a double whammy for... Read more >