Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

I’ve always had a “thing” for shoes. My first pair (a classic white saddle) was an unforgettable experience, documented by a roll of old school Kodak photos of me, red-faced and screaming.  But, it didn’t take long before I was completely enamored with them.  The shoes are long gone, but,...
Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

I’ve had these Kate Spade pumps for years and, now, they’ve become objet d’art. Posing with a Nike Free sneaker (plus, kettle bell) at CrossFit NYC.
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As with music and movies, when it comes to the turnout for and takeaway from a fitness class, “the talent” pretty much makes or breaks it. And, this weekend, I met the mighty Robert, who steals the show at Drill Fitness. I opted in for a 45-minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class at the newly-opened...
Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

The flip side of fitness is dirty laundry. Lots of it. Every week, my laundry basket overflows with capris, tees, tanks and socks that…kinda smell. Enter WIN Detergent. It’s scientifically designed to remove the oils that build up in synthetic, sweat-wicking fabrics causing them to become more than a little funky over time. It really,...
Killer Heels

Killer Heels

Whether you’re planning a staycation in the city or just looking for a weekend activity that doesn’t involve holiday shopping and schlepping, be sure to catch Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s a multi-media exhibition: fancy footwear with heels of dizzying heights mixed with short films by big names like fashion photographer...
Flirty Fall

Flirty Fall

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Present Perfect

Present Perfect

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Work It Out

Work It Out

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Roll With It

Roll With It

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