Winter is a (Big Fat) Liar


photo by Luigi Torreggiani Winter drags its massive lumbering heels on its way to meet Spring. Its hair has grown long, its thick woolly layers are tattered and dirty. Spring should be close, should be here, but it’s impossible to see. Not with Winter’s defiant air—harsh and billowing, relentless—it bullies the sweet, green Spring away. … Continue reading Winter is a (Big Fat) Liar

Swimsuit Torture Part II: Call the Paramedics


My objective was to make swimsuit shopping as painless as possible. The environment would be key. I needed a calm store with wide open aisles, soft music, helpful salespeople. Crawling under a disheveled clothing rack, searching for the elusive bottom to the perfect top, or wrenching it from the clutches of a woman who believed … Continue reading Swimsuit Torture Part II: Call the Paramedics

Bathing Suit Torture. Part I


If there’s a downside to taking a trip to Barbados in April, for a week of repose on an idyllic beach, that thing would be the premature torture of bathing suit shopping. Of course one could argue, why go bathing suit shopping? You’re going to a tiny island in the Caribbean, not the town pool. … Continue reading Bathing Suit Torture. Part I

California Chrome’s Personal Stylist Comes Clean on the Nasal Strips


I shouldn’t tell you this, but as California Chrome’s personal stylist, my name is being dragged through the mud over this nasal strip fiasco, and I need to tell my story before People Magazine hears it elsewhere. Full disclosure: C.C. is my first horse client. However, I’m no stranger to four-leggers with a discerning pedigree. … Continue reading California Chrome’s Personal Stylist Comes Clean on the Nasal Strips