Monday, May 26, 2008

Saynora, Kankles!

I don't like to cook. But, I love the Food network. I could spend my Saturdays watching "Iron Chef America." (Can they really chop that fast? It's like NASCAR when they change the tires. Why can't they change my oil that fast?)

One of my fave Food network shows is, "Throwdown with Bobby Flay." On this culinary barn burner, Flay challenges chefs across the country to making their signature dishes.

The point of this blog? I'm issuing a fashion throwdown. The subject? Capri pants.

Here's the challenge: Join me in having a capri-free summer. Fashion gurus say there's not one body style these "pants" flatter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

So, why do we have them in our closets? Regardless of our height, they hit us mid-calf and make our legs look wider.

I don't know about you but the last thing my "kankles" need is another 20 pounds. So, I've donated my capris to charity. Instead, I'm wearing skirts and dresses, which are just as easy to throw on, keep me just as cool AND don't accentuate my kankles.

Remember, just because it's in style, doesn't mean we wear it. So join me in saying goodbye to your capri pants and hello to longer, leaner lines. Your kankles will thank you for it.

Friday, May 9, 2008

My Business Partner

The best part about owning is doing something I couldn't have done ten years ago: be in business with my mom.

Ten years ago I wouldn't have recognized the experience she brings to the table after a 35-year career. Ten years ago I wouldn't have wanted her opinion and I definitely wouldn't have acted on it. Ten years ago I knew better than she did.

Ten years later she's the first person I call. Ten years later she's making my dream come true. Ten years later she goes to Beijing for eight days and I'm lost. Ten years later I'm realizing what a tool I was ten years ago.

Happy Mother's Day, B. Here's to the next ten years.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Everybody needs a Jody.

She's the writer of and to sum it up, she rocks.

While lunching last week, she told me about a scholarship she started at her old high school. She pledged $1,000 to a senior English student selected by the administration. It turns out Jody received a similar scholarship when she was an English student there. And, without it, she wouldn't have gone to college.

Be a Jody.