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Dealbreaker: He Brought A Dog On Our Date

“How about the Belmont at 8? It’ll be you, me, and Lulu,” he said.


“Lulu, my dog? The Belmont has outdoor seating, so I…

Leonora Epstein | May 22, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Do Not Want: Jeffrey Campbell Platform Sneakers

When “Clueless” heroine Cher Horowitz declared, “You try driving in platforms,” we’re guessing she may have been wearing these Jeffrey Campbell platform sneakers, which, we presume, Campbell designed by putting…

Leonora Epstein | March 27, 2012 - 9:20 am

Girl Talk: Why I Brought A Scale Back Into My Home

It’s been seven years since I owned a scale. Back then, I was 19, and obsessively chronicling my calories, workouts, and incremental weight changes. 105 one day. 106 would send…

Leonora Epstein | March 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Craziest Missed Connections Post Ever

We’ve read our fair share of weird missed connections — car accidents, “You were the drunk girl,” or “You’re a cocktail waitress at the Hustler Casino.” But, this one trumps…

Leonora Epstein | March 21, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

It’s Boscia, not blackface. Boscia’s done some amazing marketing because the instant I saw this on the shelf at Sephora, I had to have it. A peel-off mask that’s as…

Leonora Epstein | March 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

So Hot: Our 5 Favorite Indie Jewelry Designers Right Now

Looking for a hot piece? We’re talking, of course, about jewelry. (Not ass.) Try finding your next signature accessory with this crop of indie designers that have us crushing hard.

Leonora Epstein | March 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: Why I’ve Given Up On Online Dating

I was an early adopter of online dating: I was into it before it became as commonplace as it is today, and I was young (22) when I first started.

Leonora Epstein | February 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Cutting Myself Off At The Pass

When it comes to dating, I used to be the type of “try everything once” kind of girl. And more often that that, the “try everything twice” kind of girl.

Leonora Epstein | February 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

A Ring On A Guy’s Right Hand: What Does It All Mean?

Last weekend, I was out at a bar with a girlfriend. We were catching up; we weren’t looking to meet anyone. Mid-conversation, we noticed that the two cute guys at…

Leonora Epstein | February 20, 2012 - 9:40 am

Would You Try: Kevin Murphy’s Color Bug?

Long gone are my middle school days of Manic Panic and Kool-Aid experimentations. But, when I went to the salon last week, I found myself insanely jealous of the girl…

Leonora Epstein | February 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Do Not Want: Alexander Wang’s “Teva” Sandals

Oh my God, you guys. Breaking news. Alexander Wang is making Tevas. Excuse me, Teva-inspired shoes. I have just lost all faith in humanity. I get that when designers gets…

Leonora Epstein | February 14, 2012 - 9:40 am

5 Beauty Products To Invest In Now

I have problem skin. And dermatological fixes have only been temporary. Why? For starters, there are only so many times I will put my body through courses of Accutane and…

Leonora Epstein | February 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Lost In Translation: Here’s One Ironically Big Foreign Language Foul

Concierge. Chignon. Soirée. Saying things in French just makes you seem so fancy, right? Hate to break it to you, Nancy’s, purveyor of fine frozen foods, but your use of…

Leonora Epstein | February 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: French Dinner À Deux

Who does love better than the French? (Well, we’re guessing, you.) Channel Parisian romance this Saint-Valentin day. Get all the details, after the jump!

Leonora Epstein | February 6, 2012 - 4:00 pm

What Are Your “Friend Categories”?

Well, lookie here. Another New York Times’ Style section article about a “lifestyle trend” that’s sweeping the nation. The topic? De-friending. Not just online. IRL. I know. Groundbreaking, right? It’s…

Leonora Epstein | February 6, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Color You Happy: 5 Nearly-Free Ways To Spruce Up A Room With A Bit Of Color!

Re-decorating should be just as fun, cheap, and easy as changing up your nail polish. Well guess what — it can be. Try these five quick and cost-effective color-friendly tips…

Leonora Epstein | February 2, 2012 - 11:00 am

Can You Ever Escape “The List”?

Ages 29-36. Has a good job. Gets along well with his family. Is both cute, hot, and romantic, all at the same time.

These are just a few…

Leonora Epstein | January 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Real Reason Why Women Go On Cleanses

What motivates women to do a juice cleanse? Is it that the people who tout its benefits are all glowy and impossibly attractive? Is it that cleansing is a productive…

Leonora Epstein | January 25, 2012 - 9:00 am

How Long Before You Chuck Digital Evidence Of Relationships Past?

If I had it my way, digital evidence of exes past would simply dissolve into the ethers of the Internet like an Alka Seltzer tablet. No deletion. No cutting of…

Leonora Epstein | January 20, 2012 - 11:00 am

10 Signs You’re A Grown Up (Or At Least Getting There)

Increasingly, the line between adulthood and childhood is blurring. Some may blame a crappy economy for careers that strayed from the traditional path. Others adhere to the 30-is-the-new-20 theory. Or…

Leonora Epstein | January 19, 2012 - 10:00 am

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