Leonora Epstein

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Love & Sex

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

“Who?”

“Lulu, my dog? The Belmont has outdoor seating, so I thought it’d be fun to bring her along.”

That bitch, I thought, but agreed to the plan nonetheless. … READ MORE »


Style

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 a pair of Adidas on steroids. In fact, we can think of a whole number of activities these 4.5-inch shoes would limit you from doing… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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 me into a panic attack. 106.5 put me over the edge. When a handful of months later, I’d find out I was 121, my world… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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 all. Listed in Los Angeles’ “M4W” section and called “I grabbed your boobs on Sunset,” it tells the tale of a man who tripped, tried… READ MORE »


Style

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 thick as tar? I imagined it pulling off my entire face to reveal what I always knew was lying below: Scarlett Johansson. Sadly, that did… READ MORE »


galleries

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. … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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. Back then (cue “when I was your age…”), young twentysomethings didn’t really “do” online dating. And if they did, they didn’t exactly openly advertise it. READ MORE »


Highlights

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. Meaning that even when I knew something probably wasn’t a fit, I’d always give it a second, third, or fifth shot in some attempt to… READ MORE »


Guys

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 the other end of the bar were looking at us. Girlish blushing, furtive looks, gossipy chit-chat ensued. Yes, they were definitely checking us out. One,… READ MORE »


Style

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 in the chair next to me who was getting her long locks dyed an ombre magenta. Then my stylist took out a wondrous, magic tool:… READ MORE »


Style

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 bored, they take the world’s ugliest things and make them expensive, but I have a hard time picturing anything but sweaty river-waders and/or the boys… READ MORE »


Style

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 antibiotics. Second, harsh prescription products only frustrate me because of waiting through a dry and red phase (almost seems not worth it). And last, these… READ MORE »



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