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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. "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.

By: Leonora Epstein / May 22, 2012

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 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 27, 2012

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 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 26, 2012

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 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 21, 2012

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 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 7, 2012

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.

By: Leonora Epstein / March 1, 2012

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. 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.

By: Leonora Epstein / February 24, 2012

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. 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 21, 2012

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 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,…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 20, 2012

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 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:…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 14, 2012

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 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 boy…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 14, 2012

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 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 11, 2012

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 "petites bites" isn't what you think it means. Because the French translation of this is "little dicks." Little dicks, big compliments? Well, that's one way…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 8, 2012

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!

By: Leonora Epstein / February 6, 2012

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 no secret that people drift apart, or lose commonalities. But OK, maybe there's a point here. The internet has given us an abnormal saturation of…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 6, 2012

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 to give your home some new life.

By: Leonora Epstein / February 2, 2012

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 things on my list. But wait, there are more. Lives alone and keeps a clean house. Is Jewish. Bonus points for being French/being a French speaker. I…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 30, 2012

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 way to "detox"? Or is it that you want an easy way to lose weight? Well, technically, yes. But at the root of it all,…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 25, 2012

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 ties. Just a hope that somehow enough new things would pile on the past and bury it in places so hidden that you had to…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 20, 2012

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 maybe a slew of forgotten birthdays got you confused about what year it actually is. To remind yourself of the progress you're making, here are…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 19, 2012

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