This morning, instead of brewing my own coffee as I normally do, I decided to go out and get a cup. I felt like taking a walk and clearing my head. At 7:45 a.m., still half-asleep, I made the executive decision to go out in mismatched clothing, my hair unbrushed, and last night’s mascara still on. Not to snark on myself, but I wasn’t looking my best. I ordered my coffee and the cute guy behind the counter was starting at me. I looked away as I was sure he was horrified by my raccoon eye. I became self conscious. But then he said something that surprised me. Keep reading »
Grumpy bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem stole the show at the royal wedding. But another member of the wedding party caught our eye: 24-year-old James Middleton, Kate Middleton’s smokin’ little brother, who delivered the reading at Westminster Abbey. Now we all want to know: who is James Middleton? Is he single? Does he have a great ass like Pippa? And why is “James Middleton gay” a hot Google search term (uh oh)? Keep reading »
I’ve never been a big fan of Mother’s Day. It’s not the commercialization that fuels my dislike, though — it’s that for 14 years, I haven’t had a mother to celebrate.
On September 20th, 1996, my mother’s 36th birthday, she died. Four years earlier, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In the intervening time, she endured hours of chemotherapy and radiation, the loss of her hair to the chemo and a breast to mastectomy, a surgery to reconstruct her missing breast, a bone marrow transplant, and countless days away from her family in the hospital. All this while raising three children and making sure that “cancer” was never, ever a dirty word in our house. Keep reading »
Everyone needs a simple leather clutch in their arsenal. This American Apparel medium-sized pouch can fit most of your essentials, plus a small paperback. It comes in so many neutral and punchy colors, like rose bowl and buttercup, that you’ll have a difficult time choosing just one. But at $50, you can afford to pick two or three.
It looks like Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are making things official. While ScoJo headed to Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner with her brother, Hunter, Sean eventually swooped in and met her at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg party. And—gasp—the two held hands. Like in public, people. Which for celebrities notorious for keeping their personal lives private is the equivalent of taking someone home to meet your mother. What’s next? An arm around the waist? Keep reading »