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Mind Your Manners

I am no expert on manners. I am not a Duchess. I don't rub elbows with Lords and Ladies. My family doesn't hold a "high tea" fit for a queen, even though we certainly do guzzle the magical liquid down in enormous quantities (tea solves everything, but that is a story for another day). I didn't go to cotillion to fine tune my etiquette and learn the fox trot. Luckily, my parents simply raised me correctly, instilling proper conduct and manners…

Hats Off to Bespolk

I hate winter clothing. I would rather shiver and be soaked by rain and melting snow flakes wearing a smart-looking wool coat than a weather appropriate, waterproof, puffy down one. I survived last winter wearing only heeled Chelsea boots except when I absolutely had to surrender to rain boots (huge NBD but feel like I deserve some sort of award for this). Hats mess my hair up. I can't tell you how much I strongly dislike walking into an overheated store…

Booty Talk with Kelly Brabants

When life gives you (Lulu)lemons, return them and order some Booty by Brabants gear instead. I’ve ordered three pairs of leggings before even completing this article. What on earth am I talking about? Who is Brabants? Fitness guru, designer and sheer inspiration for women everywhere, Boston native Kelly Brabants is a girl boss through and through. Founder of fitness fashion brand Booty by Brabants, Kelly drew her inspiration from the Brazilian booty and the high-intensity, high-energy cardio-based classes that she…

Raising the Barre

My fascination with ballerinas began when I was a little girl. My Granny in London had a connection to Darcey Bussell, who was once a principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, and had her send me over a pair of autographed ballet slippers. My friend Eva took me along to one of her ballet classes when we were about 5, and I actually got to put the slippers to use. Around that same time, all the mums of our Daisy Troop (TBT) took…

Matcha Madness

Health and wellness trends move almost as quickly as fashion trends these days, and it can be hard to keep track of each new lifestyle fad that is being introduced day in and day out. Much to all of our surprise,  parallel to the "athleisure" trend of the moment are people who are actually working on their health and fitness and not just dressing like it. If 2015 was the year of green juices, then 2016 is certainly the year of…

How To Be A Fashionista

  It's said that behind every well-dressed man is a woman of taste. Well, behind every woman-of-taste's wardrobe is a plethora of shopping and styling tips, tricks and secrets that keep them looking polished. The most stylish women that we look up to in our lives aren't superhuman- they're just a little more prepared and organized than us. They understand what's important in fashion and know where it's wise to save/spend their money. We've gathered some fashion secrets from the most fashionable ladies we know…

Boston Fashion: Max & Riley

Susan and Hope Roussilhes of Max & Riley show that the mother-daughter bond is the glue that holds the Newbury Street boutique together. These friendly ladies know and love everything fashion, and have the experience to back it up. Susan worked in high-end retail in the early 80’s. Her daughter, Hope, was involved with Teen Vogue Fashion University and interned for Erika Bearman, better known as Oscar PR Girl, the SVP of Global Communications at Oscar de la Renta. The mother-daughter team became NYFW…

2016 Boston Summer Cocktail Lineup

For those of you that have the luxury of being able to summer on Nantucket or charter yachts for a sunny little getaway, please know that I envy your life, am accepting invitations and have been told I’m a great travel partner. For the rest of us, another blissful summer in the city must suffice. Luckily, a special combination of warmer days and these delicious cocktails make happy hour even happier. Boston’s tough locals have finally defrosted from the chilly…

Sunday Scaries Solved

I have a confession to make: I think I’m washed up. I cannot have three drinks without an inescapable bone-shivering, life-altering hangover anymore. No amount of Vita Coco or Pedialite can save me. The feared ‘morning after’ is like dying a slow, horrible death without the sweet release of leaving this earth, actually. But I’m young, and I will still voluntarily sacrifice the complete waste of a Sunday if it means a fun night out. One thing I will not…

London Fashion Almanac

From the moment I touched down in London town, my eyes were not fixated on Big Ben or the iconic red phone booths and black taxis, but on the clothes of fashion- forward Londoners. Even the trendiest, fast-paced New York it-girl remains slightly behind-the-times in comparison to our stylish friends across the pond. While on my most recent London adventure,  I made mental notes of what trends I should be shopping for before everyone in the US inevitably catches up. This trip had…