It’s that time of year, folks, the holidays are over. We spent too much, ate too much, and drank too much. The season of toomuchness has gutted us and is gone. Time now to buckle down and stop having so much fun. Resolutions, anyone? Read more...
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Boomer Cafe:

    Barbara Bush’s recent stay in a Houston hospital brought back memories of “The Barbara Bush Dress,” and the seventy-five plus years my father spent working in the garment center. From stretching, cutting, grading, pattern-making, and designing, my father knew more about a dress than a dress knew. Read more...


Jenny Milchman's Made It Moment:

     Back in the summer of 2004 after learning that Joyce Carol Oates was giving an author talk at a local library, I decided to print out the first chapter of Lily Steps Out, my then unpublished novel, enclose it in a SASE and hi-tail it to the reading. Read more...

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Essays & Articles

 The Sunday Show:

   
  Sometimes in our modern world it is tough to define true ‘style.’ Perhaps it is the influence of the eras that we are brought up in that reflect what we as individuals consider it to be. I think I am a combination of my mother’s style who was already nearly 40 when I was born so was a child of the 20’s and 30’s, and the influences around me in the 60’s.
     Whatever you consider your style, I don’t think there are many of us who fail to appreciate elegance when we see it and that is the first thing that came to mind when I was researching for my interview with Rita Plush. To begin with, how stylish to be able to say that you live and write in Queens, New York. Then as you read further and discover the elegant twists and turns that Rita’s career path has taken you know you are in for a treat.
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The East Hampton Star:

     Cruising T.J. Maxx for designer markdowns and admiring ambitious women are two of my non-guilty pleasures. So when I firs theard about Coco Chanel and how she started out as the illegitimate child of street peddlers and ended up a fashion icon and one of the most powerful women of the 20th century, I was hooked by my dolman sleeve. Read more...